Human rights abuses might be embedded in the business model that has evolved for social media companies in their second decade.
The row over suspected Russian involvement in the assassination attempt on Sergei Skripal has sparked some very confrontational social media activity.
Several critical Canadian elections are ahead. Here's what governments and social media companies must do to assure Canadians that their online personal data won't be used to manipulate results.
New laws, new tools and new research is required to combat the rise in online hate. That means both regulating social media companies, and making use of technology to help measure compliance.
Despite fears that so-called echo chambers are causing political polarization, a new study suggests it's not the case.
Critics want social media platforms regulated like Big Tobacco, but our research shows that their impact on your health depends on how you use them.
From asking a partner to pick up dinner on the way home to checking in on a neighbor with health problems, we frequently face the question, 'What's the best way to communicate?'
Gun control advocates want to shut down the National Rifle Association's online video channel, NRA TV. A scholar looks at what its videos are actually about.
Social media posts since Gerald Stanley’s acquittal have been saturated with vitriolic rants and myths. If reconciliation is to be more than an aspiration, settlers must acknowledge our culpability.
If you communicate carefully, big retailers will listen.
Posting on social media, reaching a group of friends all at once, can make connecting with others less threatening for people who experience social anxiety.
It's not just about his football skills and knowledge. It's about how he behaves.
Unlike most politicians, Donald Trump's thoughts are laid bare via his Twitter feed. His State of the Union promise of a "new American moment" shows his intention to reinvent traditional politics.
Both female beauty icons posted 'problematic' tweets about the Israel-Palestine conflict in 2014. But they weren't received the same way.
Eating laundry detergent capsules online is not the fault of the younger generation. In modern society, attention is power.
What’s unique about this shutdown? It happened under a unified government – and that’s bad news for the GOP.
Tech companies are beginning to recognise that there is an ethical dimension to their work, and that they have some responsibility for the well-being of their users.
Social media can act like an online CV, so be careful what you share.
Emmanuel Macron is the latest to talk about reining in fake news. It can't be done.
Footballers and other sports stars are the giants of social media, amassing millions of followers. But does it provide value for money and will the relationship last?