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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Yorkshire Tea says ‘be kind’ after abuse over Rishi Sunak’s brew

Yorkshire Tea says ‘be kind’ after abuse over Rishi Sunak’s brew

Yorkshire Tea was targeted in a frenzy of "furious accusations" and "rage" after the new Chancellor posted a picture with its teabags.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Monday, February 24, 2020

Piers Morgan and Jameela Jamil in row over Caroline Flack messages

Piers Morgan and Jameela Jamil in row over Caroline Flack messages

The journalist has been branded a "bullying parasite" after tweeting alleged messages from Caroline Flack accusing Jameela Jamil of "hate"

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Laurence Fox hires security guard amid twitter troll fears

Laurence Fox hires security guard amid twitter troll fears

The actor, who has faced a backlash online for his views on the "woke religion", told Dan Wootton: “I don’t really know what to expect".

Monday, February 17, 2020

Monday, February 17, 2020

Sadiq Khan: ‘All gender identities are valid’

Sadiq Khan: ‘All gender identities are valid’

The Mayor of London has shown support for "all gender identities" as he marked LGBT History Month with a tweet that sparked debate online.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Friday, February 14, 2020

‘This isn’t the Brexit I voted for’ says Brexiteer in airport queue

‘This isn’t the Brexit I voted for’ says Brexiteer in airport queue

Colin Browning has faced ridicule after he complained that a 55-minute wait at passport control in Amsterdam was not what he voted for.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Friday, January 31, 2020

Katie Hopkins suspended from Twitter for breaching hate rules

Katie Hopkins suspended from Twitter for breaching hate rules

The controversial commentator's account was suspended for breaching Twitter's hateful conduct policy, amid calls from anti-hate campaigners.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Thursday, January 30, 2020

‘War on language’: Laurence Fox defends Alastair Stewart

‘War on language’: Laurence Fox defends Alastair Stewart

The actor has come out in support of the ITV News veteran, saying the row has been caused by "authoritarian, totalitarian ideologues".

Alastair Stewart leaves ITV News amid Twitter 'misjudgement'

Alastair Stewart leaves ITV News amid Twitter 'misjudgement'

The journalist is stepping down from presenting on ITV News after the network said he "breached" editorial guidelines on social media.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Monday, January 13, 2020

Donald Trump warns Iranian leaders in Farsi tweet

Donald Trump warns Iranian leaders in Farsi tweet

The US president told Iranian leaders "the USA is watching" after anti-government protesters took to the country's streets over the weekend.

Piers Morgan branded ‘bully’ in Twitter spat over Meghan Markle

Piers Morgan branded ‘bully’ in Twitter spat over Meghan Markle

Guardian writer Carole Cadwalladr accused Mr Morgan being accused of "persecuting a young woman with a different skin colour".

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Why I still read my partner's tweets two years after his death

Why I still read my partner's tweets two years after his death

Adam Packer tells talkRADIO why his late partner's Twitter account has been a source of comfort since he passed away in 2017.

Twitter pauses plans to delete accounts of deceased

Twitter pauses plans to delete accounts of deceased

Bereaved families, including MP Jo Cox's widower, have expressed their relief at Twitter's decision

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Diane Abbott accuses Lord Sugar of 'harassment'

Diane Abbott accuses Lord Sugar of 'harassment'

The shadow home secretary says she has reported the business tycoon for "offensive" social media posts about her.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Monday, July 15, 2019

Theresa May: Trump tweets 'unacceptable'

Theresa May: Trump tweets 'unacceptable'

She said the language used in the tweets aimed at four congresswomen was "completely unacceptable".

Monday, June 17, 2019

Monday, June 17, 2019

Donald Trump brands Sadiq Khan ‘a disaster’

Donald Trump: Sadiq Khan is ‘a disaster’

Donald Trump: Sadiq Khan is ‘a disaster’

The US president has described the Mayor of London as “a disaster” following a spate of attacks in the capital.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019

Trump: Let ‘banned Conservative voices’ back on Twitter

Trump: Let ‘banned Conservative voices’ back on Twitter

Trump: Let ‘banned Conservative voices’ back on Twitter

Donald Trump has demanded Twitter allow “banned Conservative voices” back onto the platform “without restriction”.

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.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Friday, May 3, 2019

Boris Johnson deletes tweet he voted in non-existent election

Boris Johnson under fire for local election tweet

Boris Johnson under fire for local election tweet

The former London Mayor came under fire after tweeting he had voted in the local elections, even though there were none in London.

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.

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.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

‘Claiming a theological basis against trans people is highly questionable’

Peter Tatchell: Claiming a religious basis against trans people is 'highly questionable’

Claiming a religious basis against trans people is 'highly questionable'

Peter Tatchell, a human rights campaigner has said it is “highly questionable” to claim a “theological basis against trans people”.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Man spends more than £600 on shop in no-deal Brexit preparations

Man spends more than £600 on shop in preparation for no-deal Brexit

Man spends more than £600 on shop in preparation for no-deal Brexit

A woman has called her husband "mad" after he spent more than £600 on a shop in preparation for a no-deal Brexit.

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.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Tommy Robinson's book dropped from Amazon

Tommy Robinson's book dropped from Amazon

Tommy Robinson's book dropped from Amazon

A book on Islam by Tommy Robinson has been removed from sale by Amazon.

Suzanne Evans

Suzanne Evans suspended from Twitter for 'transphobic' comment

Suzanne Evans suspended from Twitter for 'transphobic' comment

Former UKIP deputy chair Suzanne Evans has had her Twitter account temporarily suspended for breaching the platform’s policy on hateful conduct.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

 Boris Johnson accuses police of ‘wasting time’ on anti-transgender crime instead of tackling stabbings

Boris Johnson accuses police of ‘wasting time’ on anti-transgender crime instead of tackling stabbings

Boris Johnson accuses police of ‘wasting time’ on anti-transgender crime

Boris Johnson has accused the police of “wasting time” arresting women accused of being anti-transgender, when he suggests the manpower could be used to tackle knife crime.

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.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Diane Abbott urges Twitter crackdown on abusive tweets after study into abuse of women on social media

Diane Abbott urges Twitter crackdown on abusive tweets

Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott urges Twitter to act on abusive posts after a study found female politicians and journalists were sent over a million abusive tweets last year

Friday, December 14, 2018

Friday, December 14, 2018

JD Wetherspoon

Twitter ordered to reveal person behind JD Wetherspoon parody account

Twitter ordered to reveal person behind JD Wetherspoon parody account

The identity of a mystery tweeter responsible for fake Wetherspoon Twitter accounts will be revealed to the pub chain following a judge's ruling.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Students' Union President resigns after calling for war memorial to be painted over

Students' Union President resigns after calling for war memorial to be painted over

SU President resigns after calling for war memorial to be painted over

A University Students’ Union President has stood down after sparking outrage for calling for a mural in memory of First World War soldiers to be painted over.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

BBC’s Andrew Neil criticised for calling Observer journalist a ‘mad cat woman’

BBC’s Andrew Neil criticised for calling Observer journalist a ‘mad cat woman’

BBC’s Andrew Neil criticised for calling Observer journalist a ‘mad cat woman’

BBC presenter Andrew Neil has deleted a tweet calling an Observer journalist a “mad cat woman”, after it was criticised by other users.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Twitter

Twitter 'like' tool is an 'explicit and quantified form of social validation', says psychologist

Twitter like tool is an 'explicit and quantified form of social validation'

Psychologist Honey Langcaster-James says Twitter's 'like' function replicates the approval humans are 'hard-wired to seek out' from others in the real world.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018

Stop engaging with ‘disgusting’ comments about Leicester City helicopter crash, says social media expert

Stop engaging with ‘disgusting’ comments about Leicester City helicopter crash, says social media expert

Stop engaging with ‘disgusting’ comments about Leicester City crash, says expert

Social media expert Adam Gray has said that people should stop engaging with trolls after social media users posted ‘disgusting’  comments about Leicester City owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha who died in a helicopter crash on Saturday.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018

Creator of Father Ted given harassment warning amid ‘transphobia’ Twitter row

Creator of Father Ted given harassment warning amid ‘transphobia’ Twitter row

Creator of Father Ted given harassment warning amid ‘transphobia’ Twitter row

Father Ted co-creator Graham Linehan was given a verbal harassment warning after being reported by a transgender activist over social media comments.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Saturday, October 6, 2018

British teenagers targeted by Russian trolls

British teenagers targeted by Russian trolls

British teenagers targeted by Russian trolls

The Kremlin has been targeting British teenagers as part of a covert campaign to cause hostility among young Britons, The Times has revealed.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Monday, October 1, 2018

Michael Fabricant wears BBC lanyard at Conservative conference to fool Momentum protesters

Michael Fabricant wears BBC lanyard at Conservative conference to fool Momentum protesters

Michael Fabricant wears BBC lanyard to fool Momentum protesters

Michael Fabricant tweeted a picture of him wearing a BBC lanyard as a 'disguise' at the Conservative Party conference

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Ten times politicians tried to be 'real' on social media, and failed

Nine times politicians tried to be 'real' on social media, and failed

Nine times politicians tried to be 'real' on social media, and failed

Earlier this year in May, it was revealed that Conservative MPs were being trained on how to use social media to show the electorate that they were "real people". 

Friday, September 21, 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018

Kensington and Chelsea Council apologises for asking resident to remove green Grenfell hearts from her home

Kensington and Chelsea Council apologises for asking resident to remove green Grenfell hearts from her home

Kensington Council apologises for asking resident to remove Grenfell hearts

Kensington and Chelsea have apologised to Sue Duggins for asking her to remove her green Grenfell hearts from her wall, after classing them as graffiti.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Hold online forums and social media sites responsible for fake news and extremism, says Labour MP

Hold online forums and social media sites responsible for fake news and extremism, says Labour MP

Hold online forums responsible for fake news and extremism, says Labour MP

Labour MP Lucy Powell has drafted a bill proposing to hold online forums and social media sites responsible for fake news and hateful or extremist content posted by users

Friday, September 7, 2018

Friday, September 7, 2018

Twitter bans Alex Jones and Infowars from its platform

Twitter bans Alex Jones and Infowars from its platform

The social media site said Jones will not be able to create new accounts on Twitter or take over any existing ones.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Twitter boss admits algorithms unfairly filtered 600,000 accounts

Twitter boss admits algorithms unfairly filtered 600,000 accounts

Twitter boss admits algorithms unfairly filtered 600,000 accounts

Twitter’s systems unfairly filtered 600,000 accounts including some belonging to members of US Congress, Chief Executive Jack Dorsey has admitted.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Roofer faces backlash after tweeting a job opportunity for ‘a young lad’

Roofer faces backlash after tweeting a job opportunity for ‘a young lad’

Roofer faces backlash after tweeting a job opportunity for ‘a young lad’

Stuart Napper caused controversy on Twitter after putting out a job request for a “young lad” for a roofing job, but he says he was “just trying to find a young lad to give him a decent start” and would “absolutely” take a young woman if she applied for the job.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Friday, July 6, 2018

Meet the musician who made the Matrix football meme

Meet the musician who made the Matrix football meme

Will Michael, bass player in rock band Puppy, made a viral meme that has Three Lions playing over a scene in the Matrix

Monday, April 16, 2018

Monday, April 16, 2018

'No doubt @gregwebsteruk thought it amusing to call for my beheading on this thread. I do not' said Ms Abbott

Diane Abbott reports light sabre 'beheading' tweet to Met Police

Diane Abbott reports light sabre 'beheading' tweet to Met Police

The Shadow Home Secretary has been a frequent victim of abuse on social media

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn has condemned Donald Trump's rhetoric

'Whole world should be alarmed' – Corbyn condemns Trump tweet

'Whole world should be alarmed' – Corbyn condemns Trump tweet

Labour leader speaks out on US president's 'instant reaction' on social media

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Researchers believe the study's findings should encourage more variety in emojis

Emojis successful in representing diversity – study

Emojis successful in representing diversity – study

University of Edinburgh study sampled one billion tweets

Friday, April 6, 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018

'Nanny state full of PC snowflakes' - Sugar tax sparks anger

'Nanny state full of PC snowflakes' - Sugar tax sparks anger

'Nanny state full of PC snowflakes' - Sugar tax sparks anger

Some believe the sugar tax isn't the right step to take in the fight against obesity

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Labour MP Naz Shah 'deletes unfortunate tribute to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela'

Labour MP Naz Shah deletes unfortunate tribute to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Labour MP Naz Shah deletes unfortunate tribute to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

The MP reportedly included a quote which referenced killing people

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

'Jeremy Corbyn ran rings round Theresa May' - Prime Minister criticised for response to mental heath at PMQs

'Jeremy Corbyn ran rings round Theresa May' - PM criticised over mental heath services

Theresa May criticised for response to mental heath at PMQs

Theresa May was asked about mental health services by Jeremy Corbyn

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Thursday, March 22, 2018

London United: 'We will never forget' victims of the Westminster terror attack one year on

London United, one year on: 'We will never forget' victims of the Westminster terror attack

'We will never forget' victims of the Westminster terror attack one year on

Today marks a year since the Westminster terror attack, in which five people lost their lives

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

'The nation supports you' - Viewers send Declan Donnelly messages of support

'The nation supports you' - Viewers send Declan Donnelly messages of support

'The nation supports you' - Viewers send Declan Donnelly messages of support

Declan Donnelly will be presenting the final episodes of Saturday Night Takeaway without Ant McPartlin

'Theresa May looking genuinely rattled' - Jeremy Corbyn praised for PMQs performance

'Theresa May looking genuinely rattled' - Jeremy Corbyn praised for PMQs performance

'Theresa May looking genuinely rattled' - Jeremy Corbyn praised for PMQs

The Labour leader asked Theresa May about the collapse of Northamptonshire county council

Friday, March 16, 2018

Friday, March 16, 2018

Former advertising executive apologises for email ranking female colleagues on looks

Former advertising executive apologises for email ranking female colleagues on looks

Former advertising executive apologises for email ranking female colleagues

The email was sent on the man's last day working for The&Partnership in London

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Kinder Easter eggs criticised for 'sexism'

Kinder Easter eggs criticised for 'sexism'

Kinder Easter eggs criticised for 'sexism'

The eggs come in either pink and blue packaging and have different toys

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