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After years of tracking our digital footprints, platforms are trying to free us from what we post. But with everything set to automatically disappear, we must begin to ask ourselves: who benefits most from a lack of accountability?
Right-wing personalities are moving away from liberal social media “echo chambers”, but risk building a useless one of their own.
Professional purveyors of falsehoods are now among America’s trusted lawmakers.
Donald Trump has spent a decade sowing doubt online, warping reality into his own social media-driven narrative.
A new study shows that Attenborough's unverified claims regarding overpopulation dominate social media discourse.
An American conspiracy theory popular with Donald Trump supporters has spread to Britain, radicalising level-headed people and turning them into fantasists.
For nearly a decade, Twitch has been a place to watch people play video games, but the pandemic has made it into a hub for music, comedy and conversation.
In the environment of “alternative facts” that the president has helped to create, many are asking why they should believe that he has Covid-19.
Sex workers brought tens of millions of people to the subscriber-only social network. Now they say it’s dumping them in favour of celebrities.
After years of complaints from users, Goodreads' reign over the world of book talk might be coming to an end.