Pew Research CenterApril 19, 2018

Q&A: How Pew Research Center identified bots on Twitter

For a recent study on automated accounts and Twitter, we had to answer a fundamental question: Which accounts are bots and which accounts aren’t? Read a Q&A with Stefan Wojcik, a computational social scientist at the Center and one of the report’s authors, on how he and his colleagues navigated this question.

Media & NewsApril 19, 2018

Americans Favor Protecting Information Freedoms Over Government Steps to Restrict False News Online

U.S. adults are mostly against government action that could limit people’s ability to access and publish information online. There is more support for steps by technology companies.

Pew Research CenterApril 9, 2018

5 things to know about bots on Twitter

Read key findings and watch a video about our new study on how bot accounts affect the mix of content on Twitter.

ScienceMarch 21, 2018

The Science People See on Social Media

Science-related Facebook pages draw millions of followers but ‘news you can use’ posts or ads outnumber ones about scientific discoveries.

Internet & TechMarch 1, 2018

Social Media Use in 2018

Facebook and YouTube dominate the social media landscape. But younger Americans, especially those ages 18 to 24, stand out in using a variety of platforms like Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter.

Pew Research CenterDecember 28, 2017

Key trends shaping technology in 2017

In the past year, Pew Research Center has explored a range of tech-related topics in the news – from online harassment to fake news to net neutrality.  Here are some key findings from our research on these and other technology issues.

Pew Research CenterAugust 21, 2017

Highly ideological members of Congress have more Facebook followers than moderates do

In both legislative chambers, members’ ideology is a strong predictor of the number of people who follow them on Facebook.

Internet & TechJuly 25, 2017

1 in 4 black Americans have faced online harassment because of their race or ethnicity

Although online harassment can take many forms, some minority groups in America more frequently encounter harassment that carries racial overtones.

Internet & TechJuly 24, 2017

Democrats more likely than Republicans to say online harassment is a major problem

Republicans and Democrats are about equally likely to have been harassed online because of their political views, but there are some notable differences in how members of each party view the issue of online harassment.

Internet & TechJuly 14, 2017

Men, women experience and view online harassment differently

Among women who have experienced any form of online harassment, 35% say they found their most recent incident to be “extremely” or “very” upsetting.