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Can’t Get Off Of Snapchat Or Facebook? Research Reveals Differences Between Platforms

Monday, July 20, 2020
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You might think social media is addictive, but how do certain platforms measure against one another? Researchers from Michigan State University and California State University–Fullerton conducted the first…

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How Teachers Can Use Social Media To Improve Learning This Fall

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
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Social media platforms can play an important role for teaching students already hard-wired into the tools and for advancing teacher professional development, says a Michigan State University researcher…

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The Truth Behind Fake News and Politics on Social Media

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
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Fake news, hate speech and misinformation is creeping through all social media platforms. With more and more people relying on social media for as a source for news,…

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What Does Isolation Mean in the Age of the Internet?

Sunday, May 17, 2020
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As public health officials are encouraging social distancing to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus strain, COVID-19, many Americans are practicing social isolation. But what does this…

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Can Facebook Improve Your Mental Health?

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Can Facebook improve your mental health?

Contrary to popular belief, using social media and the internet regularly could improve mental health among adults and help fend off serious psychological distress, such as depression and…

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College of Law Launches Free Speech Library

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
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Students’ desire to express themselves freely can get them in big trouble – suspensions, expulsions, arrests and even lawsuits – because social media has blurred the lines and…

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Excessive Social Media Use is Comparable to Drug Addiction

Thursday, January 10, 2019
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New research from Michigan State University shows a connection between social media use and impaired risky decision-making, which is commonly deficient in substance addiction. “Around one-third of humans…

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Using Social Media to Weaken Terrorist Attacks

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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Governments and police forces around the world need to beware of the harm caused by mass and social media following terror events. In a new report, leading counter-terrorism…

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Social Media Can Amplify Cyberbullying by ‘Digital Mobs’

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
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Tweeting praise or criticism gives you more power – and can pose a greater potential threat – than you may know, according to Michigan State University research. That’s…

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MSU Professor Discovers Neuroscience Underlying Social Media

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Dar Meshi is studying social information processing, social influence and social decision making as an assistant professor in the Department of Advertising and PR. “It’s just an innate…

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