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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

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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

Monday, March 12, 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018

Diane Abbott calls on public to join silent walk for Grenfell Tower victims

Diane Abbott calls on public to join silent walk for Grenfell Tower victims

Diane Abbott calls on public to join silent walk for Grenfell Tower victims

The shadow home secretary also attended the walk last month

'As low as you can get' - Sky Sports faces calls to sack Jamie Carragher over spitting

'As low as you can get' - Sky Sports faces calls to sack Jamie Carragher over spitting

Sky Sports faces calls to sack Jamie Carragher

A video has been released showing the former footballer spitting at a 14-year-old girl

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

From broken bones to damaged homes - Beast from the East and Storm Emma cause more than travel problems

From broken bones to damaged homes - Beast from the East and Storm Emma cause more than travel problems

Beast from the East and Storm Emma cause more than just travel problems

Many Twitter users have revealed the problems they've had caused by the weather

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

'UK always get its knickers in a twist' - Beast from the East is mocked online

'UK always get its knickers in a twist' - Beast from the East is mocked

'UK always get its knickers in a twist' - Beast from the East is mocked

Many have criticised others for overreacting to the winter weather

Monday, February 26, 2018

Monday, February 26, 2018

Journalist slammed for sexism over interview with New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern

Journalist slammed for sexism over interview with New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern

Journalist slammed for sexism over interview with New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern

Charles Wooley asked the Prime Minister about the conception of her baby and called her attractive

Friday, February 23, 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018

Stephen Fry reveals he's been battling prostate cancer

Stephen Fry reveals he's been battling prostate cancer

Stephen Fry reveals he's been battling prostate cancer

Stephen Fry said he's had surgery to have his prostate removed

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Human rights activist Nabeel Rajab receives five year prison sentence over tweets

Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab receives five-year prison sentence over tweets

Human rights activist Nabeel Rajab jailed... again

Human rights groups have slammed the decision to imprison the man again

Monday, February 19, 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018

'Genuinely broken my heart' - Hungry customers outraged at KFC chicken shortage

'Genuinely broken my heart' - Hungry customers outraged at KFC chicken shortage

'Genuinely broken my heart' - Hungry customers outraged at KFC closures

Many KFC outlets have no chicken due to a DHL delivery problem

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

Chinese annual variety show criticised for 'racist blackface skit'

Chinese annual variety show criticised for 'racist blackface skit'

Chinese annual variety show criticised for 'racist blackface skit'

The Spring Festival Gala showed an Asian woman dressed as a African mother

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Florida shooting: More than 1,500 people killed in US shootings so far this year

Florida shooting: Video brings home the horrific extent of America's gun problem

Video brings home the horrific extent of America's gun problem

Daily Gun Deaths keeps a track of how many people have been killed due to gun violence

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

'Gender apartheid' - Tesco accused of sexist shopping trolleys

'Gender apartheid' - Tesco accused of sexist shopping trolleys

'Gender apartheid' - Tesco accused of sexist shopping trolleys

The shopping trolleys feature images of women and children on safety instructions but not men

'Must be sacked' - Andrew Marr criticised for whispering praise to Penny Mordaunt after interview

'Must be sacked' - Andrew Marr criticised for whispering praise to Penny Mordaunt after interview

Andrew Marr criticised for whispering praise to Penny Mordaunt after interview

It is thought the presenter didn't know the cameras were still on when he said 'that was very good'

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

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

'Mumbling some guff' - Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn criticised for PMQs performance on Brexit

'Mumbling some guff' - Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn criticised for PMQs performance on Brexit

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn criticised for PMQs performance on Brexit

Both leaders have been criticised for what they said, and didn't say, in the session today

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

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Donald Trump claims America is 'open for business' despite stock market plunge

Donald Trump claims America is 'open for business' despite stock market plunge

Donald Trump claims America is 'open for business' despite stock market plunge

Donald Trump spoke at an Ohio manufacturing company about the economy and has tweeted a video

Friday, February 2, 2018

Friday, February 2, 2018

Julia Hartley-Brewer invites grid girls and butler to work on her show

Julia Hartley-Brewer invites grid girls and butler to work on her show

Julia Hartley-Brewer invites grid girls and butler to work on her show

Our talkRADIO host asked listeners whether they thought she was exploiting her new recruits

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'

Friday, January 26, 2018

Friday, January 26, 2018

Job advert asking applicants to 'deal with male banter' slammed for sexism

Job advert asking applicants to 'deal with male banter' slammed for sexism

Job advert asking applicants to 'deal with male banter' slammed for sexism

The advert asks applicants to 'deal with the male banter and be sociable but not distracting'

'Beautiful work' - Many praise Piers Morgan for Donald Trump interview

'Beautiful work' - Many praise Piers Morgan for Donald Trump interview

'Beautiful work' - Many praise Piers Morgan for Donald Trump interview

Donald Trump said he would apologise over Britain First retweets

Donald Trump prepared to apologise over Britain First tweets

Donald Trump tells Piers Morgan he is prepared to apologise over Britain First tweets

Donald Trump prepared to apologise over Britain First tweets

Donald Trump spoke to Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain

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

'Who needs an alarm clock?' - Storm Georgina keeps the UK up at night

'Who needs an alarm clock?' - Storm Georgina keeps the UK up at night

'Who needs an alarm clock?' - Storm Georgina keeps the UK up at night

Storm Georgina has arrived in the UK bringing gusts of up to 90 mph

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Manchester United crush City in social media war as Alexis Sanchez signing eclipses Kevin De Bruyne announcement

Manchester United crush City in social media war with Alexis Sanchez signing

Reaction to United's big reveal dwarfed that of their cross-town rivals

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