Britain's Home Secretary (Interior Minister) Sajid Javid has said social media companies must take action to stop violent extremism on their channels after Friday's massacre by an Australian white supremacist at two mosques in New Zealand.
The number of young people in the UK who say they do not believe that life is worth living has doubled in the last decade, amid a sense of overwhelming pressure from social media which is driving feelings of inadequacy, new research suggested.
A failure to grasp how technology and social media is being used to coerce, control, blackmail and track the movements of children as young as 11 by ‘county lines’ drug gangs has seen an epidemic of child criminal exploitation spiral out of control in the UK.
The team surveyed 1,178 university students aged between 18 and 30 years about their social media use, to what extent their experiences were positive or negative, and their level of perceived loneliness.
Social media and tech companies in the US say they are doing more to boost voter turnout for next Tuesday’s midterm congressional elections, as the voter participation rate in US elections has been decreasing in recent decades.
US President Donald Trump has accused American social media companies of interfering with the 2018 congressional elections in November, calling them “super liberal,” without appearing to offer any evidence.
Social media networks, which often foster partisan antagonism, may also offer a solution to reducing political polarization, according to new findings published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences from a team led by University of Pennsylvania sociologist Damon Centola.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ratified a law granting authorities the right to monitor social media users in the country as part of tightening internet controls, the official gazette said Saturday.
The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) has condemned a coordinated move to block its channels on social media platforms, describing it as a "clear example of censorship" aimed at preventing the dissemination of truth and alternative viewpoints online.
The British public is being increasingly manipulated by a campaign of disinformation and fake news in social media, a growing crisis that threatens UK democracy, leaks from a parliamentary inquiry suggests.
Cyberbullying may be linked to higher use of social network sites by school children aged 14-17 years, rather than to simply having a social network profile, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health, which examined data from several European countries.