Leftwing YouTubers are aiming to get their videos in front of viewers who typically watch far-right content, by mimicking their keywords and hoping the site's algorithms will do the rest.
Fox was just as likely to use the phrase ‘president-elect’ as MSNBC and CNN.
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A new analysis finds that Fox was relatively forthright about the legitimacy of the election results.
Far-right groups like the Proud Boys, seen here marching in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 12, are increasingly organizing their activities on messaging services like Telegram.
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Encrypted messaging services like Telegram provide virtual dark corners where far-right extremists can recruit, organize and plan unhindered.
‘Tug-of-words’ posts debating the merits of socialism versus capitalism are all over social media platforms.
An analysis of social media commentary about socialism versus capitalism shows that people are talking past each other, but some are engaging in more nuanced discussions as well.
Many children stuck at home during the pandemic are watching more YouTube videos than ever, for both entertainment and education.
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YouTube may have more potential to encourage children to learn than you'd think.
A group of colleagues taking up the viral #JerusalemaDanceChallenge in Cape Town.
Like Pata-Pata, Homeless and Mbube, the song Jerusalema is elevated by a historical moment in time and has the power to cross over to different audiences.
Apple devices drive over half of all Google search traffic.
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Google pays Apple to make its search engine the default on its devices, but the iPhone maker actually has more market power in the relationship.
Talking politics increasingly seems like an exercise in talking past one another.
Using machine learning to study over 85 million YouTube comments, a research team has, for the first time, identified linguistic differences among cable news viewers.
Romanian supporters of the QAnon conspiracy theories shout slogans against the government’s measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections, like wearing a face mask, during a rally in Bucharest in August.
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Facebook and YouTube have brought in measures to stop the spread of dangerous QAnon conspiracies, but members of the Q community have found new ways to promote false theories on social media.
Young people creating a TikTok video in Lithuania.
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An app that young people use to share videos of themselves dancing might seem like a silly diversion, but it's become a powerhouse social media platform.
Imagery and talk of guns can often be thinly veiled forms of threats.
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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social networks say they are targeting hate, but they're overlooking a major source of hateful content: gun talk.
Finding valid health care information on social media is harder than it seems.
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Just because YouTube recommends a video doesn't mean it has medically valid information.
Students at Long Branch Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia, used tech to perform an ‘Aristocats’ number.
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Much like what everyone in showbiz from Lady Gaga to Lang Lang seems to be doing, school-age music students are using apps and software to play instruments and sing together.
A mural of Cardi B updated by the artist Colton Valentine to include a face mask in San Antonio. Cardi B’s instagram post, ‘Shit is getting real’ went viral.
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Now that we know what essential work is, it seems the perfect time to reflect upon the not-so-essential work of celebrities.
When YouTube started in 2005, it brought scenes from home and personal disclosures that helped us connect. Now late night television hosts are fuelling nostalgia for that recent history.
Can everyday chores be hypnotically soothing? Can routines be mini-occasions? East Asian home vloggers show us that framing and pace are everything and we can find joy in simple domesticity.
Thumbnails from “Alt-Right” YouTube channels.
Digital Methods Initiative, 2017
Researchers have been able to track how radical communities on the fringes of the web essentially manufacture conspiracy theories.
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.
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Budding filmmakers needn't let isolation stand in the way of their cinematic dreams. Here are five and a half ways you can make movie magic at home.
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.