Social Media

Big tech companies cast as monopolies in UK government study

Mar 13, 2019

UK review of digital competition urges new rules to deal with power of tech giants

Conflicting reports surround fate of baby of UK IS bride

Mar 8, 2019

There are conflicting reports Friday about the newborn son of U.K.-born teenager Shamima Begum, who left her London home to join the Islamic State group in Syria, after Begum's lawyer said the boy was reported to have died

Facebook's vision of future? Looks like Chinese app WeChat

Mar 7, 2019

Facebook's pivot to focus on private messaging and multiple services looks a lot like what Chinese app WeChat has been doing for years.

Insta-Monarch: Queen Elizabeth makes first Instagram post

Mar 7, 2019

Queen Elizabeth II has posted her first Instagram image

UK royals to block internet trolls on social media sites

Mar 4, 2019

Britain's royal family is warning that it will block internet trolls posting offensive messages on its social media channels _ and may report offenders to police

Facebook erases far-right activist's page, Instagram profile

Feb 26, 2019

Facebook has taken down the page and Instagram profile of far-right activist Tommy Robinson after determining he violated policies forbidding hate speech

Twitter tightens up EU political ad rules ahead of election

Feb 19, 2019

Twitter tightening up rules for European Union political ads ahead of spring elections

'Digital gangsters': UK wants tougher rules for Facebook

Feb 18, 2019

A parliamentary committee report is recommending that the United Kingdom government increase oversight of social media platforms like Facebook

World Cup-winning England goalkeeper Gordon Banks dies at 81

Feb 12, 2019

Gordon Banks, the goalkeeper who helped England win its only World Cup in 1966, dies at 81

UK report urges regulator for tech giants to fight fake news

Feb 12, 2019

A British government-commissioned report is calling for a regulator to oversee online platforms such as Facebook and Google to help weed out "fake news."

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