Contrary to a 2019 study, a data reanalysis found no evidence of an increase in adolescent suicide rates after the release of Netflix's "13 Reasons Why."
In its sixth annual Citizenship Challenge, the Rendell Center asked fourth and fifth graders which Amendment in the Bill of Rights was most important and impactful.
Two-thirds of the news stories analyzed last year debunked the holiday-suicide myth, the false claim that suicides increase over the holidays, according to new research from the Annenberg Public Policy Center.
At their third and final conference, members of the Transatlantic Working Group on content moderation met at Bellagio, Italy, to examine issues involving artificial intelligence and online transparency.
In a new study, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania find that scenes of unjustified and justified violence in movies activate different parts of the adolescent brain. When movie characters engage in violence that is seen as justified, there is a synchronized response among viewers in a part of the brain involved in moral evaluation, suggesting that viewers see it as acceptable for protection.
Although some researchers have attributed the rise in adolescent suicide to social media and smart phone use, researcher Dan Romer says economic and parental pressures are as likely to blame.
FactCheck.org and Hearst TV Inc. are partnering for the 2020 campaign season. Hearst will feature FactCheck.org's work on Hearst’s television and radio stations and websites.
Members of the Transatlantic Working Group (TWG), a project of APPC, offer a 'Disinformation ABC' and other ways to address hate speech, extremism and malevolent speech online.
A recent study estimated that an additional 195 suicide deaths among young people occurred after the release of the TV series “13 Reasons Why.” A commentary co-authored by APPC's Dan Romer asks how to interpret that number and whether it obscures a complex set of media effects.
What is a "fair and impartial judiciary" and why is it so important today? Judges and scholars including Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy met to explore this at a symposium sponsored by the Rendell Center and APPC.