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July 18, 2018

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March 6, 2018

New center at UMSI will promote social media responsibility

Google the words "fake news" and you'll find articles about made-up accounts of the recent school shooting in Florida, new evidence that false stories influenced the last election, and numerous references to the current president's accusations against media.

May 11, 2017

Study shows kids want input before parents share about them online

Soccer games, family vacations and reports of good grades are OK for social media sharing. Posts with baby photos or references to punishments and significant others — not so much.

This is what children said when asked what their parents can share about them online, according to research from the School of Information.

February 9, 2016

Insecure teens use social media to harass, threaten dating partners

A teen girl gets delayed text messages from her boyfriend. She feels a bit anxious and wonders if her partner is cheating.

If she sends her boyfriend numerous text messages asking where he is or checks his cell phone without permission to calm her anxiety, she is engaging in "digital dating abuse," experts say.

May 28, 2015

Rumor-detection software IDs disputed claims on Twitter

A week after the Boston marathon bombing, hackers sent a bogus tweet from the official Twitter handle of the Associated Press. It read: "Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured."

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