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Social media firms must take action against violent extremism: UK interior minister
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.
Anxiety on rise among Britain's young people in social media age
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.
'County lines' drug gangs in UK tracking children via social media
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.
Negative experiences on social media may make you feel lonely
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.
Bayern hands Ribery ‘heavy fine’ for Tweetstorm
Bayern Munich will impose "a heavy fine" on Franck Ribery for his obscenity laced outburst on social media, the club's sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said on Sunday.
Social media, tech firms urging US citizens to vote
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.
Despite crackdown, 'junk news' still flourishes on social media
Despite an aggressive crackdown by social media firms, so-called ‘junk news’ is spreading at a greater rate than in 2016 on social media ahead of the US midterm elections, according to researchers.
Without evidence, Trump accuses social media firms of election meddling: Report
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.
Can social media networks reduce political polarization on climate change?
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 president approves law clamping down on social media
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.
IRIB slams closure of its social media accounts as 'clear censorship'
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.
Trump censures social media firms for 'silencing millions'
US President Donald Trump has censured social media giants for silencing “millions of people” in an act of censorship.
Social media manipulation putting UK democracy at risk: Report
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.
Is social media as addictive as cocaine?
One expert suggests that media-stoked fears about addictive technology only serve to divert attention from pressing problems like online privacy and user consent.
Longer hours on social media may increase teens' risk of cyberbullying
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.

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