social media

  1. April 22, 2024

    Study looks at ‘shadowbanning’ of marginalized social media users

    Some marginalized groups say social media platforms restrict the visibility of their online posts, a process known as “shadowbanning,” according to a new U-M study.

  2. March 12, 2024

    Political rage on social media is making us cynical

    Political anger and cynicism are rising in the U.S. and in many democracies worldwide, and both are associated with exposure to political attacks on social media, a new U-M study shows.

  3. February 14, 2024

    Nearly 15% of Americans deny climate change, study finds

    Using social media data and artificial intelligence in a comprehensive national assessment, a U-M study reveals that nearly 15% of Americans deny that climate change is real.

  4. October 26, 2023

    Business owners benefit from nostalgia on social media

    U-M researcher Wenche Wang found that business’ social media posts that induced nostalgia were more likely to engage general users.

  5. 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.

  6. March 27, 2023

    Campus briefs

    Short news items from around the University of Michigan.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.