What’s true and what’s not? An expert in media literacy explains how to evaluate information.
Digital activism can be fruitful if it is followed up by practical and strategic offline actions.
Citizens’ social media is a form of alternative media that challenges both mainstream media and right-wing propaganda.
Misinformation has bedeviled social media companies for years, and the problem is especially consequential during elections. Are the companies up to the job as the 2022 midterm elections approach?
Whether we’re talking songs that are popular on Spotify, or were Billboard hits through the ‘40s up to recent years, popularity cannot be attributed solely to quantifiable acoustic elements.
The booming child influencer industry is still largely unregulated – so parents and managers are starting to make their own rules to protect kids.
There’s a lot of information on social media that would support legal proceedings, but courts have yet to harness this.
The study is the largest of its kind. Researchers hope it could be a breakthrough in the fight against misinformation.
Antisemitism today does not always appear in the form of traditional hate speech. It manifests in GIFs, memes, vlogs, comments and reactions on social media platforms.
An expert explains the issues that influencers and content creators are up against.
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.