Twitter users can now choose who is able to respond to their tweets as the social media platform rolls out new conversation controls.
Facebook has blamed the coronavirus for hampering efforts to remove suicide and self-injury posts from its platforms.
The fall of social media giants like Facebook could open the floodgates on data privacy issues, scientists have warned.
Twitter has expressed an interest in buying video platform TikTok’s US operations, it has been reported.
The Duke of Sussex has accused social media giants of stoking a “crisis of hate” and called on advertisers to use their spending power to transform the industry.
Twitter is to begin adding labels to the accounts of government officials and state-affiliated media groups to provide more context on who the account represents.
Instagram has launched its new short-form video creator tool Reels in the UK, designed to be a direct rival to TikTok.
TikTok’s parent company has confirmed it is considering the location of its headquarters after reports claimed it was weighing up moving its offices to London.
TikTok is planning to open a headquarters in London, according to reports, as the social media app continues to try and distance itself from China.
Ed Balls has revealed that he was the victim of a scam on Twitter when he first signed up to use the social media platform.
Twitter boss Jack Dorsey has accused rival tech giants of “killing competing ideas” and threatening fairness on the internet.
TikTok has announced a fund to pay UK and other European creative users of the video platform for their content.
Rapper Wiley has insisted he is not racist as he apologised for “generalising” in a series of anti-Semitic tweets.
Twitter has apologised for being slow to act as it announced it had permanently suspended rapper Wiley, six days after he posted a series of anti-Semitic tweets.
Boris Johnson believes Twitter and Instagram’s response to anti-Semitic posts by grime artist Wiley “has not been good enough”, Downing Street has said.
Britain’s Chief Rabbi has accused Twitter and Facebook of lacking “responsible leadership” in their response to anti-Semitic posts by grime artist Wiley.
Social media giants’ “failure” to tackle hate speech on their sites highlights why new laws are required to protect people online, the Labour Party has argued.
A woman who traded a hairpin for items including an iPhone and a minivan says she does not intend to stop until she has a house.
A 71-year-old man dubbed the “vegetable king” has become a social media star after tweeting photos of his produce under lockdown.
SNP councillor reported to standards watchdog over suggestion Andrew Bowie should be ‘dangled’ from a bridge
An Aberdeenshire councillor is facing a standards investigation after engaging in comments online that suggested north-east MP Andrew Bowie should be strung up from a bridge.
As many as 36 of the accounts hit by a cyber attack on Twitter last week had their private Direct Message (DM) inbox accessed, the social media site has said.
A four-year-old has been praised online for providing “amazing” exercise motivation for her mother.
A report looking into Russian interference of UK affairs has laid bare concerns around disinformation.
Misinformation about coronavirus was allowed to spread “virulently” across social media because legislation is still not in place to regulate it, MPs have said.
TikTok has insisted that China’s Communist Party does not have access to the personal information of its users.
Some 130 accounts were affected by a hack on Twitter earlier this week which formed part of an apparent cyber scam, the social network has revealed.
Facebook is to begin reminding users to wear a face covering to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Twitter has suffered a major hack which compromised several high-profile accounts as part of a cryptocurrency scam.
Social media platforms such as Twitter need to tighten security around admin staff with access to internal systems, cyber security experts have said.
Twitter has been accused of “allowing racism to run rampant” after promoting a viral hashtag which contained numerous anti-Semitic tweets.