Almost every online deception, fraud and scam – even propaganda and misinformation campaigns – begins with a fake social media profile. How do fakers get real people to agree to be friends?
Many of us complain about the stress of being 'always on' – here's what life could be like, if you actually disconnected.
Our unproductive 'zombie' screen hours can creep up – but they don't need to rule us. Here are four steps to help you use new tools to monitor and change your technology habits.
Many tech titans say they can self-regulate online hate speech and extremism with artificial intelligence, but can they?
Many people dismiss the reality format as rubbish, but the shows and the social media discussion they promote are an important indicator of public opinion on vital issues.
Social media is key when it comes to connecting clubs with fans and building a brand identity. But with great power, comes great responsibility.
Teaching media literacy to students can curb the impact of false news, but teachers need more support from their schools and community to do this.
Consumerism is entering the playground and placing further pressure on already stretched parents.
As long as there are no hidden agendas, it is surprisingly simple to reach the right decision when faced with contradictory information.
Facebook users may be flagging news as fake just because they disagree with it.
Although some social media users are able to monetize their social media "likes," much of the pursuit of popularity amounts to nothing and instead turns us into pawns for political and commercial uses
Social media has played a central role in attracting attention to the story of Ugandan politician Bobi Wine across the world.
Warning Syrians of approaching airstrikes via social media is helping save lives.
In 1980, 60 percent of 12th graders said they read a book, newspaper or magazine every day for pleasure. By 2016, only 16 percent did.
The strengths of social media are also its weaknesses. Facebook must acknowledge that it has transformed from a startup company into a powerful social force.
The social network is stopping researchers accessing its data – with significant consequences.
Students across the world are using social media to research and choose their university.
Our use of social media platforms such as Instagram is changing our relationship to nature, and – at least for now – not necessarily for the better.
While they may talk about 'free speech,' businesses make decisions about their content based on a very different set of principles.
The tasks of fatherhood are changing, but society's expectations haven't caught up. Many dads use online discussion groups, blogs and videos to explore their new identities.