Social Media

Total 89 Posts

Uncovering the factors behind QAnon and Trump followers’ blind beliefs.

16 min read
The role of social media as a superspreader of lies.

As pressure builds on India’s Narendra Modi, is his government trying to silence its critics?

5 min read
As Indians use hashtags #ModiMadeDisaster and #ModiFailsIndia to place the blame for India’s Covid crisis directly on the Indian government and Modi, the government takes a harder line with any social media content it finds objectionable.

Sarah Everard: Social media and the very real danger of contempt of court.

6 min read
Your social media comment may prejudice the outcome of a trial, even if you don’t intend to.

Tech censorship is dangerous, but micro-targeted adverts are worse.

8 min read
We need to reign in political advertising online, perhaps ban it altogether, before it destroys and corrupts politics and democracy altogether.

Australia, fighting Facebook, is the latest country to struggle against foreign influence on journalism.

6 min read
The battle between media companies and foreign governments over who controls the news dates back some 150 years, to when European and US wire services dictated the world's headlines.

COVID-19 misinformation: Scientists create a ‘psychological vaccine’ to protect against fake news.

5 min read
A ‘psychological vaccine’ has the potential to counter belief in COVID-19 conspiracies. If enough people could gained a sufficient level of psychological immunity to misinformation, fake news wouldn’t have a chance to spread as far and as wide as it does currently.

The end of social media anonymity?

2 min read
Calling for an end to anonymity on social media would deprive the most vulnerable in society of a voice, of security... of their lives.
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