• 8 Aug 2018

    Jack Dorsey insisted that Jones had not violated their rules, declaring he would not ‘succumb’ or ‘react’ to outside pressure. 

  • 31 Jul 2018

    Facebook says it has identified a co-ordinated attempt to interfere in November’s mid-term elections in the United States. Ed Howker has been going through the details.

  • 27 Jul 2018

    Siva Vaidhyanathan is the author of Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy.

  • 27 Jul 2018

    We did ask Facebook for an interview, but no-one was available. Conservative MP Damian Collins chairs the DCMS Select Committee and is leading a parliamentary inquiry into fake news.

  • 27 Jul 2018

    Facebook messages used by pro-Brexit campaigners during the 2016 referendum have been published for the first time by a parliamentary committee examining the prevalence of fake news. They provide a real insight into the micro-targeted approach aimed at specific groups of voters.

  • 11 Jul 2018

    Britain’s data protection watchdog intends to fine Facebook £500,000 for failing to safeguard users’ information – the maximum amount it can levy.

  • 26 Jun 2018

    It’s got kids obsessed, parents tearing their hair out and some schools calling for it to be banned. Fortnite is the video game of the year. It’s an astonishing success, but sparking lots of debate about gaming addiction, as the NHS opens its first clinic specialising in the condition. As a parent myself, I know…

  • 26 Jun 2018

    Death by a thousand cuts – that’s what the UK car industry warned could be its fate if it doesn’t get clear government guidance on post-Brexit trading. Today, motor industry bosses said investment has already slumped as the chance of a “no deal” EU departure remains on the table. They also have to deal with…

  • 15 Jun 2018

    Jaron Lanier, the Silicone Valley ‘computer philosopher’, thinks social media is ruining your life. In this interview Jaron Lanier talks about Facebook, YouTube, Google and how the tech and social media giants are using algorithms to record data about their users – and how internet algorithms shape how we see the world and what we’re…

  • 6 Jun 2018

    Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Chris Wylie discusses Alexander Nix’s appearance in front of MPs.

  • 6 Jun 2018

    Alexander Nix said he was “tricked” into boasting to an undercover reporter – working for this programme – that his political strategy firm used honeytraps and bribery to smear political opponents. The former Cambridge Analytica boss Alexander Nix said he had lied to impress our reporter, who was posing as a potential client. He blamed…

  • 3 May 2018

    The former boss of Cambridge Analytica screeched off in his Audi when we tried to ask about the company being wound up in the wake of a joint investigation by Channel 4 News and The Observer. Authorities say the firm is still under investigation, despite closing down. The Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, tells us why…

  • 25 Apr 2018

    They know us better than we know ourselves: that’s the impression you might get from the Facebook data harvesting scandal. And while the crisis has dented the social media giant’s reputation, it has vowed to clean up its act when it comes to users’ personal details. But some of the controls Facebook has brought in…

  • 24 Apr 2018

    Media reports claimed a “government analysis” had linked specific Twitter accounts to the Kremlin – and highlighted two “bot” accounts in particular. But people who run these accounts have both denied it, and even appeared on camera to prove they are real people. So what’s caused the confusion?

  • 10 Apr 2018

    As well as dealing with increased scrutiny from politicians, Facebook’s public profile has also taken a knock. Calls to delete Facebook and demands for greater regulation have wiped billions off Facebook’s share price, but will it change people’s day to day interaction with the platform ? I found a mixed reaction in Washington to what’s…