Facial recognition, social media and location tracking give law enforcement a leg up in a monumental investigation.
Those who spread misinformation are exploiting people's lack of media literacy. These tools from journalism can help you fact-check what you read.
A violent coup to overthrow the government, perpetrated and fueled by white supremacist ideology spread by the white media happened ... in Wilmington, North Carolina, in 1898.
Banning extremists from social media platforms can reduce hate speech, but the deplatforming process has to be handled with care – and it can have unintended consequences.
In a bitterly contested election, the government is seeking to control the message by shutting down the internet.
Fascists, neo-Nazis, anti-Semites and white supremacists have historically been agile adopters of the internet — and they know how to use it to their advantage.
Social media censorship in the US fails to tackle the rising trend of ‘disinformation-for-hire’ cyber troops.
The more than 26,000 tweets posted during Trump's presidency are now a matter of public record. They've been archived and could be used against him in the future.
Amid increasingly sophisticated ploys online, it can be difficult to tell the difference between innocent social networking and a national security offence.
Millions of supporters of Donald Trump flocked to the far-right social media platform, where hate speech and calls for violence thrive. The US Capitol insurrection could be the platform's undoing.
Too much screen time doesn't leave enough time for other important parts of growing up. Predicting which little kids will likely grow into heavy tech users could help target educational campaigns.
The suggestion Trump has been censored is simply wrong. It misleads the public into believing all 'free speech' claims have equal merit. They do not.
Freedom of speech emerged as a concept after the invention of the printing press, and that's worth revisiting in the context of social media and Trump's presidency.
American antitrust proceedings against Facebook represent a dramatic pivot, one that aligns the U.S. government with the global movement seeking greater public oversight of Big Tech.
Trump supporters openly discussed forcing Congress and Vice President Pence to overturn the election results.
The first amendment could not have anticipated the rise of digital media which has profoundly changed the nature of public speech.
In the absence of face-to-face interactions, people are using emojis to help express themselves. New research suggests that emoji use can drive engagement and make content more viral.
Instagram's Shop button signals the growing commodification of human interactions on social media.
The absence of practical government guidance could result in companies overzealously blocking questionable content
With the pressures of the holidays, rising COVID-19 rates and social isolation, people can easily fall into addictive-like behaviours. Here are some ways to challenge ourselves and family.