Analysis of almost 100,000 tweets reveals how news reports can change the way people feel about vaccination.
Our well-meaning efforts to use images to help demystify the vaccination process or share our pride in getting a COVID vaccine can backfire.
Social media doesn't always offer comfort, but the space and support it can provide should be mirrored offline
Researchers found that both Kenyans and South Africans have a broadly negative view of China, possibly amplified by the pandemic.
More than 500 million people's details were compromised. The records include various combinations of name, email, gender, date of birth, location, relationship status and employer.
Social media isn’t just mirroring conflicts happening in schools and on streets – it’s intensifying and triggering new disputes.
Selfie takers often choose to shoot the left side of their face, from above. But why exactly is that thought to make you look better?
After an Indian politician disparaged a woman for her lack of morals because she was wearing ripped jeans, an online protest erupted, reviving the original protest-culture of the ripped jean.
If it hosts the same violent rhetoric that saw Parler forced offline, Trump's platform may be a short-lived adventure.
It might be more helpful to talk about excessive use of social media in relation to degrees of harm rather than as "disorder" in terms of addiction.
A privacy expert says citizens will need to exercise their right to public protest if they want to preserve their privacy.
The researchers are working on a way to train people to be better at spotting fake news.
Our study showed that social media often had a positive influence on young people, motivating them to be healthier.
The decisions made by Facebook through its content moderators and Oversight Board have significant implications for the exercise of worldwide freedom of expression and speech.
A social psychologist explains how to avoid being misled, and how to prevent yourself – and others – from spreading inaccurate information.
A national coalition of scientists, communicators and health experts is empowering Canadians to work together against online misinformation about COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines with #ScienceUpFirst.
Imagine if Facebook's content was hosted on a blockchain — across many thousands of ordinary computers — and governed equally by each of them, rather than Mark Zuckerberg.
Canada needs to think carefully about our approach to regulating online harm. Rather than going it alone and taking aim at social media companies, Canada should work with other democracies.
Whatever it is that triggers you, the goal is to find the balance between using the news to stay informed and not becoming overwhelmed.
Your social media comment may prejudice the outcome of a trial, even if you don't intend to.