social media

Web Of Lies

False, misleading and potentially harmful content can spread fast on social media, enabled by algorithms that thrive on engagement. Can big tech platforms cut through the noise?

#ExtremeWeather Updates: How Trending Posts Save Lives

Harnessing real-time conversational data from social networking platforms can provide life-saving information amidst extreme weather events.

How Social Isolation Drove People Online

Increased isolation during COVID-19 has led to a surge in online messaging and social media use among Singapore residents, according to a nationwide study.

A Deep Dive On Deepfakes

Telling fact from fiction may be harder than you think—a new study from Singapore has found that even people aware of deepfakes have inadvertently shared them online.

Social Media Use Linked To Poor Mental Health In Indonesia

Social media use contributes to poor mental health in Indonesia, new research finds.

Weaving Technology Into The Songket Supply Chain

An international team of researchers suggests that technology could help reduce the exploitation of traditional weavers in Malaysia.

Scanning Social Media For Signs Of Domestic Violence

Researchers in China have developed predictive models using data from social media posts to assess the impact of domestic violence on the mental health of victims.

The Brand Of You

Building a personal brand is not about self-promotion; see it as helping others understand your work and inspiring the next generation of scientists.

Winners Of Malaysia’s 2017 L’Oréal-UNESCO Fellowship Announced

Ho Weang Kee, Jasy Liew Suet Yan and Teh Su Yean have won this year’s L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship Awards in Malaysia.

Agents Of Change

People are influenced by their family, friends, colleagues and even strangers. This social sway can be measured by science, says SMU Visiting Professor Michael Macy.