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December 3, 2020

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One in Three Who Are Aware of Deepfakes Say They Have Inadvertently Shared Them on Social Media

A new study has found that one in three Singaporeans who said they were aware of deepfakes believe they have circulated deepfake content on social ...

Parental Restrictions on Tech Use Have Little Lasting Effect Into Adulthood

A new study of more than 1,200 individuals found that time spent with digital technology during adolescence has little impact on long-term use, suggesting that worries about widespread tech addiction ...

AI Tool May Predict Movies' Future Ratings

Researchers, armed with artificial intelligence tools, can rate a movie's content in a matter of seconds, based on the movie script and before a single scene is ...

When Kids Watch a Lot of TV, Parents May End Up More Stressed

The more TV kids watch, the more ads they see and the more likely they are to ask for things on shopping trips. That may contribute to parents' overall stress levels, researchers ...
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Do Spoilers Harm Movie Box-Office Revenue?

Spoiler reviews have a positive and statistically significant relationship with box office ...

Social Media Can Guide Public Pandemic Policy, Research Finds

As global cases of COVID-19 fast approach 50 million, a team of Australian, Afghan, Iranian and Italian researchers examined more than 35,000 tweets and say social media analytics can capture the ...

Tricking Fake News Detectors With Malicious User Comments

New research shows how fake news detectors can be manipulated through user comments to flag true news as false and false news as true. This attack approach could give adversaries the ability to ...

People Use, Trust Different COVID-19 Information Sources Depending on Gender, Age, and Other Factors

Gender, age, education level, and political affiliation predict where people turn for information about COVID-19 -- and what sources they use and trust is linked to differing beliefs about the ...

New Model Examines How Societal Influences Affect U.S. Political Opinions

Northwestern University researchers have developed the first quantitative model that captures how politicized environments affect U.S. political opinion formation and ...

Association Between Screen Time Use, Diet and Other Health Factors

Researchers have found that heavy users of screens -- defined as those who use screens an average of 17.5 hours per day -- reported the least healthful dietary patterns and the poorest health-related ...

As Domestic Violence Spikes, Many Victims and Their Children Have Nowhere to Live

COVID-19 has left many victims of domestic violence facing difficulties feeding their children and accessing services for safe housing, transportation and childcare once they leave shelters, ...

Netflix: A Zebra Among Horses

Netflix is often criticized as a Hollywood-style entertainment behemoth crushing all competition and diminishing local content, but an academic says that's a simplistic view. A media studies ...

Cricket Umpires Fumble on T20 Calls

Cricket umpires struggle to please everyone at the best of time but the different formats of the game make it even harder for them, especially when it comes to LBW ...

Sci-Fi Foretold Social Media, Uber and Augmented Reality, Offers Insights Into the Future

Science fiction authors foresaw augmented reality video games, the rise of social media and trends of hyper-consumption, and can help predict future consumer ...

Level of Media Coverage for Scientific Research Linked to Number of Citations

An analysis of over 800 academic research papers on physical health and exercise suggests that the level of popular media coverage for a given paper is strongly linked to the attention it receives ...

Tool to Protect Children's Online Privacy

A new study of 100 mobile apps for kids found that 72 violated a federal law aimed at protecting children's online privacy. Researchers developed a tool that can determine whether an Android ...

COVID-19 Affects Adolescent and Young Adults Sexual and Reproductive Health

Social distancing and limited access to contraceptive and abortion care during the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and young adults according to a new ...

To Make a Good Impression, Leave Cell Phone Alone During Work Meetings

New hires especially should keep their cell phones stashed away during business meetings, a new study strongly implies. Researchers have just published an article that finds viewers perceive someone ...

Behavioral Science Perspectives on an Alternative Internet

Polarization, conspiracy theories, fake news: What people see on the Internet is largely determined by the opaque algorithms of just a few corporations. That's a worrying development for ...

Misleading Information in 1 in 4 Most Viewed YouTube COVID-19 Videos in English, Study Finds

More than one in four of the most viewed COVID-19 videos on YouTube in spoken English contains misleading or inaccurate information, reveals the first study of its ...

Red-Flagging Misinformation Could Slow the Spread of Fake News on Social Media

A new study on the spread of disinformation reveals that pairing headlines with credibility alerts from fact checkers, the public, news media and even AI, can reduce peoples' intention to share. ...

From Watching Reruns to Relationships, There Are Many Ways of Feeling Connected

New research suggests that non-traditional social strategies, which can include so-called ''guilty pleasures,'' are just as effective at fulfilling critical social needs as family ...

How Social Media Makes It Difficult to Identify Real News

There's a price to pay when you get your news and political information from the same place you find funny memes and cat pictures, new research suggests. The study found that people viewing a ...

Video Game Experience, Gender May Improve VR Learning

Students who used immersive virtual reality (VR) did not learn significantly better than those who used two more traditional forms of learning, but they vastly preferred the VR to computer-simulated ...

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