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The top social media posts of 2021
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In Depth

The top social media posts of 2021

Users gave weddings, K-pop and Twitter wit the thumbs up
28 Dec 2021
A year in the City
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Business Briefing

A year in the City

2021 was a year of supply chain disruptions and big stock market floats
28 Dec 2021
Rohingya launch $150bn Facebook lawsuit over genocide hate speech
A Rohingya refugee carries his mother in Cox’s Bazar refugee camp, Bangladesh
In Depth

Rohingya launch $150bn Facebook lawsuit over genocide hate speech

Victims in UK and US legal action claim social media giant failed to prevent incitement of violence
7 Dec 2021
Don’t ‘snog’ strangers under the mistletoe, says minister
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Tall Tales

Don’t ‘snog’ strangers under the mistletoe, says minister

And other stories from the stranger side of life
2 Dec 2021
Meta: Facebook gambles on a virtual world
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Behind the scenes

Meta: Facebook gambles on a virtual world

Is Zuckerberg right to be betting so much on the metaverse?
5 Nov 2021
Why Israelis are mocking Facebook’s new name
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Tall Tales

Why Israelis are mocking Facebook’s new name

And other stories from the stranger side of life
1 Nov 2021
Who is Frances Haugen? Facebook employee turned whistle-blower
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Who is Frances Haugen? Facebook employee turned whistle-blower

Former social media employee says she developed interest in civic responsibility as a child
25 Oct 2021

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Is Facebook about to change its name?
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Behind the scenes

Is Facebook about to change its name?

Branding shift could reflect ambition to become ‘metaverse company’
20 Oct 2021
Facebook: is this its Big Tobacco moment?
Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen testifies in front of Congress
In Focus

Facebook: is this its Big Tobacco moment?

Facebook knows its products are destructive, but it does not appear to be doing everything it can to fix them
15 Oct 2021
Welcome to the metaverse 
Horizon Workrooms: the office of the future?
In Depth

Welcome to the metaverse 

The metaverse is Silicon Valley’s new obsession. Could it change the world?
15 Oct 2021
Woman bombarded with calls after number appears in Squid Game
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Tall Tales

Woman bombarded with calls after number appears in Squid Game

And other stories from the stranger side of life
7 Oct 2021
The whistle-blower allegations against Facebook explained
Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen testifies in front of Congress
In Depth

The whistle-blower allegations against Facebook explained

Former product manager Frances Haugen claims social media giant is ‘putting profit over safety’
6 Oct 2021
‘If you couldn’t post a picture of your dinner on Instagram, did you even have dinner at all?’
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Instant Opinion

‘If you couldn’t post a picture of your dinner on Instagram, did you even have dinner at all?’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
5 Oct 2021
Facebook down: a ‘very, very bad day’ at the office
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Behind the scenes

Facebook down: a ‘very, very bad day’ at the office

Share price is hit by global service outage and whistleblower allegations
5 Oct 2021
Is social media bad for your mental health?
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In Depth

Is social media bad for your mental health?

Facebook faces damaging claims that it was aware of harm Instagram caused to children
28 Sep 2021
Facebook: is it ‘monetising misery’?
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Why we’re talking about . . .

Facebook: is it ‘monetising misery’?

Leaked documents revealed the social network’s ‘corporate hypocrisy’ 
24 Sep 2021
Specs appeal: will privacy concerns hit Facebook smart glasses sales?
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In Focus

Specs appeal: will privacy concerns hit Facebook smart glasses sales?

Tech giant has partnered with Ray-Ban to launch internet-connected eyewear 
13 Sep 2021
Will China’s crackdown end Hong Kong’s big tech hub?
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The latest on . . .

Will China’s crackdown end Hong Kong’s big tech hub?

Facebook, Twitter and Google threaten to leave over proposed data legislation
6 Jul 2021
Are Facebook privacy settings handing a ‘free pass’ to terrorists?
Mark Zuckerberg
Getting to grips with . . .

Are Facebook privacy settings handing a ‘free pass’ to terrorists?

MI5 chief attacks plans to provide end-to-end encryption on social media platform
21 May 2021
‘Voters like a spot of island nation-state jingoism’
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Instant Opinion

‘Voters like a spot of island nation-state jingoism’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
7 May 2021
Instant Opinion: Dominic Cummings ‘failed on his own terms’
Dominic Cummings in a London black cab wearing a face mask.
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Dominic Cummings ‘failed on his own terms’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 13 November
13 Nov 2020
Find your ‘secret crush’: Facebook joins the dating scene
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In Brief

Find your ‘secret crush’: Facebook joins the dating scene

Tech giant rolls out new feature to rival apps such as Tinder
22 Oct 2020
Republicans claim social media is censoring Biden leak story
Democratic candidate Joe Biden wearing a face mask during a town hall event
In Brief

Republicans claim social media is censoring Biden leak story

Trump-supporting senators are accusing Twitter and Facebook of ‘election day interference’
16 Oct 2020
Russian agency ‘created fake left-wing news site’
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In Brief

Russian agency ‘created fake left-wing news site’

Facebook says real reporters were hired by fake editors to write about US corruption
2 Sep 2020
Can UK stop ‘revolving door’ between politics and business?
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In Depth

Can UK stop ‘revolving door’ between politics and business?

Facebook targeting government insiders as another ex-minister joins banking giant J.P. Morgan
25 Aug 2020
Four things we learned from Congress grilling tech titans
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In Brief

Four things we learned from Congress grilling tech titans

Previously unseen internal documents and emails granted Congress new licence to probe
30 Jul 2020
US election 2020: Facebook pledge to ‘curb foreign meddling’
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In Depth

US election 2020: Facebook pledge to ‘curb foreign meddling’

Social media platform will ban foreign political adverts - but won’t silence Donald Trump
18 Jun 2020
Instant Opinion: Johnson government ‘built-in incompetence’
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Johnson government ‘built-in incompetence’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 17 June
17 Jun 2020
‘Shameless’ tech giants ‘exploit coronavirus to dodge tax’
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In Brief

‘Shameless’ tech giants ‘exploit coronavirus to dodge tax’

Industry body calls for government to delay new levy by a year
14 Apr 2020
How Whatsapp is changing its forwarding function
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In Brief

How Whatsapp is changing its forwarding function

Facebook-owned messaging service introducing stricter limits to fight ‘infodemic’ of misleading medical advice
8 Apr 2020
How the government is targeting coronavirus misinformation
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In Brief

How the government is targeting coronavirus misinformation

Dedicated Whitehall unit set up to counter rumours and fake news
10 Mar 2020
EU seeks to break big tech monopolies
European Commission Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager(L) and EU Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton (R) give a press conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Februa
In Depth

EU seeks to break big tech monopolies

Brussels sets out an ambitious strategy for legislation to contend with rapidly advancing technology and monopolistic big tech
20 Feb 2020
Why has Stephen King quit Facebook?
Stephen King
In Brief

Why has Stephen King quit Facebook?

Horror author protests social network's policy on political ads
4 Feb 2020
How to get a job at Facebook
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In Depth

How to get a job at Facebook

The social media giant is looking to hire 1,000 additional staff in London
22 Jan 2020
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