April 28, 2017

Local news publishers teaming up to fight fake news in run up to general election

Local press publishers are joining together to tackle fake news with the launch of a new print and digital campaign that will highlight the “highly […]
April 26, 2017

Live video boost helps Twitter gain 9m new users in three months as revenue drops

Twitter gained 9m new users in the past three months as live video grew but revenues declined, the social media site’s latest financial results show. […]
April 25, 2017

Warning that 'dark ads' using Google and Facebook to mislead voters are bigger threat than fake news

Political advertising that is only seen by its intended recipients is a greater cause for concern than “fake news” in the spread of misinformation, according […]
April 24, 2017

ITN on Facebook and fake news: Fairer online revenue share needed to protect public service journalism

ITN has warned that fake news is a “powerful and dangerous force in our online ecosystem” as part of its submission to a parliamentary inquiry examining the issue. […]
April 18, 2017

Facebook taking money for hoax adverts despite fake news crackdown pledge

Facebook is promoting paid-for hoaxes about Lord Sugar, Professor Stephen Hawking and the Queen to their users despite recent promises to crack down on fake […]
April 12, 2017

Facebook launches 'certificate' for journalists offering training on tools to improve audience engagement

Facebook has launched a certificate for journalists that offers free online training in how to make posts on the social network more engaging to readers […]
April 6, 2017

Facebook to share tips for spotting 'fake news' compiled by UK fact-checking charity

Facebook will share ten top tips for spotting ‘fake news’ with its users as part of its attempts to tackle the growing phenomenon. Independent UK […]
April 3, 2017

Huffington Post political editor tweets outrage at 'duplicitous' Labour minister who gave story to rival

Huffington Post political editor Paul Waugh has revealed how he was the victim of a “duplicitous” media tactic when statistics he requested for a story […]
March 15, 2017

Viral video of professor interrupted by kids during live BBC interview reaches 100m views

A live video interview in which a professor is interrupted by his two young children before his panicked wife rushes in to scoop them out […]
March 13, 2017

Guardian columnist Owen Jones quits Twitter and Facebook because he finds left-wing abuse 'utterly depressing'

Guardian columnist Owen Jones has announced he is going to largely quit using social media because it has become “completely and utterly depressing”. Jones said […]
February 17, 2017

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg more focused on tackling 'sensationalism' than 'misinformation' in news content

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has said the social media platform will focus “less on banning misinformation and more on surfacing additional perspectives” in the fight against […]
February 16, 2017

Channel 4 News videos shared 2bn times in a year on Facebook but revenue tiny says editor

Channel 4 News is paid a “tiny” fee for the content it shares on Facebook that does not cover “a fraction of what it costs” […]
February 7, 2017

Twitter launches new safety measures to stop 'abuse and harassment' online

Twitter has announced three new measures to crackdown on online harassment as part of its efforts to make the social media platform a “safer place”. […]