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article 13 December 2014 World, Iraq
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Top IS Twitter propagandist arrested after investigation

Indian police arrest a man suspected of operating the most influential pro-IS Twitter account, following a Channel 4 News investigation.

article 02 December 2014 World, Italy
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Mario Balotelli apologises over 'racist' Instagram post

Mario Balotelli apologises over a post on social media which provoked claims of racism and anti-semitism. He could be facing an investigation by the Football Association.

article 28 November 2014 UK
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Facebook, Twitter told: be clear about how data used

Social networks must simplify terms and conditions, to ensure that their users are clear over how their personal data will be collected and used, MPs say.

article 26 November 2014 UK
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by Forget Facebook: jihadists are using different networks

Facebook faces criticism for failing to act over an online chat in which one of Lee Rigby's murderers discussed "killing a soldier" - but it is hardly the only route terrorists use to communicate.

article 21 November 2014 Politics
Labour MP Emily Thornberry is not the first politician to drop herself in it on Twitter. Countless others have also been forced to repent after unburdening themselves on social media.
Thornberry row: do too many tweets really make a t***?

Labour MP Emily Thornberry is not the first politician to drop herself in it on Twitter. Countless others have also been forced to repent after unburdening themselves on social media.

article 20 October 2014 World
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by Islamic State: just a bunch of #daeshbags?

A new hashtag is taking off on Twitter, and for once it is not One Direction related. It is #daeshbags - and it fits into an online movement ridiculing the #IslamicState group.

article 19 October 2014 UK
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Should internet trolls get two years behind bars?

Tough new crackdown measures to target internet trolls could be introduced under new legislation proposed by the government.

video 19 October 2014 UK

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Should you go to prison for being offensive online? - video

Blogger Jamie Bartlett says people should be allowed to upset and offend people online but Labour MP Stella Creasy argues that "it's not free speech if one side of the conversation lives in fear."

article 16 October 2014 UK
Kieran Stanbridge
by 'I knew they were watching me': inside online bullying

How would you cope with a bullying that followed you everywhere you went? For young people on social media apps, cyber-bullying is an ever-present menace.