It's not just bots which spread misinformation on social media.
The documentary educates viewers about the problems social networks present to both our privacy and agency online. But it doesn't really tell us how to fight the tide.
A video purporting to show a suicide is reportedly circulating on TikTok, reigniting debate about content moderation on social media. Collaborating with competitors may be the key.
TikTok is caught in a political battle between the US and China but children are still using the video-sharing app. Here are some tips on how to make sure they are safe.
QAnon conspiracists think Trump's 'secret war' against an elite celebrity 'deep state' network will eventually lead to a day of reckoning where his opponents will fall.
Twitter's 'blue tick' club of influential users was locked out after financial scammers hacked celebrities' accounts. But with ever more trust placed in social media, we stand to lose more than money.
The platform also took down another 2,000 communities, including left-leaning groups. The move comes just months ahead of the 2020 US presidential election.
New research has identified the main triggers of this psychological phenomenon, the contexts in which it happens and the types of fears involved in it.
Celeste Barber's $45 million fundraiser is amazing, but battling Australia's fires should be an ongoing effort. With the help of social media, it can be.
There are a few simple tricks anyone can use.
Sometimes it feels like everybody on social media is fighting about what's "right" and what's "wrong". Well, figuring out why we all have such unique opinions is now helping experts tackle fake news.
For all their good intentions, accidents happen when fallible humans intervene in complex systems they don't understand.
Data from England has found no link between increased social media use and a rise in diagnosed eating disorders.
In order to reach younger audiences, social media apps must get past the gatekeepers of preteen online engagement: the parents.
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%.
Shutting down or controlling access to the internet has become a go-to strategy among some African states who want to control the political narrative.
New media platforms have changed the way people create, consume and relate the news.
Many of us complain about the stress of being 'always on' – here's what life could be like, if you actually disconnected.
The strengths of social media are also its weaknesses. Facebook must acknowledge that it has transformed from a startup company into a powerful social force.
Obesity and malnutrition now coexist across sub-Saharan Africa thanks to a transition to Western diets. "Gamifying" nutrition programs can help nudge youth towards healthier eating patterns.