When the 2011 Libyan civil war erupted, Twitter became a major instrument to air the rebels’ account of the conflict and present themselves internationally as a viable alternative to Moammar Gadhafi.
National regulation of free speech should be by governments, and not corporations, in order to be democratic.
A new study looking at the social media interactions of Australian political journalists finds that they are often talking among themselves.
What can social media platforms do after terrorist attacks?
Spoof Twitter accounts carry on a grand tradition of satire that has its roots in the 18th century.
For those who still consider memes like the #10yearchallenge as harmless and innocent information sharing perhaps it's time to reconsider.
Consuming too much social media when users end up comparing their lives to others more glamorous can leave one with bad feelings say researchers. But pretending or fantasizing is not all bad either.
Foreign press took away the dignity from victims killed in the Nairobi terror attacks by publishing their pictures.
Don't swear off social media. Use it to your advantage.
A new machine learning tool can detect and classify different strengths of Islamophobic hate speech on Twitter.
Academic research highlights the dangers – personal and societal – of giving too much time and attention to social media.
Without much delay, Facebook and Twitter could make significant changes to limit political manipulation and propaganda. Will they? And will users ask it of the social media giants?
New research into the Greek crisis from 2012-16 compared how tweets and traditional news affected bond yields among countries in the eurozone peripheries.
A poster proclaiming "Smash Brahminical Patriarchy" has landed Twitter's head Jack Dorsey in trouble in India. It shows just how invisible caste is to outsiders.
The 'like' button does far more than just express how much a person likes a particular picture or post. It could be used to make social comparisons.
Hysterical narratives promoting fear among some Americans may be more effective at sparking violence than hate speech is. Social media companies are expected to guard against both.
Scholars and skeptics warned about Facebook long before its founder was even born. Technology companies keep asking for more and more data and proving they can't be trusted.
The prime minister's office has promoted tweets in favour of the Brexit deal – why that's a problem.
How can a hashtag supportive of refugees be hijacked by those opposing them? An empirical study explores the process.
The Iffy Quotient measured misinformation on social media in the run-up to the recent elections. Facebook has gotten better at combating untrustworthy links, but Twitter still struggles.