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.
Mark Zuckerberg has indicated he is willing for Facebook to pull out of the Libra digital currency if other founding members decide to press ahead without US approval.
Facebook has dropped out of the top 10 most valuable global brands as Apple, Google and Amazon retained the first three places.
US presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has paid for a series of Facebook adverts with false claims about chief executive Mark Zuckerberg – shining a light on the platform’s decision to allow politicians to make false statements in paid adverts.
Facebook paid £28.5 million in UK taxes last year despite reporting growing revenue of £1.65 billion from advertising sales.
The Bank of England has warned Facebook that its new digital coin, Libra, will face tough regulatory scrutiny ahead of its launch.
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 sanctioned the page of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu because of a violation of the company’s hate speech policy.
The Government has spent tens of thousands of pounds in recent days on adverts promising “Brexit is happening” on October 31, despite increasing uncertainty over whether it actually will.
Facebook has confirmed that hundreds of millions of user phone numbers were left in an unprotected server, which reportedly included several million British details.
A creative teenager has found a novel way to embarrass and entertain his younger brother when he gets home from school.
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.
Social media “runs people’s lives” and leaves them “a slave” to others, Madonna has said.
Another new video streaming service looks set to launch next year from the former boss of Walt Disney Studios, who wants to make high-quality short-form entertainment backed by Hollywood.
Channel 4 will launch a raft of content on social media platforms to attract a “new generation” of viewers.
The head of the UK’s advertising watchdog has said social media platforms are “not as transparent as we would like”, as complaints about online ads spiked last year by 41%.
Cybersecurity experts have warned WhatsApp users to update the messaging app as soon as possible following the discovery of a major vulnerability that could allow attackers to install a malicious code on smartphones.
Social media giants have pledged hundreds of thousands of pounds to the Samaritans charity in a bid to rid the internet of self-harm videos and other damaging material, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said.