According to a new study, Mandarin-speaking voters look to their friends and key social media influencers to inform how they should vote in Australian elections.
No longer do we need to talk with shop assistants, receptionists, bus drivers or even coworkers, we simply engage with a screen to communicate whatever it is we want to say.
Feelgood, high-level data ethics principles are not fit for the purpose of regulating big tech. Applied ethics might be useful ... but stronger regulation is the preferred end goal.
National regulation of free speech should be by governments, and not corporations, in order to be democratic.
Tobacco companies are enlisting the help of social media influencers to promote traditional cigarettes and their brands to young people.
The lack of in-depth coverage of the southern African floods tell a grim picture of the state of South Africa's newsrooms.
With new laws proposed, Australian leaders now seem prepared to move beyond just blaming technology for its role in online violence and extremism.
Under the plan, it would not be just the companies that faced heavy penalties but individual executives based in Australia could be found personally liable.
A new study looking at the social media interactions of Australian political journalists finds that they are often talking among themselves.
Facebook has finally taken action on accounts spreading fake news on its platform.
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.