Freedom on the Net report The latest annual ranking from Freedom House has just been released. It has a special chapter on efforts by nations to manipulate social media which is particularly topical form those focussing on fake news. Also recently released the Trust Project guidelines a series of transparency standards to help readers identify trustworthy […]
View the recordings from Senate committee hearings into Russian interference in the 2016 elections via C-Span video library.
The latest annual Good Childhood report from the Children’s Society measures children’s subject well-being and happiness. It has their opinions on social media, friends, family, education and health. It is possible to get breakdowns by gender. Details of the methodology used is provided on the website. Trends in time from the first index in 2005 […]
The Latest report from the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University examines the role of traditional and new media during the 2016 presidential election campaigns. It examines who supported Trump and has mappings of Twitter news sources for both campaigns.
Trump of Yore, is a fascinating project from the @qz bot studio when President Trump tweets it uses mathematical software to compare the new postings tweets in the president’s pre-inauguration 12,647-tweet archive, Other useful sources Trump archive which has been independently archived. Propublica has the politwoops – deleted tweets from Trump since 2015. Also useful […]
The project is part of the American Folklife Center, established by Congress to document traditional cultural forms and practices. It recognized that online life is creating new forms of culture and is seeking to web archive their culture. Snapshots of 34 sites have been taken from June 2014 onwards to provide an opportunity for researchers […]
The second annual Burson-Marsteller’s Twiplomacy survey examines how the main social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Periscope and Snapchat.are used by world leaders, diplomats and international organisations. It includes country files with lists of key social media actors, and rankings of the most influential world leaders. Entries for organisations have interesting text on the […]
The most recent study by Royal Society for Public Health found in a survey of social media that Instagram was recorded as having the most negative impact on the mental well being of young people in the UK. YouTube was rated as the most positive! Find out more by downloading the report which ranks the […]
Find out by reading the latest OECD PISA reports. This also provides country surveys which consider where teenagers feel happiest. Issues considered include socioeconomic background, bullying, use of ICT, leisure time activities, diet and family and school environment. For information on the UK – the ONS has just released the annual Young Peoples Well-being report […]
Fascinating report from the Knight Foundation which focusses on findings from qualitative research with 52 teenagers and young adults in three U.S. cities: Philadelphia, Chicago, and Charlotte, North Carolina. It shows an increasing mistrust of the media and a reliance on the use of mobile technology. In the UK Ofcom has an annual news consumption […]