Radicalization pipelines: How targeted advertising on social media drives people to extremes

Jeanna Matthews, Clarkson University Have you had the experience of looking at some product online and then seeing ads for it all over your social media feed? Far from coincidence, these instances of eerily accurate advertising provide glimpses into the … Continue reading Radicalization pipelines: How targeted advertising on social media drives people to extremes

What will 2022 bring in the way of Misinformation on Social Media? 3 experts weigh in

Anjana Susarla, Michigan State University; Dam Hee Kim, University of Arizona, and Ethan Zuckerman, UMass Amherst At the end of 2020, it seemed hard to imagine a worse year for misinformation on social media, given the intensity of the presidential … Continue reading What will 2022 bring in the way of Misinformation on Social Media? 3 experts weigh in

Facebook whistle-blower Frances Haugen testified that the company’s algorithms are dangerous – here’s how they can manipulate you

Filippo Menczer, Indiana University Former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen testified before the U.S. Senate on Oct. 5, 2021, that the company’s social media platforms “harm children, stoke division and weaken our democracy.” Haugen was the primary source for a … Continue reading Facebook whistle-blower Frances Haugen testified that the company’s algorithms are dangerous – here’s how they can manipulate you