Facebook groups exist to share information about most classes of animals and plants, and these communities have unprecedented observational power.
Research that measures the public mood based on Twitter posts shows that it's currently at its lowest point in a decade. One exception: when people visit parks and green spaces.
Social media has proved to be a helpful source of observations of snakes feeding. Knowing more about their diet is useful because it's linked to their venom biochemistry.
Bringing change to universities needs to focus on systems, not people. Although online shaming is effective at removing people from their positions, it doesn't change systems.
If a new deal between Microsoft and ByteDance goes through, the Chinese company may withdraw ownership of its TikTok operations in not only the US – but also Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
Three young women attracted backlash this week after failing to quarantine and bringing COVID-19 into Queensland. But public shaming could discourage people from following public health advice.
Successful memes don't often happen by accident. And COVID-19 has become a popular topic for their creators.
Many people who participate in disinformation campaigns are unwitting accomplices and much of the information they spread is accurate, which makes it all the harder to identify the campaigns.
A proposed new law could increase state control over social media, amid an effort to curb criticism of the Erdoğan government.
Young people continue to find new ways to connect on social media, in spaces that are increasingly hard for governments to regulate.
The boogaloos, a far-right community, have taken to wearing Hawaiian shirts. This co-option is far from the spirit of the shirt, which signifies respect for all animated or inanimate beings.
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social networks say they are targeting hate, but they're overlooking a major source of hateful content: gun talk.
Hackers demonstrated they can take over Twitter's technology infrastructure, a brazen move that hints at how such an attack could destabilize society.
Twitter's 'blue tick' club of influential users was locked out after financial scammers hacked celebrities' accounts. But with ever more trust placed in social media, we stand to lose more than money.
Just because YouTube recommends a video doesn't mean it has medically valid information.
Here’s what you need to know about the largely right-wing social media platform creeping into headlines.
From its beginnings as a geeky tool to deal with a fragmented information stream, Twitter made the hashtag a new and powerful part of the world’s cultural, social and political vocabulary.
Ethical hiring practices should include a full disclosure by the company of any social media searches in advance of hiring a job candidate.
The US is also 'looking at' banning the Chinese social media app.