Instagram's Shop button signals the growing commodification of human interactions on social media.
Dec. 28, 2020 • ~9 min
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
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.
Aug. 26, 2020 • ~9 min
A social media researcher explains how bots and sock puppet accounts manipulate and polarize public debate.
June 24, 2020 • ~8 min
Social media companies are taking steps to tamp down coronavirus misinformation – but they can do more
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.
March 30, 2020 • ~11 min