Will Facebook and Twitter be able to counter the tsunami of misinformation that could affect the election result? It's unlikely.
Since 2018, Canadian journalism has generated over $315 million for Facebook. Putting some of these profits back into the Canadian media may help address the losses faced by the industry.
As the government considers antitrust action against big US technology companies, a global business scholar identifies four myths that need busting first.
Those who are leaving the platform represent a small, but by no means insignificant, counter current to the norm.
The abilities to detect and analyze deepfake videos is of the utmost urgency. Deepfakes are a serious threat to people's security and our democratic institutions.
Personal data is valued primarily because data can be turned into a private asset. That has significant implications for political and societal choices.
Until the two giants change, Twitter's political ad ban will have little effect on elections around the globe.
Libra has lost seven of its 28 founding members – but don't expect that to hold it back.
The Canadian prime minister is the latest public figure struggling to apologize for past misbehavior. A language scholar explains how to do it right.
Facebook serves as a gatekeeper of the information diets of more than 200 million Americans and 2 billion users worldwide.
Get it right and libra could be the world's first truly global currency. Get it wrong, on the other hand ...
With the launch of the Libra cryptocurrency, Mark Zuckerberg reveals his dreams of building a new virtual country, perhaps inspired by the Roman Empire.
Facebook is built on harvesting platform data about its users, crunching that to predict behaviours and allegiances and then selling this package to advertisers. That hasn't changed yet.
Facebook’s Mia Garlick on how Australian politicians are using social media.
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Today's Media Files podcast examines the role of social media in election campaigns, including the spread of 'fake news' and foreign political interference.
Children can't handle watching livestreamed massacres – and adults shouldn't have to.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg's claimed intent to focus on privacy will be hard to execute, will not happen soon and does not address major concerns about the company's role in society.
Facebook seems to be shifting its focus more towards privacy. But this might have some unexpected repercussions, as highlighted by recent research on the encrypted messaging service WhatsApp.
Are you annoyed at Facebook? You're not alone – and momentum is growing across the world to use regulation and the law to rein in the behaviours of this and other digital platforms.
Facebook's focus on personalizing ads has created new tools for businesses to interact with customers and to connect coworkers.
Don't swear off social media. Use it to your advantage.