False news about 5G spread at breakneck speed on social networks, reinforcing the fears of people who already had suspicions about its effects on health.
The NSW Court of Appeal's Dylan Voller decision means the media may be liable for the hurtful things users write on social pages. This will have many media companies in a panic.
While more people are using the internet and social media during the pandemic, they aren’t entirely happy with what they see.
The US president is punishing Twitter for using a factcheck to point out that one of his tweets is incorrect.
Indigenous communities are connecting over digital communities to survive and resist.
The US has a centuries-old tradition of killing black people without repercussion – and of publicly viewing the violence. Spreading those images can disrespect the dead and traumatize viewers.
A survey shows respondents who used Instagram for political information during the 2019 federal election were more likely to interact with people they knew, not political accounts.
#WFH? It seems a lot of people have quickly become used to it.
Though political elites complain about what the media covers, and how they cover it, research shows that ideological bias among media outlets is largely nonexistent.
We all need reassurance and humour in the coronavirus pandemic. A best-of list of both biting satire and silly parody to beat the quarantine blahs.
For many years, political operatives have been perfecting their use of the internet's vast array of social media platforms, websites and digital tools.
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.
As social distancing continues, we've increasingly incorporated online and digital communications into our social life. But these technologies can't compensate for body language or touch.
It's remarkable how quickly we've all taken on a set of new words and phrases to describe the pandemic.
Our research found how "blaming others" attitudes related to stigmas surrounding COVID-19 in Indonesia and Malaysia.
COVID-19 has led to a rise in Islamophobia, with fake news and racist memes shared online, new research finds.
Since the lockdown in South Africa several jazz musicians have begun to harness online platforms in novel ways.
Dads have taken over TikTok since social isolation began. More than a way to kill time at home, laughter and fun dancing times can build family bonds, reduce stress and cultivate a resilient mindset.
Social isolation has led to art masterpieces being given new life on social media, but humans have been posing as art for centuries.
Hospitals have requested that people avoid non-emergency visits, and conspiracy theorists are posting images of empty parking lots online as false proof that COVID-19 is an elaborate hoax.