Publics in Emerging Economies Worry Social Media Sow Division, Even as They Offer New Chances for Political Engagement —@[email protected]

NEW: Members of Congress and technology leaders are rated lower in empathy, transparency and ethics; public gives higher scores to military leaders, public school principals and police officers —@[email protected]

NEW: An analysis of English-language videos posted by high-subscriber YouTube channels in the first week of 2019 finds that children’s content received more views than other videos —@[email protected]

Those who use smartphones are more likely than those who use less sophisticated phones or no phones at all to regularly interact with people from different religious groups —@[email protected]

Couples who meet online are more diverse than those who meet in other ways, largely because they’re younger —@[email protected]

RT @MonicaRAnders: It's not just Millennials - a majority of Gen Xers

Automated Twitter accounts post the vast majority of tweeted links to popular news and current events sites that do not offer original reporting —@[email protected]

Social media platforms and messaging apps - most notably, Facebook and WhatsApp - are widely used in the 11 emerging and developing nations we surveyed —@[email protected]

Teens have mixed views on social media's effect on people their age; many say it helps them connect with others, some express concerns about bullying —@[email protected]

Bots. They're all around us, and they serve a number of purposes, both good and bad. But just how common are they? Here's how we identified likely bots on Twitter for our report "Bots in the Twittersphere" —@[email protected]

RT @brookeauxier: Despite well-publicized examples of it's shortcomings, the majority of U.S. adults think facial recognition technology can accurately identify individual people, and effectively assess someone's gender or race, via @pewresearch @pewinternet —@[email protected]

Predictions from experts about artificial intelligence and the future of humans, from @pewresearch and @ImagineInternet. —@[email protected]

In seven of 11 developing countries surveyed, half or more people say technology has made people more accepting of those who have different views than they do —@[email protected]

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