Social Media

'Digital gangsters': UK wants tougher rules for Facebook

Feb 18, 2019

A parliamentary committee report is recommending that the United Kingdom government increase oversight of social media platforms like Facebook

Report: Far right tried to influence Bavarian election

Feb 15, 2019

A study claims far-right groups engaged in concerted social media campaigns to influence last year's election in the German state of Bavaria by promoting the Alternative for Germany party and smearing its opponents

World Cup-winning England goalkeeper Gordon Banks dies at 81

Feb 12, 2019

Gordon Banks, the goalkeeper who helped England win its only World Cup in 1966, dies at 81

UK report urges regulator for tech giants to fight fake news

Feb 12, 2019

A British government-commissioned report is calling for a regulator to oversee online platforms such as Facebook and Google to help weed out "fake news."

Instagram changes rules on self-harm postings after suicide

Feb 8, 2019

Instagram has agreed to ban graphic images of self-harm after objections were raised in Britain following the suicide of a teen whose father said the photo-sharing platform had contributed to her decision to take her own life

Germany to Facebook: Stop forcing users to share their data

Feb 7, 2019

German antitrust authorities have issued a ruling prohibiting Facebook from combining user data from different sources, a decision the company will appeal.

Brazil lawmaker showing deep cleavage stirs controversy

Feb 7, 2019

Brazilian lawmaker Ana Paula da Silva is causing a furor after wearing a red outfit showing deep cleavage for a swearing-in ceremony at the Santa Catarina state assembly

Germany's Merkel closing her personal Facebook page

Feb 1, 2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is leaving Facebook after giving up the leadership of her country's main center-right party

EU urges internet giants to work harder fighting fake news

Jan 29, 2019

EU authorities urge internet companies to work harder combating fake news ahead of elections

Call for end to social media abuse of Duchesses Meghan, Kate

Jan 29, 2019

The British press is urging social media users to tone down inappropriate criticism of Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge

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