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Figuring out fake news

The ability to determine what’s real and what’s fake online could soon become a little easier thanks to artificial intelligence systems and research developed at The University of Queensland.

21 Sep 2019

‘Information gerrymandering’ poses a threat to democratic decision making, both online and off

In what the scientists have termed "information gerrymandering," it's not geographical boundaries that confer a bias but the structure of social networks, such as social media connections.

4 Sep 2019 Nature

Social network interventions can lead to potential health benefits

There has been a growing interest in understanding the effects of social networks on health-related behaviors and on the optimal way to apply social network approaches to health interventions.

3 Sep 2019 PLOS Medicine

Research finds extreme elitism, social hierarchy among Gab users

New study discovers small number of influential users share homogeneous content sometimes associated with state-sponsored propaganda

1 Sep 2019 First Monday

Twitter can improve accuracy of profit forecasts

It found the more people are tweeting negatively about an airline’s service, including flight delays, food, crew and luggage, the more accurate the profit forecasts.

30 Aug 2019 Journal of the Association for Information Systems

First of its kind mapping model tracks how hate spreads and adapts online

Team of researchers studying hate on social media outlines challenges to dismantling online hate groups worldwide

21 Aug 2019 Nature

Social media has limited effects on teenage life satisfaction

This is the first large-scale and in-depth study testing not only whether adolescents who report more social media use have lower life satisfaction but also whether the reverse is true.

6 May 2019 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences