From the French Revolution to #MeToo, social movements often burst into the mainstream with what seems like little warning. Cass Sunstein explains why.
On the day of the Christchurch mosque shootings, several media outlets repeatedly failed the test of necessity in showing graphic footage.
It's time for social media platforms to be more open about how livestreaming works, how it is moderated, and what should happen if or when the rules break down.
Many teenagers may have seen the live footage of the Christchurch shooting. Here are some ways parents and teachers can help them process it.
What can social media platforms do after terrorist attacks?
Until social platforms improve filtering of extremist content, we all have a role to play in ensuring our online activities don't contribute to a spectacle society that rewards terrorists with clicks.
Do your Instagram viewing habits trigger joy or guilt? New research shows that viewing body positive content may actually improve women's body image – at least in the short term.
Spoof Twitter accounts carry on a grand tradition of satire that has its roots in the 18th century.
People are sharing the gruesome video posted by the Christchurch mosque gunman. What is the responsibility of news agencies in such a situation?
CEO Mark Zuckerberg's claimed intent to focus on privacy will be hard to execute, will not happen soon and does not address major concerns about the company's role in society.
The National Library of Australia's web archive preserves online Australian content dating back to 1996. The next step is to archive platforms such as Facebook and Twitter - but it won't be easy.
Children now spend more time at home and alone with their parents – new research.
France's #MeToo backlash has revealed just how deeply rooted sexism is in the country. Disguised as flirtation or child's play, sexual harassment begins as early as elementary school.
The #MeToo movement brought to light the extent of sexual violence in the community, largely through the media. But there is still a long way to go to overturn stereotypes and shut down online abuse.
Demonstrations against Abdelaziz Bouteflika have opened up a rare space for debate and self-expression – and could signal a change to a more free and involved civil society in Algeria.
KKK membership is falling rapidly across the US, according to a respected report. Ideas of hate, though, remain.
Stopping people from talking about their unwanted thoughts may have a terrible impact on them and on society.
Don't expect to see any less of the Kardashians. Sorry about that.
Are you annoyed at Facebook? You're not alone – and momentum is growing across the world to use regulation and the law to rein in the behaviours of this and other digital platforms.
If another country wants to weaponise data hacked through Australia's parliament, we'll likely see them try to inflame religious and ethnic differences, and drive votes to minor parties.