Twitter has long allowed anyone to access its data about who tweeted what and when. This has been a boon to research, from public health to criminology. The new fees put that research at risk.
Women need better protection from online hate and misogyny, both while using social media and when working for technology companies.
Facebook and Instagram were recently told by their parent company, Meta, to overhaul their policy on nipple exposure. But the change may not be as radical as people hope. Here’s why.
Social media is ubiquitous but can make us feel down, when we compare our reality to unrealistic social media posts.
During the global COVID-19 pandemic, people started moving into smaller cities, drawn by the possibility of more affordable and pleasant quality of life.
The amount of content available online makes policing misinformation extremely difficult. But there are steps we can all take to better ensure the credibility of what we see online.
Social media and publishing platform users have generated vast amounts of data. This data remains online long after people have stopped using the platforms, and can impact people’s lives.
The tools for reach and influence that the internet provides might be unprecedented. But people like Tate are simply pedalling the age-old sexist views that fuel gendered violence.
Antisemitism often appears and spreads on social media. But digital technology can be part of the solution, too.
You’ve probably heard of the drug semaglutide or Ozempic, the diabetes medication being used for weight loss. So what are the risks and benefits? And who should have access to it?
Depression and anxiety often follow when teenagers see or experience racial hostilities online.
People often struggle to distinguish between real faces and artificial ones made by a computer.
Liver King: scandal shows why more regulation is needed for TikTok and Instagram stars.
School officials are becoming increasingly wary of TikTok amid concerns that the app poses a risk to student safety and privacy and makes the nation vulnerable to spies.
Some of the now-adult children of influencers are pushing back.
Teaching students about information literacy can help them determine what kinds of practices make news reports trustworthy.
A key piece of federal law, Section 230, has been credited with fostering the internet and allowing misinformation and hate speech to flourish. Here’s how it could be reformed.
A new experimental task reveals distinct styles of engagement on social networking sites associated with different perceptions of social connectedness.
While other social media giants are floundering, this one is doing rather well.
The intersection of content management, misinformation, aggregated data about human behavior and crowdsourcing shows how fragile Twitter is and what would be lost with the platform’s demise.