Twitter has locked the account belonging to China’s embassy in the US after a tweet stated that Uighur women in Xinjiang have been emancipated and are no longer “baby making machines”.
Twitter failed to move fast and aggressive enough to tackle conspiracy theories before the US Captiol riots, a senior executive for the social network has told MPs.
Countdown presenter Rachel Riley has won a High Court libel battle against a political blogger and Jeremy Corbyn supporter over an article which alleged she engaged in a “campaign of online abuse and harassment” against a teenager on Twitter.
Encrypted messaging apps Signal and Telegram are seeing a huge increase in downloads from Apple and Google app stores, while WhatsApp is seeing its growth decline after the company was forced to clarify a privacy update recently sent to users.
Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey has defended the company’s ban of US President Donald Trump, but also warned of the dangerous precedent it sets.
Proposed laws to regulate social networks will not be affected by US trade negotiations, the minister for digital has said, after MPs expressed concern that they could be “watered down”.
YouTube is suspending US President Donald Trump’s account for “a minimum of seven days” due to concerns about “the ongoing potential for violence”, the video sharing website said.
Twitter has announced it has suspended more than 70,000 accounts associated with the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory following last week’s US Capitol riot.
The Northern Lights were unusually strong in the north of Scotland last night, captivating people from Aberdeen to Skye as they reached for their cameras.
An independent bookshop which has had to close due to coronavirus restrictions has received hundreds of orders after putting out a plea on Twitter.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel considers US President Donald Trump’s eviction from Twitter by the company “problematic”, her spokesman said.
An actress has gone viral for a series of impressions using “mouth acting”.
The decision by some social media giants to ban US President Donald Trump from their platforms raises a “very big question” in terms of regulation, Matt Hancock has said.
Deprived of his major online megaphones, Donald Trump is seeking alternative ways to spread his messages in his last days in the White House.
Former Commons speaker John Bercow has criticised the eagerness shown by Theresa May to “pay homage to Donald Trump” during the early days of his controversial presidency.
Twitter’s banning of Donald Trump illustrates the increasing appetite of social media giants to suspend controversial accounts.
An 18-year-old aspiring doctor who created an anonymous letter website for people to submit their experiences of the pandemic said she hopes it will combat loneliness and isolation during the health crisis.
Donald Trump’s permanent suspension from Twitter following the storming of the US Capitol by his supporters marks another significant step in the president’s tumultuous relationship with social media.
US President Donald Trump has been permanently suspended from Twitter “due to the risk of further incitement of violence”, the social media firm said.
Social media giants must rethink how they define harmful disinformation, with the violence at the US Capitol proving their efforts so far have been a “failure” and the move to ban Donald Trump was “too little, too late”.
A two-year-old has given social media users a “needed lift” amid a winter of bleak news with her fervent singing on the streets of Liverpool.
Facebook is blocking Donald Trump “indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks”, the social network’s boss Mark Zuckerberg has said following rioting in the US Capitol.
The founder of Clap for Carers has distanced herself from the newly relaunched Clap for Heroes after being targeted with “hateful” abuse on social media.
Donald Trump had to use an adviser’s Twitter to promise an orderly transition of power to Joe Biden after he was locked out of his own social media accounts.
Donald Trump has been forced to commit to an orderly transition of power to Joe Biden through a statement from an adviser after the US president was locked out of his social media accounts.
Twitter and Facebook have temporarily locked Donald Trump’s accounts after he addressed supporters who stormed the US Capitol.
Selena Gomez has accused technology giants of allowing their platforms to be used to spread hate and partly blamed them for the shocking violence in Washington DC.
Facebook has followed Twitter in locking Donald Trump’s page after the president’s followers stormed the US Capitol building.
Twitter has locked Donald Trump’s account for the first time and demanded he remove tweets excusing violence as it threatened him with “permanent suspension” from the platform.
Twitter has removed two posts by Donald Trump – including a video – “due to a risk of violence”, while Facebook also deleted the clip.