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.
Abusive tweets are now spotted by artificial intelligence (AI) more often than by humans, Twitter said in its latest transparency report.
Facebook has revealed steady revenue and user growth in its latest financial results amid ongoing controversies around the social network.
Facebook staff have called on boss Mark Zuckerberg to increase scrutiny on political advertising in order to stop the spread of misinformation on the platform.
Halloween party-goers have this year picked creative memes and internet jokes to draw inspiration from for their costumes.
Social media company Instagram has said it will remove images, drawings and cartoons showing methods of self-harm or suicide from its platform.
Lady Gaga has been criticised online by Amanda Knox for a tweet comparing fame to “prison”.
Former Cabinet minister Amber Rudd has joined in on a Twitter exchange after her daughter, journalist Flora Gill, joked about being “ghosted” online.
Allowing political adverts on Facebook is not about making money, a Facebook boss has claimed, as the social network faces further scrutiny in the lead-up to the 2020 US presidential elections and a possible UK general election.
Twitter is beefing up the fight against manipulated videos like deepfakes, with new rules specifically targeting synthetic content that could threaten someone’s physical safety or lead to offline harm.
Facebook has set out fresh commitments to protect elections from interference and misinformation should the UK go to the polls.