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The TikTok social media app has raised concerns about cybersecurity and online safety. Future Publishing via Getty Images

Dozens of US schools, universities move to ban TikTok

School officials are becoming increasingly wary of TikTok amid concerns that the app poses a risk to student safety and privacy and makes the nation vulnerable to spies.
A young voter fills out her ballot at a polling site in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Nov. 8, 2022. Public polling underestimated the strength of the youth vote in the recent U.S. midterms. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Young U.S. voters reduced the ‘Red Wave’ to a ‘Pink Splash’ in the midterm elections — why didn’t polls predict it?

The U.S. midterms revealed a generational shift away from youth voter apathy. The apathetic, in fact, seem to be those trying to accurately measure public opinion using outdated methods.
Andrew Tate’s use of social media might make his messaging sound novel, but in reality, it is the same anti-woman rhetoric of past misogynists. (Vimeo/FreeTopG)

Social media misogyny: The new way Andrew Tate brought us the same old hate

Online personalities like Andrew Tate are using social media to amplify their misogynist and anti-woman rhetoric. Social media companies deplatforming them can cut them off from followers and revenue.
The process of conducting elections has become a focal point for misinformation. AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin

Experts grade Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, YouTube on readiness to handle midterm election misinformation

Misinformation has bedeviled social media companies for years, and the problem is especially consequential during elections. Are the companies up to the job as the 2022 midterm elections approach?
Immigrant advocates protest near the U.S. Capitol on June 15, 2022 Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Young immigrants are looking to social media to engage in politics and elections – even if they are not eligible to vote

The number of immigrant voters is on the rise – and research shows that for young immigrants, social media is where they are primarily wading into politics.
Elements affecting the popularity of songs change over time and should be continuously explored, say data science researchers. (Shutterstock)

Can big data really predict what makes a song popular?

Whether we’re talking songs that are popular on Spotify, or were Billboard hits through the ‘40s up to recent years, popularity cannot be attributed solely to quantifiable acoustic elements.
TikTok’s popularity continues to rise, while other social media networks have seen a decline. (Shutterstock)

As pandemic measures are lifted, social media use has declined with the exception of TikTok

The Chinese-owned app TikTok continues its growth as one of the most popular social media networks. After pandemic health measures were lifted, other social media networks saw a decline in use.

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