The Digital Secretary has urged social media users to do their bit in tackling coronavirus-related “fake news” and backed a five-step plan to fight misinformation.
England’s top skateboarders have been offered the chance to beat the coronavirus lockdown by taking part in a virtual National Championships this weekend.
Social media giants will be called into Parliament to explain how they are tackling misinformation about coronavirus spreading online.
Facebook has become the latest service to lower video bitrates to help prevent internet congestion during the coronavirus lockdown.
Facebook and Google are among the technology firms that have joined forces to protect and inform people during the coronavirus outbreak.
As the coronavirus outbreak continues to affect sport, its stars have had to turn to unique ways to keep fit and stay in touch with their fans.
The world of sport was forced to make alternative plans on Saturday after the coronavirus pandemic put many fixtures and events on hold – so what did the athletes get up to instead?
Thoughtful Brits have taken to social media to offer help to vulnerable neighbours during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Official NHS guidance is to be displayed at the top of internet search results as part of measures to stop the spread of disinformation around Covid-19.
Social media has a “very important role” in stopping the spread of misinformation about the coronavirus outbreak, the Prime Minister has said.
Musician Grimes has announced on Twitter that she will allow her child to decide their own gender.
Social media is fuelling gang violence as threats and pictures of knives shared online spark revenge attacks, according the country’s top prosecutor.
Grime star Stormzy’s social media accounts have disappeared overnight.
TikTok has announced new safety features which will allow parents to control the content their children see on the platform.
Facebook has said it wants to work with governments on “new rules for the internet”, as the social network published a set of recommendations for online content regulation.
The Government is not ruling out prosecuting directors of social media companies whose platforms ignore planned online harms regulations, a minister said.
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.
Privacy campaigners have labelled the Government’s planned online harms regulation a threat to free speech.
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.
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.
Instagram has started telling users the accounts they interact with the least and those they see the most in their feed as part of new organisation tools.
Social media trolls should face custodial sentences because of the impact their comments can have on the victim’s mental health, former Liverpool goalkeeper Chris Kirkland has said.
Social media is awash with influencers but when it comes to food your biggest influence could be friends.
Parents are becoming increasingly concerned about children’s social media and online activity, according to regulator Ofcom.
New regulations on social media companies should be tightened to include more transparency around how firms target users online, an independent advisory board on artificial intelligence (AI) has said.
Facebook communications boss Sir Nick Clegg has hit back at suggestions that the social network benefits as a business from allowing controversial or extreme content to appear on its platforms.
Twitter is bringing colour to private conversations with the addition of reaction emojis.