A senior Twitter executive has said there is “no doubt” that content on Twitter and other social networks could contribute to radicalisation, while revealing that 1.6 million accounts have been taken down related to terrorism.
Changes to Facebook’s search function has made it harder for investigators to look into serious issues such as human rights abuses and war crimes which are posted publicly on the social network.
Children as young as two are accessing social media, service practitioners from across the country have suggested – leading to fears that more young people are becoming addicted.
Facebook bosses have lost control of the social network and is unlikely to regain it, a former Harvard classmate of Mark Zuckerberg has claimed.
Twitter has acquired a London-based startup that has developed AI technology that could help it deal with disinformation and fake news spread across the social network.
Mark Zuckerberg will remain as chairman of Facebook after an attempt to strip him of the position put forward by a group of shareholders was rejected.
Facebook said it has taken action on “coordinated inauthentic behaviour” originating from Iran, which included accounts posting about the royal family and US President Donald Trump.
Facebook is edging closer to starting its own cryptocurrency, with an aim to launch as soon as next year, a report has claimed.
People are still likely to share and like news stories from unreliable sources on Facebook despite overall levels of “junk news” circulating across social media being relatively low, a study has claimed.
Facebook will restrict people who have broken certain rules from using its Live streaming feature, in response to the mosque terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Instagram is cracking down on misinformation about vaccinations being spread across the photo sharing app by blocking hashtags that draw out “verifiably false” posts about the controversial subject.
An investigation into a Facebook error that left hundreds of millions of user passwords exposed in an internal plain text file has been launched by the company’s main privacy regulator.
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg is turning his hand to podcasting in a bid to be more open about the thinking behind the social network’s practices and future development.
Twitter has reduced the number of accounts people are allowed to follow daily in a fresh attempt to take on spam and bots across the social network.
Home Secretary Sajid Javid has said “we cannot ignore the crimes being committed on social networks” at the launch of a Government white paper on online harms.
Plans for new laws making tech giants and social networks more accountable for harmful content online have been set out by the Government, in a bid to make the UK one of the safest places in the world to be online.
Politicians have been warned not to interfere in the work of any potential internet regulator, in the lead up to the release of a Government White Paper that will address online harms next week.
Plans to make tech giants and social networks more accountable for harmful content online are set to be announced by the Government next week, in a bid to make the UK one of the safest places in the world to be online.
Almost half a million tracks lost by Myspace have been recovered, offering a small glimmer of hope to musicians and fans that feared early works were gone forever.
More than a third of Britons have admitted to snooping on their partner’s devices and social media accounts to find out whether they are guilty of cheating, a study has revealed.