Browse recent news stories from the University of Michigan, as well as from respected outlets around the nation, about the most popular social media platforms, tools and trends.

  1. Fake news detector algorithm works better than a human

    An algorithm-based system that identifies telltale linguistic cues in fake news stories could provide news aggregator and social media sites like Google News with a new weapon in the fight against misinformation.

  2. Deepfakes are coming. Is Big Tech ready?

    The next wave of misinformation is upon us: Experts say it won’t be long before so-called deepfakes are used to foment discord or affect an election.

  3. Teens Are Debating the News on Instagram

    More teenagers are getting their information from so-called flop accounts.

  4. U-M’s Social Integrity site promotes good digital citizenship

    Released on National Social Media Day, the website offers tips on how to be a good digital citizen, connects users with resources related to privacy, social media usage and safe online activity.

  5. Navigating Social Media as a Scholar

    With all the demands on an academic, where can you find the time to widely communicate and promote your work and ideas? Social media can be the perfect place to raise your public profile and help inform discussions.

  6. University clarifies definitions of harassment, bullying

    The University of Michigan has clarified and standardized the definitions of bullying and harassing, both of which are prohibited under the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities…

  7. #SocialScholars: Professors show power of public engagement

    When Liz Kolb created her first Twitter account in 2006, she admits she didn’t know what to do with the platform and left it essentially untouched for a year.…

  8. Professors are targets in online culture wars; some fight back

    Across the country, in the past year and a half, at least 250 university professors have been targeted in cyber harassment campaigns because of…

  9. Ann Arbor wants to protect residents from online harassment

    If someone is repeatedly harassing you on Facebook or Twitter, they might be breaking the law.

  10. New center at UMSI will promote social media responsibility

    Google the words “fake news” and you’ll find articles about made-up accounts of the recent school shooting in Florida, new evidence that false stories…