Liver King: scandal shows why more regulation is needed for TikTok and Instagram stars.
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.
Some of the now-adult children of influencers are pushing back.
The app best known for kids sharing video clips of themselves singing and dancing has become a powerful tool for activists speaking out against repression in Iran.
TikTok is shaping the music industry like never before, but with rumours that the app may soon launch its own streaming service, the stakes for creative freedom are high.
Health claims for chlorophyll water are all over TikTok. We looked at the evidence to see what stacked up.
What’s the connection between #EatWithMe videos and mukbang? And what are we to make of claims they could help people overcome a fear of eating?
Radical change at Twitter shows how quickly strategies and values can shift in Big Tech. New Zealand needs to be less reliant on overseas solutions for its own digital infrastructure plans.
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 The apathetic, in fact, seem to be those trying to accurately measure public opinion using outdated methods.
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.
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?
Do we really have ‘core memories’ that shape our personality? The science says things are a little more complicated.
Viral TikTok star Emmanuel – a US-based emu who enjoys a vast online following – has fallen sick with avian influenza. So what is this disease and what’s the risk in Australia?
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.
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.
Four years after its release, My Year of Rest and Relaxation has become a publishing and cultural phenomenon – with TikTok trends and film rights bought by Margot Robbie. But is it exploitative?
Anti-Asian memes spread on TikTok during the pandemic, and the potential for harm is real. It’s about time platforms scrutinised such ‘humour’ more closely.
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.
To think about new ways of transmitting science and to really innovate how we teach, the first step is creating an appropriate dialogue format. From there, everything becomes possible.
The booming child influencer industry is still largely unregulated – so parents and managers are starting to make their own rules to protect kids.