By | Feb 18, 2019 at 12:00 pm
The UK's Department of Culture, Media and Sport has published its long awaited report on 'fake news', and its recommendations on how to ensure that social media platforms are held accountable spreading it. Its good news for users, but bad news for Zuckerberg and co.
By | Feb 4, 2019 at 3:20 pm
Over the weekend, podcaster Joe Rogan invited Twitter CEO into his studio to chew the fat for a couple of hours about social media. Fans accused Rogan of giving him an easy ride, but we still learned a lot about Trump, trolls and...terms of service?
By | Feb 28, 2019 at 6:16 pm
YouTube has just announced that it is disabling the commenting function for any videos on its platform that feature minors. The decision follows reports that that the massive video sharing site has failed to protect children's safety online.
By | Feb 28, 2019 at 9:40 am
After years of hiding behind the "it's free speech" shield, social media companies have began suspending or permanently banning offensive accounts. We round up some notable examples of social media users who've seen their posting privileges revoked in recent years.
By | Feb 28, 2019 at 9:12 am
TikTok, the popular social media app aimed at teens, has fallen foul of Federal Trade Commission guidelines and ordered to pay $5.7 million for failing to adequately protect minors. The settlement takes aim at the company for collecting children's data without permission
By | Dec 21, 2018 at 6:01 am
A lot has happened on the internet this year, and it's been hard to keep up. We've rounded up our favorite internet heroes and villains and give them all a grade from A-F to find out who finished top of the class, and who was sent for a time-out.
By | Dec 20, 2018 at 7:24 am
A shocking Amnesty International survey has revealed the scale of misogynistic and racist abuse directed at female journalists and politicians on Twitter. The crowdsourced study studied over 200,000 tweets and discovered that abusive tweets are sent to women every 30 seconds
By | Dec 11, 2018 at 4:44 pm
Almost 250 pages of internal documents from social media giant Facebook were posted online this Wednesday by a U.K. parliamentary committee. Here are the top five biggest news items from the cache of documents.
By | Nov 28, 2018 at 11:23 am
Facebook had the relentless Black Friday and Cyber Monday news cycle to hide behind as bad news about its platform and the organizations it works with mounted up. We've covered all the latest Facebook bad news here, so you can keep up to date with the embattled social media site
By | Nov 9, 2018 at 7:14 am
A Tanzanian government official has announced on YouTube that he is forming a squad that will use social media to identify gay people and LGBT activists so they can be arrested. What responsibility should social media sites take when their platforms facilitate real-world harm?
By | Nov 6, 2018 at 12:37 pm
You might have never heard of TikTok, but your kids probably use it every day. It's the video-sharing social media app aimed squarely at teenagers that is proving more popular than Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. We explain everything about it and how it works.
By | Oct 25, 2018 at 9:58 am
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the UK has announced that it's slapping Facebook with a £500,000 ($644,413) fine for “serious breaches of data protection law.” Spare change for Zuckerberg? Or an opening salvo for further penalties to come?
By | Oct 24, 2018 at 1:02 pm
After coming under heavy fire by users and government, Facebook is trying to regain trust in its service. Is flagging false news enough to win us back? We explain how Facebook is bringing attention to false stories and penalising those who knowingly distribute them
By | Oct 1, 2018 at 10:52 am
With news that potentially 50 million Facebook accounts have been breached, should you continue using its Single Sign On for other sites? We explain the latest Facebook data breach, and what it means for users worldwide who login via Facebook to other sites and services.
By | Jul 9, 2018 at 11:52 am