Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social networks say they are targeting hate, but they're overlooking a major source of hateful content: gun talk.
'Zoombombing' trolls have started to infiltrate virtual meetings - bombarding unsuspecting victims with racist and sexist speech and in some cases, pornographic imagery.
Free speech is too important to leave it to a government regulator to decide what should be banned.
Children's identity development through play is now being worked out online -- so adults must consider what this means, and support learning in reflectiveness, relatedness and agency.
Researchers look for signals that might distinguish people who are upset and ranting online from those who intend to do real physical harm.
Dozens of countries and hundreds of firms and nonprofits are fed up with digital violence and are working toward greater cybersecurity for all.
It's not your intent that matters when you're considering your online behaviour – it's the consequences that create the impact.
Social media companies struggle to identify and remove hate speech when it's posted. What can computer science reveal about how hate-filled texts and videos spread online?
Children can't handle watching livestreamed massacres – and adults shouldn't have to.
Some people still think "trolling" refers to harmless fun. If we want to reduce abusive online behaviour, let's start by getting our definitions right.
Academic research highlights the dangers – personal and societal – of giving too much time and attention to social media.
Why do people believe absurd lies about George Soros? The answer depends on the platforms you use, the media influencers you follow and the memes you see.
Hysterical narratives promoting fear among some Americans may be more effective at sparking violence than hate speech is. Social media companies are expected to guard against both.
Twitter and Facebook have said they will take steps to fight hate and abuse on their sites, but they have not yet adequately addressed the problem.
The borderless nature of the internet makes it hard to pull the plug on social media talk that crosses the line.
Many tech titans say they can self-regulate online hate speech and extremism with artificial intelligence, but can they?
While they may talk about 'free speech,' businesses make decisions about their content based on a very different set of principles.
As Brazil's black women become more conspicuous and powerful, they are bullied and threatened in social media's modern-day pillory.
Facebook has released the first batch of data about how many abusive or violent posts it has removed.
New laws, new tools and new research is required to combat the rise in online hate. That means both regulating social media companies, and making use of technology to help measure compliance.