Combating vaccine misinformation on social media requires blocking sources of misinformation – and giving researchers access to data about how misinformation spreads.
Eating disorder ‘communities’ online can be dangerous places for young and impressionable teens. And social media algorithms further spread harmful content.
Australia’s piecemeal approach to regulating hate speech online isn’t working. The UK has introduced a possible better way forward.
The racist abuse of England’s black players was predictable and easily monitored.
Former President Trump is asking the courts to do what tycoon Trump once would have denounced: tell some of America’s most powerful corporations that they have no choice who they do business with.
How social media services work – the nuts and bolts of interacting with others online – has the power to shape and improve online arguments. Here’s how.
An AI analysis shows that differences in how New Yorkers and Angelenos tweet go beyond the words they use.
It’s not just the drama that gets people to tune in every night
The Nigerian government has no legal capacity to unilaterally regulate or police borderless social media platforms.
Canadians are increasingly turning to private messaging apps where COVID-19 misinformation and conspiracy theories spread in an unregulated manner.
During the pandemic, researchers have treated Twitter as a sprawling and evolving historical document.
Until the conditions that led to the Nigeria-Biafra war are resolved, the debate on the viability of one Nigeria will continue to arise.
Nigeria risks losing its recent status as Africa’s most attractive tech hub following its decision to suspend Twitter’s operations.
Journalists should be permitted to express themselves on social media. As this week illustrates, though, doing so can lead to a dilemma for their employers.
If you want to give and get help from your online network, new research suggests keep your “friend” count low.
A gentle nudge to rethink our social media posting could significantly reduce online abuse.
Social media algorithms are akin to a licence to promote junk food or tobacco to children.
Both at home and internationally Modi is facing intense scrutiny and criticism as the COVID death toll mounts.
Digital media shutdowns in Africa will lead to higher economic costs and greater public outrage.
As India’s COVID crisis deepens, the government is taking a harder line with any social media content it finds objectionable.