Does social media coverage of fatal police-citizen incidents act as a virtual contagion? If a member of the public is killed by police, does it lead to future violence against law enforcement? Conversely, if an officer is killed in the line of duty, does it lead to future violence against citizens?
Children moving from primary to secondary school are ill-equipped to deal with the onslaught of social media which takes on an increasingly important role in their lives, exposing them to significant emotional risk, a report said.
Social media companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube have stepped up both the speed and number of removals of hate speech on their platforms in response to EU pressure to do more to tackle the issue, results of an EU evaluation seen by Reuters showed.
The common stereotype has teens glued to their phones 24-7. But nearly 60 percent of teens in the US have actually taken a break from social media, the bulk of them even voluntarily, a new survey found.
Turkish authorities have arrested 1,656 people in the past six months for their posts on social media as part of a massive crackdown Ankara has been waging against plotters and sympathizers of a failed coup in the summer.