Sorting fact from fiction in a post-truth world
This episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast features cognitive psychologist Stephan Lewandowsky on why we believe fake news.
Keeping tabs on the tech giants
As Australia's competition watchdog investigates tech giants like Google and Facebook, a University of Melbourne expert says the focus is more transparency.
At the human-computer interface
This episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast features Ben Shneiderman on human-computer interaction, research and technology.
How to find the truth on Twitter
A University of Melbourne team has developed a way of assessing how likely it is that a tweet is a genuine witness account, or a piece of 'fake news'.
Facebook, the Government and revenge porn
Facebook and the Government are piloting a scheme to tackle revenge porn, but University of Melbourne experts ask whether the cost to our privacy is too much.
Want to live forever? Here’s how
Soon we will be able to 'talk' to the dead; technologies will use Internet histories to create realistic online presences, write University of Melbourne experts
Ridesharing goes social
Our social media networks will play a role in how we travel in the future, University of Melbourne research looks at collaborative activity-based ridesharing.
Is social media good for you?
It can certainly be addictive, but whether social media boosts or harms your mental health comes down to how you use it.
Positive psychology much more than ‘Happyology’
Lifelong wellbeing is determined more by our patterns of behaviour over a trajectory rather than by any particular critical event.
Facebook debate verdict: A potential goldmine for the politicians
Facebook's Great Debate between Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten shows social media can reach new audiences, even if the viewing was a little awkward at times.