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The best TikTok recipes
Amy Wilichowski’s simple but ‘very delicious’ pesto eggs have cooked up a social media frenzy
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The best TikTok recipes

You’ve tried feta pasta and whipped coffee, but what about these #FoodTok concoctions?
5 Apr 2022
Wheels or doors, Russian losses and speaking pig
Pigs
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Wheels or doors, Russian losses and speaking pig

What makes a social media post go viral? What does the war in Ukraine mean for pensions? And can an algorithm understand a pig’s emotions?
18 Mar 2022
‘The people of Ukraine don’t need your emojis’
Woman cries on bus leaving Ukraine
Instant Opinion

‘The people of Ukraine don’t need your emojis’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
2 Mar 2022
The controversies of Molly-Mae Hague
Molly-Mae Hague
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The controversies of Molly-Mae Hague

The influencer and entrepreneur has put a few noses out of joint during her short career
25 Feb 2022
Why Politics for All was banned from Twitter
Man scrolls through Twitter
In Depth

Why Politics for All was banned from Twitter

Social media expert says news account’s suspension is ‘one of the shadiest things I’ve ever seen’
5 Jan 2022
Technopessimism, population and a new world order
Joe Biden
Podcast

Technopessimism, population and a new world order

Has the US given up on policing the world? Should we worry about a falling population? And is social media really a threat to democracy?
31 Dec 2021
The top social media posts of 2021
Women look at one another’s phones
In Depth

The top social media posts of 2021

Users gave weddings, K-pop and Twitter wit the thumbs up
28 Dec 2021

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Who is Frances Haugen? Facebook employee turned whistle-blower
Frances Haugen
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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
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’?
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Why we’re talking about . . .

Facebook: is it ‘monetising misery’?

Leaked documents revealed the social network’s ‘corporate hypocrisy’ 
24 Sep 2021
What you can and can’t share on OnlyFans
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The latest on . . .

What you can and can’t share on OnlyFans

Social platform’s U-turn on porn ban followed backlash from users and financial partners
7 Sep 2021
Why doctors are issuing warnings over viral Milk Crate Challenge
Person participating in the milk crate challenge
Why we’re talking about . . .

Why doctors are issuing warnings over viral Milk Crate Challenge

Hospitals reporting fractured ribs and broken bones as result of dangerous TikTok dare
26 Aug 2021
Pensions, elephants and middle-class drugs
An elephant eats some leaves
Podcast

Pensions, elephants and middle-class drugs

Why is the government changing pension rules? How did a herd of elephants cross China? And will well-heeled drug users be named and shamed?
20 Aug 2021
Mercenaries, climate angst and the right to repair
Podcast

Mercenaries, climate angst and the right to repair

What are Russian soldiers doing in Libya? Are doom-laden climate headlines bad for our mental health? And are DIY gadget fixers about to get a break?
13 Aug 2021
Pay cheques, sporting pressure and ancient plants
Equal pay campaigners
Podcast

Pay cheques, sporting pressure and ancient plants

Should we all know what our colleagues are paid? How will Olympic athletes cope with social media scrutiny? And could a strange desert plant unlock hu…
6 Aug 2021
‘It would be a rich irony if Cummings saved the Queen’s life’
Boris Johnson meets the Queen
Instant Opinion

‘It would be a rich irony if Cummings saved the Queen’s life’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
20 Jul 2021
‘In England, the economy matters more than people’s lives’
Boris Johnson standing next to Nicola Sturgeon
Instant Opinion

‘In England, the economy matters more than people’s lives’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
15 Jul 2021
‘GB News boycott will infuriate hundreds of thousands of consumers’
GB News launch
Instant Opinion

‘GB News boycott will infuriate hundreds of thousands of consumers’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
17 Jun 2021
UFOs ‘come from under water not outer space’
UFO
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UFOs ‘come from under water not outer space’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
4 Jun 2021
The rise of the social media influencer
US model Bella Hadid poses for a selfie while getting ready backstage for the Victoria's Secret fashion show
In Depth

The rise of the social media influencer

Who exactly are they? And why are they always going to Dubai?
20 May 2021
Should Twitter have the power to ban Trump?
Donald Trump pockets his phone
Getting to grips with . . .

Should Twitter have the power to ban Trump?

Critics describe the move as ‘censorship’ based on ‘political preferences’
12 Jan 2021
Instant Opinion: the BBC cannot police ‘virtue-signalling’
Staff entering BBC Broadcasting House in London.
In Depth

Instant Opinion: the BBC cannot police ‘virtue-signalling’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 30 October
30 Oct 2020
Four things we learned from Congress grilling tech titans
jeff bezos
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
Why everybody’s talking about the 48-hour Twitter boycott
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In Depth

Why everybody’s talking about the 48-hour Twitter boycott

Social media users stage 48-hour ‘walkout’ in protest against platform’s response to anti-Jewish tirade
29 Jul 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘not being Corbyn’ isn’t enough for Starmer
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘not being Corbyn’ isn’t enough for Starmer

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 13 July
13 Jul 2020
Instant Opinion: Labour ‘can’t just give up fight’ on Brexit
Keir Starmer
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Labour ‘can’t just give up fight’ on Brexit

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 29 June
29 Jun 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
EU blames Russia and China for Covid-19 ‘disinformation’
Ursula von der Leyen
In Depth

EU blames Russia and China for Covid-19 ‘disinformation’

Allegation marks first time Brussels has pointed finger at Beijing
11 Jun 2020
Donald Trump: should social media companies fact check?
Donald Trump
In Depth

Donald Trump: should social media companies fact check?

Trump has gone to war with Twitter following the site’s push towards flagging false information
29 May 2020
Alastair Stewart quits over Twitter ‘errors of judgement’
Alastair Stewart
In Brief

Alastair Stewart quits over Twitter ‘errors of judgement’

Broadcaster speaks of ‘regret’ after using ‘angry ape’ Shakespeare quote in online row
30 Jan 2020
Why everyone’s talking about Facebook’s ‘deepfake’ ban
Facebook F8
In Depth

Why everyone’s talking about Facebook’s ‘deepfake’ ban

Social network to remove videos modified by artificial intelligence from its platforms
8 Jan 2020
What everyone has been talking about on Twitter in 2019
Twitter
In Depth

What everyone has been talking about on Twitter in 2019

Donald Trump has posted a constant stream of tweets - and provoked a flood of responses
11 Dec 2019
Why Twitter is backtracking on its inactive account purge
Twitter
In Depth

Why Twitter is backtracking on its inactive account purge

Social media giant had planned to begin the cull in the coming weeks
28 Nov 2019
WT:Social - Wikipedia co-founder’s Facebook rival explained
Jimmy Wales
In Depth

WT:Social - Wikipedia co-founder’s Facebook rival explained

New social media network encourages high-quality discourse and content, but can it take on the web’s big guns?
19 Nov 2019
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