The Matrix is already here: Social media promised to connect us, but left us isolated, scared and tribal
Remember what life was like before social media took over? Now that the election is over, it might be a good time to take back our lives.
Nov. 12, 2020 • ~9 min
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Election misinformation typically involves false narratives of fraud that include out-of-context or otherwise misleading images and faulty statistics as purported evidence.
Nov. 6, 2020 • ~11 min
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Textual analysis of social media posts finds users’ anxiety and suicide-risk levels are rising, among other negative trends.
Nov. 5, 2020 • ~8 min
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The major social media firms have taken a largely piecemeal and fractured approach to managing the problem.
Nov. 2, 2020 • ~9 min
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Just one exposure to COVID-19 conspiracy theories makes people less likely to believe real scientific information and less likely to follow safety measures.
Oct. 30, 2020 • ~5 min
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That "friend of a friend" post you're thinking about sharing on social media could make you an unwitting accomplice in a disinformation campaign.
Oct. 30, 2020 • ~8 min
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Featuring advocates, program coordinators, researchers, and program participants, podcast series paints a holistic picture of summer youth employment programs and how research helps strengthen them.
Oct. 29, 2020 • ~3 min
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Why do we click on some social media posts but not on others? Researchers did a deep dive to get to the bottom of what they call the "non-click" decision.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~7 min
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Differential privacy lets people to share data anonymously, but people need to know more about it to make informed decisions.
Oct. 21, 2020 • ~8 min
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It's not just bots which spread misinformation on social media.
Oct. 15, 2020 • ~7 min
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