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How social media has changed society

Science & Technology

It draws us in and riles us up — but we still can’t look away.

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Confronting the new geopolitics of ‘net-states’

Global Politics
A Rohingya refugee helps children cross the mud after crossing the Naf River at the Bangladesh-Myanmar border.

In Myanmar, fake news spread on Facebook stokes ethnic violence

White nationalists carry torches on the grounds of the University of Virginia, on the eve of a planned Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, US August 11, 2017. Picture taken August 11, 2017.

How often have you dealt with racism? Her friends’ answers surprised her.

The Friends of Donald Trump in Lebanon Facebook page gets comments, such as: "Go Mr. President God bless you" and "We need someone like you [in Lebanon] to clean up our country."

Trump fans in Lebanon want to ‘make the Middle East great again’

Global Politics
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What’s the role of social media in the news media?


Fake news stories spread like viruses across social media sites this election season. What can — and should — be done to stop fake news in the future?

UNC professor Zeynep Tufekci says Facebook is offering the news equivalent of Halloween candy.

How to stop Facebook when its newsfeed ‘serves Halloween candy for breakfast, lunch and dinner’


Social media is chipping away at democracy, and everyone saw it coming

Sunset from the rebel-held section of Aleppo, which has been under siege for more than a year.

Only good memories of Aleppo allowed on this Facebook page


The “National Archive of Aleppo” page has become a poignant gathering place for people who want to share positive memories of the city.

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Norway is angry at Facebook for censoring an iconic Vietnam War photo


The social network faced anger for repeatedly deleting a historic Vietnam War photo, including in a post by Norway’s premier, which appears to be the first case of the social network censoring a government head.


Reasons to hate Facebook


Claims that Facebook deliberately manipulated stories on its list of trending topics undercuts its role as one of the world’s most powerful tools for 21st century communication, writes Callie Crossley.