Will Facebook and Twitter be able to counter the tsunami of misinformation that could affect the election result? It's unlikely.
It's not just bots which spread misinformation on social media.
Despite same-sex relations being criminal, social media is a space to come out and speak back to homophobia for the Nigerian tweeters in the study.
From 2017 to 2019, Twitter users in the United States saw many tweets related to vaccination but only rarely encountered anti-vaccine content and almost never saw content from bots.
Esports is becoming a goldmine for betting companies. New research shows how their online ads are reeling in children.
Whether on Twitter or Tumblr, Facebook or Reddit, people use many strategies to express their sexual selves.
Using the law - or changing it - to stop the spread of dangerous disinformation should be a last resort.
We're supposed to suppress feelings of envy. But what if the kind spurred by school shutdowns, frontline work and cramped apartments are worth exploring – and acting upon?
An app that young people use to share videos of themselves dancing might seem like a silly diversion, but it's become a powerhouse social media platform.
Small groups of fringe activists pushing online disinformation are a growing threat to Australian democracy.
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.
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.
Grime artist is among many who don't seem to see anti-Jewish views as racism.
Research shows one in five Australian women experience degrading content online. This is not 'harmless' or 'normal'.
QAnon conspiracists think Trump's 'secret war' against an elite celebrity 'deep state' network will eventually lead to a day of reckoning where his opponents will fall.
Young people continue to find new ways to connect on social media, in spaces that are increasingly hard for governments to regulate.
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.
Here’s what you need to know about the largely right-wing social media platform creeping into headlines.