A social media researcher explains how bots and sock puppet accounts manipulate and polarize public debate.
June 24, 2020 • ~8 min
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#WFH? It seems a lot of people have quickly become used to it.
May 22, 2020 • ~6 min
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OK, we're all getting a little stir-crazy from staying at home. But is a mixed drink with vitamins added really something we should consider?
April 8, 2020 • ~3 min
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Social media analysts are seeing some alarming trends on Twitter, Facebook and other platforms as the new coronavirus spreads.
April 6, 2020 • ~7 min
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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
Tags: public-health social-media covid-19 coronavirus fake-news pandemic twitter google bots facebook disinformation misinformation new-coronavirus world-health-organization-who cdc youtube instagram whatsapp
A scholar who has reviewed the efforts of nations around the world to protect their citizens from foreign interference says there is no magic solution, but there's plenty to learn and do.
March 20, 2020 • ~10 min
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A psychologist explains how to reestablish civil political conversation in your own life.
Feb. 27, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: social-media fake-news twitter volunteering anger political-debate culture-wars hate-speech hate political-polarization
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