Facebook communications boss Sir Nick Clegg has hit back at suggestions that the social network benefits as a business from allowing controversial or extreme content to appear on its platforms.
Twitter is bringing colour to private conversations with the addition of reaction emojis.
Molly Russell was a 14-year-old schoolgirl who took her own life in 2017 after viewing harmful images on Instagram, a Facebook-owned social media platform.
Social media giants should be forced to hand over data and pay towards research into their potential harms, a new report backed by the father of Molly Russell argues.
‘It’s a Christmas miracle’: Family celebrate reunion with mischievous hamster after seven days on the run
A family will be celebrating a special reunion this Christmas after their pet hamster was returned home after more than a week on the run.
Instagram is to warn users when it detects potentially bullying language in their captions for posts to the social network.
Political candidates during the General Election campaign have received an estimated four times the amount of online abuse than in the 2017 campaign, according to research.
Around a third of people who have made purchases through social media websites claim to have been scammed at some point.
Members of the public behind some of the UK’s most popular political social media accounts say they have reached millions of voters – but experts are uncertain of the effect they could have on this week’s General Election.
James Corden’s announcement of the return of Gavin And Stacey for a Christmas special has been named among the most retweeted Tweets of the year in the UK.
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.
Social media use is sparking body image issues and eating disorders in young people, new research suggests.
Instagram is to start asking those who sign up for their date of birth in a move the platform says is designed to “build a safer experience” for younger users.
Tesla’s new electric pickup truck has inspired unlikely art in the form of a mashed potato sculpture.
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.
A new self-deprecating meme has people sharing just how useless they would be in a time of crisis.
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.
Twitter is granting all users the power to hide replies to their tweets that they find abusive or irrelevant.