A new analysis of Facebook comments show how social media and identity can lead to hate and dehumanization of other people, step by step.
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Experts offer guidelines and tools to keep you from falling prey to COVID-19 myths and lies, including those in doctored videos and memes.
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Machine learning can scan social media to find out how entire communities are doing psychologically, researchers say. It could help boost public health.
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Sharing photos and information as part of a game or challenge can threaten your social media security, an expert warns.
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Pairing headlines of bunk news on social media with alerts indicating that it's not real news could help stop its spread online, researchers say.
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AI experts can sway our opinions as much as human ones, new research shows. But when the crowd goes the other way, we're more likely to follow.
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When it comes to getting out important messages like health advisories, cities should tweet less, not more, researchers find.
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Researchers are sharing a trove of tweets that highlights COVID-19: its effects, our fears, and misinformation.
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The "third-person effect" may account for why people think they aren't as influenced by fake news as other people, researchers say.
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In 2016, Russian trolls used pro- and anti-vaccine messages to target Americans. That has scientists worried about how they'll use COVID-19.
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