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 PBS NewsHour
Recognizing bias in news stories is one form of media literacy. Spotting when the news is totally fabricated is something else entirely. How can teachers help students tell fact from media fiction? Educators and media literacy advocates in Washington state…
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
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Wednesday that the company will add 3,000 more workers to monitor live video after problems with hate speech and violence, including murder and suicide. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Farhad Manjoo of The New York Times…
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…
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.
By Emily Wishingrad
Is social media reporting the future of mental health treatment?…
By Donald A. Barclay for The Conversation
As a long-time academic librarian, I have spent a good part of my career teaching college students to think critically about information. For me, the recent spate of stories about large segments of the population falling for fake news stories…
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