• President Twitter

    Open Forum     |      December 9, 2021

    A computational analysis of billions of phrases found in tweets has uncovered new insights into the timelines of the many major stories that surrounded the disgraced former President Donald Trump from 2016 to 2021.

  • A little bird told me…

    Michael James Walsh     |      August 31, 2021

    Twitter has a reputation for ill tempered interactions, but changes in its design could help moderate the heat of debate and reduce the incidence of personal targeting and abuse.

  • Misogynistic tweets correlate with violence against women

    Diane Nazaroff     |      April 8, 2021

    Places where there is a lot of misogynistic tweeting going on are likely to have a lot of domestic violence as well, a study by UNSW has found.

  • Fighting fake news on Twitter

    Open Forum     |      March 26, 2021

    Prompting people to reflect on the accuracy of news headlines increases the quality of news that they share online, according to international scientists.

  • Tracking COVID’s mental health impact via Twitter

    Open Forum     |      February 4, 2021

    Data scientists have analysed 94 million tweets from the first months of the pandemic to track COVID-19’s effect on mental health in NSW.

  • Trump’s Twitter ban and the limits of free speech

    Conor McLaughlin     |      January 14, 2021

    Trump’s recent suspension from social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook raises questions about the limits of free speech in a functioning democracy. The recent move signals that while online platforms welcome debate, when it is accompanied by violence they must draw a line.

  • The Twitter war over Dan Andrews

    Open Forum     |      December 24, 2020

    A QUT study of two interrelated Twitter hashtag campaigns regarding Dan Andrews’ handling of the COVID-19 second wave found the activity was driven by a “small, hyper-partisan core of highly active participants” rather than bot accounts.

  • China’s twitter war against the West

    Jake Wallis     |      June 14, 2020

    The Chinese government deploys propaganda and disinformation against the West to pursue its strategic goals, and Twitter has become a major battleground.