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‘The Tories are seeking short-term wins without any hint of a wider strategy’
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden
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‘The Tories are seeking short-term wins without any hint of a wider strategy’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
11 Jun 2021
‘Donald Trump should be given back his access to social media’
Donald Trump
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‘Donald Trump should be given back his access to social media’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
17 May 2021
Should Twitter have the power to ban Trump?
Donald Trump pockets his phone
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Should Twitter have the power to ban Trump?

Critics describe the move as ‘censorship’ based on ‘political preferences’
12 Jan 2021
Security expert ‘reveals Trump’s Twitter password’
Donald Trump
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Security expert ‘reveals Trump’s Twitter password’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
23 Oct 2020
Republicans claim social media is censoring Biden leak story
Democratic candidate Joe Biden wearing a face mask during a town hall event
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Republicans claim social media is censoring Biden leak story

Trump-supporting senators are accusing Twitter and Facebook of ‘election day interference’
16 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘next year should spell new Tory leader’
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak
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Instant Opinion: ‘next year should spell new Tory leader’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 5 October
5 Oct 2020
New BBC chief warns ‘partisan’ staff of Twitter crackdown
BBC
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New BBC chief warns ‘partisan’ staff of Twitter crackdown

Director-general Tim Davie says ‘campaigners’ not welcome at the corporation
4 Sep 2020

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Instant Opinion: ‘English education rewards the rich’
Eton
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Instant Opinion: ‘English education rewards the rich’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 18 August
18 Aug 2020
Quiz of The Week: 25 - 31 July
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Quiz of The Week: 25 - 31 July

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31 Jul 2020
Why everybody’s talking about the 48-hour Twitter boycott
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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
Museum calls on curators to enter battle of the bums
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Museum calls on curators to enter battle of the bums

The competition has been welcomed by visitors unable to ‘ogle the buns’ in person
23 Jul 2020
Playstation 5 launches to mixed online reviews
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Playstation 5 launches to mixed online reviews

Sony says new console is ‘most striking yet’
12 Jun 2020
Instant Opinion: Johnson ‘sacrificed too much’ for Cummings
Dominic Cummings and Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Johnson ‘sacrificed too much’ for Cummings

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 29 May
29 May 2020
Donald Trump: should social media companies fact check?
Donald Trump
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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
Why has Stephen King quit Facebook?
Stephen King
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Why has Stephen King quit Facebook?

Horror author protests social network's policy on political ads
4 Feb 2020
Katie Hopkins suspended from Twitter
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Katie Hopkins suspended from Twitter

Controversial commentator is locked out of her account following complaints
31 Jan 2020
Alastair Stewart quits over Twitter ‘errors of judgement’
Alastair Stewart
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Alastair Stewart quits over Twitter ‘errors of judgement’

Broadcaster speaks of ‘regret’ after using ‘angry ape’ Shakespeare quote in online row
30 Jan 2020
Sport on Twitter in 2019: top tweets, trends and hashtags
Twitter
In Review

Sport on Twitter in 2019: top tweets, trends and hashtags

Cristiano Ronaldo reigns as the most-followed sports star on Twitter
30 Dec 2019
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
Google’s 2019 general election political ad ban explained
Google Stadia
In Depth

Google’s 2019 general election political ad ban explained

Search giant follows Twitter’s lead by drastically reducing political power online
21 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
Why Twitter is caught up in a Saudi spying scandal
Twitter
In Depth

Why Twitter is caught up in a Saudi spying scandal

Two former employees are accused of working with Riyadh to harvest personal data from critics of the kingdom’s regime
7 Nov 2019
Twitter bans all political advertising
Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey
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Twitter bans all political advertising

Chief executive Jack Dorsey says ‘political message reach should be earned, not bought’
31 Oct 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
‘Remember Jo Cox’: arrests over threat to Anna Soubry
Anna Soubry
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‘Remember Jo Cox’: arrests over threat to Anna Soubry

A man and a woman have been bailed after allegedly tweeting threats to five Remainer MPs
28 Mar 2019
#AskRitaOra: best Twitter reaction to pop star’s Q&A
Rita Ora
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#AskRitaOra: best Twitter reaction to pop star’s Q&A

How We Do singer bombarded with bizarre questions about Stuart Little, Doctor Who and corporate law
19 Mar 2019
‘Egg Boy’ Will Connolly: who is Australia’s new folk hero?
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‘Egg Boy’ Will Connolly: who is Australia’s new folk hero?

Teenager has become a viral sensation after egging far-right senator Fraser Anning
18 Mar 2019
Donald Trump says modern planes are ‘too complex’
Donald Trump boards Air Force One
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Donald Trump says modern planes are ‘too complex’

‘I don’t want Albert Einstein to be my pilot’, president says in ‘extraordinary attack’
12 Mar 2019
Esther McVey branded ‘serial liar’ following euro warning
Esther McVey
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Esther McVey branded ‘serial liar’ following euro warning

Former Tory minister forced to delete post claiming all EU members have to adopt the European currency after 2020
11 Mar 2019
Apple PC found in attic after 30 years still works
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Apple PC found in attic after 30 years still works

Discovery sparks nostalgia for older gamers - but younger generation baffled by green text and floppy disks
18 Feb 2019
The funniest Brexit memes
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The funniest Brexit memes

The political chaos has provided budding comedians with a wealth of material
13 Feb 2019
The internet reacts to Will Smith’s Genie in Aladdin trailer
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The internet reacts to Will Smith’s Genie in Aladdin trailer

Unsettling CGI turns fast-talking sidekick into nightmare fuel for some fans
11 Feb 2019
Twitter reacts to Dyson’s Singapore move
Sir James Dyson
In Depth

Twitter reacts to Dyson’s Singapore move

Pro-Leave tycoon lambasted as a hypocrite - but firm says Brexit not to blame
23 Jan 2019