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Facebook to Institute an Independent Content Oversight Board with the Power to Overrule Zuckerberg

September 18, 2019

In reaction to the on-going scrutiny of its content management efforts by lawmakers, journalists, and advocacy groups, Facebook…
Social media stress can lead to social media addiction

August 28, 2019

Social network users risk becoming more and more addicted to social media platforms even as they experience stress from their…
Climate change: Simple guidelines can slow the spread of fake news on Facebook

August 20, 2019

In this era of conflicting ideologies, fake news about climate change—especially on Facebook—can embolden those who remain unconvinced…
Facebook Posts Better at Predicting Diabetes, Mental Health Than Demographic Info

June 26, 2019

Language in Facebook posts may help identify conditions such as diabetes, anxiety, depression and psychosis in patients, according…
Genes for Good: Harnessing the power of Facebook to study a large, diverse genetic pool

June 14, 2019

Collecting DNA samples for human genetic studies can be an expensive, lengthy process that has often made it…
Facebook to Increase the Wages of its Content Moderators

May 14, 2019

On Monday, in a bid to increase employee satisfaction and decrease work-related stress resulting from engagement with offensive…
Tuning out: What happens when you drop Facebook?

February 6, 2019

The early promise and excitement of social media — its ability to connect people around the world and…
You deleted your social media accounts? Well, your friends are still posting about you

January 26, 2019

Privacy in the age of social media is as important as ever. We post everything about our lives,…
Linguistic red flags from Facebook posts can predict future depression diagnoses

October 17, 2018

In any given year, depression affects more than 6 percent of the adult population in the United States—some…
Your Facebook friends don’t mean it, but they’re likely hurting you daily

September 27, 2018

Social media sites often present users with social exclusion information that may actually inhibit intelligent thought, according to…
UI grad student uncovers security issues at Facebook, Twitter

September 26, 2018

When University of Iowa computer science graduate student Shehroze Farooqi reads news headlines about Facebook and Twitter posts…
Facebook is making you sad? It’s probably because your friends are traveling

July 25, 2018

You probably already know this, but social networks make us feel bad. We consciously know that the world…
Using Facebook to Help Young Adults Quit Smoking

May 25, 2018

A national clinical trial testing a smoking cessation intervention for young adults that was conducted entirely on Facebook…
Facebook knows about your health, wants to profit off of it

April 21, 2018

On the heels of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifying before Congress about the data breach tied…
Pull the plug – disconnecting from Facebook reduces stress levels

March 29, 2018

Social networks are watching you. They know what you like, what you don‘t like, where you shop, what…
Teens post online content to appear interesting, popular and attractive

February 13, 2018

Teens work very hard to create a favorable online image through careful selection of which photos, activities and…
Your Facebook or phone can stop a disease outbreak

February 1, 2018

Social media is often criticized for having a negative impact on our mental health or well-being, whether it’s…
Research finds social media users actually wind down, not up

January 15, 2018

Contrary to conventional wisdom, people tend to wind down rather than whip themselves into a frenzy while browsing…
Using Facebook data as a real-time census

October 13, 2017

Determining how many people live in Seattle, perhaps of a certain age, perhaps from a specific country, is…
Facebook chooses 60 finalists in Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge

May 17, 2017

Facebook has selected 60 finalists from the hundreds of entries it received from across the Middle East and…
Facebook Helps Reduce Government Corruption, Study Finds

April 24, 2017

A new study, conducted by Sudipta Sarangi of the Virginia Tech Department of Economics, indicates that social media…
Astonishing number of people admit accessing Facebook accounts of their friends

January 31, 2017

Media is constantly telling us to be careful with our passwords and social media accounts. There are many…
Facebook Echo Chambers Foster Divisions along Ideological Lines

January 26, 2017

It’s tempting to think that the Internet and especially social media are progress machines that foster cross-cultural communication,…
How to avoid feeling depressed on Facebook

November 29, 2016

Comparing yourself with others on Facebook is more likely to lead to feelings of depression than making social…
Friends Help Friends on Facebook Feel Better

September 12, 2016

Personal interactions on Facebook can have a major impact on a person’s feelings of well-being and satisfaction with…
Facebook is not a neutral force, and neither are its algorithms, social media expert says

May 23, 2016

Algorithms determine what users see on Facebook. But these algorithms are constructed by humans and, therefore, reflect human…
Researchers link compulsive Facebook checking to lack of sleep

February 5, 2016

Study correlates tiredness, crankiness, distractibility and social media browsing If you find yourself toggling over to look at…
Researchers link compulsive Facebook checking to lack of sleep

February 5, 2016

If you find yourself toggling over to look at Facebook several dozen times a day, it’s not necessarily…
Study links Facebook connections, alcohol use in college-aged females

December 8, 2015

Researchers at the University of Georgia have found links between certain patterns of connections among Facebook friends and…
Liking on Facebook good for teens stress, being liked… not so much

November 19, 2015

Facebook can have positive and negative effects on teens levels of a stress hormone, say researchers at the…
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