Facebook’s second in command has been told that social media companies must do more to tackle online abuse, in a meeting with Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Priti Patel.
Facebook plans to hire 1,000 more people in the UK by the end of 2020, with a large number working on technologies to remove harmful content.
Facebook and eBay have pledged to take greater action against the sale of fake and misleading reviews through their sites in response to pressure from the UK’s competition watchdog.
Jarvis Cocker said he is “so proud” after a social media campaign launched one of his songs into the race for Christmas number one.
Google and Facebook’s “dominance” in advertising risks driving up prices for flights, electronics and insurance, the competition watchdog has warned.
Facebook has hit back at Home Secretary Priti Patel’s calls for a “backdoor” into planned encryption across its messaging apps, saying it would be a “gift to criminals”.
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.
Leaked documents used by Jeremy Corbyn to claim the Tories are planning to sell off the NHS have been linked to a Russian interference campaign on Reddit, the social media platform has said.
Leaked documents used by Jeremy Corbyn as proof Tories are planning to sell off the NHS have been linked to a Russian disinformation campaign on Reddit, the social media platform has said.
Thousands of Facebook users have signed up to an event calling to chant “OK, boomer” at the Prime Minister on polling day.
The BBC has asked the Conservative Party to remove online adverts which use edited versions of its content.
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.
Arlene Foster has urged politicians in Northern Ireland to stop treating each other as enemies.
A north-east man has written a book filled with political poems inspired by all sorts of "outrageous" social media posts.
Instagram is expanding its hidden “likes” trial globally, the social network has announced.
Footage of an older woman on a mobility scooter braving the severe flooding in the north of England has taken the internet by storm.
Facebook has faced calls to ban all political advertising ahead of the forthcoming General Election, after a number of misleading ads were taken down from the platform.
Facebook has stressed it has “clear rules against posting graphic content” on its platform after images believed to show the body of British backpacker Amelia Bambridge were circulated online.
Facebook has revealed steady revenue and user growth in its latest financial results amid ongoing controversies around the social network.
Social media giant Facebook has restored an educational video about breast cancer initially banned because it believed it contains nudity, a baffled charity boss said.
A north-east Lib Dem has been dumped by the party after he called for Boris Johnson to be chopped up and “burned at the stake”.
Facebook has confirmed that hundreds of millions of user phone numbers were left in an unprotected server, which reportedly included several million British details.
The Jeremy Kyle Show used Facebook to target guests who wanted to take lie detector or DNA tests, according to written evidence submitted to MPs.
Half of UK adults get their news from social media, according to research.
Police investigating the alleged assault of a child on the streets of a north-east town last night arrested two 13-year-olds.
The US Federal Trade Commission has voted to approve a fine of about 5 billion dollars for Facebook over privacy violations, the Wall Street Journal has reported.
A Shetland ambulance technician has launched a campaign to encourage more people to learn about basic life support training such as CPR - with her well-known dogs the star of the show.
The White House is launching an investigation into France’s proposed tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook, in a move that could lead to US taxes on French imports.
The woman behind an internet campaign designed to encourage others to discuss their mental health says she was inspired to launch the drive after the suicide of someone she knew.
Car enthusiasts have defended a “social meet-up” after being accused of being “boy racers” who caused early-morning mayhem in a city suburb.
It is a church without an organ and meets in a special needs school in the heart of the Highland capital.
An adventurous young otter has proved a hit with visitors to a Moray park after taking a liking to its pond.