article 20 October 2014 World
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
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.

article 15 October 2014 UK
Sexting and Snapchat: are nude pics the norm?

More than a third of young people aged between 13-25 have sent naked pictures of themselves - and one in four of them have then had their images sent on without their consent, a report finds.

article 24 August 2014 UK, United States
Ice bucket challenge - who'll be the spoilsport?

George W Bush has done it, but Barack Obama won't budge. David Cameron has just been nominated to get soaked in ice-cold water too - so who'll be first to step up to the bucket?

article 13 August 2014 World, Iraq
Syria map as Islamic State advances in Syria
by Heading for Armageddon? Islamic State advances in Syria

Islamic State Twitter accounts report a major victory in Syria, bringing the jihadist group closer to the Turkish border - and an ancient town associated with the countdown to Armageddon.

article 04 August 2014 UK
World War One FCO tweets
WWI anniversary: the road to war - in tweets

The Foreign Office tweets extracts from diplomatic telegrams, dispatches and letters in real time to mark the start of world war one, 100 years on. Here are just some of the key moments.

article 01 August 2014 UK, Israel
Protester holds banner during an anti-Israel demonstration in London
Simon Israel by Is anti-Semitism on the rise in Britain?

As a crop of Hitler-related hashtags emerge on social media over the past month, Simon Israel asks whether there is a rise in anti-Semitism in Britain.