The Future of Truth and Misinformation Online
Experts are split on whether the coming years will see less misinformation online. Those who foresee improvement hope for technological and societal solutions. Others say bad actors using technology can exploit human vulnerabilities.
The Reckoning for Social Media
Lee Rainie, director of internet and technology research at Pew Research Center, delivered this keynote speech at the New Media and Society conference in Toronto on July 29, 2017.
Shareable quotes from Americans on online harassment
Quotes from Americans on their experiences with online harassment, from @pewresearch
Online Harassment 2017
Roughly four-in-ten Americans have personally experienced online harassment, and 62% consider it a major problem.
Tech Adoption Climbs Among Older Adults
Nearly two-thirds of those age 65 and older go online and a record share now own smartphones – although many seniors remain relatively divorced from digital life.
The new landscape of facts and trust
Lee Rainie discussed the Center’s latest findings about how people use social media, how they think about news in the Trump Era, how they try to establish and act on trust and where they turn for expertise in a period where so much information is contested.
The Future of Free Speech, Trolls, Anonymity and Fake News Online
Many experts fear uncivil and manipulative behaviors on the internet will persist – and may get worse.
Cybersecurity Knowledge Quiz
A majority of online adults can identify a strong password and know the risks of using public Wi-Fi. Yet, many struggle with more technical cybersecurity concepts.
What the Public Knows About Cybersecurity
A majority of internet users can answer fewer than half the questions correctly on a difficult knowledge quiz about cybersecurity issues and concepts.
Americans and Cybersecurity
Many Americans do not trust modern institutions to protect their personal data – even as they frequently neglect cybersecurity best practices in their own personal lives.