New research shows using social media can provide a much-needed boost to UK farmers’ wellbeing, connectedness and mental health, and even bank balances.
Increased media literacy education and government regulations are necessary to combat fake information on social media platforms.
In the quest for clicks, YouTube content creators produce videos that combine trends with animal abuse. The growing popularity of these videos is of concern and some involve endangered species.
Researchers looked at the most popular YouTube fitness videos and the types of behavioural change techniques they used. Here’s what they found.
Social media isn’t simply awash in conspiracy theories and extremism. It contains pathways designed to lead people to ever more extreme material.
The police, the media and politicians have long objected Chief Keef’s ties to gang violence. But the rapper wrote the playbook for using social media to make a career out of music.
Not knowing how many posts people see on social media overall or where specific types of content get concentrated is keeping researchers in the dark about misinformation.
The iPod was a marvel: a sleek device that let you pocket your favourite tunes and roam around town. Today it’s more or less obsolete — but its impact has been evident.
Children are being exposed to aspects of Netflix’s gory and dark drama Squid Game, but it’s most likely not from the streaming service itself.
Far from unassailable, Facebook and Google act like organisations terrified they are about to peak. We can make it harder for them to buy growth.
Critics have long pooh-poohed conservative comics. But in today’s fragmented media environment, right-wing comedy has become both a moneymaker and a force in politics.
Gambling live streams are likely to become an increasingly important part of contemporary gambling practices in the years to come, and merit the closest study.
You have evolved to tap into the wisdom of the crowds. But on social media your cognitive biases can lead you astray.
Global spending on product placements is expected to top $23 billion in 2021, about a 14% increase over the previous year.
Our research shows what valuable followers fume about.
Skateboarding will make its Olympic debut in Tokyo but research shows female athletes are likely to cop abuse online when the competition starts.
Musicians, record labels and listeners could all be affected by sweeping changes to the music streaming industry.
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.
Rumble is a Canadian video-streaming platform that presents itself as an alternative to YouTube. Because Rumble does not censor content, right wing conspiracy theories have proliferated on the site.
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.