The anatomy of a COVID-19 conspiracy theory

It's widely believed that social media conspiracy theories are driven by malicious and anonymous "bots" set up by shadowy third parties. But my new research – which examined an extremely successful COVID-19 conspiracy theory—has ...

Game behavior can give a hint about player gender

Researchers from ITMO University report that they have predicted personality features such as gender using data from an online gaming platform. This is one of the first studies of machine learning applied to a large amount ...

Slack: Some accounts mistakenly deactivated during update

Slack says it mistakenly deactivated accounts for some of the users of its work-focused messaging service this week as it implemented a system update to comply with U.S. economic sanctions and trade embargoes.

Instagram ousting fake followers from accounts

Instagram on Monday said it is booting fake followers, likes, and comments generated by applications tailored to make accounts appear more popular than they actually are.

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