Technology usually has more pros than cons, but every benefit still carries some risk.
Counterintuitively, directly combating misinformation online can spread it further. A different approach is needed.
The independent news collective is teaching a new generation of journalists and citizens to spot the stories in plain sight.
Can playing video games really curb the risk of depression? Experts weigh in.
Did America's collective mental health get worse (and then better) after the first COVID-19 lockdown?
"Deepfakes" and "cheap fakes" are becoming strikingly convincing — even ones generated on freely available apps.
In the future, you might voluntarily share your social media data with your psychiatrist to inform a more accurate diagnosis.
The platform experiments with letting users decide what content needs flagging.
Could we have predicted COVID-19 through social media trends?
Study confirms the existence of a special kind of groupthink in large groups.
How to deal with "epistemic exhaustion."
Textual analysis of social media posts finds users' anxiety and suicide-risk levels are rising, among other negative trends.
The Matrix is already here: Social media promised to connect us, but left us isolated, scared and tribal
The more you like, follow and share, the faster you find yourself moving in that political direction.
Social media seems to stress some people out. Maybe its time for a break?
A Stanford study explores the effect of multitasking on memory in young adults.
Both social media companies plan to implement special protocols on Tuesday as election results begin rolling in.
A 2020 study published in the journal of Psychological Science explores the idea that fake news can actually help you remember real facts better.
MIT Professor Sinan Aral's new book, "The Hype Machine," explores the perils and promise of social media in a time of discord.
What responsibility should government authorities and Big Tech take in policing the spread of sedition-oriented content?
New research reveals the extent to which groupthink bias is increasingly being built into the content we consume.