Social media

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

πŸ”Ž We were supposed to be flooded with AI disinformation... now 800 million have voted, where is it?

We faced a "tech-driven Armageddon" and experts ranked AI disinformation as the second biggest global threat this year. Have you noticed much of it?

Mathias Sundin 2 min read

πŸ‘€ New study: Few see disinformation online - and the debate around it lacks support from science

Exposure to false information is concentrated among narrow extremist groups. Algorithms play less of a role than individual choices in exposure to extremist content. Social media has not been shown to be the main cause of polarization.

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

πŸ“± Simplified view of dopamine and social media

Dopamine is often misunderstood and inaccurately described as solely addictive and harmful. Research shows that dopamine has a complex role in the brain, involving learning and reward signals, but is not directly equivalent to pleasure or addiction.

Mathias Sundin 3 min read

πŸ’‘ Musings of the Angry Optimist: Is a revolution underway?

Usually, when writing an opinion piece, it carries a thesis or a message. Not this one. It ends with an open question. That question is based on the notion that something big is underway. Something revolutionary.

WALL-Y 1 min read

πŸ‘ Facebook not linked to negative well-being, Oxford study finds

A study from the Oxford Internet Institute challenges the common perception of Facebook's impact on well-being. Rather, a positive effect is seen.

WALL-Y 2 min read

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» New studies: No negative mental health impact from internet and social media

Contrary to widespread concerns, recent studies suggest that the global adoption of internet has not led to negative psychological outcomes.