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As society turns to social media as their main information source, researchers from the University of Melbourne have found a way to help determine the truth from the lies on Twitter.

According to new research by academics from University of Melbourne and Monash University, using social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Myspace contributes to good mental health for many users. 

Researchers from the University of Melbourne and the University of Pennsylvania have shown that social media can serve as a dashboard indicator of a community’s psychological well being and can predict rates of heart disease.

Unvalidated health information received from online forums could be placing people at risk according to recently published research from the University of Melbourne.

David Malet discusses the role of social media for terror groups and how they use it to recruit members and raise money with Rishaad Salamat on Bloomberg Television’s “On The Move.”

More than 250,000 tweets have been analysed by University of Melbourne students revealing what Australians are tweeting, including Adelaide’s love of One Direction and excessive swearing in some suburbs of Brisbane.

Cyber Law expert and Professor of Intellectual Property at the Melbourne Law School, Professor Andrew Christie, discusses the legal implications of posting private information on social media sites such as Facebook.

More than 70% of people find advertising ‘sinister’ and ‘deviant’ if they dislike the company and social media enhances those feelings, a University of Melbourne study has found.