Just 5% of US adults say using social media is good for their mental health. A psychologist offers some tips to help the other 95%.
While the "Christchurch Call" summit has made concrete progress, we need to keep up the pressure on social media companies to become more transparent and accountable.
Young people turn to social media for support and encouragement, when society fails to help.
Research shows that the sense of belonging provided by platforms like Facebook trumps our distrust of social media.
Facebook has been acting irresponsibly and selfishly, and promising to do better without actually improving. But that's not the whole story: The company has some positive qualities, too.
While they may talk about 'free speech,' businesses make decisions about their content based on a very different set of principles.
Trust is the keystone of the entire Internet system: without it more connection and therefore more commerce. How to restore it?
It could seem attractive to try to teach computers to detect harassment, threats and abusive language. But it's much more difficult than it might appear.
Facebook has released the first batch of data about how many abusive or violent posts it has removed.
Six things you can do to control your social media addiction.
Clinically speaking, you can't become addicted to a device, but you can develop behavioural addictions to smartphone functions.
While politicians argue endlessly over gun control, here are 10 practical ways the rest of us can work to prevent school shootings.
The Canadian author made the mistake of questioning the #MeToo campaign and was savaged on social media.
Facebook is unwittingly helping fuel a genocide against the Rohingya people in Myanmar. Does Cuba’s internet model provide lessons to manage social media amid political chaos?
Social media companies arose from libertarian, free-market origins but must embrace social benefits and democracy to survive.
Parents should ask their teens to show them how they use social media and how it works so they can have conversations about what the risks are and how to reduce them.
Companies and governments should do more to prevent 'revenge porn' without asking potential victims to send their nude photos to Facebook.
In a fight for the global flow of information, social media firms must be regulated. Their billions of dollars in revenue put their financial interests in conflict with truth and democracy.
Parents can cause privacy problems by oversharing their child's pictures online.
The online abuse of journalists is increasingly leading to self-censorship and websites abandoning the comment function altogether