Some states are adopting subtle and sophisticated ways of controlling or shaping political agendas and discussion.
It took Facebook nearly six hours to get its services back online. In the meantime, Twitter had a field day.
Nicki Minaj’s international anti-vaccine fiasco reveals the life-and-death stakes at the heart of normalizing a culture of fandom tribalism.
Historians, archivists and other researchers got in touch with tales of their archival finds and bizarre research moments. These ranged from the quirky to the disturbing to the profound.
You have evolved to tap into the wisdom of the crowds. But on social media your cognitive biases can lead you astray.
Twitter’s design promotes avoidance as the solution to hostility, but it also needs space for restorative activity that could genuinely resolve conflict.
We all have biases that impact what information we choose to accept and reject. But there are some ways we can train ourselves to become more discerning.
Combating vaccine misinformation on social media requires blocking sources of misinformation – and giving researchers access to data about how misinformation spreads.
Eating disorder ‘communities’ online can be dangerous places for young and impressionable teens. And social media algorithms further spread harmful content.
Australia’s piecemeal approach to regulating hate speech online isn’t working. The UK has introduced a possible better way forward.
The racist abuse of England’s black players was predictable and easily monitored.
Former President Trump is asking the courts to do what tycoon Trump once would have denounced: tell some of America’s most powerful corporations that they have no choice who they do business with.
How social media services work – the nuts and bolts of interacting with others online – has the power to shape and improve online arguments. Here’s how.
An AI analysis shows that differences in how New Yorkers and Angelenos tweet go beyond the words they use.
It’s not just the drama that gets people to tune in every night
The Nigerian government has no legal capacity to unilaterally regulate or police borderless social media platforms.
Canadians are increasingly turning to private messaging apps where COVID-19 misinformation and conspiracy theories spread in an unregulated manner.
During the pandemic, researchers have treated Twitter as a sprawling and evolving historical document.
Until the conditions that led to the Nigeria-Biafra war are resolved, the debate on the viability of one Nigeria will continue to arise.
Nigeria risks losing its recent status as Africa’s most attractive tech hub following its decision to suspend Twitter’s operations.