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Tracking coordinated disinformation campaigns online made easier with new BotSlayer tool

September 13, 2019

Indiana University’s Observatory on Social Media launches technology that instantly detects the use of fake accounts to manipulate…
Computing scientists use machine learning to track health trends on Twitter

April 3, 2019

A new machine learning tool, developed by University of Alberta computing scientists, sifts through millions of Twitter posts…
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,…
Twitter after high-profile events: how language impacts message engagement

January 22, 2019

For those connected to social media, it is not uncommon to turn to Twitter during high-profile events. In…
Professor uses Twitter data to compare real-time violence with tweets

October 31, 2018

University of Nevada, Reno Political Science Assistant Professor Steven Wilson downloads six million tweets a day from across…
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…
Following Twitter conversations around hacked diabetes tools to manage blood sugar

September 20, 2018

The diabetes online community is leading grassroots efforts focused on accelerating the development, access and adoption of diabetes-related…
LOL is not just “laughing out loud” – a new study showed that the function of a popular acronym has changed

July 27, 2018

Everything about our behaviour is worth researching, because we are not always completely aware why we do things…
During disasters, active Twitter users likely to spread falsehoods

May 18, 2018

We know that Twitter is littered with misinformation. But how good are the social media platform’s most active…
Who might be spying on your tweets in the name of science

March 22, 2018

The majority of Twitter users are unaware that researchers freely collect and analyze their tweets—including deleted ones—in the…
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…
What Can Twitter Reveal About People With ADHD?

November 10, 2017

What can Twitter reveal about people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD? Quite a bit about what life is like…
Twitter to Approve New Policies on Hateful Imagery by Late November

October 29, 2017

Lately, the social media platform Twitter had come under fire by its users complaining about online harassment and…
Tweeting rage: How immigration policies can polarize public discourse

October 19, 2017

Before a border wall became a budget bargaining chip, before the presidential pardon of a controversial sheriff and…
Political Party Influences Lawmakers’ Tweets More Than Gender

August 10, 2017

Research has shown that politicians’ gender shapes public expectations of their expertise. Female politicians, for example, often are…
Connecting the bots: Researchers uncover invisible influence on social media

May 30, 2017

A trending story on Twitter could mean thousands of people care about an issue-or that some computers are…
Twitter researchers offer clues for why Trump won

February 22, 2017

Jiebo Luo and Yu Wang did not set out to predict who would win the 2016 U.S. presidential…
Penn Psychologists Tap Big Data, Twitter to Analyze Accuracy of Stereotypes

November 17, 2016

What’s in a tweet? People draw conclusions about us, from our gender to education level, based on the…
#AreYouHappy?

April 28, 2016

Happiness. It’s something we all strive for, but how do we measure it—as a country? A global community?…
The Twittersphere does listen to the voice of reason — sometimes

April 4, 2016

In the maelstrom of information, opinion and conjecture that is Twitter, the voice of truth and reason does…
Can a computer tell if you’re drinking while tweeting?

March 23, 2016

The combination of drinking, social media, and sharing has provided Rochester researchers with an innovative test case for…
Researchers study Twitter and Reddit to chart the rise of new words

January 22, 2016

Software developed at Lancaster shows that many popular new words have passed through social media sites long before…
Say What? Scientists Devise an Algorithm That Detects Sarcasm Better Than Humans Can

December 14, 2015

Think people know when you’re being sarcastic? Yeah, right. Studies show that most of us believe we are much…
Twitter data can make roads safer during inclement weather

December 3, 2015

Go ahead, rant about the snow on Twitter. It can ease traffic on slippery, congested roads. That’s the…
Scientists combat cyber-attacks on Twitter

October 1, 2015

Cyber-criminals are taking advantage of real-world events with high volumes of traffic on Twitter, such as the Superbowl…
Twitter Behavior Can Predict Users’ Income Level, New Research Shows

October 1, 2015

The words people use on social media can reveal hidden meaning to those who know where to look.…
Tweeting Far and Wide

August 19, 2015

In 1970, geographer, cartographer and UC Santa Barbara professor emeritus Waldo Tobler said, “Everything is related to everything…
Brown School study analyzes Twitter hashtags associated with diabetes

June 15, 2015

An analysis of Twitter hashtag use on the subject of diabetes provides new insights about spreading health information…
Rumor-detection software IDs disputed claims on Twitter

June 2, 2015

A week after the Boston marathon bombing, hackers sent a bogus tweet from the official Twitter handle of…
Police need to focus on first 24 hours following terrorist event to ‘de-escalate’ cyberhate

May 25, 2015

Intervention by police within the first 24 hours of a terrorist event could be key to de-escalating and…
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