LOS ANGELES — As countries around the world grapple with whether to recognize the Taliban as the official authority of Afghanistan and as the militant group attempts to establish their governing legitimacy in the vacuum left by U.S. withdrawal, social ...

SAN FRANCISCO — Imagine a futuristic city where robots prevail. Since the advent of imperialism, this futuristic and otherly view has often served as the popularized Western conception of Asia. This concept is known as Techno-Orientalism, a phenomenon that primarily ...

LOS ANGELES — In late July, Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) introduced a bill to hold Facebook accountable for the spread of health misinformation on its platform. The Health Misinformation Act would strip the liability shield ...

NEW YORK — It’s a sunny day on the Northeast Corridor as a bright blue train zips by — blink and it’s already gone. Amtrak, the United States’ subsidized rail service, is introducing new Acela Express train sets into service, ...

BY STAFF CORRESPONDENTS SAN FRANCISCO — Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to demonstrate a real fear of rising opposition forces, fueled by Western social media platforms. On March 10, the Russian government announced it would be slowing down speeds on ...

LOS ANGELES — One year into the pandemic, there have been over 106 million cases of COVID-19 worldwide. The virus, which has raged and spread uncontrollably throughout the world, has claimed the lives of over 2.6 million people.  The highly ...

A brief scroll through TikTok, a novel social media platform known for short videos and a powerful algorithm for suggested content, could include American teenagers dancing a snappy routine, social advocates preaching their cause and renditions of the viral “Ratatouille ...

In the age of Google, Facebook, and YouTube, it seems as if we have finally reached a somewhat egalitarian moment in history. All internet users have access to these resources regardless of socioeconomic status. Yet, these resources are not exactly ...

Computers. Hackers. Cyber networks.  These are all terms that have been thrown around with increasing anger and fear, especially as the United States is experiencing a frightening increase in the frequency of cyberattacks carried out by foreign hackers. But little ...

Big data and psychological operations have played a big role in people’s lives, likely without their knowledge. Personal data is being used in ways that allow people to be surrounded by misinformation, thus influencing their beliefs. Social media is flooded ...