Social Media

Total 73 Posts

#Tweetspotting: When you have just won the US Election and racism comes knocking at your door from Northern Ireland.

2 min read
Former Ulster Unionist Party (UUP), Northern Irish MP and life peer John David Taylor has posted an openly racist tweet on Monday morning, referring to Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris as β€œthe Indian”.

Fact-checking Covid-19 disinformation.

4 min read
Fact-checking a strange digital deception that went on at the weekend about UK hospitals trying to create the idea that Covid-19 is not serious or stressing the NHS.

Grenfell: It took specialist journals and social media to uncover the real story.

5 min read
How journalists with inside knowledge drove the narrative over building safety after the tragedy at Grenfell Tower.

The β€˜crazy uncle’ in the Oval Office: How Donald Trump’s social media use changed US politics.

6 min read
Will Facebook and Twitter be able to counter the tsunami of misinformation that could affect the election result? It is unlikely.

Trump ramps up Twitter use ahead of the November 3 Presidential Election.

2 min read
Trump’s reliance on communicating via Twitter has become more evident over the past year as he has ratcheted up his activity on the platform, especially in recent months.

Nearly two centuries ago, a QAnon-like conspiracy theory propelled candidates to Congress.

6 min read
A 2019 Emerson poll found that 5% of Americans believe in QAnon. This might seem like a small number. But elections can serve as important platforms to expand movements.

Widespread health misinformation on Facebook.

3 min read
Facebook poses a major threat to public health, according to new report.
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