Instagram may have been key tool in Russia’s manipulation of U.S. voters
19 December 2018 | 5:20 am
Renee DiResta, New Knowledge's director of research, discusses the results of a new report commissioned by the Senate Intelligence Committee about Russian interference in U.S. elections.
11 Dec 2020
In a bold move, US antitrust watchdogs have sued Facebook, arguing the social media giant needs to be broken up. Momentum is on the regulators' side, experts say.
14 Mar 2021
How to smile, where to place a hand, which direction to face: courses in Vietnam that teach Instagrammers how to pose are being snapped up by the young and social media savvy. In communist Vietnam, where 70 percent of the population is under 35, the classes are particularly popular with young women.
17 Mar 2021
This week, we're focusing on the strengths and weaknesses of France's influencers. On YouTube, TikTok, blogs and Instagram, they count their followers in the millions. However, France's "content creators" are still in the process of exploring all the potential of their virtual sway. In this show we see how brands and marketing teams are actively harnessing this grassroots power. We also see how influencers are being included in political campaigns. Finally, we check out the online trends to look out for from social media stars in the future.
10 Aug 2021
A photograph of Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi and his wife, Antonela Roccuzzo, was posted on Roccuzzo's Instagram account on Tuesday (August 10), showing the couple seated in their private jet en route to Paris. The caption attached to the photograph read "a new adventure for all five of us." Messi has agreed to join French club Paris Saint Germain (PSG) following his abrupt departure from Barcelona, his father said on Tuesday.
19 Sep 2021
A top German court has decided that social media influencers can recommend products without the content necessarily needing to be flagged as advertising. But there are some limits.
28 Sep 2021
The move follows a damning series in The Wall Street Journal about the effects of app on teens' mental health. But the tech giant insists it still "stands by" the project.
Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp down in global outage, Nigerian governors, etc named in Pandora Papers
4 Oct 2021
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Tuesday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Tuesday.
5 Oct 2021
Website monitoring group Downdetector said Monday's outage was the largest such failure it had ever seen. While services maybe reconnected, Facebook still has to contend with damaging revelations from an ex-employee.
10 Oct 2021
Users have been facing issues accessing the social media giant's apps and services for the second time in a week. The company said a configuration change was behind the outage, which is under control.
22 Mar 2022
Facebook and Instagram's parent company, Meta, has been designated as an "extremist" organization by a Russian court. But Meta's WhatsApp is excluded from the ban.
27 Aug 2022
Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Saturday.
The former US president had been blocked from the social media platforms since the January 6, 2021 insurrection. Meta said it was taking measures to prevent "repeat offenders" from violating its rules.
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Men convicted for the deadly 2016 Brussels airport and subway bombings have been sentenced. The Islamist attacks killed 32 people and injured hundreds more.
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There has been an instance of cooperation between the US and Russia with the docking of the Soyuz spacecraft at the ISS, amid tensions between Washington and Moscow over the invasion of Ukraine.
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Former US President Donald Trump has surrendered to face criminal charges in Atlanta. The arrest represents the fourth time he has been indicted since leaving office, but it's the first time police have taken a mugshot for official records.
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Thousands of migrants have arrived on Lampedusa from Africa this week, with the EU at odds over what to do with them. DW reports from the Italian island, where locals are showing compassion as conditions worsen.
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There happen to be some rather strange practices that are laws in a country that forbid couples from holding hands in public. Banning black cars, preventing dirty vehicles from entering its capital city, and banning women from fixing lashes and nails, talk less of cosmetic surgery. You'd be wrong to assume this country is North Korea. This is the story of Turkmenistan's weird way of life and culture.