Web users often find science content presented in entertaining ways. The term "science porn" describes the most extreme manifestations. But it often has less to do with science than with collecting page views.
The EU wants online companies to filter out illegal content, but without a standard definition of what that is or how it should be removed. Critics say the potential for unwarranted censorship sends a dangerous message.
Soon after the mass shooting in Las Vegas, conspiracy theories began circulating online that spread much faster than legitimate news reports. The business of fake news appears to be booming.
Google has said it found evidence that Russian operatives exploited its platforms to spread disinformation. Facebook and Twitter have also said they uncovered politically divisive content emanating from Russia.
Cyberbullying, fear of missing out, anxiety: how badly does social media affect our mental health?
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