US president, Donald Trump, is taking on social media under the guise of protecting free speech.
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The US president is punishing Twitter for using a factcheck to point out that one of his tweets is incorrect.
Trump’s recent executive order may limit section 230 of the Communications Decency Act - the 'bedrock of the internet'. What does that mean for Australia?
A user looks at President Donald Trump’s tweets, and the Twitter-appended notice suggesting users ‘get the facts.’
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When other posts have presented misinformation, the company simply removed the tweets, but Trump is being treated differently.
#WFH? It seems a lot of people have quickly become used to it.
An Indonesian Muslim enters the Baiturrahman Grand Mosque to pray during Ramadan night praying in Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
Our research found how "blaming others" attitudes related to stigmas surrounding COVID-19 in Indonesia and Malaysia.
A sign outside Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, B.C., explains visitor restrictions to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
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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.
Twitter's efforts to label misinformation during the US primaries haven't met with success. So how do we sift useful coronavirus information from wrong or downright dangerous untruths?
A patron buys a frozen margarita to go in New York City April 2, 2020. Is the quarnatini a safer option?
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OK, we're all getting a little stir-crazy from staying at home. But is a mixed drink with vitamins added really something we should consider?
Misinformation and unfounded claims about COVID-19 have flooded social media sites as the new coronavirus has spread.
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Social media analysts are seeing some alarming trends on Twitter, Facebook and other platforms as the new coronavirus spreads.
According to Bot Sentinel, #coronavirus and #COVID19 are among the top hashtags being used by Twitter bot accounts.
Facebook, the least trusted tech company, has taken the lead in fighting coronavirus misinformation.
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Facebook, Google and Twitter are stepping up to block misinformation and promote accurate information about the coronavirus. Their track records on self-policing are poor. The results so far are mixed.
On the internet, anyone can express their views, like they can in Speakers’ Corner in London – it’s up to the audience to guard against disinformation.
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A scholar who has reviewed the efforts of nations around the world to protect their citizens from foreign interference says there is no magic solution, but there's plenty to learn and do.
A woman wearing a sanitary mask to guard against coronavirus checks her phone in Milan, Italy.
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By providing users with pertinent and reliable disaster-related information, Twitter has the potential to reduce the impact of a disaster. So why aren't public organizations using it properly?
The vast majority of Americans are sick and tired of being so divided.
A psychologist explains how to reestablish civil political conversation in your own life.
Have some healthy skepticism when you encounter images online.
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Images without context or presented with text that misrepresents what they show can be a powerful tool of misinformation, especially since photos make statements seem more believable.
Allegations of sexual abuse can taint an aid group’s image.
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Save the Children's reputation appeared to bounce back faster than Oxfam's after public perception of both groups soured around the same time.
Medical workers talk with a woman suspected of being ill with a coronavirus at a community health station in Wuhan, China, in January 2020.
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Social media has allowed researchers around the world to collaborate and co-ordinate their efforts to fight the outbreak and contain its spread.
New research has identified the main triggers of this psychological phenomenon, the contexts in which it happens and the types of fears involved in it.
Michael McCain, president and CEO of Maple Leafs Foods, speaks during the company’s annual general meeting in Toronto in April 2011.
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Michael McCain has been criticized for maligning Donald Trump on the Maple Leaf Foods corporate Twitter account over Flight PS752. But strong leaders don't shy away from taking a stand.
What started as a SpongeBob meme took on a life of its own in 2019.
As the year winds down, we'll get you up to speed. Plus, there's no better way to kill a trend than to bring it up at the dinner table in front of your kids.