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Neuroscience News

As social media platforms like Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and others continue to grow in popularity, adolescents are spending more of their time online navigating a complex virtual world. But, new research suggests that these increased hours spent online may be associated with cyberbullying behaviors.

Social media looks to curb anti-vaxx messaging

May 3, 2019

Social media has become a popular go-to for parents looking for information on vaccines, but these platforms have come under fire for spreading the misinformation about vaccine safety.

Now, several major social media platforms are cracking down on what kind of information users can share, but some are calling the move a form of censorship. Read more.


Anderson Cooper. Jake Tapper. Diane Sawyer. Mark Zuckerberg? Chances are, someone you know is getting all their news from social media.  In this segment, host April Sorrow speaks with Dr. Itai Himelboim, Director of the Social Media Engagement & Evaluation Suite and Associate Professor of Advertising at the University of Georgia. They discuss the structure of social media relationships and why the US government needs to utilize these structures to better communicate with the Middle East and North Africa.