As universities have started paying close attention to the internet presence of prospective students, high schools have also begun cracking down, sometimes hiring outside companies to police social media posts for bullying or abusive language. But monitoring raises other problems,…
By Elizabeth Flock
Thom Young, a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet, launched an experiment to show how easy it is to become a social media star.
By Sam Weber and Laura Fong
In recent years, social media has played a key role in organizing and getting protesters into the streets in the U.S. and around the world. Though these tools can help rally people to action, a new book, "Twitter and Tear…
By Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan, The Conversation
Scientists look into how often new parents use social media, why some use it more than others and what the impact might be on new parents’ mental health.
By PBS NewsHour
A startup no longer, Instagram boasts 700 million monthly active users and counting. As it grows, the free, photo-sharing mobile app is grappling with how to innovate and stay relevant, as well as how to foster a safe community. But…
It started with a private Facebook page that had hundreds of explicit photographs of female Marines, accompanied by obscene, degrading comments. Women who have so far been identified said it had been done without their consent. Military officials have launched…
Humanitarian crises like those in Syria’s Aleppo sometimes make headlines. But how do we identify such atrocities when they are occurring thousands of miles away? A new program at UC Berkeley is training students to leverage social media, geolocation and…
By Larisa Epatko
Two U.S. government-funded news organizations, known for their counter-propaganda efforts during Soviet times, are turning to social media to reach Russian audiences.
As we put together this report, the account appeared to be upgraded to a higher level of security.
By Lisa Lerer and Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump spent much of his campaign bashing the federal government, a system he described as awash in "waste fraud and abuse." Now, the bureaucracy is biting back.
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