The social media giant’s co-founder has been distinguishing himself from people like Mark Zuckerberg who seem set to stay in traditional companies.
The Morrison government is setting up a parliamentary inquiry to put big tech companies “under the microscope” over dangers posed to people’s wellbeing by toxic material on their sites.
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.
To be meta about Meta would involve reflecting upon the fact that Facebook is a company that designs technology around people.
The media landscape has shifted since the COVID crisis, with new challenges, different restrictions and innovative storytelling approaches emerging.
TikTok has exploded in popularity among young people in Nigeria. Here’s why it’s such a hit.
Calls to reveal the true identities of social media users won’t make the internet safer without deeper reform of online platforms.
Research from Meta and some scientists shows no harm from social media, but other research and whistleblower testimony show otherwise. Seemingly contradictory, both can be right.
A disagreement between L'Oréal and two leading Chinese influencers shows how brands can run into difficulties in the modern era.
Parents who spy on their children’s online activity run the risk of doing more harm than good, an expert says.
Emotive claims, like COVID vaccination being unethical or coercive, are more likely to be shared on social media. But we can fight back.
The police, the media and politicians have long objected Chief Keef’s ties to gang violence. But the rapper wrote the playbook for using social media to make a career out of music.
Misinformation about climate change has been spreading in other ways, and social media companies have been reluctant to stop it.
Pressure is mounting on Congress to take action on Facebook. Our panel of experts offers their top priorities: user control of data, banking-like oversight and resources to close the digital divide.
Attempting to counter the “soy boy” stereotypes, hyper-masculine influencers could be making harder for men to become vegan.
Machine learning algorithms can help public health officials identify areas of high vaccine hesitancy by ZIP code to better target messaging and outreach and counter misinformation.
When perfectionists compare themselves to others on social media, they report feelings of depression and insecurity.
The less an ad explicitly tells us what to do, the more likely we are to engage with it. This is particularly true – and more detrimental – when we’re very young.
Not knowing how many posts people see on social media overall or where specific types of content get concentrated is keeping researchers in the dark about misinformation.
Social media during the pandemic is not all doom scrolling and despair. Lighter memes have psychological benefits.