Facebook has been criticised for its stance on free speech and wider civil rights in a self-commissioned audit into its policies and practices.
Organisers of a major Facebook advertising boycott have described a meeting with bosses as “disappointing”, saying Mark Zuckerberg and other senior executives are not yet ready to address hate on their platform.
Facebook and Google lack effective controls to prevent fraudsters from posting scam adverts, according to a Which? investigation.
A group of UK charities has threatened to curb spending on social media engagement if platforms like Facebook do not tackle hate speech.
The news that, as of today, under-12s will no longer need to socially distance has been met with joy from grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts and uncles, who will finally be able to hug their young relatives for the first time in months.
Katie Price has told MPs she understands why people take their own lives after they are trolled online.
Sir Nick Clegg has jumped to Facebook’s defence on the issue of hate speech as Lego joined the growing list of global firms to halt advertising on the platform.
The competition watchdog has called for new fines and the threat of break-ups for tech giants with dominant positions in the advertising space.
A Facebook chief has defended the social network’s efforts to tackle hate speech as a growing list of big firms halt advertising on the platform.
Facebook has launched an advertising campaign to improve people’s awareness of fake news shared online as platforms continue to suffer with misinformation.
Starbucks has become the latest company to say it will suspend social media adverts after a campaign led by civil rights organisations called for an advertising boycott of Facebook.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been working behind the scenes to urge top executives across the world to stand in solidarity with groups which are calling for a Facebook boycott.
Facebook has said it will flag all “newsworthy” posts from politicians that break its rules, including those from US President Donald Trump.
Facebook is banning adverts containing claims people of a specific race, religion or sexual orientation are a threat to others as part of measures to tackle hate speech, its founder has said.
Facebook will now alert users if an article they are about to share is old to prevent outdated news from being used to mislead.
Ben & Jerry’s has become the latest business to join a growing list of firms pulling advertising from Facebook over the platform’s failure to do more to remove hate speech.
Two north-east children’s charities are teaming up to host a digital fundraising quiz next month.
US outdoor equipment company Patagonia has become the latest company to announce an advertising boycott of Facebook and its Instagram app.
Facebook has removed campaign adverts by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence that featured an upside-down red triangle, a symbol used by Nazis to designate political prisoners in concentration camps.
People who rely on social media for information about coronavirus are more likely to believe conspiracy theories and breach lockdown rules, according to a study.
Sir Nick Clegg has defended Facebook’s decision not to take action against inflammatory posts by Donald Trump, arguing that “defending free expression is important”.
People are using social media less as a source of coronavirus information since lockdown began, according to Ofcom data.
An investigation has been launched into Facebook’s acquisition of GIF sharing platform Giphy by UK regulators.
Facebook has scaled back some of its advertising rules in relation to coronavirus, allowing non-medical masks to appear once more.
A senior European Union official has warned online platforms such as Google and Facebook to step up the fight against fake news, coming notably from countries such as China and Russia.
An Aberdeen community council has threatened to remove a popular residents' social media page following inappropriate behaviour.
Dozens of scientists doing research funded by Mark Zuckerberg have said Facebook should not be letting Donald Trump use the social media platform to “spread both misinformation and incendiary statements”.
NHS medical staff have revealed how coronavirus misinformation is having a direct impact on their work and called on tech giants to do more to tackle the issue.
Facebook has said it will begin labelling state-run media pages in its latest effort to improve transparency across the platform.
Hundreds of posts spreading misinformation about Covid-19 are being left online despite the “dangerous” material being reported to social media giants.