Facebook says it has removed more than three billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months.
Change UK and the Brexit Party have spent more on Facebook advertising than any other party in the lead-up to the European elections, new figures show.
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%.
Guaranteeing parents their children will not be groomed by predators on Facebook is “a very difficult promise to make”, one of its senior executives has told an inquiry.
An exodus of young people from Facebook has seen fake news spread to Generation Z through memes on Instagram, a leading journalism academic has said.
Donald Trump has criticised social media companies after Facebook banned a number of extremist figures, declaring that he was “monitoring and watching, closely!!”
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.
Players who took part in the #Enough campaign for a 24-hour social media boycott in protest at online racial abuse received further insults in response to their posts, the Professional Footballers’ Association has revealed.
Facebook and Instagram have responded to a 24-hour social media boycott in protest at online racial abuse, which has been backed by Premier League stars.
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.
A British woman held in Dubai over Facebook posts calling her ex-husband’s wife a “horse” is expected to return to the UK after she was fined.