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Mainstream social media platforms served as an extremist breeding ground for the Christchurch shooter. Only fundamental change will prevent similar tragedies.
The year of lockdowns and remote working may seem like a blur – but one cognitive psychologist explains why remembering the pandemic may not be all bad.
Klarna has become one of the world's biggest fintech companies on the promise of fast, fearless online shopping, but its bubblegum-pink exterior is beginning to crack.
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.