Social Media

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

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

'Jared O'Mara can't be forced to resign by Labour and we must give him a chance', says journalist

'Jared O'Mara can't be forced to resign by Labour and we must give him a chance', says journalist

'Jared O'Mara can't be forced to resign by Labour and we must give him a chance'

Journalist Christian Wolmar says we have to look at historical allegations against Jared O'Mara separately to more recent ones

Kellogg's to redesign cereal box after being accused of racism

Kellogg's to redesign cereal box after being accused of racism by Marvel author

Kellogg's to redesign cereal box after being accused of racism by Marvel author

The Corn Pops box featured just one brown corn pop which was cleaning instead of playing with other characters

Durham town residents describe power of 'explosive attack' on cash machine

Durham ATM raid: Darlington residents describe power of 'explosive attack' on cash machine

Durham town residents describe power of 'explosive attack' on cash machine

Darlington locals were woken up around 1am after a suspected explosion hit an ATM device

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Student kicked out of private school for posting racist views online

Student kicked out of elite private school for posting racist views online

Student kicked out of elite private school for posting racist views online

A boy has been removed from The Dalton School after posting both racist comments and images online

Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017

Women Boycott Twitter campaign dubbed 'lazy, futile and a mistake'

Women Boycott Twitter campaign dubbed 'lazy, futile and a mistake'

Women Boycott Twitter campaign dubbed 'lazy, futile and a mistake'

Many have questioned why women would silence themselves when surely that is what they are campaigning against

Monday, October 9, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

The many surprising arrests made in the United Arab Emirates

Jamie Harron and other bizarre arrests in the United Arab Emirates

Jamie Harron and other bizarre arrests in the United Arab Emirates

Scottish man Jamie Harron has now been released after being arrested for public indecency for allegedly putting his hand on another man in a bar

Dove apologises after advert showing black woman is dubbed 'racist'

Dove apologises after advert showing black woman is dubbed 'racist'

Dove apologises after advert showing black woman is dubbed 'racist'

The advert on Facebook showed a black woman turning white after she uses the company's products

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Suzanne el-Hajj had a key role within Lebanon's security forces (Instagram: suzannehajjhobeiche)

Lebanon's 'most powerful woman' sacked for liking rude tweet about Saudi female drivers

Lebanon's 'most powerful woman' sacked over Saudi female drivers tweet

Lieutenant Colonel Suzan el-Hajj was previously called 'the most powerful woman in Lebanon'

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Labour conference: Jeremy Corbyn hits out at abuse of Diane Abbot and criticises Tories over Brexit

Labour conference: Jeremy Corbyn hits out at abuse of Diane Abbott and criticises Tories over Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn hits out at abuse of Diane Abbott and blasts Tories over Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn has claimed the the abuse Diane Abbott received was intolerable, before the crowd sang her happy birthday

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

'You can't be logical with Ken' - Twitter users hit back at Ken Livingstone's comments on anti-Semitism

Ken Livingstone savaged by critics over anti-semitism comments on talkRADIO

Ken Livingstone savaged by critics over anti-semitism comments on talkRADIO

Ken Livingstone joined Julia Hartley-Brewer to discuss anti-semitism in the Labour Party

Monday, September 25, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

Former US congressman Anthony Weiner jailed for 21 months

Former US congressman Anthony Weiner jailed for 21 months

Former US congressman Anthony Weiner jailed for 21 months

Anthony Weiner has been handed a prison sentence for sending explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl

Friday, September 8, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

Woman committing suicide after being refused C-section prompts horror on social media

Woman commits suicide after being refused C-section

Woman commits suicide after being refused C-section

The women reportedly jumped out of a fifth-storey window moments after her family denied her a caesarian

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Reddit users provoke discussion by sharing images of 'accidental racism'

Reddit users provoke discussion by sharing images of 'accidental racism'

Reddit users provoke discussion by sharing images of 'accidental racism'

The thread is active on the social network site

Monday, September 4, 2017

Monday, September 4, 2017

North Korea: 'Donald Trump's tweets can't be taken at face value', says Channel 4's Krishnan Guru-Murthy

North Korea: We need to kind of ignore Donald Trump's tweets, says Channel 4's Krishnan Guru-Murthy

'Donald Trump's tweets can't be taken at face value', says Krishnan Guru-Murthy

Channel 4 news anchor Krishnan Guru-Murthy says we must rely on the US system against North Korea and not worry about what the President is saying

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Analysis shows Twitter account could be part of Russian disinformation campaign

Russian agent 'posing as Ukip supporter to spread anti-EU propaganda on Twitter'

Russian agent 'posing as Ukip supporter to spread anti-EU propaganda on Twitter'

A Twitter account which claims is owner is a Ukip supporter based in Southampton and the Isle of Wight has raised suspicions

Friday, August 25, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017

Former CIA officer sets up crowdfunding page in attempt to ban Donald Trump from Twitter

Former CIA officer sets up crowdfunding page in attempt to ban Donald Trump from Twitter

Former CIA officer attempts to ban Donald Trump from Twitter

Valerie Plame says she wants to buy a major stake in Twitter so she can persuade the company to ban Donald Trump

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Saudi police release boy held for dancing to the Macarena on road

Saudi police release boy held for dancing to the Macarena on road

Saudi police release boy held for dancing to the Macarena on road

The interior ministry says the boy was given a road safety warning over the incident

Ten years of the hashtag: How one tweet revolutionised social media

Ten years of the hashtag: How one tweet revolutionised social media

Ten years of the hashtag: How one tweet revolutionised social media

The use of the social media hashtag is being celebrated today as it is 10-years-old

Friday, August 18, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Chinese state media accused of racism after releasing video of Indian impersonator

WATCH Chinese state media accused of racism over Indian impression

Chinese state media accused of racism over Indian impression

The video shows a Chinese actor wearing a turban, beard and sunglasses trying to speak in an Indian accent

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

HBO investigates cyber security breach after Twitter accounts hacked

HBO investigates new cyber hack after Game of Thrones leak

HBO investigates new cyber hack after Game of Thrones leak

Many Twitter accounts belonging to HBO tweeted a message claiming OurMine hackers had taken over

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017

App criticised for being racist after adding ethnic filters

FaceApp dumps 'blackface' feature after racism storm

FaceApp dumps 'blackface' feature after racism storm

FaceApp has now removed the filters which it called 'controversial'

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Man celebrates 50 days on the run from police with taunting Facebook posts

Man celebrates 50 days on the run from police with taunting Facebook posts

Man celebrates 50 days on the run from police with taunting Facebook posts

It is thought that Shaun Davidson used a fork and bucket to tunnel out of Kerobokan jail in Bali

Friday, August 4, 2017

Friday, August 4, 2017

'Jeremy Corbyn forgets to brush teeth' - Twitter predicts the next Labour leader smears

'Jeremy Corbyn forgets to brush teeth' - Twitter predicts the next Labour leader smears

'Jeremy Corbyn forgets to brush teeth' - Twitter predicts the next Labour smears

The denizens of Twitter are trying to predict reports of smears against Jeremy Corbyn - and some of them are pretty funny

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Swedish Armed Forces mark pride with rainbow laced military boots

Swedish army marks gay pride with rainbow-laced military boots

Swedish army marks gay pride with rainbow-laced military boots

A Facebook post showing the boots is one of the most popular on the army's page

Monday, July 31, 2017

Monday, July 31, 2017

Research claims targeted advertising on social media does influence voters

Theresa May take note: New research shows voters are swayed by targeted ads

Theresa May take note: New research shows voters are swayed by targeted ads

The Online Privacy Foundation says it is concerned that people's biases are being manipulated

Pages