Online social networks

Blog post

29 Mar 2019
6

The Chinese social media giant is a growing global force, and it does the bidding of the Communist Party, writes Sarah Cook.

Report

25 Mar 2019
94

As algorithms enter increasingly sensitive areas of our lives, we need to have meaningful accountability for those who create and deploy algorithmic decision systems, especially in areas where decisions have a significant impact on individuals.

Journal article

21 Mar 2019
41

This article pursues a cross-national comparison of interactions between political journalists and their audiences on Twitter in Germany and Australia, documenting how the differences in the status of Twitter in each country’s media environment manifest in activities and network interactions.

Report

7 Mar 2019
48

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...

Journal article

27 Feb 2019
35

This paper describes current efforts towards building a framework that extends the functionality of an Open Access Repository by implementing processes to incorporate the ongoing trends in social media into the context of a digital collection.

Report

18 Feb 2019
139

This report repeats earlier recommendations for clear legal liabilities to be established for tech companies to act against harmful or illegal content on their sites, and calls for a compulsory Code of Ethics defining what constitutes harmful content.

Report

17 Dec 2018
19

This report explores how social media subcultures — Black Twitter, Feminist Twitter, and Asian American Twitter — interact with the news.

Report

17 Dec 2018
1196

With the benefit of the full data set, this report delivers in-depth analysis of the US 2016 Election interference effort of the expansive Internet Research Agency (IRA) operation.

Report

17 Dec 2018
59

Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA) launched an extended attack on the United States by using computational propaganda to misinform and polarize US voters. This report provides the first major analysis of this attack based on data provided by social media firms to the Senate Select...

Report

14 Dec 2018
17

This report demonstrates the relationships that sharing and conducting research have with trust in media by analyzing the results of the Gallup/Knight Foundation experiment, which used a custom-built news aggregation website.

Report

Artisanal, community-reliant, and industrial approaches
14 Nov 2018
23

This report provides fresh insights for those developing content moderation policy and regulation by illustrating how leading companies’ missions, business models, and team sizes influence their approaches. Along the way, the report teases out the emergent challenges and tensions these actors face in balancing context...

Report

8 Nov 2018
17

The rise of harmful speech online is a threat to Canada’s democracy. This report outlines how governments and digital platform companies can better address hate and harassment, including the creation of a Moderation Standards Council.

Report

2 Nov 2018
345

Humanitarianism is changing with the digital age and with new modes of networked communication and interaction. The research presented in this report offers new insights into the way people engage with humanitarian activities in their local contexts and everyday lives.

Journal article

3 Oct 2018
63

This article provides practical, relationship-driven options for increasing librarians’ engagement with graduate students.

Report

18 Sep 2018
334

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.

Journal article

31 Aug 2018
50

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.

Report

11 Jul 2018
128

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.

Discussion paper

26 Jun 2018
147

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...

Report

6 Jun 2018
1031

This report looks at issues that fall under the umbrella of cyber safety, and the particular kinds of outcomes that are occurring in remote Aboriginal communities and towns. Some of the standard strategies for avoiding harm are failing in these contexts, and the resulting problems...

Audio

6 Jun 2018
297

The Disconnect audio documentary discusses why people in some Aboriginal communities believe that mobile phones and social media are creating new kinds of conflict.

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