feature | Apr 9, 2018

Video: How did we identify Twitter bots?

The Pew Research Center set out to better understand how many of the links being shared on Twitter are being promoted by bots rather than humans. Our analysis found that an estimated two-thirds of tweeted links to popular websites are posted by automated accounts – not human beings.

report | Apr 9, 2018

Bots in the Twittersphere

An estimated two-thirds of tweeted links to popular websites are posted by automated accounts – not human beings.

report | Mar 21, 2018

The Science People See on Social Media

Science-related Facebook pages draw millions of followers but feature more posts with ‘news you can use’ or ads than scientific discoveries

report | Mar 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.

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report | Jan 13, 2021

The State of Online Harassment

Roughly four-in-ten Americans have experienced online harassment, with half of this group citing politics as the reason they think they were targeted. Growing shares face more severe online abuse such as sexual harassment or stalking

report | Jul 28, 2020

Parenting Children in the Age of Screens

Two-thirds of parents in the U.S. say parenting is harder today than it was 20 years ago, with many citing technologies – like social media or smartphones – as a reason.

report | Nov 15, 2019

Americans and Privacy Online

Majorities of U.S. adults believe their personal data is less secure now, that data collection poses more risks than benefits, and that it is not possible to go through daily life without being tracked.