October 06, 2023
Prof. Jeff Hancock, Prof. Jeremy Bailenson and colleagues find that women report feeling more exhausted than men following video calls – and the “self-view” display may be to blame
April 14, 2021
Jeff Hancock on the AARP Washington State “Sorting Fact From Fiction” speaker series.
October 26, 2020
Jeff Hancock and two Cornell colleagues reflect on what happens when AI tools come between people and act on their behalf.
October 23, 2020
Teens on Tech is an ongoing series with our partners, My Digital Tat2, to share adolescents’ perspectives on their digital worlds.
October 12, 2020
The Social Media Lab is proud to announce our partnership with My Digital Tat2.
October 06, 2020
Older Americans experience a “perfect storm,” Hancock said. “They’re more susceptible to the virus. They are targets of misinformation and online scams at a much higher rate."
June 30, 2020
Jeff Hancock has studied the propagation of conspiracy theories and myths and notes that the effective ones are all attributed to a “reliable source.”
May 10, 2020
Chatbots, if effectively designed and deployed, could help us by sharing up-to-date information quickly, encouraging desired health impacting behaviors.
May 04, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic nears 50,000 deaths in the U.S. – around half don’t believe that figure either – new data suggests many Americans hold misinformation about the virus.
April 24, 2020
Some people did not follow early recommendations to limit physical contact with others. Now, a new study by Stanford scholars reveals reasons why people failed to comply.
April 14, 2020
Older people are particularly targeted for misinformation because they tend to have more money, more civic engagement, more free time, and less experience with technology.
March 30, 2020
Researchers and media experts weigh in on how to stay informed about coronavirus while protecting your mental health.
We are a group of Stanford University researchers studying the impact of COVID-19 on our communities.
March 27, 2020
The Bay Area of California — where we both currently live — is under orders to “shelter in place.” This is a more strict form of social distancing.
March 19, 2020
SML research found that much of coronavirus misinformation spreads through private messaging channels.
The novel coronavirus is here and the situation is changing by the hour. Older adults, particularly those over the age of 80, are most at-risk.
In TIME and The Atlantic articles, Prof. Jeff Hancock discusses the impact of social media during the crisis and the benefits of virtual meals with friends.
March 17, 2020
Check health-related information about the coronavirus from established news sources rather than from shared stories in social media, advises Prof. Jeff Hancock.
As the novel respiratory virus COVID-19 spreads throughout numerous countries, governments and public healthcare systems are working tirelessly to contain the disease.
March 12, 2020