Teens routinely encounter online risks, such as sexual solicitations, cyberbullying and explicit material, but research shows that the negative effects of such exposure appear to be temporary, vanishing for most teens in ...
In recent weeks, Congress has grilled Twitter, Facebook and Google about their role in allowing foreign interests to place ads and articles intended to divide the electorate and spread false information during the 2016 election.
In the era of fake news, less scrupulous businesses are using deceptive tactics to smear their rivals. But companies that spread fake news against their competitors ultimately experience the brunt of negative publicity and ...
In September 2017, we conducted Australia's first nationally representative survey focused on young Australians' news engagement practices.
With a readership that runs into the millions, few would argue that the New York Times doesn't influence public debate on a host of issues. But what about a news outlet with a circulation of only about 50,000?
Study finds fringe communities on Reddit and 4chan have high influence on flow of alternative news to Twitter
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Cyprus University of Technology, University College London and Telefonica Research have conducted the first large-scale measurement of how mainstream and alternative ...
Facebook Inc.'s strategy to stamp out fake news is struggling.
Facebook announced Thursday initiatives to help struggling news organizations gain paid subscribers, following a similar move unveiled earlier this month by Google.
Nearly a year after Facebook and Google launched offensives against fake news, they're still inadvertently promoting it—often at the worst possible times.
Facebook says it will begin manually reviewing advertisements that target certain groups and address politics, religion, ethnicity and social issues.