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Aaron Smith

Aaron Smith is associate director of research at Pew Research Center. He is an expert in the growing impact of mobile technologies, the role of the internet in connecting Americans to political and civic issues, and ongoing demographic trends in technology adoption.
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Publics in emerging economies worry social media sow division, even as they offer new chances for political engagement

This survey report finds that exposure to false or incorrect information is a key concern for people in eleven emerging economies, with many social media users reporting being regularly exposed to misinformation when using online platforms.
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Mobile connectivity in emerging economies

After more than a decade of studying the spread and impact of digital life in the United States, Pew Research Center has intensified its exploration of the impact of online connectivity among populations in emerging economies – where the prospect of swift cultural change propelled...
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Gig work, online selling and home sharing

This survey of American adults finds that a relatively substantial share of the public has earned money recently from a digital commerce platform. In the context of gig employment, nearly one-in-ten Americans (8%) have earned money in the last year using digital platforms to take...
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Activism in the social media age

As the #BlackLivesMatter turns five years old, this report takes a look at its evolution on Twitter and how Americans view social media's impact on political and civic engagement.
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The best (and worst) of mobile connectivity

Mobile phone owners like the convenience and ease of connectivity, but rue that they can be interrupted more easily, have to pay the bills, and face bad connections. Some 85% of American adults now own a cell phone of some kind, and these devices mean...
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