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
Tags: social-media data data-privacy privacy online-privacy census census-bureau differential-privacy
It's not just bots which spread misinformation on social media.
Oct. 15, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: social-media covid-19 twitter conspiracy-theories covid-19-myths coronavirus-insights social-media-platforms twitter-bots
Fake videos generated with sophisticated AI tools are a looming threat. Researchers are racing to build tools that can detect them, tools that are crucial for journalists to counter disinformation.
Oct. 9, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: social-media artificial-intelligence deep-learning journalism deepfakes video disinformation fake-video fact-checking
Social media is the refined sugar of human communication.
Sept. 10, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: social-media psychology communication social-interaction human-nature zoom-meetings
Banning the Chinese-owned social media platforms raises free speech concerns and could worsen the US-China trade war.
Aug. 28, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: social-media cybersecurity china disinformation gdpr data-privacy technology privacy censorship free-speech authoritarian-regimes tiktok us-china-relations wechat first-amendment dissent dissidents
Misinformation: tech companies are removing 'harmful' coronavirus content – but who decides what that means?
Social media companies need to be more transparent about the health misinformation they remove.
Aug. 27, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: social-media covid-19 coronavirus misinformation
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
Tags: social-media china twitter facebook video india young-people mobile-apps apps youtube instagram youth tiktok snapchat us-china-relations
Research that measures the public mood based on Twitter posts shows that it's currently at its lowest point in a decade. One exception: when people visit parks and green spaces.
Aug. 6, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: social-media mental-health covid-19 twitter parks city-parks outdoors san-francisco cincinnati minneapolis george-floyd-protests
Disinformation campaigns are murky blends of truth, lies and sincere beliefs – lessons from the pandemic
Many people who participate in disinformation campaigns are unwitting accomplices and much of the information they spread is accurate, which makes it all the harder to identify the campaigns.
July 23, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: social-media covid-19 pandemic disinformation misinformation cold-war soviet-union propaganda
Hackers demonstrated they can take over Twitter's technology infrastructure, a brazen move that hints at how such an attack could destabilize society.
July 17, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: social-media cybersecurity hacking internet cybercrime twitter technology technology-companies
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