Join us at 2 p.m. EST on Friday, Oct. 28 for online conversation about social media and 2016 presidential election. Follow along on Twitter via the hashtag #NewsHourChats.
By Miles O'Brien
Among the millions of real people tweeting about the presidential race, there are also a lot accounts operated by fake people, or “bots.” Politicians and regular users alike use these accounts to increase their follower bases and push messages. Science…
By Courtney Norris
Democrats and Republicans alike are “worn out” by political content and posts on their social media feeds, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.
By Ryan Connelly Holmes
The Anti-Defamation League said the attacks tended to come from Trump supporters, adding that “this does not imply that the Trump campaign supported or endorsed the anti-Semitic tweets."…
A 2005 tape of Donald Trump speaking lewdly about women and describing sexual assault has gone far beyond politics, sparking a national discussion and an avalanche of reactions on social media after Kelly Oxford encouraged people to share their stories.
By PBS NewsHour
How do you deter people from being seduced by messages of extremism on social media? Science correspondent Miles O’Brien looks at some of the strategies, including videos that provide a counter-narrative to the Islamic State and a computer program that…
By PBS NewsHour
After news broke that the price of EpiPen injectors has skyrocketed, the allergy medicine’s maker, Mylan, announced its intention to offer a generic version of the product, to be sold at half the market price of the original. The New…
By Bree Fowler, Associated Press
Trump first made the demand during a debate in December. He said the government should work with "brilliant people" in Silicon Valley to keep violent extremists offline, even if that means shutting down parts of the internet.
By Jaclyn Diaz and Kristen Doerer
At 3 p.m. EDT on Friday, Sree Sreenivasan (@sree) will join PBS NewsHour for a Twitter chat to talk more about networking and how going public on social media about looking for work can land you on your feet after…
By Liana Heitin, Education Week
Students who use social media daily score lower in math, reading and science. But don't worry gamers, the research shows you score higher.
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