An analysis of videos suggested by the site’s recommendation engine finds that it directs users toward longer videos and more popular content.
About two-thirds of Americans have heard about social media bots. Many are concerned that bots are used maliciously and negatively affect how well-informed Americans are about current events.
An estimated two-thirds of tweeted links to popular websites are posted by automated Twitter accounts – not human beings.
Science-related Facebook pages draw millions of followers but 'news you can use' posts or ads outnumber ones about scientific discoveries.
Though Americans increasingly listen to audiobooks, print books remain the most popular format for reading.
Many U.S. adults say they would benefit a lot from having at least one of seven different kinds of help in accessing information to help with decision-making.
Overall, 36% of Americans get science news at least a few times a week and three-in-ten actively seek it. Most get science news from general news outlets, but more see specialty sources as being accurate.
People deal in varying ways with tensions about what information to trust and how much they want to learn. Some are interested and engaged with information; others are wary and stressed.
Many Americans say they'd benefit from help in finding trustworthy information online, and about eight-in-ten adults say public libraries can help.
An analysis of online searches in 2015 and 2016 opens a window into the path and timing of migrant flows from Middle East to Europe.