Category: Social Media
Talk of fake news dominated the 2016 presidential election cycle. New research examines how people fall for such disinformation.
Millions of people have turned to crowdfunding platforms to raise money for medical care and stave off bankruptcy. This collection of research examines the trend from multiple angles.
Widespread Facebook use may lower corruption, a new study suggests, especially in countries with poor press-freedom records.
This collection of academic research focuses on gender in journalism -- women who work in journalism and how girls and women are portrayed by the news media.
It can be perilous in the digital age for journalists to offend the powerful, rich and litigious. Lawyer and
Fortune staff writer Jeff John Roberts offers advice for journalists and journalism faculty.
This collection of research offers insights into the impacts of fake news, including fake Twitter images, and how people use the internet to spread rumors and misinformation.
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Conservatives who are familiar with politics and have little trust in institutions are more likely than liberals to endorse conspiracy theories, argues a recent study.
PLoS ONE study indicates that people who consume more information on mobile phones have less trust in neighbors, strangers and people of other religions.
2016 study in
Computers in Human Behavior suggests that regardless of whether they read news posts, people feel informed when they glance at a busy Facebook feed.
Synthesis of several 2016 research reports on news and social media, highlighting key graphics that show the evolution in this space.