People are more worried about the amount of coronavirus misinformation others are exposed to than themselves, a survey suggests.
UK adults are now spending more than a quarter of their waking lives online thanks to the coronavirus lockdown, a new study by Ofcom says.
Internet platforms could face fines and “sanctions for directors” if Ofcom is appointed the online regulator, its chief executive has told MPs.
People are using social media less as a source of coronavirus information since lockdown began, according to Ofcom data.
Susanna Reid has apologised on air for the “fruity language” used by a guest on Good Morning Britain.
Ofcom has ruled against China Global Television Network over its coverage of protests in Hong Kong.
BBC Three could return as a linear channel as part of the broadcaster’s efforts to focus on younger audiences – with BBC Four airing more repeats.
The BBC is exploring the possibility of launching BBC Four as a global subscription service outside of the UK, it has been announced.
Broadband providers are holding up against a surge in demand during lockdown, with download speeds only falling an average of 2%, analysis by Ofcom suggests.
Harry Potter star Miriam Margolyes has sparked more than 240 complaints after saying she wanted Boris Johnson “to die” from coronavirus.
Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan has been cleared by TV watchdog Ofcom for his “combative” interviews with government ministers amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Ofcom’s decision to prioritise investigations into comments made by Eamonn Holmes and David Icke about coronavirus has been welcomed by the chairman of a committee of MPs.
Eamonn Holmes has attempted to “clarify” his comments on 5G technology and coronavirus – as Ofcom said it would urgently assess hundreds of complaints about his remarks.
Ofcom has said it is assessing comments made by David Icke about coronavirus on a local TV station “as a priority”.
Nearly half of UK adults online have been exposed to false or misleading information about coronavirus in the last week, a report from Ofcom has said.
ITV has been warned against relying on a “combative dynamic” between presenters, such as Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain, because it risks breaching the broadcasting code.
Ofcom has said that a local radio station broke broadcasting rules when one of its guests suggested the Covid-19 outbreak was caused by the rollout of 5G mobile technology.
People should avoid using their microwave at the same time as their wifi in order to get better internet speeds, media regulator Ofcom has said.
Media watchdog Ofcom has revised and expanded the proposed set of rules to protect the welfare of participants on TV and radio shows.
The BBC needs to avoid providing a “narrow urban outlook” and make sure it has “genuine diversity of thought and experience”, ministers are expected to say.
Public service broadcasters are continuing to experience declining viewing figures despite the growth of online and on-demand services, Ofcom has said.
The broadcasting watchdog has imposed a £75,000 fine on talkRADIO over a show hosted by George Galloway.
The Government has insisted it will take tough action against technology companies which do not adhere to its planned online harms regulations.
Home Secretary Priti Patel has pledged Ofcom will have the tools to ensure social media companies uphold the Government’s new duty of care statutes.
The enforcement powers of the new internet watchdog must be “proportionate” to the level of harm caused, digital minister Matt Warman has said.
The Government is to appoint broadcasting regulator Ofcom as a new internet watchdog, with the ability to fine social media companies that do not protect users from harmful content.
Ofcom has named senior civil servant Dame Melanie Dawes as its new chief executive, as it prepares for a wider role as an internet watchdog.
Internet and social media companies have said they will work with the Government to make the internet a safer place, as new powers to punish them are set to be handed to Ofcom.
Social media companies will be held to account for potentially harmful material on their platforms by broadcasting regulator Ofcom, it has been reported.
Parents are becoming increasingly concerned about children’s social media and online activity, according to regulator Ofcom.