Scientists working on a coronavirus vaccine are using social media as part of a new campaign to build confidence in the treatment development process.
Parenting tips, radical feminism and Gordon Brown’s ‘biscuitgate’ fiasco: The politicization of Mumsnet
Two decades since its launch as a forum to pool information and advice, Mumsnet has become one of the biggest parenting websites in the world and regularly attracts more than 10 million visitors a month.
Children need to be protected from “unscrupulous” cosmetic surgeons through a ban on under-18s receiving Botox or cosmetic fillers, an MP has said.
Instagram has pledged to do more to stop hidden advertising appearing on the platform following a probe by the UK’s competition watchdog.
Snapchat users on Apple’s iOS can now add music to their posts for the first time, as the social media platform reignites its rivalry with Instagram and TikTok.
A group of anti-hate charities have formed an alliance on Twitter in a bid to combat hate speech online.
An online game designed to help people spot fake news amid the coronavirus pandemic has been launched by Cambridge University in partnership with the UK Government.
Instagram is celebrating 10 years since the app first went live to the public.
Actor and director Rupert Everett has criticised attacks on free speech by anyone who does not hold a particular narrow view of the world.
A number of young black Britons have been taking to TikTok to educate their followers about figures including Roman emperor Septimus Severus and nurse Mary Seacole as Black History Month gets under way.
The Government has been urged to ensure its Online Harms Bill meets six new tests set by the NSPCC to ensure the regulation of social media properly protects children online.
The BBC is to publish new guidelines under which it could suspend employees’ Twitter accounts, the new director-general has said.
Social media content viewed by a teenager in the weeks before she took her own life is too disturbing for even an adult to look at for a long period of time, a coroner’s court has heard.
A team of academics and civil rights activists have come together to scrutinise Facebook amid concerns about the upcoming US election and its handling of hate speech.
YouTube in the UK is to begin displaying fact-check information panels for the first time in an effort to stop the spread of misinformation on the video platform.
TikTok has banned weight loss supplements and fasting apps from advertising on the platform as part of a policy change targeting the weight loss industry.
Video clips of a man taking his own life which spread on TikTok were amplified by a “co-ordinated attack”, the social media site has told MPs.
Twitter has said it is looking into claims the social network’s photo preview algorithm could be racially biased after users posted a series of examples over the weekend.
Law reforms targeting abusive messages, cyberflashing and “pile on” harassment have been proposed in a bid to stem harmful behaviour online.
New guidelines for internet platforms on how to safely manage self-harm and suicide content have been published by Samaritans in an effort to set industry standards on the issue.
BBC presenters’ use of social media to express political views became “out of control”, a former Radio 4 boss has said.
TikTok says it is working to remove videos of a man taking his own life and is banning users who try to share the clip on the platform.
Footballer Marcus Rashford has criticised a Conservative MP for his comments on child hunger.
Facebook, YouTube and other social media companies are not removing pages believed to be linked to people-smuggling because they do not breach terms and conditions, MPs have been told.
Facebook said it has removed a small network of fake accounts and pages originating in Russia which targeted political debate in the UK and other countries.
Disputes on social media have been blamed for sparking a rise in defamation cases brought before the courts.
A third of girls will not post selfies online without using a filter or app to change their appearance, while a similar proportion have deleted photos with too few “likes” or comments, research has found.
The Labrador has been revealed as the nation’s most popular pooch on Facebook, as barking mad Britons flocked to dog groups on the social network during lockdown.
Fewer people are using social media to follow news than a year ago, according to a new report from Ofcom.
Living in lockdown saw more people turn to vlogging as a way to be creative at home, new research suggests.