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Fly the winner of US vice-presidential debate
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Fly the winner of US vice-presidential debate

And other stories from the stranger side of life
8 Oct 2020
Potatoes take over woman’s flat during lockdown absence
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Potatoes take over woman’s flat during lockdown absence

And other stories from the stranger side of life
7 Jul 2020
Adolf Hitler’s home to be turned into police station
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Adolf Hitler’s home to be turned into police station

And other stories from the stranger side of life
3 Jun 2020
Why is blackfishing so controversial?
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Why is blackfishing so controversial?

Social media influencers including Kim Kardashian-West accused of faking their racial background
22 May 2020
BallerBusters: the Instagram account exposing fake wealth
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BallerBusters: the Instagram account exposing fake wealth

The page is on the hunt for ‘FlexOffenders’ boasting of invented wealth
12 Nov 2019
Instant Opinion: Beauty sickness ‘has laid low a generation’
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Instant Opinion: Beauty sickness ‘has laid low a generation’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 28 October
28 Oct 2019
Instagram: all the new features in the latest update
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Instagram: all the new features in the latest update

Photo sharing app adds iOS 13 ‘dark mode’ and ditches ‘Following’ tab
9 Oct 2019

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How Instagram plans to put an end to cyber bullying
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How Instagram plans to put an end to cyber bullying

New privacy tools will challenge users over abusive comments
9 Jul 2019
What caused the Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp outage?
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What caused the Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp outage?

Tens of thousands of users complain after images stop appearing on the social platforms
4 Jul 2019
What are the rules for social media influencers?
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What are the rules for social media influencers?

Anyone with more than 30,000 followers is a celebrity under new advertising watchdog guidelines
3 Jul 2019
Will Facebook be broken up?
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Will Facebook be broken up?

Democratic presidential candidates join calls for Instagram and WhatsApp to be separated from the social media giant
13 May 2019
Why Instagram will no longer display number of likes
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Why Instagram will no longer display number of likes

Social media giant hopes new feature will ease pressure on platform users to appear popular
1 May 2019
Facebook redesign: what’s changing and when
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Facebook redesign: what’s changing and when

Social media firm announces privacy-focused updates at annual F8 developers conference
1 May 2019
Facebook restored after major outage affects ‘millions’
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Facebook restored after major outage affects ‘millions’

The social media giant suffers its second blackout in two months
15 Apr 2019
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp down: what happened?
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Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp down: what happened?

Complaints flood in as millions are left without social media access for 14 hours
14 Mar 2019
Should Zuckerberg’s new Facebook plans be taken seriously?
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Should Zuckerberg’s new Facebook plans be taken seriously?

Tech boss could merge Facebook Messenger with Instagram and WhatsApp
7 Mar 2019
How to delete your Instagram account
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How to delete your Instagram account

Quit or take a break from the social media platform in a few simple steps
5 Mar 2019
Why Tommy Robinson has been banned from Facebook
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Why Tommy Robinson has been banned from Facebook

Far-right activist’s banishment from main social media outlet could drastically reduce his influence
26 Feb 2019
Instagram egg stars in surprise mental health advert
This egg is now the most liked image on Instagram
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Instagram egg stars in surprise mental health advert

The humble speckled egg beat Kylie Jenner to become the most-liked post on Instagram
5 Feb 2019
How much do Instagram influencers make?
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How much do Instagram influencers make?

There are big earning opportunities on social media - but not for everyone
29 Jan 2019
Social media firms face ban over suicide images
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Social media firms face ban over suicide images

Health secretary warns online giants must ‘purge’ disturbing material or face new legislation or higher taxes
28 Jan 2019
Facebook to merge Messenger with Instagram and WhatsApp
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Facebook to merge Messenger with Instagram and WhatsApp

Sources say the apps will use one messaging service but function independently
25 Jan 2019
Five top travel trends of 2019
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Five top travel trends of 2019

From Instagram holidays to digital detoxes, here are next year’s hot new crazes
22 Nov 2018
What is the ‘falling stars’ challenge?
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What is the ‘falling stars’ challenge?

China’s favourite new internet trend highlights the country’s stark income inequality
24 Oct 2018
How Instagram is using AI to tackle bullying
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How Instagram is using AI to tackle bullying

Automated systems will flag images and captions that show signs of hurtful content
11 Oct 2018
Why Instagram’s founders are leaving the Facebook-owned app
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Why Instagram’s founders are leaving the Facebook-owned app

Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger say they will be taking time off to ‘understand what inspires us’
25 Sep 2018
What happened to Australian model Sinead McNamara?
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What happened to Australian model Sinead McNamara?

Instagrammer dies while working on luxury yacht in Greece
3 Sep 2018
Reality TV makes half millennials feel bad about their body
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Reality TV makes half millennials feel bad about their body

BBC 5 Live survey finds a third of 18-34-year-olds would consider plastic surgery
1 Aug 2018
Kylie Jenner tops list of 20 biggest Instagram earners
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Kylie Jenner tops list of 20 biggest Instagram earners

Reality TV star knocks singer Selena Gomez off No. 1 spot with £760,000 per sponsored post
26 Jul 2018
Instagram IGTV launches today: here’s how it works
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Instagram IGTV launches today: here’s how it works

Facebook-owned firm hopes to attract web celebrities with long-form video hub
20 Jun 2018
Stratford tube jump: police investigate viral video
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Stratford tube jump: police investigate viral video

Clip showed internet ‘prankster’ leap past a moving train
20 Dec 2017
What is TBH and why has Facebook bought it?
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What is TBH and why has Facebook bought it?

Anonymous chat app for teens has only been on the App Store since August
17 Oct 2017
Cyber attack targets Instagram celebrities
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Cyber attack targets Instagram celebrities

Phone numbers and email addresses are stolen by online criminals
31 Aug 2017
Beyonce 'breaks the internet' with photo of twins
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Beyonce 'breaks the internet' with photo of twins

The singer's 'Botticelli-inspired' Instagram shot of her newborns garners 5m likes in 5 hours
14 Jul 2017