Facebook says it has removed more than three billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months.
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.
Facebook and other social media companies may have to turn off the “like” function for British children under proposed guidelines to ensure their safety online.
An Aberdeenshire teenager has admitted blackmailing girls as young as 12 to send him indecent images - before sharing them online.
Aberdeen pizza delivery driver wished ‘chronic pain’ on witness who helped jail his son for axe attack
An anguished father, whose son was locked up for an axe attack sent threatening messages wishing “chronic pain” on one of the witnesses who helped jail him.
The BBC is looking to enhance its coverage of film with two new cinematic commissions.
The UK’s highest court is set to rule on the case of a woman who lost a libel battle over Facebook posts about her ex-husband.
No-one reported the video of the Christchurch terror attack while it was being streamed live, Facebook has said.
Media watchdog MP Damian Collins has called for emergency legislation to stop democratic elections being corrupted by misinformation.
Addiction to social media should potentially be classed as a disease, MPs said as they called for tough new regulation to protect children from firms operating in an “online Wild West”.
Jason Momoa fans have been sharing pictures of the hunky Aquaman star in an effort to rid social media of the similarly-named Momo meme.
Parents and members of the public have expressed their rage on social media after a consultation event for a new Peterhead community campus revealed the "disgusting" state of the current school.
Facebook has taken the drastic step of issuing Tommy Robinson with a permanent ban across its social network and Instagram.
Activist Tommy Robinson has had his official Facebook page and Instagram profile removed because he has posted “in ways that violate our policies around organised hate”, according to the social network.
The social media network Facebook has removed adverts for Donald Trump’s Scottish golf courses and hotels.
A rail operator is rolling out new technology to send instant messages to customers whose trains are delayed.
Children are using multiple social media profiles to project a “picture-perfect self” as bullying increases online, a report has found.
Long,long ago, in the days when I was editing this fine newspaper and still had hair, I was often driven to pull out large clumps of it in frustration at the way the police refused to harness the eyes and ears of hundreds of thousands of readers in the fight against crime.
A Highland community has pulled together in support of a cancer-stricken neighbour who is desperate to raise £500,000 towards life-saving treatment in America.
A Peterhead man has secured a legion of online followers after putting a decades-old Mars Bar up for sale.
Fiona Drouet has told the Press and Journal she is planning a new campaign to have the phones of online abusers confiscated.
The mother of a teenager killed in a crash said she has lost “one of the only things" left of him after online memorials were removed.
Donald Trump has once again called out social networks and internet giants for allegedly giving less prominence to him and fellow Republicans.
A roadworks sign in Hull written in the local Yorkshire dialect has proved a hit on social media.
Gollum actor Andy Serkis has revived his Gollum character from the Lord Of the Rings films to poke fun at Prime Minister Theresa May and her Brexit plans.
Love Island star Samira Mighty will host a new interactive game show on Facebook, where those taking part can win up to £10,000.
Channel 4 will provide news content to Facebook to increase the reach of “high-quality” and credible journalism.
Facebook data at the academic centre linked to the Cambridge Analytica scandal was accessed from web addresses connected to previous cyber attacks and Russian locations, according to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
Facebook has faced renewed criticism over political advertising on the platform after journalists easily undermined new transparency initiatives to pose as politicians and a banned organisation.
Veteran broadcaster Michael Buerk has accused internet giants Facebook, Google and Twitter of having “no concern” about the truth.