social media

  1. September 1, 2023

    Negative feedback could moderate social media extremes

    “Downvotes” and “dislikes” from peers could moderate extreme rhetoric and mitigate echo chambers among social media users, according to new research from U-M.

  2. March 27, 2023

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  3. February 14, 2023

    Effort sprouts cost-savings, collaboration for social media

    U-M has selected Sprout Social to provide enterprise-level social media management, allowing hundreds of university-branded accounts to leverage the same powerful tool.

  4. October 25, 2022

    U-M experts tackle interaction of social media, democracy

    Social media can be harmful to a functioning democracy, but it has the potential to be helpful — and where it lands has less to do with the technology than how it’s used, according to three U-M business experts.

  5. June 16, 2022

    University pairs with Meta to build social media data archive

    Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, has partnered with U-M to support the Social Media Archive, which will provide access to some of the most consequential information in contemporary society.

  6. May 17, 2022

    Polarized Instagrammers fueled coverage of athlete activism

    News media covered the NFL national anthem protests more heavily on their Instagram accounts when readers’ reactions to protest were more negative and more polarized, a U-M study found.

  7. April 4, 2022

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  8. January 13, 2022

    News beats social, alternative media for accurate health information

    Accuracy and truth, according to a new study involving three countries, including the United States, has been found by individuals who rely more on mainstream news.

  9. April 1, 2020

    Publicly shaming harassers may be popular but doesn’t bring justice

    U-M researchers seeking to understand what people who are harassed on social media want sites to do found most wanted some action that felt just but a one-size-fits-all approach will not work.

  10. January 20, 2020

    Campus briefs

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