Facebook has warned that legitimate and legal speech could be removed as a result of tougher controls put forward by the EU.
Facebook paid £28.5 million in UK taxes last year despite reporting growing revenue of £1.65 billion from advertising sales.
Twitter has apologised for sharing personal contact information from users with advertisers which was only meant for account security purposes.
Instagram has become the latest app to receive the dark mode treatment in a update being rolled out to some users from Tuesday.
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has called an EU ruling that allows a country to order the removal of defamatory material globally as a “troubling development”.
Facebook said it has removed hundreds of accounts, pages and groups from the platform which were spreading misinformation about political issues in the Middle East.
Online platforms such as Facebook can be ordered to remove defamatory posts declared as illegal, the EU’s top court has ruled.
Instagram’s Restrict tool, designed to combat bullying on the site by hiding abusive content, is to be rolled out globally, the social media platform has said.
An outage has hit Twitter, preventing some users from tweeting, receiving notifications and viewing direct messages.
Mark Zuckerberg does not see the need for him to attend hearings across the globe scrutinising Facebook’s practices, according to leaked audio from an internal meeting.
Twitter has launched a new filter tool which can hide spam and abusive messages that are sent to users via the platform’s direct messages feature.
China has become a major player in global social media manipulation campaigns, researchers say, amid an overall increase in the number of countries sharing misinformation online.
Facebook posts by MPs can break the usual rules on the social network because they are newsworthy, according to the tech giant’s communications head Sir Nick Clegg.
Twitter is targeting financial scams in its latest attempt to deal with malicious activity on its platform.
Twitter is testing a feature which allows users to hide replies to their tweets that they find abusive or irrelevant.
A former senior aide to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, accused of playing a role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, has had his Twitter account permanently suspended.
Instagram has announced that tighter restrictions are to be imposed on some posts related to diet products and cosmetic surgery.
Facebook is working with the Metropolitan Police to improve the social network’s ability to detect live streaming of terrorism and potentially alert officers about an attack sooner.
A new algorithm can identify Twitter accounts carrying out bullying and troll-like behaviour with 90% accuracy, researchers have said.
Social media users are being encouraged to ignore and report abusive messages they receive from online trolls as part of a new campaign to stop the spread of hateful content.
Teenagers who spend more than three hours a day on social media may be at higher risk of mental health problems, a large study has found.
Social media users have created a game designed to replace Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow, after he announced he was stepping down when the current Parliament comes to an end.
Facebook has confirmed that hundreds of millions of user phone numbers were left in an unprotected server, which reportedly included several million British details.
Social media users struggle to identify ads posted by influencers and clear labelling is crucial to let consumers know when they are being sold to, according to a report.
Facebook is making its facial recognition setting available to all users but is keeping the function turned off by default amid ongoing unease about the technology.
More than a third of parents have admitted they are competing against gadgets when it comes to getting their children’s attention, according to a survey.
Facebook is reportedly considering a trial that would hide the number of likes posts receive, following a similar test already being carried out on Instagram.
The like button and push notifications are considered some of the most toxic elements of social media, according to a new poll.
Facebook is launching its first pop-up cafes aimed at encouraging users to personalise their privacy settings.
Some of the world’s most successful athletes paid homage to Ben Stokes after the all-rounder led England to victory in the third Ashes Test at Headingley.