Twitter is bringing colour to private conversations with the addition of reaction emojis.
Molly Russell was a 14-year-old schoolgirl who took her own life in 2017 after viewing harmful images on Instagram, a Facebook-owned social media platform.
Social media giants should be forced to hand over data and pay towards research into their potential harms, a new report backed by the father of Molly Russell argues.
A charity is warning north-east residents about problems with social media after it wasted its resources.
Instagram is to warn users when it detects potentially bullying language in their captions for posts to the social network.
Political candidates during the General Election campaign have received an estimated four times the amount of online abuse than in the 2017 campaign, according to research.
Around a third of people who have made purchases through social media websites claim to have been scammed at some point.
Members of the public behind some of the UK’s most popular political social media accounts say they have reached millions of voters – but experts are uncertain of the effect they could have on this week’s General Election.
James Corden’s announcement of the return of Gavin And Stacey for a Christmas special has been named among the most retweeted Tweets of the year in the UK.
Jeremy Corbyn has dismissed as “nonsense” the controversy surrounding the source of leaked documents used by Labour as proof the Tories are planning to sell the NHS.
Social media use is sparking body image issues and eating disorders in young people, new research suggests.
Instagram is to start asking those who sign up for their date of birth in a move the platform says is designed to “build a safer experience” for younger users.
Tesla’s new electric pickup truck has inspired unlikely art in the form of a mashed potato sculpture.
Facebook says it is currently investigating issues affecting users across its online platforms, including Instagram.
Twitter has said accounts belonging to the deceased will not be removed as part of its “clean-up” of inactive profiles until it figures out a way to memorialise these accounts.
Labour and some of its high-profile supporters did more to push people to register to vote than any other party, social media statistics show.
A new self-deprecating meme has people sharing just how useless they would be in a time of crisis.
Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has labelled social media companies “the greatest propaganda machine in history”, accusing Facebook, Google and others of facilitating hate on their sites.
Twitter is granting all users the power to hide replies to their tweets that they find abusive or irrelevant.
Hillary Clinton has criticised the “heavily misogynistic” atmosphere online which has seen female parliamentary candidates announce they are not standing in the General Election.
Facebook has been accused of using “selective big numbers” to promote its latest transparency report.
Facebook has said it is now proactively removing more harmful and abusive content than ever.
A Facebook bug has been discovered which allows the social media giant’s app to access the iPhone camera as a user scrolls through their feed.
Hillary Clinton has said the idea of perfection that is often portrayed on social media is “insidious” and undermines the confidence of young women.
The Duke of Cambridge has asked whether social media platforms are doing enough to prevent suicide, after meeting the father of a teenager who killed herself having viewed graphic content on Instagram.
A number of General Election candidates have already landed themselves in hot water due to hidden nasties found on their social media accounts, while several celebrities have previously come unstuck because of prior posts.
Twitter has said information about voting will face tougher scrutiny on its platform in the lead-up to the General Election.
Dua Lipa has said that social media “can be a breeding ground for hate and anxiety” as she discussed coming away from it for a while.
A senior Twitter executive has suggested a number of new features that could appear on the social network in 2020, including the ability to block being mentioned without permission.
Just over a quarter of British social media users want the content from their online profiles to be passed to their family and friends when they die, according to a new poll.