So-called ‘junk news’ is on the decline on Twitter but still receives high engagement on Facebook, researchers claim.
Jeremy Corbyn has dismissed as “nonsense” the controversy surrounding the source of leaked documents used by Labour as proof the Tories are planning to sell the NHS.
Leaked documents used by Jeremy Corbyn to claim the Tories are planning to sell off the NHS have been linked to a Russian interference campaign on Reddit, the social media platform has said.
Leaked documents used by Jeremy Corbyn as proof Tories are planning to sell off the NHS have been linked to a Russian disinformation campaign on Reddit, the social media platform has said.
Thousands of Facebook users have signed up to an event calling to chant “OK, boomer” at the Prime Minister on polling day.
The NSPCC has warned Facebook that it risks becoming a “one-stop grooming shop” if it presses ahead with plans to encrypt across all its messaging services.
Mark Zuckerberg has continued to defend Facebook’s stance on political advertising, saying the public should be able to judge “the character of politicians” for themselves.
Facebook is releasing a tool that allows users to transfer their photos directly to Google’s storage service in a bid to give people “control and choice”.
Facebook has taken down Conservative Party adverts which used edited versions of BBC content.
The BBC has asked the Conservative Party to remove online adverts which use edited versions of its content.
Facebook says it is currently investigating issues affecting users across its online platforms, including Instagram.
Twitter has said accounts belonging to the deceased will not be removed as part of its “clean-up” of inactive profiles until it figures out a way to memorialise these accounts.
Labour and some of its high-profile supporters did more to push people to register to vote than any other party, social media statistics show.
Arlene Foster has urged politicians in Northern Ireland to stop treating each other as enemies.
Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has labelled social media companies “the greatest propaganda machine in history”, accusing Facebook, Google and others of facilitating hate on their sites.
Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to close the “tax tricks” used by giant corporations to partially fund a pledge to deliver free full-fibre internet to all by making broadband a public service.
Instagram is expanding its hidden “likes” trial globally, the social network has announced.
The Pope has called for tech giants to take responsibility to prevent children’s easy access to pornography and other harmful content online.
Facebook has been accused of using “selective big numbers” to promote its latest transparency report.
Facebook has said it is now proactively removing more harmful and abusive content than ever.