The top 10 social media fails of 2013

Summary Tue 24 Dec, AT 10:30

The worst mistakes committed by companies, celebs and politicians and what we learnt from them

Computer Hacker

DPP says rude, shocking tweets shouldn't be prosecuted

One-Minute Read Fri 21 Jun, AT 12:38

New social media guidelines urge freedom of speech, but damaging 'trolls' may still end up in court

Unicef attacks Facebook 'likes' and says charities need cash

Talking Point Fri 3 May, AT 15:00

'Slacktivists' under fire in ad campaign that demands donations, not social media support

Class war: new social groupings provoke outrage on social media

First Reaction Wed 3 Apr, AT 14:57

New system banishes working class, ushers in 'precarious proletariats'. But is it realistic?

Triple whammy threat to global economy pointed up by WEF

Brief Wed 9 Jan, AT 09:45

Before Davos summit starts, World Economic Forum issues its annual report on global risk

New laws needed to stop 'trial by Twitter', says Lord Leveson

First Reaction Fri 7 Dec, AT 10:11

And there's the unending punishment, and no prospect of rehabilitation, by Google, says judge


Twitter trolls: CPS to rethink rules on social media abuse

First Post Thu 20 Sep, AT 15:27

No charges over homophobic Tom Daley tweet, as Keir Starmer raises bar for criminal prosecution

Tory catfight: Nadine Dorries vs 'undignified' Louise Mensch

One-Minute Read Tue 28 Aug, AT 08:59

Outgoing MP feels the wrath of Dorries after defending The Sun over the naked Prince Harry photos

James Holmes

Not on Facebook? You're probably a psychopath

One-Minute Read Tue 7 Aug, AT 13:44

Massacre suspects Holmes and Breivik were not on the social network - but neither is 85% of the world

Twitter users prevent 'real-time suicide' using social media

First Post Wed 9 May, AT 15:46

Tweeter posted live commentary of drug overdose prompting a group who had never met her to step in