Google has threatened to make its search engine unavailable in Australia if the government goes ahead with plans to make tech giants pay for news content.
Facebook’s “supreme court” has been asked to decide whether Donald Trump should remain suspended indefinitely after the Capitol riots which led to a social media backlash against the former US president.
Facebook’s revelation that it expects reports of child sexual abuse to drop once its controversial encryption plans go ahead have been branded a “remarkable admission” by the NSPCC.
Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross invited the public to grill him live on Facebook this evening and ended up answering a number of unexpected questions.
Twitter failed to move fast and aggressive enough to tackle conspiracy theories before the US Captiol riots, a senior executive for the social network has told MPs.
Encrypted messaging apps Signal and Telegram are seeing a huge increase in downloads from Apple and Google app stores, while WhatsApp is seeing its growth decline after the company was forced to clarify a privacy update recently sent to users.
Proposed laws to regulate social networks will not be affected by US trade negotiations, the minister for digital has said, after MPs expressed concern that they could be “watered down”.
Customers have been advised to be vigilant on social media after fake profiles were created to trick competition entrants.
YouTube is suspending US President Donald Trump’s account for “a minimum of seven days” due to concerns about “the ongoing potential for violence”, the video sharing website said.
The Northern Lights were unusually strong in the north of Scotland last night, captivating people from Aberdeen to Skye as they reached for their cameras.
The decision by some social media giants to ban US President Donald Trump from their platforms raises a “very big question” in terms of regulation, Matt Hancock has said.
Deprived of his major online megaphones, Donald Trump is seeking alternative ways to spread his messages in his last days in the White House.
Donald Trump’s permanent suspension from Twitter following the storming of the US Capitol by his supporters marks another significant step in the president’s tumultuous relationship with social media.
Social media giants must rethink how they define harmful disinformation, with the violence at the US Capitol proving their efforts so far have been a “failure” and the move to ban Donald Trump was “too little, too late”.
Donald Trump was “completely wrong” to incite supporters to storm the Capitol and to continue questioning the legitimacy of the US election, Boris Johnson said.
Facebook is blocking Donald Trump “indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks”, the social network’s boss Mark Zuckerberg has said following rioting in the US Capitol.
Donald Trump had to use an adviser’s Twitter to promise an orderly transition of power to Joe Biden after he was locked out of his own social media accounts.
Donald Trump has been forced to commit to an orderly transition of power to Joe Biden through a statement from an adviser after the US president was locked out of his social media accounts.
Twitter and Facebook have temporarily locked Donald Trump’s accounts after he addressed supporters who stormed the US Capitol.
Selena Gomez has accused technology giants of allowing their platforms to be used to spread hate and partly blamed them for the shocking violence in Washington DC.
Facebook has followed Twitter in locking Donald Trump’s page after the president’s followers stormed the US Capitol building.
Twitter has locked Donald Trump’s account for the first time and demanded he remove tweets excusing violence as it threatened him with “permanent suspension” from the platform.
Twitter has removed two posts by Donald Trump – including a video – “due to a risk of violence”, while Facebook also deleted the clip.
Twitter has removed the retweet, like and reply functions on a video posted by Donald Trump “due to a risk of violence” – while Facebook has removed the clip entirely.
New Year’s Eve 2020 was the busiest day ever for voice and video calls on WhatsApp, the messaging app has said.
A Facebook group sharing the location of police carrying out speed checks on vehicles has been branded "a disgrace".
Migrants hoping to enter the UK will be shown “hard-hitting” geo-targeted adverts via social media in a bid to deter people from making dangerous attempts via the English Channel.
Social media platforms have been told their systems of moderation are failing, after MPs highlighted high-profile accounts spreading anti-vaccine misinformation without reprimand.
Social media firms should make it easier to report potential illegal abuse to the police, the public standards watchdog said.
Snapchat said it has “changed as a company” in recent years and apologised for past filters such as a Bob Marley face which was accused of promoting blackface at the time.