Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter is seen as a threat to the digital public square. International regulation is required to protect internet users’ access to democratic public spaces.
People used social media to connect with others, but after the pandemic, social media is increasingly fractured. Users adopt closed media spaces where they feel safe to express personal values.
The government’s plan to make social media companies hand over trolls’ details aims to make it easier for victims to sue their harassers for defamation. But this conflates two very different concepts.
We all have biases that impact what information we choose to accept and reject. But there are some ways we can train ourselves to become more discerning.
The changes do not stop Facebook itself from collecting young users’ data and keeping it.
Eating disorder ‘communities’ online can be dangerous places for young and impressionable teens. And social media algorithms further spread harmful content.
Have you ever been targeted with ads that are scarily specific to you, and wondered how the app or website could have known?
Selfie takers often choose to shoot the left side of their face, from above. But why exactly is that thought to make you look better?
Gen X is leading the way in kicking the social media habit. And concerns about an overall ‘internet addiction’ seem overblown.
Twitter has permanently suspended the account of the U.S. president, saying Donald Trump’s tweets glorified the violence of the siege on the Capitol.
As more comes to light about the money-making tactics of social media platforms we need to reevaluate our relationship with them.
It’s not just bots which spread misinformation on social media.
The documentary educates viewers about the problems social networks present to both our privacy and agency online. But it doesn’t really tell us how to fight the tide.
A video purporting to show a suicide is reportedly circulating on TikTok, reigniting debate about content moderation on social media. Collaborating with competitors may be the key.
TikTok is caught in a political battle between the US and China but children are still using the video-sharing app. Here are some tips on how to make sure they are safe.
QAnon conspiracists think Trump’s ‘secret war’ against an elite celebrity ‘deep state’ network will eventually lead to a day of reckoning where his opponents will fall.
Twitter’s ‘blue tick’ club of influential users was locked out after financial scammers hacked celebrities’ accounts. But with ever more trust placed in social media, we stand to lose more than money.
The platform also took down another 2,000 communities, including left-leaning groups. The move comes just months ahead of the 2020 US presidential election.
New research has identified the main triggers of this psychological phenomenon, the contexts in which it happens and the types of fears involved in it.
Celeste Barber’s $45 million fundraiser is amazing, but battling Australia’s fires should be an ongoing effort. With the help of social media, it can be.