We found LGBTIQ+ groups are exposed to an unacceptable level of discrimination and intimidation, including death threats, targeting of Muslims and threats of stoning or beheading.
Having an end-to-end encrypted messaging ‘ecosystem’ is a great way for Facebook to evade the full wrath of the law. It has come at a convenient time, too.
Here’s what you need to know about the largely right-wing social media platform creeping into headlines.
Australian emergency services are using social media for a number of purposes during disasters. What they are not doing well is analysing social media data in real time to improve disaster management.
There are a few simple tricks anyone can use.
Members of the research team that wrote the software that unmasked thousands of Twitter bots explain the next phase of their work: getting the public involved in the fight against disinformation.
Just 5% of US adults say using social media is good for their mental health. A psychologist offers some tips to help the other 95%.
African newsrooms are using media analytics to study their audiences but there’s a downside.
Facebook users no longer see the site as a confidant. They’re struggling with how to deal with a messy codependence – and whether to just break up and move on with healthier friends.
In almost every city, consumer demand and business diversity had a big role to play.
The social network is stopping researchers accessing its data – with significant consequences.
The tasks of fatherhood are changing, but society’s expectations haven’t caught up. Many dads use online discussion groups, blogs and videos to explore their new identities.
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.
Facebook has released the first batch of data about how many abusive or violent posts it has removed.
Harvesting data from Facebook’s users is within the rules, I should know, I’ve done this kind of research myself. But the latest scandal may make it harder for us to get any useful data.
Twitter can be a useful tool in trying to predict what people think on an issue. So why did a study of almost half a million tweets on the same-sex marriage survey get it wrong?
Twitter activity over the first two weeks of the Queensland election campaign shows good support for Labor and a slowdown of the Adani debate.