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Once associated with lefty politics, hipsters, and hippies, wellness influencers and their audiences are taking a sudden right wing turn, and social media may be to blame.
Wondering why your relatives are sharing QAnon memes and how a fringe conspiracy theory became a global religion for the far right? Us too. That’s why we talked to an expert.
Plenty of pundits have quipped that social media and constant texting made us lonelier, more bitter, and less empathetic. A set of new studies says they may actually have a point.
Rather than connecting the world and fostering meaningful dialogue, social media is encouraging conspiracies, scams, dangerous hoaxes, and even genocide.
Social media is changing the world for the worse, which has some people wondering if it’s time to start regulating it. But regulation could be a much worse cure than the disease.
Despite having more news than ever before, people looking for information about COVID-19 are drowning in a tsunami of rumors, propaganda, misinformation, and scams.
We often think anti-intellectualism and ignorance are the same thing. They're not. Anti-intellectualism is a lot eviler and more corrosive, and a lot more dangerous.
Coders and those fed up with major social media platforms are trying to create peer to peer alternatives to Twitter and Facebook. But can they really succeed in swaying users?
From abusing your data, to refusing to deal with dangerous hoaxes and fake news, to undermining brands and limiting their reach, Facebook is the worst of social media.
Modern design and social media leveled the playing field for news outlets. But in doing so, they helped lies and hoaxes thrive alongside reputable sources.