Russian-affiliated Twitter accounts changed what they posted about, and used both text and images in ways that shed light on how these information warriors work.
Hillary Clinton got the most individual votes from US citizens in 2016, but Donald Trump won the most electoral votes.
Trump lives by the maxim that you can get away with almost anything as long as you’re not boring. This doesn't make him an outlier – he's emblematic of our contemporary pop culture.
Facebook serves as a gatekeeper of the information diets of more than 200 million Americans and 2 billion users worldwide.
The more candidates that there are, the likelier it is that voters cannot come to a consensus on the best candidate.
Amid all the Mueller report uncertainty, one thing is clear: Donald Trump did some wildly improper things to win the presidency. So did Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, JFK and George W. Bush.
On the back of the Mueller investigation's apparent exoneration of the POTUS, here's another surprise.
Back in 2016, the Brexit vote and US presidential election seemed like a nationalist one-two punch that could knock out the European Union. Instead, EU support actually rose, new research shows.
When political polls are aggregated together, that can make the results misleading.
How do you know whether to trust a poll? Look carefully at how it was conducted – and examine your own biases.
Although some social media users are able to monetize their social media "likes," much of the pursuit of popularity amounts to nothing and instead turns us into pawns for political and commercial uses
The legal travails of Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen bring the Mueller investigation into the White House.
Bots and fake accounts on Twitter helped sway the U.S. presidential election in 2016. Here's how the social media platform has purportedly tried, and failed, to combat threats to democracy.
Human rights abuses might be embedded in the business model that has evolved for social media companies in their second decade.
How data-driven behavioural sciences are being road tested in the political sphere.
The indictments issued against a company and 13 individuals show a determination to disrupt the presidential campaign, but there is no allegation of collusion with Donald Trump's team.
Yes, votes are cast based on many factors. But a new survey and analysis suggests that belief in fake news could have been decisive during the 2016 election.
Never mind a "Muslim ban", Obamacare repeal or a wall on the Mexican border – Donald Trump's only real agenda is himself.
To watch the Trump presidency unfold is to behold the crumbling of a political culture.
A scholar asks whether democracy itself is at risk in a world where social media is creating deeply polarized groups of individuals who tend to believe everything they hear.