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Need to vent? Turn to real-life support, not social media | Today's Research by Fortinberry Murray

Turn to real-life support, not social media. May 9, 2021. Social media may make it easier for people to engage online, but it does not provide a lot of the benefits of real-life human interactions, according to a new study.

Social media platforms can contribute to dehumanizing people | Today's Research by Fortinberry Murray

Social media platforms can contribute to dehumanizing people. June 28, 2020. A recent analysis of discourse on Facebook highlights how. social media and an individual’s sense of identity can be used to dehumanize entire groups of people.

Seeing no longer believing: the manipulation of online images | Today's Research by Fortinberry Murray

And often deadline-driven journalists lack the tools to tell the difference, especially when the images come through from social media. A manipulated image shared widely on social media during the 2019-2020 Australian bushfires.

Sharing on social media makes us overconfident in our knowledge | Today's Research by Fortinberry Murray

Sharing on social media makes us overconfident in our knowledge. September 4, 2022.

Negative social media voices can erode trust in news media | Today's Research by Fortinberry Murray

Negative social media voices can erode trust in news media. November 10, 2019.

Online parenting communities pulled closer to extreme groups spreading misinformation | Today's Research by Fortinberry Murray

Previous research has shown that social media feeds the spread of misinformation. However, how this happens was unclear, leaving social media platforms struggling under the deluge of new material that is posted every day.

Artificial intelligence favors white men under 40 | Today's Research by Fortinberry Murray

To a large extent, our word choice depends on our age, where we are from in a country and our social and cultural background.

Digital addiction increases loneliness, anxiety and depression | Today's Research by Fortinberry Murray

On top of that, addiction to social media technology may actually have anegative effect on social connection.

Can social media lead to labor market discrimination? | Today's Research by Fortinberry Murray

Can social media lead to labor market discrimination? A new Journal of Economics & Management Strategy study investigates whether social media may be used as a source of information for recruiters to discriminate against job applicants.