If you were to sum up the reason for Donald Trump’s successful 2016 presidential campaign in one word, it would be Twitter.
Users in many parts of the world are experiencing problems with social media site Twitter, and while the site isn’t fully down, large numbers are unable to view or post tweets.
Angered by the addition of fact-checking links to two of his own recent Tweets, President Trump is threatening to make social media companies legally liable for the content posted on their platforms – but the real debate is about censorship and bias.
Artists and hobby sketchers have grasped the opportunity lockdown offers to dedicate more time to drawing and painting.
VPN downloads in Hong Kong have surged following proposals for a new national security law.
Due to current lockdown measures and the prospect of continued social distancing in the coming months, socialising has made its way online.
The release of a Covid-19 contact tracing app in the UK has faced another setback, with the news that it will not be ready until June, later than the original launch date of mid-May.
The pandemic has upended the plans of many technology giants, but for Facebook, it has accelerated a long-anticipated product release: Facebook Shops.
Underground shops located on the dark web are feeling the pinch of the coronavirus pandemic, with sellers of illegal goods facing supply chain disruptions and restrictions on their employees.
Festival ticketing startup Festicket has launched a live streaming platform, Festicket Live, to help artists during Covid-19 pandemic.
The digital divide may exclude vulnerable people from the Covid-19 tracing app, according to cybersecurity company Anomali.
Hundreds of thousands of people are now making money from games and online communities due to the growth of the virtual economy.
Covid-19 lockdowns have yielded strong usership growth for social media and streaming platforms, but retention of users after lockdown will be an essential challenge.
International telecom giants are partnering to build one of the longest subsea cables in the world, connecting Europe and Africa.
Facebook has published its earnings report for the first quarter of 2020, reporting revenue growth despite period of “unprecedented uncertainty”.
YouTube will ban any content containing medical advice that contradicts World Health Organisation (WHO) coronavirus recommendations, according to CEO Susan Wojcicki.
The lockdowns put in place to curb the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus have forced many parents to juggle homeschooling with remote working, so it’s perhaps no surprise that there has been growth in demand for online tuition, with providers such as TLC Live seeing a surge in business.
It seems every art gallery has responded to exhibition cancellations during the Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown by launching virtual galleries and online experiences for audiences missing an art fix.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused chaos for many companies, including Airbnb, which in just a few short months has gone from a beloved tech unicorn to being vilified by its own landlords.
Social media data has been used to predict where in the UK could be next to experience a spike in coronavirus cases.
From messages claiming that coronavirus can be killed by consuming hot drinks, bogus claims of insider knowledge of impending lockdowns, and texts appearing to show people being fined for leaving their house, the current Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has seen a surge in false information circulating online.
Around a third of the world’s population, or two billion people, is currently under total or partial lockdown, as the number of confirmed Covid-19 coronavirus cases reaches more than 1.2 million.
The pandemic has been kind to Houseparty.
For many brands, especially smaller and more independent ones, self-isolation due to COVID-19 has meant closing their doors at a huge financial risk.
As a growing number of people around the world practice social distancing and isolation in an attempt to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, many are turning to social media to keep in contact with the outside world.
As countries around the world work to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, social media platforms are faced with an rapidly spreading problem of their own: misinformation.
Social media app Snapchat appears to be down for some users in Europe and Australia, according to a number of reports.
Zyng, a startup taking on social planning, has announced that it has raised £197,000 in a pre-seed funding round, attracting support from major UK tech investors, including a VP at Snap.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has said that he plans to “reconsider” his planned six-month visit to Africa, citing the coronavirus as a key concern.
Millions of websites could soon no longer have valid TLS certificates after provider Let’s Encrypt was hit by a bug, leaving its certificates at risk of being inaccessible or unsecure.