Hate is for the haters. Much of the thrill of posting toxic messages can come from the attention and social approval a poster gets from like-minded people.
The Supreme Court will hear five cases this term that will examine the nature of online discussion spaces run by social media platforms.
The chatbot has been released to a small group of testers and some of X’s Premium+ subscribers – many of them have shared their initial thoughts.
Even people with years of relevant training can’t always tell whether social content is evidence-based and trustworthy. We need a better approach for communicating research.
Algorithms have been blamed for dividing society. What if they could support social cohesion instead?
With identity the most lucrative commodity social media platforms trade in, their fetishization of authenticity remains ironclad.
In the days of online bulletin board systems, community members decided what was acceptable. Reviving that approach to content moderation offers Big Tech a path to legitimacy as public spaces.
It’s a year since Elon Musk took charge of Twitter. His plan for charging new customers looks like another mis-step.
Our research has found the ‘yes’ side has been generating the lion’s share of Voice content in the media and social media over the past six weeks, but is still trailing in the polls.
The design philosophy of the everything app WeChat may seem paradoxical, being simultaneously pervasive and inconspicuous. But this idea of “everythingness” goes back to ancient Taoist philosophy.
How do all the different pieces of digital technology you use every day – weather apps, online banking, games and so on – talk to each other? Via application programming interfaces, or APIs.
While President Joe Biden has low approval ratings, few other American presidents − with the exception of FDR and Warren Harding − have experienced such a run of good media luck.
Training AI systems with more focused data sets can target them to a specific use.
Antisemitism on X recycles ancient tropes falsely blaming Jewish people for a wide range of social and political ills, and for their own victimization.
Two recent studies shed light on how seemingly simple social media features can have complex effects on user attitudes and beliefs.
Some users fear an uptick in hostile content following the removal of the feature.
The move could jeopardise users’ safety and might even get the platform banned from the Google and Apple app stores.
An analysis of tweets posted by the Ukrainian national government and the Kyiv city government in the early days of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022 shows a national resilience.
‘Performances of virility’ tend to coincide with beliefs that masculinity is either in crisis or under attack.
Everything apps offer a wide range of features, combining social media with personal finances. But creating the perfect everything app is no easy task.