Social Media

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Jemma Lucy’s Instagram ad banned

Jemma Lucy’s Instagram ad banned

Jemma Lucy, who promoted weight loss products while pregnant, must take down the "irresponsible" post.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Solicitor second to be suspended from job after debate appearance

Solicitor suspended after BBC debate appearance

Solicitor suspended after BBC debate appearance

A solicitor who questioned the Tory leadership candidates in a TV debate has become the second man to be suspended from their job.  

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

BBC defends vetting process after Imam’s Israel tweets revealed

BBC defends vetting process after Imam’s Israel tweets revealed

BBC defends vetting process after Imam’s Israel tweets revealed

The BBC has defended itself after tweets from an imam who questioned the Tory leadership candidates during a televised debate were revealed.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Accidental cat filter derails political press conference

'Cat filter' derails press conference

'Cat filter' derails press conference

A Pakistani politician’s livestreamed press conference was ridiculed after a cat filter was switched on by mistake.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

School calls in police over 'mocking' Instagram account

School calls in police over 'mocking' Instagram account

Essex police have been called in to investigate an Instagram account created to mock teachers at a local school.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Monday, June 3, 2019

Twitter tackles fake news with British start-up

Twitter tackles fake news with British start-up

Twitter has acquired a London-based start-up that’s developed artificial intelligence technology to understand fake news.

Average Briton shares over 90k social media posts in their lifetime

Average Briton shares over 90k social media posts in their lifetime

Average Briton shares over 90k social media posts in their lifetime

The average Briton shares the equivalent of over 92,000 social media posts in their lifetime, a study has found.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Facebook removes ‘inauthentic behaviour’ targeting Donald Trump

Facebook removes ‘inauthentic behaviour’ targeting Donald Trump

Facebook removes ‘inauthentic behaviour’ targeting Donald Trump

Facebook said it has taken action on "coordinated inauthentic behaviour" originating from Iran, which included accounts posting about the royal family and US President Donald Trump.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Friday, May 17, 2019

Rugby player Israel Folau sacked over homophobic social media posts

Rugby player Israel Folau sacked over homophobic social media posts

Rugby player Israel Folau sacked over homophobic social media posts

Israel Folau has had his contract terminated by Rugby Australia over homophobic social media posts.

Grumpy Cat: Internet’s most famous cat dies aged seven

Grumpy Cat: Internet’s most famous cat dies aged seven

Grumpy Cat: Internet’s most famous cat dies aged seven

Grumpy Cat, the feline that was famous for permanently frowning, has died aged seven, her owners have said.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019

Social media companies ‘absolutely should’ do more to stop abuse

Social media companies ‘absolutely should’ do more to stop abuse

Social media companies ‘absolutely should’ do more to stop abuse

Terrence McCorry from disability charity Leonard Cheshire has said that social media companies like Twitter and Facebook “absolutely should” do more to stop abuse towards disabled people.

Morrissey praised and criticised over For Britain party badge

Morrissey praised and criticised over For Britain party badge

Morrissey has been criticised and praised for wearing a For Britain party badge.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Royal baby tweet is ‘professional suicide’ for Danny Baker

Royal baby tweet ‘a professional suicide note’ for Danny Baker

Royal baby tweet ‘a professional suicide note’ for Danny Baker

Media commentator Paul Connew has described Danny Baker’s tweet, in which he shared a photo of a monkey in response to the birth of a royal baby, as a “professional suicide note”.

‘BBC had almost no choice’ but to sack Danny Baker over tweet

BBC 'had no choice' but to sack Danny Baker over tweet

BBC 'had no choice' but to sack Danny Baker over tweet

A professor of psychology has said that the BBC "had almost no choice” but to sack presenter Danny Baker, after he posted a tweet in which he joked about the royal baby using a picture of a monkey.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Effect of social media on teenagers ‘trivial in size’

Teenagers’ social media use has ‘trivial’ effect on happiness

Teenagers’ social media use has ‘trivial’ effect on happiness

The effects of social media on the life satisfaction of teenagers are "trivial" in size, a new study suggests.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Big Ben marathon runner beats charity target as mishap goes viral

Big Ben marathon runner beats charity target as mishap goes viral

Big Ben marathon runner beats charity target as mishap goes viral

A man dressed as the Big Ben tower who got stuck under the London Marathon finishing arch has smashed his fundraising target after his mishap went viral.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Friday, April 26, 2019

Facebook to increase fact-checking ahead of EU elections

Facebook to increase fact-checking ahead of EU elections

Facebook has expanded its use of independent fact-checking groups in Europe ahead of the European Parliament elections.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019

David Icke: 5G could have ‘catastrophic effects on human health’

David Icke: 5G could have ‘catastrophic effects on human health’

David Icke: 5G could have ‘catastrophic effects on human health’

Theorist David Icke has said that the implementation of a 5G network could have “catastrophic effects on human health”.

School claims it was hacked after sharing Easter bunny porn video

School claims Twitter account hacked after sharing porn video

School claims Twitter account hacked after sharing porn video

A secondary school has claimed it was hacked after a porn video featuring a woman performing a sex act on a man dressed as an Easter bunny was shared on its official Twitter account.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Social media ‘a cesspit’, says Labour MP

Social media ‘a cesspit’, says Labour MP

Social media ‘a cesspit’, says Labour MP

Social media sites are "a cesspit" and systems to monitor offensive content are not working, an MP has claimed.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Father attacked after sharing photo of daughter with Down Syndrome

Father attacked after sharing photo of daughter with Down Syndrome

Father attacked after sharing photo of daughter with Down Syndrome

Jason Kneen received abuse after sharing a photo of his four-year-daughter Rosie, who has Down Syndrome, on social media.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Nazi salute photo 'perpetuates myth footballers are stupid’

Nazi salute case 'perpetuates myth footballers are stupid’

Nazi salute case 'perpetuates myth footballers are stupid’

The former owner of Crystal Palace has said that there was “no reason” why Wayne Hennessey would not have known what he was doing after being pictured making a gesture similar to a Nazi salute.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019

Actress fired from Emmerdale over 'inappropriate' tweets

Actress fired from Emmerdale over 'inappropriate' tweets

Actress fired from Emmerdale over 'inappropriate' tweets

Shila Iqbal has been fired from Emmerdale over historic offensive tweets, the soap has confirmed.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Thursday, April 11, 2019

These are the ‘house rules’ guests are still expected to follow

These are the ‘house rules’ guests are still expected to follow

These are the ‘house rules’ guests are still expected to follow

Not taking your shoes off on entry, asking for the wi-fi password, and using your mobile phone at the dinner table have emerged as house rules guests break most regularly, it has emerged.

Government adviser sacked over Islamophobia comments

Sir Roger Scruton sacked over 'Islamophobia' comments

Sir Roger Scruton sacked over 'Islamophobia' comments

Sir Roger Scruton has been sacked from his post as a government adviser after he faced backlash over "unacceptable" comments on the definition of Islamophobia.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Facebook

Facebook revamps policy on deceased users

Facebook revamps policy on deceased users

Facebook has updated how it deals with users who have died, including preventing their accounts being promoted to friends and family on birthdays.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Monday, April 8, 2019

Culture secretary: New online safety laws are not about 'restricting speech'

New online safety laws are not about 'restricting speech'

New online safety laws are not about 'restricting speech'

Jeremy Wright has said that new online safety laws are about “controlling harms” on social media platforms, not restricting individuals’ freedom of speech.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Woman wins libel battle over ex-husband ‘strangle’ Facebook posts

Woman wins libel battle over ex-husband ‘strangle’ Facebook posts

Woman wins libel battle over ex-husband ‘strangle’ Facebook posts

A woman who said during a series of Facebook posts that her ex-husband tried to strangle her has won a libel battle against him at the UK’s highest court.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Tommy Robinson faces new restrictions on YouTube videos

YouTube places 'warnings' on Tommy Robinson's videos

YouTube places 'warnings' on Tommy Robinson's videos

YouTube has clamped down on Tommy Robinson by putting a number of restrictions on his account, but stopped short of banning the activist completely.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Friday, March 29, 2019

BBC Question Time faces backlash for LGBT education question

BBC Question Time faces backlash for LGBT education question

BBC Question Time faces backlash for LGBT education question

BBC political show Question Time has been criticised for airing a debate over whether it is "morally right" to teach children about LGBTQ+ "issues".

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Facebook moves to ban white nationalist hate speech

Facebook to ban white nationalist hate speech

Facebook to ban white nationalist hate speech

Facebook has announced it will now ban content related to white nationalism.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Controversial changes to EU online copyright approved by MEPs

Changes to EU online copyright approved by MEPs

Changes to EU online copyright approved by MEPs

MEPs have voted in favour of controversial changes to online copyright across the EU – which are designed to make tech giants more responsible for paying creatives, musicians and news outlets more fairly for their work online.

Twitter users back Burundi girls arrested for defacing President's photo

Twitter users back Burundi girls arrested for defacing President's photo

Twitter users back Burundi girls arrested for defacing President's photo

Twitter users have showed their support for three schoolgirls arrested for defacing photos of Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza – by also doodling on his photo.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Friday, March 15, 2019

Yellow vest protester James Goddard’s YouTube channel demonetised

'Yellow vest' protester James Goddard demonetised by YouTube

'Yellow vest' protester James Goddard demonetised by YouTube

Yellow vest protester James Goddard’s YouTube channel has been demonetised for violating the platform’s policies on "hateful" and "incendiary and demeaning" content.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Worldwide web inventor calls for people to ‘come together’ to end its misuse

World Wide Web inventor calls for people to ‘come together’ to end its misuse

World Wide Web inventor calls for people to ‘come together’ to end its misuse

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the worldwide web, has called on the public and politicians to "come together" to end its misuse in a letter to mark the technology's 30th anniversary.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Friday, March 8, 2019

Diane Abbott calls Amber Rudd’s ‘coloured woman’ comment ‘offensive’

Diane Abbott debate: Why is 'coloured' offensive?

Diane Abbott debate: Why is 'coloured' offensive?

Diane Abbott has said it was “offensive” for Amber Rudd to call her a “coloured woman”, after the work and pensions secretary used the phrase during an interview on Thursday.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Jeremy Wright: YouTube must ‘reconsider’ hosting Tommy Robinson videos

Culture Secretary: YouTube should ‘reconsider’ hosting Tommy Robinson videos

Culture Secretary: YouTube should ‘reconsider’ hosting Tommy Robinson videos

Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright has urged YouTube to "reconsider their judgment" over hosting Tommy Robinson videos after Labour deputy leader Tom Watson called for them to be removed.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Baroness Warsi: ‘I don’t see my party wanting to be part of modern Britain’

Baroness Warsi: My party does not want 'to be part of modern Britain’

Baroness Warsi: My party does not want 'to be part of modern Britain’

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi has said that she “does not see her party wanting to be part of modern Britain” after she described the Conservative party as being “institutionally islamophobic”.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Monday, March 4, 2019

Tom Watson demands YouTube ban Tommy Robinson

Tom Watson demands YouTube ban Tommy Robinson

Tom Watson demands YouTube ban Tommy Robinson

The deputy Labour leader has called for Tommy Robinson to be removed from YouTube, following his ban from Facebook.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019

Instagram

Child grooming biggest on Instagram - NSPCC report

Child grooming biggest on Instagram - NSPCC report

Police are receiving more reports of children being sexually contacted on Instagram than any other social-media platform, figures show.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Momo challenge panic is ‘a storm in a teacup’

Momo challenge panic is ‘a storm in a teacup’

Momo challenge panic is ‘a storm in a teacup’

A social media expert has described the hysteria around the viral “Momo challenge” as “a storm in a teacup”, saying a lot of the stories were based on “hearsay”.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019

Mental Health

'Appalling' mental health provision behind rise in self-harming children

'Appalling' mental health provision behind rise in self-harming children

‘Appalling’ mental health provsion is behind a sharp rise in the number of self-harming children, a professor has claimed.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

Man who taught dog Nazi salute: I have a criminal record 'because I offended people’

Man who taught dog Nazi salute: I have a criminal record 'because I offended people’

Count Dankula: I have a criminal record 'because I offended people'

Markus Meechan, who taught a dog to do a Nazi salute to “annoy” his girlfriend, has said that he feels he was convicted for “hurting people’s feelings” and now has a criminal record because he “offends people”.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Friday, February 8, 2019

Social media

Ian Lucas MP: We 'cannot trust' powerful social media companies

Ian Lucas MP: We 'cannot trust' powerful social media companies

A Labour MP has called for independent regulators to monitor social media companies, claiming they had been "beyond the law for far too long".

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

UK needs to use social media in a way ‘that does not harm us’, says CEO of Prince’s Trust

UK needs to use social media in a way ‘that does not harm us’, says CEO of Prince’s Trust

UK needs to use social media in a way ‘that does not harm us’, says charity CEO

Nick Stace, the CEO of Prince’s Trust, has said that people need to find a way to use social media “in a way that does not harm” them.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Monday, February 4, 2019

Love Island’s Sam Bird: Celebrities selling fad diet products give young fans ‘false hope’

Love Island’s Sam Bird: Celebrities selling fad diet products give young fans ‘false hope’

Love Island’s Sam Bird: Celebrities selling diet products give fans ‘false hope'

Love Island’s Sam Bird has said that celebrities who post on social media selling fad diet products are giving their followers “false hope” because the products do not always work.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019

More than half of Britons admit social media hinders ‘real life’ friendships, study finds

More than half of Britons admit social media hinders ‘real life’ friendships, study finds

Six in ten Brits admit social media hinders ‘real life’ friendships, study finds

More than half of Brits admit their addiction to social media has hindered their ability to make friends in “real life”, a study found.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Police remove 'offensive' job advert after backlash from frontline officers

Police remove 'offensive' job advert after backlash from frontline officers

Police remove 'offensive' job advert after backlash from frontline officers

The College of Policing has dropped a job advertisement for external candidates to become senior officers after it was criticised for its attitude of believe they were “intellectually superior” to frontline officers.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Former police officer warns videos by ‘paedophile hunters’ are fuelled by ‘lust for likes’ on social media

Online ‘paedophile hunters’ fuelled by ‘lust for likes’, warns former police officer

Online ‘paedophile hunters’ fuelled by ‘lust for likes’

Peter Bleksley, a former Metropolitan police officer has said that he does not have a problem with so-called ‘paedophile hunters’ but that he feels their need to live-stream confrontations as a “lust for likes and views” on social media.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Facebook ‘needs to get ahead of this PR nightmare’, says tech expert

Facebook ‘needs to get ahead of this PR nightmare’, says tech expert

Facebook ‘needs to get ahead of this PR nightmare’, says tech expert

Tech expert Guy Cocker has said that Facebook “needs to get ahead of this PR nightmare” after the social media platform was subject to a series of data protection scandals this year.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Secret Facebook documents made public by Parliament Committee

Secret Facebook documents made public by Parliament Committee

Secret Facebook documents made public by Parliament Committee

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has published 234 pages of unseen documents, which it obtained in November this year from a company suing the social network.

Odeon faces social media backlash over £40 cinema tickets

Odeon faces social media backlash over £40 cinema tickets

Odeon faces social media backlash over £40 cinema tickets

Odeon has responded to criticism after it faced backlash over its £40 “hi-tech” cinema tickets being sold at a cinema in London.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Boy to face charges in court over video of Syrian refugee being bullied

Boy to face charges in court over video of Syrian refugee being bullied

Boy to face charges in court over video of Syrian refugee being bullied

A 16-year-old boy is to be charged with assault after footage was spread on social media apparently showing a Syrian refugee aged 15 being bullied at a school in Huddersfield.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Facebook denies MP’s claim that ‘Russian activity’ was on the site in 2014

Facebook denies MP’s claim that ‘Russian activity’ was on the site as early as 2014

Facebook denies MP’s claim that ‘Russian activity’ was on site as early as 2014

An MP has claimed that Facebook knew about a possible cyber attack on the platform linked to Russia years before they were made public.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

‘Digital passports’ to protect children from online porn are ‘long overdue”, says CEO of Get Safe Online

‘Digital passports’ to protect children from online porn are ‘long overdue', says CEO of Get Safe Online

‘Digital passports’ to protect children from porn are ‘long overdue', says CEO

The Chief Executive of Get Safe Online, Tony Neate has said that “digital passports” for children to protect them from online porn, is a “measure that is long overdue”.

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