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Debunking scams and disinformation has become exponentially harder. We need to dig deep into why people believe what they do, and how social media exploits their fear and anger.
Is your favorite influencer suddenly interested in cryptocurrency and really wants you to buy some? Don’t do it. It’s almost certainly a scam.
Social media platforms want to take a note from dystopian science fiction and lock you into a virtual world for growth and profit.
Facebook is now the poster child for all of Big Tech’s evils, and deservedly so. The big question is what comes next.
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.