Americans and Digital Knowledge
A majority of U.S. adults can answer fewer than half the questions correctly on a digital knowledge quiz, and many struggle with certain cybersecurity and privacy questions
More Than Half of U.S. Adults Trust Law Enforcement to Use Facial Recognition Responsibly
The ability of governments and law enforcement agencies to monitor the public using facial recognition was once the province of dystopian science fiction. But modern technology is increasingly bringing versions of these scenarios to life.
In Emerging Economies, Smartphone and Social Media Users Have Broader Social Networks
Smartphone users in emerging economies – especially those who use social media – tend to be more exposed to people with different backgrounds and more connected with friends they don’t see in person.
A Week in the Life of Popular YouTube Channels
Mobile Technology and Home Broadband 2019
Publics in Emerging Economies Worry Social Media Sow Division, Even as They Offer New Chances for Political Engagement
Many who use social media say they regularly see false or misleading content, but also view these platforms as offering new avenues for political engagement.
Share of U.S. adults using social media, including Facebook, is mostly unchanged since 2018
The share of U.S. adults who say they use certain online platforms or apps is statistically unchanged from where it stood in early 2018 despite a long stretch of controversies over privacy, fake news and censorship on social media.
Mobile Connectivity in Emerging Economies
Access to mobile phones and social media is common across emerging economies. People around the world see certain benefits from these technologies, yet there are also concerns about their impact on children.
Facebook Algorithms and Personal Data
About half of Facebook users say they are not comfortable when they see how the platform categorizes them, and 27% maintain the site’s classifications do not accurately represent them.