Girls and young women shouldn't spend a lot of time editing selfies for social media because it negatively influences their thoughts about their looks, according to a new Flinders University publication. In a study published in Body Image, Flinders University psychology researchers asked 130 women aged 18 to 30 to view Instagram snaps of thin and average sized women, before analysing their selfie habits.
A new academic evaluation of video-enabled justice published today (Monday 4 May) offers insights for courts, court users and others at a time when the Covid-19 pandemic looks set to necessitate a rapid increase in the use of technology to ensure the timely administration of justice.
Managers of cultural products should pay attention to both similarity and informativeness when translating titles, with the relative emphasis between the two decided based on the effect size and the feasibility of each strategy.
News media do not report corporate misconduct - such as environmental offenses or corruption - consistently and independently. Instead, media are often influenced by their own interests, such as advertising revenues.
Children are set to move more, improve their skills, and come up with their own creative tennis games with the launch of HomeCourtTennis, a new initiative to assist teachers and coaches with keeping kids active while at home. Part one of the initiative, Games-making, will be introduced across Australia via a series of videos for teachers and coaches.
A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine finds that public demand for two unproven COVID-19 therapies massively increased following endorsements by President Donald Trump and entrepreneur Elon Musk.
A new study led by Nasir Memon and Sameer Patil on the spread of disinformation reveals that pairing headlines with credibility alerts from fact checkers, the public, news media and even AI, can reduce peoples' intention to share. However, the effectiveness of these alerts varies with political orientation and gender.
While President Donald Trump's impeachment gripped the country, the long-term consequences of his trial and acquittal for American democracy remain yet unclear. What's clear already, however, is that both the public's and political experts' perceptions of the health of US democracy clearly declined during this period. Those are the findings of an academic watchdog group that conducted its latest survey between March 12 and April 15, 2020.
Not all engagement with posts on social networks is organic, according to a team of researchers at New York University Tandon School of Engineering and Drexel University, who have published the first analysis of a robust underground ecosystem of "pods." These groups of users manipulate curation algorithms and artificially boost content popularity -- whether to increase the reach of promoted content or amplify rhetoric -- through a tactic known as "reciprocity abuse," whereby each member reciprocally interacts with content posted by other members of the group.
A study based on a survey of more than 1,000 US adults examines the association between media consumption and misinformation about COVID-19. Conservative and social media use correlated with belief in conspiracy theories, including believing that some in the CDC were exaggerating the threat to damage Donald Trump's presidency.