Unmasked: NBC Is Publishing 200,000 Russian Troll and Bot Tweets

Despite Twitter’s pledges to crack down, Russian trolls and bots are still exploiting the social media platform to interfere with elections, including our midterms. To help shine a light on this persistent threat to democracy, NBC News is open sourcing… Continue Reading

Millennials Rely On Instagram Influencers For Buying Decisions, But Not As Much Anymore

Over the past decade, the fashion retail industry has been fundamentally reshaped by the rise of mobile apps, social media and lifestyle influencers. More than ever, consumers are turning to bloggers, Instagrammers and YouTubers for fashion ideas and advice while… Continue Reading

Study suggests Twitter link to Infidelity and Divorce

New research suggests that active Twitter users in relationships are likely to experience Twitter-related conflict. According to a study by University of Missouri doctoral student Russell Clayton,  Twitter-related conflict then leads to negative relationship outcomes, including emotional and physical cheating,… Continue Reading