Researchers found women and men use their camera rolls differently - and our visual values have changed.
Many businesses struggle with data security, but the new Privacy Act means they will have to make protecting customers' personal information a priority.
Remember what life was like before social media took over? Now that the election is over, it might be a good time to take back our lives.
Our new study presents the first empirical evidence that President Trump’s tweets systematically divert attention away from topics that are potentially harmful to him.
Twitter pile-ons, online celebrity bashing, or knee-jerk reactions are part of an increasingly toxic environment children are being exposed to that risks normalising hate.
Election misinformation typically involves false narratives of fraud that include out-of-context or otherwise misleading images and faulty statistics as purported evidence.
Every election triggers distress for some people. Here are some ways to possibly cope.
Has the digital revolution in Nigeria influenced crime-fighting and law enforcement?
In an age of democracy via social media, platforms are struggling to combat visual mis/disinformation such as 'spliced' images and deepfakes. Digital media literacy has never been so important.
Hashtags are infiltrating language well beyond their original use on Twitter — and linguists are struggling to define their role.
The major social media firms have taken a largely piecemeal and fractured approach to managing the problem.
How journalists with inside knowledge drove the narrative over building safety after the tragedy at Grenfell Tower.
For centuries, people largely read politicians' words. But with the advent of radio, the ability of politicians to engage and entertain became crucial components of their candidacies.
That "friend of a friend" post you're thinking about sharing on social media could make you an unwitting accomplice in a disinformation campaign.
As the U.S. election approaches, various groups have mobilized to vote. But witches have taken it a little further, organizing online spellcasting meet-ups to engage in magical resistance.
False premises, fear-based reasoning and mob thinking are baked into the platform, allowing misinformation to thrive.
Facebook benefits financially from misinformation spreading on its platform. As long as it puts profits ahead of public good, the tilting of the political landscape will persist.
The internet ushered in new ways of raising money, particularly with the rise of crowdfunding. But making appeals for cash on social media represents an entirely different phenomenon.
Differential privacy lets people to share data anonymously, but people need to know more about it to make informed decisions.
The ABC could build a social media service to replace Facebook - but it doesn't have the funding, resources or political support to do so.