In-depth reporting on the world of social media.
Meet the man behind the absurd theory linking 5G, Covid-19 and billionaire Bill Gates.
Sat 27 Jun 2020
A deadly chemical seems to be for sale on Facebook - but is it really what it seems?
Sat 20 Jun 2020
George Floyd’s death was captured on camera. But can videos really stop police abuses?
Sat 13 Jun 2020
How did a child’s game become a hotbed of abuse, bullying, racist and sexual content?
Sat 6 Jun 2020
One man is naming and shaming influencers who trample nature to get that perfect photo.
Sat 30 May 2020
A BBC investigation has found bad info linked to arsons, serious injuries and even deaths.
Sat 23 May 2020
Who are “men's rights activists” - and what do they want?
Sat 18 Apr 2020
From phishing emails to bogus cures, coronavirus-themed scams have exploded online.
Sat 11 Apr 2020
Finding a partner is hard even without a pandemic. So what’s dating like during lockdown?
Sat 4 Apr 2020
Seven ways we can all stop misleading posts from going viral.
Sat 28 Mar 2020
There’s a huge amount of misinformation online. This is how one post went viral.
Sat 21 Mar 2020
Activists are using social media to fight against laws banning “LGBT ideology”
Sat 14 Mar 2020
When an online troll met the target of his abuse
Sat 7 Mar 2020
How a trove of confidential documents mysteriously emerged on a social media site
Sat 29 Feb 2020
Dax Flame was once a top YouTuber. Where did it all go wrong – and what is he doing now?
Sat 30 Nov 2019
Women in Kuwait are being trafficked on apps. Experts call it an ‘online slave market’.
Sat 23 Nov 2019
A small Facebook group started a conversation about ring-wing populism across Europe.
Sat 16 Nov 2019
More governments around the world are “trolling” – what are they doing, and why?
Sat 9 Nov 2019
One woman has a mission to save the lives of people who post suicidal thoughts online.
Sat 2 Nov 2019
How one teenager’s phone revealed a secret network of people sharing suicidal thoughts
Fri 25 Oct 2019
One woman’s journey as she decides whether to have her bottom enhanced.
Fri 18 Oct 2019
How an anarchist enclave in Athens started a conversation about gentrification.
Fri 11 Oct 2019
Cubans are getting online – so how is the internet transforming this communist country?
Fri 4 Oct 2019
An artificial intelligence expert says the internet is dividing us and making us angrier.
Fri 27 Sep 2019
It’s been a subject of scary headlines, but what’s the truth about fake video technology?
Fri 20 Sep 2019
An influencer claims he can help cure chronic illnesses by getting advice from spirits.
Fri 13 Sep 2019
Fake news and web trolls have been shaping the conversation about Algeria's future.
Fri 6 Sep 2019
A substance with allegedly magical properties is being sold online…only it doesn’t exist.
Fri 30 Aug 2019
How do Chinese social media users navigate government censorship?
Fri 23 Aug 2019
How a scammer used social media to promise babies to adoptive couples.
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