Social Media

'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."

Instagram changes rules on self-harm postings after suicide

Feb 8, 2019

Instagram has agreed to ban graphic images of self-harm after objections were raised in Britain following the suicide of a teen whose father said the photo-sharing platform had contributed to her decision to take her own life

EU urges internet giants to work harder fighting fake news

Jan 29, 2019

EU authorities urge internet companies to work harder combating fake news ahead of elections

Call for end to social media abuse of Duchesses Meghan, Kate

Jan 29, 2019

The British press is urging social media users to tone down inappropriate criticism of Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge

Facebook tightens EU political ad rules ahead of election

Jan 28, 2019

Facebook tightens up requirements for European Union political ads ahead of elections

Facebook shuts hundreds of Russia-linked pages, accounts

Jan 17, 2019

Facebook shuts hundreds of Russia-linked pages and accounts it says were part of two big disinformation operations

Crystal Palace keeper Hennessey denies making Nazi salute

Jan 7, 2019

Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey has denied making a Nazi salute in a photograph posted online by teammate Max Meyer

Fulham to act after Kamara racially abused on social media

Dec 31, 2018

Fulham says it will take the "strongest possible action" after Aboubakar Kamara was racially abused on social media following his penalty miss on Saturday for the Premier League team

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