The Future of Free Speech, Trolls, Anonymity and Fake News Online
Many experts fear uncivil and manipulative behaviors on the internet will persist – and may get worse.
Digital divide persists even as lower-income Americans make gains in tech adoption
While many aspects of the digital divide have narrowed over time, the digital lives of lower- and higher-income Americans remain markedly different.
China outpaces India in internet access, smartphone ownership
India and China have long had a competitive relationship and have emerged as major economic powers. But in the digital space, China has a clear advantage.
Many smartphone owners don’t take steps to secure their devices
More than a quarter of owners say they don’t use a screen lock or other security features to access their phone, but most are taking at least some steps for security.
For Pi Day, key figures on math and education in the U.S.
To mark Pi Day, here are four findings about math and education in the United States.
Code-Dependent: Pros and Cons of the Algorithm Age
Algorithms can save lives, make things easier and conquer chaos. But experts worry about governmental and corporate control of the data, and how algorithms can produce biased results and worsen digital divides.
Record shares of Americans now own smartphones, have home broadband
Here are four key trends illustrating the current technology landscape in America.
How America Changed During Barack Obama’s Presidency
Pew Research Center President Michael Dimock examines the changes – some profound, some subtle – that the U.S. experienced during Barack Obama’s presidency.
Gig Work, Online Selling and Home Sharing
24% of Americans report earning money from the digital ‘platform economy’ in the past year. The extra income they make is a luxury for some, but a necessity for others.
On Election Day, most voters use electronic or optical-scan ballots
The great majority of Americans who vote on Election Day will use one of two basic technologies: “fill-in-the-bubble” and other optical-scan ballots, or touch-screen computers and other direct recording electronic systems.