Sir Nick Clegg has defended Facebook’s position to not fact-check political advertising as he faced questions on the issue during a conference appearance.
A north-east woman is set to go on trial next week accused of threatening Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Facebook.
Facebook continues to resist pressure to ban political ads and said it will not limit targeting like tech rival Google.
Facebook and eBay have pledged to take greater action against the sale of fake and misleading reviews through their sites in response to pressure from the UK’s competition watchdog.
Apple and Facebook have been told current privacy practices are “untenable” by the US Federal Trade Commissioner during a debate on the issue.
Facebook is cracking down on deepfake videos in the lead-up to the 2020 US presidential election, though humour will be immune.
More than 100 billion messages were sent using WhatsApp leading up to midnight on New Year’s Eve, the messaging service has said.
Artificial intelligence, 5G and robotics are expected to be among the biggest talking points when the world’s largest technology show – CES – begins in Las Vegas on Tuesday.
Technology looks set to transform the world we live in further in 2020, as policies develop and new players make their mark.
Signing up to Facebook’s Messenger app is no longer possible without having an account on the main Facebook platform.
It has been another busy year in the world of technology, with new innovations arriving during 2019 including 5G, but also political problems such as the ongoing debate around Huawei.
A north-east restaurant has closed its doors.
Britain has stepped up its battle with Facebook by rejecting claims it wants a “backdoor” into planned encryption across the social media giant’s messaging apps.
Twitter has identified and removed nearly 6,000 accounts it said were part of a co-ordinated effort by Saudi government agencies and individuals to advance the country’s geopolitical interests.
Penumbra wants to encourage more people to start a conversation about their wellbeing, especially so close to Christmas.
Jarvis Cocker said he is “so proud” after a social media campaign launched one of his songs into the race for Christmas number one.
Google and Facebook’s “dominance” in advertising risks driving up prices for flights, electronics and insurance, the competition watchdog has warned.
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.