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Paedophile hunting follows the archetype of the ‘hero’s journey’.
Angry and even violent rhetoric has been normalised in the echo chambers of online platforms.
Most students think they know how to use the internet to search for information, and teachers agree. But this isn’t always the case.
In the digital age, it can be a challenge to agree on what is, and what is not, acceptable online behaviour.
As countries are calling for laws to control extremism online, it is becoming clear that defining the line between hate speech and free speech is a complex challenge.
Trolls tend to downplay the impact of their abusive online behaviour on their victims and seem to relish the mayhem they cause. Let’s use this to help them lift their game.
Trolls tend to know the impact they’ll have, but don’t seem to care. So, how do we use our new findings to help stop this seemingly pointless, harmful behaviour?
It’s far too easy to type in haste and repent at leisure.
The issues of accessibility, communication and connection are especially relevant when it comes to understanding why so many people vent their spleen on social media.
Shouting past each other online doesn’t help.
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Social media is a great way to spread science information, fast. But the online echo chamber isn’t always good at separating what’s valid from what’s not, and being prolific doesn’t make you right.
Schematic diagram of an aggregate made up of linked users, with the mathematical equation that describes this online pro-ISIS ecology.
A new mathematical model of ISIS supporters’ online behavior provides insights into how cyberactivity relates to real-world attacks.
Moving government services online assumes everyone is plugged into the internet. But who’s left out?
The ease of buying shoes or managing our banking over a mobile phone connected to the internet has changed our expectations regarding accessible services. But not everyone is connected to the internet…
Sarkeesian has been the focus of much online hatred since she started her website Feminist Frequency in 2009.
Three weeks ago, well-known feminist gaming critic Anita Sarkeesian was forced to leave her San Francisco home due to an ongoing tirade of abuse and threats. Members of a vocal minority of online trolls…
First impressions may have more to do with your eyebrows, eye height or bone structure than anything you do or say. Researchers…
Marketers are able to more effectively create brand relationships with children through online channels rather than traditional…