Twitter mediates so much in the public sphere that weak points at the company are weak points in society.
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Hackers demonstrated they can take over Twitter's technology infrastructure, a brazen move that hints at how such an attack could destabilize society.
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.
Here’s what you need to know about the largely right-wing social media platform creeping into headlines.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump have had different approaches to tweeting during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here the two talk during a NATO session in December 2019.
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A tale of two leaders on Twitter in the age of COVID-19.
From its beginnings as a geeky tool to deal with a fragmented information stream, Twitter made the hashtag a new and powerful part of the world’s cultural, social and political vocabulary.
The study examined patterns of Twitter rage in hot and cold weather. Given anger spreads through online communities faster than any other emotions, the findings are important.
All is not as it appears on social media.
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A social media researcher explains how bots and sock puppet accounts manipulate and polarize public debate.
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Aboriginal people have been calling for non-Indigenous Australians to listen to what they are saying. One great way to do that is via Twitter
The main threat to the BBC’s funding is the plan to decriminalise non-payment of the TV licence fee.
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How did one student's anti-BBC social media campaign take off so rapidly?
US president, Donald Trump, is taking on social media under the guise of protecting free speech.
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The US president is punishing Twitter for using a factcheck to point out that one of his tweets is incorrect.
Trump’s recent executive order may limit section 230 of the Communications Decency Act - the 'bedrock of the internet'. What does that mean for Australia?
A user looks at President Donald Trump’s tweets, and the Twitter-appended notice suggesting users ‘get the facts.’
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When other posts have presented misinformation, the company simply removed the tweets, but Trump is being treated differently.
#WFH? It seems a lot of people have quickly become used to it.
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Our research found how "blaming others" attitudes related to stigmas surrounding COVID-19 in Indonesia and Malaysia.
A sign outside Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, B.C., explains visitor restrictions to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
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Hospitals have requested that people avoid non-emergency visits, and conspiracy theorists are posting images of empty parking lots online as false proof that COVID-19 is an elaborate hoax.
Twitter's efforts to label misinformation during the US primaries haven't met with success. So how do we sift useful coronavirus information from wrong or downright dangerous untruths?
A patron buys a frozen margarita to go in New York City April 2, 2020. Is the quarnatini a safer option?
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OK, we're all getting a little stir-crazy from staying at home. But is a mixed drink with vitamins added really something we should consider?
Misinformation and unfounded claims about COVID-19 have flooded social media sites as the new coronavirus has spread.
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Social media analysts are seeing some alarming trends on Twitter, Facebook and other platforms as the new coronavirus spreads.
According to Bot Sentinel, #coronavirus and #COVID19 are among the top hashtags being used by Twitter bot accounts.
Facebook, the least trusted tech company, has taken the lead in fighting coronavirus misinformation.
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Facebook, Google and Twitter are stepping up to block misinformation and promote accurate information about the coronavirus. Their track records on self-policing are poor. The results so far are mixed.