Deepfake scams are on the rise – but can their victims claim compensation? The legal landscape is still developing.
Language has been dubbed “the covert operations of war”, such is the power it holds in shaping public opinion. Here’s what we found about the way Australian media has been framing the conflict.
Social media platforms are abandoning news – which is bad news for traditional media organisations that have come to rely on them for consumers.
Camera rolls reveal how photography is transforming in the smartphone era.
A meta-analysis of 34 studies has explored how disordered screen use may impact the cognitive performance of individuals.
Even people with years of relevant training can’t always tell whether social content is evidence-based and trustworthy. We need a better approach for communicating research.
We found the number of “big lies” – also known as fake news – didn’t increase in 2023 compared to 2020. But we did spot more “small lies” this time. Here’s what to look out for in coming elections.
The plaintiffs claims features such as ‘infinite scroll’ leave users less likely to be able to exercise self-control.
The content on social media platforms doesn’t always portray the locations accurately, setting unrealistic expectations and even luring tourists into trouble.
Accurate and fair information is critical in times of conflict such as the ongoing Israel-Gaza War. What is the role of digital activism in this context, and how does it shape real-world events?
Our research has found the ‘yes’ side has been generating the lion’s share of Voice content in the media and social media over the past six weeks, but is still trailing in the polls.
Yes23 is blanketing the nation in hundreds of ads, while Fair Australia is sticking with a singular message and targeting specific states that will ensure a ‘no’ victory.
New EU rules require social media platforms to take down flagged posts within 24 hours – and modelling shows that’s fast enough to have a dramatic effect on the spread of harmful content.
Foreign interference campaigns have targeted every major social media platform in Australia. But to date, nobody has been prosecuted for this.
New research shows misinformation from political ‘elites’ can be particularly toxic. We all need to do our bit to stop it.