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Twitter posts and messages on WhatsApp can come back to haunt you, even years later.
West London group 1011 music group have been banned from making music without police permission.
The news media routinely 'beats up' shark stories in search of clicks and profits, according to focus groups and surveys of social media posts.
Children play between tents at a Turkish Red Crescent camp in Syria, May 2018.
Social media can act as the engine room for public engagement with refugees, allowing people to move beyond 'I should do something' to 'I will take action'.
People who share potential misinformation on Twitter (in purple) rarely get to see corrections or fact-checking (in orange).
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Information on social media can be misleading because of biases in three places – the brain, society and algorithms. Scholars are developing ways to identify and display the effects of these biases.
A snap poll intended to boost the Turkish president's power has stirred up online opposition to his increasing authoritarianism.
Young people are especially careful about expressing political view on social media.
It may be because we're early adopters and know the risks of social media, but a new study has found Australians are particularly careful about expressing political views online.
There are a number of reasons why you can’t get away from your screen.
There is a reason why you can't put your phone down: digital addiction. And technology is designed to keep you hooked.
It can be complicated to teach a computer to detect harassment and threats.
It could seem attractive to try to teach computers to detect harassment, threats and abusive language. But it's much more difficult than it might appear.
Anthony Bourdain in a July 17, 2017, photo at the screening of ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.’
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As fans of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain try to make sense of their tragic deaths, a question arises for many. How can people who seem to have everything end up ending their lives?
BTS performs ‘Fake Love’ at the Billboard Music Awards on May 20, 2018.
K-pop has been hugely popular in Asia, but has never able to catch on in the U.S. – until BTS topped the Billboard 200.
Balancing personal privacy with detailed insights.
Researchers analyze social media data to gain useful insights into modern society and culture. But it's important to protect users' privacy. How can both ends meet?
The way user interfaces are designed can impact the kind of community that gathers.
Eliminating anonymity is often touted as a solution to hostile online behaviour, but research shows that agreeable people who are more likely to leave positive comments prefer to do it anonymously.
The power of players extends well beyond on-field actions.
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NFL players, historically losers in power struggles with team owners, can retake control of the kneeling-protest issue if they use social media to connect with the public.
Roseanne Barr’s eponymous show was cancelled because of a racist tweet.
ABC's cancellation of the hit reboot Roseanne because of its star's racist tweet raises complex questions about freedom of speech and the line between public and private selves in the age of social media.
So long Roseanne?
Incidents that may have been mere hiccups a few years ago can go viral in an instant today. ABC seems to have learned from the mistakes of others.
Populists like Donald Trump have used Twitter to his enormous political advantage. But the popular social media platform is failing to bring to heel the bots and fake accounts that can and have interfered with democracy.
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Bots and fake accounts on Twitter helped sway the U.S. presidential election in 2016. Here's how the social media platform has purportedly tried, and failed, to combat threats to democracy.
Omega-3 fats can be found in many food sources, including salmon, flax seeds and walnuts as well as over-the-counter supplements.
A new study shows that most young adults know about the connection between omega-3 fats and brain and heart health. Despite this, only two out of five reported buying or eating omega-3 foods.
The president uses his Twitter feed to make official announcements.
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A Twitter account used for official purposes is a public forum protected by the First Amendment, a federal judge has ruled.
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How social media is beginning to shape the way the public commemorates tragedies like the Manchester attack.