The ability of governments and law enforcement agencies to monitor the public using facial recognition was once the province of dystopian science fiction. But modern technology is increasingly bringing versions of these scenarios to life.
Many who use social media say they regularly see false or misleading content, but also view these platforms as offering new avenues for political engagement.
What is the internet? Who is an internet user? Research suggests that some people who use the internet may not be aware that they’re doing so.
Access to mobile phones and social media is common across emerging economies. People around the world see certain benefits from these technologies, yet there are also concerns about their impact on children.
Pew Research Center released several reports in 2018 that explored the role and meaning of algorithms in people’s lives today.
Despite the growing presence of algorithms in daily life, the U.S. public expresses broad concerns over the fairness and effectiveness of computer programs making important decisions.
An analysis of Youtube videos suggested by the site's recommendation engine finds that users are directed toward progressively longer and more popular content
According to new survey data, many fear that humans could lose their autonomy or even their free will
Around half of U.S. adults who use Facebook say they do not understand why certain posts but not others are included in their news feed. Older users are particularly likely to say they do not understand the workings of the news feed.
As the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag turns 5 years old, a look at its evolution on Twitter and how Americans view social media's impact on political and civic engagement