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.
Facebook has hit back at Home Secretary Priti Patel’s calls for a “backdoor” into planned encryption across its messaging apps, saying it would be a “gift to criminals”.
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.
A Facebook bug has been discovered which allows the social media giant’s app to access the iPhone camera as a user scrolls through their feed.
Footage of an older woman on a mobility scooter braving the severe flooding in the north of England has taken the internet by storm.
Facebook has admitted it is unable to track all political adverts on its platforms as the company faces continued pressure to ban them entirely.
Facebook has said around 100 app developers may have been able to obtain user data from groups on the social network, after uncovering access had not been fully closed off as intended.
Facebook has faced calls to ban all political advertising ahead of the forthcoming General Election, after a number of misleading ads were taken down from the platform.
Facebook has unveiled a new corporate logo which will be stamped across its family of apps in its latest move to bring its various platforms under one roof.
Facebook has stressed it has “clear rules against posting graphic content” on its platform after images believed to show the body of British backpacker Amelia Bambridge were circulated online.
Twitter’s decision to ban political ads has piled pressure on rival Facebook, which has thus far resisted efforts to do the same.