The issue features eleven open access peer-reviewed articles that examine “the rise of anti-social behavior, misinformation, and other forms of problematic content within and across various social media settings, contexts, and user groups. The special issue featured work that emerged from the presentations and deliberations by interdisciplinary scholars at the 2022 International Conference on Social Media & Society, organized by the Social Media Lab at Toronto Metropolitan University. The issue explores two dangerous and interconnecting trends: the rise of anti-social behavior and the spread of misinformation online. Its aim is to help the public, policymakers, and platform operators better understand the factors contributing to the rise of these minacious trends on social media.”
The issue was truly a team effort. We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all contributing authors, reviewers and guest editors for contributing to the publication of this timely and in-depth issue and to SM+S publisher and journal editor Zizi Papacharissi for supporting the special issue from its inception to publication.
All articles are free to read and accessible at the links below.