The complex task of tackling online terror needs human eyes as well as artificial intelligence.
The virality of Elmo’s X post showcases how fictional characters are turning into influencers.
Youtube ads are money well spent – but smart campaigns will also target Twitch and Mumsnet.
As legislators rail against social media companies, the companies continue to put millions of young people at risk. Here’s how − and what can be done about it.
When Elon Musk took control of Twitter, many were concerned about the reappearance of extremist accounts. In retrospect, X has shown itself to be selective.
My research found at least 60 instances of hate speech in a two-month span last year targeting presidential hopefuls.
Corporate and political actors know more about how our minds work than we do. The right to free thought can no longer be our ‘forgotten freedom’
Nine years after the attacks, a look back at why the hashtag was so successful.
New research shows that scrolling through Instagram can effect our processing and language capabilities. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Disinformation campaigns often use a set of rhetorical devices that you can learn to spot, like conspiracy narratives, good versus evil framing, and revealed secrets.
Research explains how to handle the kind of online ‘firestorm’ that X (formerly Twitter) owner Elon Musk is currently experiencing.
Hate is for the haters. Much of the thrill of posting toxic messages can come from the attention and social approval a poster gets from like-minded people.
Social media platforms are abandoning news – which is bad news for traditional media organisations that have come to rely on them for consumers.
The Supreme Court will hear five cases this term that will examine the nature of online discussion spaces run by social media platforms.
Deceptive content on social media is being monetised by digital platforms, advertisers, and influencers
Our study found abstaining from social media led to a reduction in positive emotions.
The chatbot has been released to a small group of testers and some of X’s Premium+ subscribers – many of them have shared their initial thoughts.
Even people with years of relevant training can’t always tell whether social content is evidence-based and trustworthy. We need a better approach for communicating research.
Whatever approach you take to managing your feeds, remain cautious and sceptical.
Some see Elon Musk as an idiot savant; others think of him simply as an idiot. How did an unelected citizen come to wield such power?