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Twitter bots are accounts that can post content or interact with other users in an automated way and without direct human input. This study focuses on a particular kind of bot behavior - bots that tweet or retweet links to content around the web.
This research project looks at how young, first and second generation Victorians are accessing and using digital technology to engage in social, economic, political and cultural life online.
As news organisations battle charges of 'fake news' and face low levels of trust from a skeptical public, this study suggests that news outlets still play the largest role in content that gets shared on Twitter, at least when it comes to one contentious issue...
This report argues that the central problem of disinformation corrupting American political culture is not Russian spies or a particular social media platform. The central problem is that the entire industry is built to leverage sophisticated technology to aggregate user attention and sell advertising.
Pew Research Center surveys have found that online harassment is a common phenomenon in the digital lives of many Americans, and that a majority of Americans feel harassment online is a major problem. Even so, there is considerable debate over what online harassment actually means...
This report presents the findings of a nationally representative study whose purpose was to explore the experiences, attitudes, and behaviours of New Zealand teens about digital communications including harm and/or distress.
This discussion paper is the starting point of two reviews inviting stakeholders and interested parties to provide their views about the Online Safety Act and the Online Content Scheme in Schedules 5 and 7 to the BSA, which regulates the internet industry and content services...
This resource offers insights into the connection between influence, amplification, monetization and radicalization, at a time when platform companies struggle to handle policies and standards for extremist influencers.
This case study describes data collection from Twitter, conducted with the intent of capturing conversations following from President Trump’s and others’ use of the #MAGA (“Make America Great Again”) hashtag in Twitter posts during the first 100 days of his presidential administration.