Digital communications--Social aspects

Report

18 Feb 2019

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

5 Feb 2019

In emerging economies, technology use is still much more common among young people and the well-educated.

Report

Digital tourism and Israel's illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories
30 Jan 2019

In this report, Amnesty International documents how online booking companies are driving tourism to illegal Israeli settlements and contributing to their existence and expansion.

Report

28 Jan 2019

This research from the Australia Institute estimates the cost of online harassment and cyberhate to have cost Australians an estimated total of $3.7 billion dollars in health costs and lost income.

Report

24 Jan 2019

This report presents findings from a larger quantitative study about New Zealand adults’ experiences of harmful digital communications. The report focuses on the prevalence of image-based sexual abuse (IBSA), and people’s attitudes regarding different aspects of it. The findings described in this report are based...

Policy report

A 'Canada Next: 12 ways to get ahead of disruption' report
15 Jan 2019

This report argues that, as the Canadian economy becomes more data driven, the country needs a national data strategy that encourages innovation, provides security and privacy, prioritises transparency and oversight, and transcends jurisdictional barriers.

Report

17 Dec 2018

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

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...

Survey

5 Dec 2018

High school student support in the United States for First Amendment freedoms remains high, relative to historical levels of support in prior iterations of this survey.

Report

4 Dec 2018

This review illustrated that there are compelling factors for significant additional capital investment in telecommunications infrastructure to maximise the economic opportunities and economy-wide benefits that are available for the people in regional, rural and remote Australia.

Report

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

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

Protecting free expression, diversity and civic engagement in the global digital ecosystem
13 Nov 2018

The goal of this report, and those involved in its formation, is to enhance free expression, diversity and democracy at the same time as we protect human rights and encourage innovation. The contributions from the authors included in this report offer a starting point for...

Journal article

12 Nov 2018

This paper presents findings of the first national online survey of self-reported lifetime IBSA perpetration in Australia, with a focus on the extent, nature, and predictors of perpetration.

Report

8 Nov 2018

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

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.

Report

The political perils of online ad tech
17 Oct 2018

This report argues that today’s digital advertising infrastructure creates disturbing new opportunities for political manipulation and other forms of antidemocratic strategic communication.

Report

4 Oct 2018

This study is one of the largest analyses to date on how fake news spread on Twitter both during and after the 2016 U.S election campaign.

Audio

18 Sep 2018

Ever wondered why it's important to recognise the Chinese totalitarian system for what it is? This story explains why.

Guide

14 Sep 2018

The YeS Project is a new digital and social health program encouraging young people to act as positive leaders and supportive friends in all their social spaces, especially online. The program helps spark proactive conversations between young people about their digital lives and practices, ultimately...

Guide

Reaching vulnerable populations where they are — online
13 Sep 2018

At Code for America, we help make government services work, starting with people who need them most. Serving these people requires not only building great digital services, but finding ways to effectively reach them.

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