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Article ID: 699044

Teens Today Spend More Time on Digital Media, Less Time Reading

American Psychological Association (APA)

If you can’t remember the last time you saw a teenager reading a book, newspaper or magazine, you’re not alone. In recent years, less than 20 percent of U.S. teens report reading a book, magazine or newspaper daily for pleasure, while more than 80 percent say they use social media every day, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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Article ID: 699178

UA Little Rock Paper Wins Award at International Conference for Research on Tracking Disinformation Campaigns Through Social Media

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The research presents an in-depth examination of the information networks using social network analysis and cyber forensic based methodology to identify prominent information actors and leading coordinators of the disinformation campaigns.

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Article ID: 699082

YouTube is Source of Misinformation on Plastic Surgery, Rutgers Study Finds

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The first study to evaluate videos on facial plastic surgery procedures finds most are misleading

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Article ID: 699003

How are tech companies tracking you - and is it legal? CU Boulder technology law and ethics expert available to discuss

University of Colorado Boulder

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Article ID: 698664

Smartphones act as digital security blankets in stressful social situations

University of California, Irvine

Not only can your smartphone serve as your wallet, watch and map, it can also be your digital security blanket. In a new study led by the University of California, Irvine, researchers found that when people are in awkward social situations, having their phones with them offers comfort and helps relieve feelings of isolation.

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Article ID: 698546

Is Fake News the 21st Century's New Propaganda?

University of Delaware

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Article ID: 698547

Facebook's Transparency Is a Good Start, but Its Market Power Could Make It a Major Advocate for Privacy and Cybersecurity Worldwide

Indiana University

In the last week, Facebook disclosed a campaign by foreign interests – likely from Russia -- to disrupt the 2018 midterm elections and announced dramatic spending increases on improvements to data privacy and security. Cybersecurity expert Scott Shackelford shares what the company should do next

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Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 698354

Expert Available to Discuss Facebook Finding, Removing More Fake Accounts

University of Colorado Boulder

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Article ID: 697850

Averting Toxic Chats: Computer Model Predicts When Online Conversations Turn Sour

Cornell University

The internet offers the potential for constructive dialogue and cooperation, but online conversations too often degenerate into personal attacks. In hopes that those attacks can be averted, Cornell University researchers have created a model to predict which civil conversations might take a turn and derail.

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