Campus protests can go viral in no time–so can the backlash

Its hard to follow the recent flurry of college protests without being reminded of President Harry S. Truman, who famously said,There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not...

The Science Behind That Jaws Sighting And Why Its Cause For Celebration

It was, by any measure, a giant. On January 17, patrol helicopters off the coast of southern Australia reported seeing a great white shark nearly as big as Jaws. In fact, it was...

‘ICE is everywhere’: How social media is stoking the fears of undocumented immigrants

It began as a single post in a community Facebook group for a neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. My friend who works in the newsroom at KBOO heard a first-hand report that ICE...

Why you shouldn’t back up photos on Instagram

The Piazza Gae Aulenti in Milan, Italy. A photo like this could lose some detail when uploaded to Instagram, even though it's already compressed.Image: Damon Beres/mashableInstagram is great for a lot of things but...

How Facebook became a home to psychopaths | John Naughton

The man who shot dead an innocent 74-year-old, then posted his confession on Facebook Live, points up a worrying trend on social mediaThe old adage be careful what you wish for comes to mind....

Facebook now flags and down-ranks fake news with help from outside fact checkers

Snopes, FactCheck.org, Politifact, ABC News, and AP will help Facebook make good on four of the six promises Mark Zuckerberg made about fighting fake news without it becoming the arbiter of truth.It will...