Social Media

Monday, February 19, 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018

Australian MP reported to police over Facebook gun photo

Australian MP reported to police over 'greenie punk' Facebook gun photo

Australian MP reported to police over Facebook gun photo

George Christensen claims the photo was in reference to environmentalists

Friday, February 16, 2018

Friday, February 16, 2018

'Sexist' company rejects woman from job because it 'needed a man'

'Sexist' company rejects female job applicant because it 'needed a man'

'Sexist' company rejects female job applicant because it 'needed a man'

Carla Forcada says she was insulted by Spanish PR agency Impulsa Comunicacion

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

'Teenagers buying Xanax online is almost unpoliceable', says drugs charity Addaction

'Teenagers buying Xanax online is almost unpoliceable', says drugs charity Addaction

Teenagers buying Xanax online is almost unpoliceable, says drugs charity

Neil Coles from Addaction says many Xanax pills sold on social media are fake

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Heathrow apologises after 'white-skinned pigs' discriminate against Chinese duty-free shoppers

Heathrow apologises to Chinese students after being labelled 'white-skinned pigs'

Heathrow apologises to Chinese students after being labelled 'white pigs'

Chinese shoppers were asked to pay more than other shoppers in order to gain a voucher

Monday, February 12, 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018

Republican candidate suspended from Twitter after posting 'racist' Meghan Markle photo

Republican candidate suspended from Twitter after posting racist Meghan Markle photo

Republican suspended from Twitter after posting racist Meghan Markle photo

Paul Nehlen has been told to 'get a life' by Meghan Markle's co-star Patrick J Adams

Friday, February 9, 2018

Friday, February 9, 2018

Student told to 'dial down the feminism' creates amazing artwork in response

Student told to 'dial down the feminism' creates amazing artwork in response

Student told to 'dial down the feminism' creates amazing artwork in response

Many have praised the student for her work and asked for it to be available on a t-shirt

Man used different social media accounts to send obscene content to young girls

Yorkshire paedophile ridiculed for 'inept' attempt to hide his crimes

Yorkshire paedophile ridiculed for 'inept' attempt to hide his crimes

The man was on bail when he used the different accounts in an attempt to hide what he was doing from police

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Lana Del Rey pauses performance to talk about 'attempted kidnapping'

Lana Del Rey pauses performance to talk about 'attempted kidnapping'

Lana Del Rey pauses performance to talk about 'attempted kidnapping'

The singer tearfully told the crowd she was 'a little bit nervous'

Poundland Christmas elf adverts banned for being demeaning and offensive

Poundland Christmas elf adverts banned for being demeaning and offensive

Poundland Christmas elf adverts banned for being demeaning and offensive

The campaign ran on the company's social media and featured an elf in sexualised poses

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Students share 'highly offensive racist photo' on social media

Students share 'highly offensive racist photo' on social media

Students share 'highly offensive racist photo' on social media

The school has warned students who were involved in creating the image that they face 'serious consequences'

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Conservative LGBT group apologises over 'abusive and misogynistic' tweet towards MP David Davies

Conservative LGBT group apologises over 'abusive and misogynistic' tweet towards MP David Davies

Conservative LGBT group apologises over 'abusive and misogynistic' tweet

MP David Davies had claimed anyone who has male genitalia is 'definitely not a woman'

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Student 'stabbed to death by ex-boyfriend she met on Tinder'

Student stabbed to death by ex-boyfriend 'she met on Tinder'

Student stabbed to death by ex-boyfriend 'she met on Tinder'

Molly McLaren was in a relationship with Joshua Stimpson for seven months before splitting up

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Phil Neville: 'Twitter should delete old tweets after a certain length of time', says Saira Khan

Phil Neville: 'Twitter should delete old tweets after a certain length of time', says Saira Khan

Phil Neville: 'Twitter should delete old tweets after a certain length of time'

Saira Khan has said people shouldn't' have the ability to go back far into your social media history

Monday, January 22, 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018

Singer Ciara under fire for post suggesting women should marry to 'level up'

US superstar Ciara under fire for post suggesting women should marry to 'level up'

Singer Ciara under fire for post suggesting women should marry to 'level up'

Ciara posted a video on Instagram showing Pastor John Gray giving a sermon in 2016

Friday, January 19, 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018

New European sexism row: 'I feel insulted on behalf of female writers', says editor

New European sexism row: 'I feel insulted on behalf of female writers', says anti-Brexit editor

New European sexism: 'I feel insulted on behalf of female writers', says editor

The editor of The New European says criticism shows ignorance around how creating a newspaper works

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Facebook to continue search for signs of Russian interference in Brexit

Facebook to continue search for signs of Russian interference in Brexit

Facebook to continue search for signs of Russian interference in Brexit

The social media giant is asking the Government to provide any information it might have

High school students criticised for 'disgusting' Instagram post on Martin Luther King Jr Day

High school students criticised for n-word Instagram post on Martin Luther King Jr Day

US students criticised for n-word Instagram post on Martin Luther King Jr Day

One of the girls has reportedly been sacked from her job over the matter

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

More than 1,000 people charged over Facebook revenge porn in Denmark

More than 1,000 people charged with child porn offences over Facebook sex video in Denmark

More than 1,000 people charged over Facebook revenge porn in Denmark

The person showed in the content being shared, mainly by teenagers, was 15 years old at the time of recording

'Corrupt and morally wrong' - Many question Government capabilities for Brexit following Carillion collapse

'Corrupt and morally wrong' - Many question Government capabilities for Brexit following Carillion collapse

Government critics say Carillion crisis means we can't trust them on Brexit

Carillion has many contracts with the Government

Monday, January 15, 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018

Jo Marney has been the subject of major controversy

Ukip Henry Bolton scandal: Meet Jo Marney, the boarding schoolgirl turned racist glamour model

Meet Jo Marney, the boarding schoolgirl turned racist glamour model

Ukip leader Henry Bolton has split from model Jo Marney after her comments on Meghan Markle

Friday, January 12, 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018

Strictly Come Dancing: Alexandra Burke reveals she's 'mentally scarred' by trolls

Strictly Come Dancing: Alexandra Burke reveals she's 'mentally scarred' by trolls

Alexandra Burke reveals she's 'mentally scarred' by trolls after Strictly

Alexandra Burke was accused of being 'fake' when she cried on Strictly Come Dancing

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The hearing panel found gross misconduct proven and Coughlan was dismissed without notice

Andrew Coughlan: London police officer sacked over inappropriate chat with 15-year-old girl

London police officer sacked over online chat with 15-year-old girl

Coughlan sacked for gross misconduct

Monday, January 8, 2018

Monday, January 8, 2018

McLaughlan was jailed for eight years today

Brett Ashley McLaughlan: Social media predator jailed for raping 12-year-old girl

Social media predator jailed for raping 12-year-old girl

Brett Ashley McLaughlan was also found guilty of rape following trial

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Michael Hammill was hailed a hero for helping victims of Hurricane Irma

'Hot police officer' in Florida resigns after accusations of anti-Semitic Facebook posts

'Hot police officer' in Florida resigns after claims of anti-Semitic Facebook po

Michael Hamill was well-known as he appeared in a photo which many described as featuring 'hot cops'

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Advertising Standards Authority starts investigation into Poundland over 'naughty elf pictures'

Advertising Standards Authority starts investigation into Poundland over 'naughty elf pictures'

ASA starts investigation into Poundland over 'naughty elf pictures'

The image shows a toy elf holding a teabag over a doll's face

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Logan Paul: The YouTuber who rose to fame through Vine

Logan Paul: The YouTuber whose 'suicide video' appears to have killed his career

The YouTuber whose 'suicide video' appears to have killed his career

Logan Paul has come under fierce criticism after posting a video of an apparent suicide victim

Far-right AfD leader suspended from Twitter over anti-Muslim comment

Far-right AfD leader suspended from Twitter over anti-Muslim comment

Far-right AfD leader suspended from Twitter over anti-Muslim comment

Beatrix von Storch could also face police charges over the tweet

YouTuber apologises for 'sickening' video of 'suicide victim'

Logan Paul: YouTuber apologises for 'suicide victim' video after Aaron Paul, Sophie Turner criticism

YouTuber apologises for 'sickening' video of 'suicide victim'

Logan Paul has been criticised by many including actress Sophie Turner and actor Aaron Paul

Friday, December 29, 2017

Friday, December 29, 2017

Donald Trump is a committed climate change sceptic

Donald Trump mocks global warming predictions - but ignores New York fire disaster

Donald Trump mocks global warming predictions as temperatures drop

Trump has sent a tweet saying America could use some 'good old global warming'

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The interview was filmed at the Invictus Games in September

Barack Obama avoids naming Donald Trump in interview with Prince Harry

Barack Obama avoids naming Donald Trump in interview with Prince Harry

Obama said social media poses a major threat to social harmony

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Lecturer receives backlash after researching racist origins of Jingle Bells

Lecturer receives right-wing backlash after finding out Jingle Bells has racist origins

Lecturer receives right-wing backlash in Jingle Bells racism row

Kyna Hamill's research claims the song was first performed by someone in blackface

Saira Khan slams Davina McCall's latest photo as 'extreme'

Saira Khan slams Davina McCall bikini six-pack photo as 'extreme'

Saira Khan slams Davina McCall bikini six-pack photo as 'extreme'

Davina McCall has shared a photo of herself in a bikini and it has raised a debate about body image

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Jimmy Choo advert featuring Cara Delevingne slammed for 'sexism'

Jimmy Choo advert featuring Cara Delevingne slammed for 'sexism'

Jimmy Choo advert featuring Cara Delevingne slammed for 'sexism'

The advert shows Cara Delevingne walking down the street whilst men comment on her shoes

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Britain First: Forget Twitter, supporters post unusual comments on Facebook

Britain First supporters flood Facebook with bizarre comments after Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen banned from Twitter

Britain First supporters flood Facebook with bizarre comments

Britain First's Facebook page is still active and is mostly posting about its Twitter ban

Twitter: 'Britain First can still say what it wants in public, social media is a ludicrous pantomime', says Mike Graham

Twitter: 'Britain First can still say what it wants in public, social media is a ludicrous pantomime', says Mike Graham

Britain First tweets: 'Social media is a ludicrous pantomime', says Mike Graham

Twitter has suspended Britain First leaders Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen from its social media platform

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

'Facebook and social media have a vital role to play in society,' says Netmums associate editor

'Facebook and social media have a vital role to play in society,' says Netmums associate editor

'Facebook and social media have a vital role to play in society,' says editor

Jo Wheatley, the associate editor of Netmums, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the criticism mounting against the use of social media in society.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Flight attendant suspended after eating passenger's leftover meal

Chinese flight attendant suspended after eating passenger's leftover meal

Chinese flight attendant suspended after eating passenger's leftover meal

Urumqi Air released a statement saying the woman did not handle leftover food properly

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Students hold protest 'over punishment for those making racist comments'

Students stage walk-out over racist 'stringing up black people' social media posts

Students stage walk-out over 'stringing up black people' social media posts

Students claim not enough has been done to punish those responsible for social media posts about 'stringing up' black people

Friday, December 1, 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

Inspiration for ice bucket challenge, Anthony Senerchia Jnr, dies aged 46

Anthony Senerchia Jnr: Inspiration for ice bucket challenge dies aged 46

Inspiration for ice bucket challenge, Anthony Senerchia Jnr, dies aged 46

Anthony Senerchia Jnr also set up a charity to help families going through the illness and to fund more research

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Former Twitter employee who shut Donald Trump's account finally comes forward

Bahtiyar Duysak: Former Twitter employee who shut Donald Trump's account finally comes forward

Former Twitter employee who shut Donald Trump's account finally comes forward

German man Bahtiyar Duysak has claimed he shut the account after the opportunity arose at the end of this last shift

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Lonely elderly man receives hundreds of Christmas Day invites after leaving note in shop

Lonely elderly man receives hundreds of Christmas Day invites after leaving note in shop

Lonely elderly man receives hundreds of Christmas Day invites after leaving note

The man's note asked 'where can a lonely pensioner and widower find a place in a small group for Christmas?'

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Bicycle manufacturer accused of ageism and sexism over Instagram posts

Bicycle manufacturer Pinarello accused of ageism and sexism over Instagram posts

Bicycle manufacturer accused of ageism and sexism over Instagram posts

​Pinarello was promoting its new electric bike with posts on Instagram

Stormzy apologises for homophobic tweets calling people 'gay' and 'f*****g fag'

Stormzy apologises for homophobic tweets calling people 'gay' and 'f*****g fag'

Stormzy apologises for homophobic tweets calling people 'gay' and 'f*****g fag'

Grime artist posted several offensive tweets online before finding fame

Facebook 'allowed property adverts to discriminate against minorities'

Facebook 'allowed property adverts to discriminate against minorities'

Facebook 'allowed property adverts to discriminate against minorities'

American investigative journalism company ProPublica claims Facebook approved adverts which went against their own guidelines

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

'Hundreds of Russian Twitter accounts tweeted about Brexit', researchers claim

'Hundreds of Russian Twitter accounts tweeted about Brexit', researchers claim

'Hundreds of Russian Twitter accounts tweeted about Brexit', researchers claim

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh looked at 2,752 Twitter accounts which have been suspended in the US

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

'It’s too much pressure' - Twitter users have mixed reaction to being given 280 characters

'It’s too much pressure' - Twitter users have mixed reaction to being given 280 characters

Twitter users have mixed reaction to being given 280 characters

As some are celebrating being able to post longer tweets, others are complaining about the new function

More than 20 people 'who sold protected wild animals on social media' arrested

More than 20 people 'who sold protected wild animals on social media' arrested

More than 20 people 'who sold protected wild animals on social media' arrested

The group allegedly sold red pandas and gibbons in China

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Sia leaks nude photos on Twitter after discovering someone trying to sell them

Sia leaks nude photos on Twitter after discovering someone trying to sell them

Sia leaks nude photos on Twitter after discovering someone trying to sell them

Twitter users have been praising her for the decision

Social media users too quick to jump to conclusions about video of boy on train

Social media users too quick to jump to conclusions about video of boy on train

Social media users too quick to jump to conclusions about video of boy on train

Many criticised the education system and parents for being too pushy towards children

Friday, November 3, 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017

Donald Trump responds after Twitter accidentally takes down account

Donald Trump responds after Twitter accidentally takes down account

Donald Trump responds after Twitter accidentally takes down account

The tech company has said 'human error' was to blame for the incident

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Man arrested for 'sexually abusing 15 children after chatting online about gaming'

Man arrested for 'sexually abusing 15 children after chatting online about gaming'

Man arrested for 'sexually abusing 15 children after contacting them online'

It is claimed the man would ask the children to visit him to play games and smoke hookah pipes

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Russian Facebook accounts 'were able to organise real marches in America'

Russian Facebook accounts 'were able to organise real marches in America'

Russian Facebook accounts 'were able to organise real marches in America'

It is claimed at least 22 events in America were actually organised by Russian operatives

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Schools release statements after 'racist Halloween costumes' are shared online

Schools release statements after 'racist Halloween costumes' are shared online

Schools release statements after 'racist Halloween costumes' are shared online

Two schools in Baltimore and a college are thought to be connected with the images

Friday, October 27, 2017

Friday, October 27, 2017

Russian senator claims Twitter manifests weakness after it bans RT and Sputnik adverts

Russian senator claims Twitter manifests weakness after it bans RT and Sputnik adverts

Russian senator says Twitter 'manifests weakness' for ban on RT and Sputnik ads

Russian senato Igor Chernyshenko has said 'censorship and bans' are not democratic

English translation of Paris Metro map slammed for being 'overtly racist'

English translation of Paris Metro map which includes stations called 'Auschwitz' and 'Richard the N****r' slammed for racism

English translation of Paris Metro map slammed for being 'overtly racist'

Station translations included Richard Lenoir to Richard the N****r and Villejuif which literally means Jewish Town simply being named Auschwitz

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