The Tricky Ethics of Using YouTube Videos for Academic Research
There's no one-size-fits-all for researchers to determine whether using publicly available data is appropriate, but there is certainly room for more discussion.
Millions of Mosque Shooting Videos Were Uploaded to Facebook. Who's to Blame?
Facebook and YouTube rushed to remove violent videos. An expert discusses why we need a "reckoning" for online content moderation.
How YouTube Has Become Fertile Ground for the Spread of Hate
In recent months, YouTube has emerged as something of a flourishing option for white supremacist and neo-Nazi videos—spreading ideas cited by the alleged New Zealand mosque gunman.
How Facebook Helped the Anti-Vaxxer Movement Go Viral
New reports have implicated Facebook and other social media platforms for their role in the spread of anti-vaccine propaganda.
In the Fight for Free Speech, Sex Workers Have Been Left Behind
With SESTA, Congress gets it backwards: Speaking isn't dangerous for sex workers. Censorship is.
Workplace Shootings Like Today's at YouTube Are Becoming More Common
At least four people are injured and one is dead after today's shooting, and government statistics show that workplace shootings are on the rise.
PS Picks: '(Not) Getting Paid to Do What You Love,' a New Book That Depicts Vlogging as Aspirational Labor
PS Picks is a selection of the best things that the magazine's staff and contributors are reading, watching, or otherwise paying attention to in the worlds of art, politics, and culture.
How the YouTube Classroom Is Teaching Teens to Make Space Watermelons
Inside the world of young makers tapping online resources to engineer their own learning.
Media as Both Weapon and Defense in the Mexican Drug War
The impact of social media and the press on the drug war, and vice versa.
The Cult of Amazon: Meet the Most Hardcore Reviewers on the Site
Who would write, almost daily, 1,000-word overviews of composers and music that most of the general population has never heard of and probably don't care to know about? Inside the weird world of Amazon's most hardcore reviewers and their quest for the best.