The internet ushered in new ways of raising money, particularly with the rise of crowdfunding. But making appeals for cash on social media represents an entirely different phenomenon.
Differential privacy lets people to share data anonymously, but people need to know more about it to make informed decisions.
The ABC could build a social media service to replace Facebook - but it doesn't have the funding, resources or political support to do so.
No news isn't necessarily good news. News is powerful, and helps us to stay connected and informed. But it's important we regulate our news consumption - particularly during times of crisis.
Will Facebook and Twitter be able to counter the tsunami of misinformation that could affect the election result? It's unlikely.
This new age spirituality has entered many workplaces under the guise of self-help.
It's not just bots which spread misinformation on social media.
WeChat is a key way for the Chinese diaspora to maintain social ties, or guanxi.
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.
Have you ever watched something because YouTube recommended it to you? You've probably been influenced by an algorithm. But at the end of the day, underneath all the algorithms are people.
Fake videos generated with sophisticated AI tools are a looming threat. Researchers are racing to build tools that can detect them, tools that are crucial for journalists to counter disinformation.
How Ru Paul's Drag Race turned an underground anti-capitalist art form into a lucrative multifaceted mainstream industry
How Joe Biden’s Facebook campaign compares to Hillary Clinton’s at this point in 2016 – and how Donald Trump is doing on the social media platform.
A Facebook ban on QAnon may not be the best way to address the fast-growing far-right conspiracy movement.
A recent Pew survey showed just how deep the divide has become, with about 40% of registered voters saying that they didn't have a single close friend supporting a different presidential candidate.
The documentary educates viewers about the problems social networks present to both our privacy and agency online. But it doesn't really tell us how to fight the tide.
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.
From sharing snaps to gender reveals and shopfronts, Instagram has changed a lot about how we see the world — and how it sees us.
Social media makes it easy to spread 'fake news'.
Having an end-to-end encrypted messaging 'ecosystem' is a great way for Facebook to evade the full wrath of the law. It has come at a convenient time, too.