The meaning of “fake news” has been completely transformed – so what does it mean now?
The History of ‘Fake News’ (Part 1)
The History of ‘Fake News’ (Part 2)
How do we tackle online misinformation? And what new forms is it taking?
Why Conspiracy Theories Take Off Online
Why do conspiracy theories go big on social media?
The Far Right and Sweden
Why are right-wing extremists obsessed with one Nordic country?
The Rise of Extreme Pranking
Why has there been a rise in disturbing internet pranks that simulate real life attacks?
Undercover with the Alt-Right
Patrik Hermansson spent a year undercover with extremist groups. He tells us his story
American Students Rally for New Gun Measures
How US students are changing the debate over gun control
Can You Fake a Trend on Twitter?
Companies in Saudi Arabia are offering to artificially boost hashtags.
The Mysterious Brazilian Bloggers
How were fake social media characters used during Brazil’s 2010 election?
YouTube’s Neo-Nazi Problem
YouTube admits it’s having trouble dealing with neo-Nazi hate music on its platform.
March for our Lives: Special Report From Washington
A special report from inside the student pro-gun control march in Washington.
The #DeleteFacebook Debate
A viral tweet reveals surprising facts about your personal information on social media
North Korea’s YouTube Stars
YouTubers are uploading footage from one of the world’s most secretive states.
How Jokes Can Get You Blocked in Germany
Comedians in Germany have been caught up in the country’s strict online hate speech laws.
Who’s Pushing Syria Conspiracies?
Influential Twitter accounts are pushing conspiracy theories about Syria.
When a Democrat Met a Republican
Inside one attempt to pop political filter bubbles in America
The YouTube Stars Selling Cheating
An exclusive investigation into star YouTubers who are promoting academic cheating online
Inside the Dark World of ‘Incels’
Who are the men identifying as “incel”, or “involuntarily celibate”?
Influencing Ireland’s Abortion Vote
Are foreign advertisers interfering with the abortion vote in Ireland?
Mexico’s Fake News Problem
Who is spreading fake news in advance of elections in Mexico?
Weapons of Mass Deception
The online dirty tricks and social media bots rupturing relations in the Middle East.
A Vegan YouTube Court Drama
Anna Scanlon found a home on vegan YouTube. But suddenly it all changed.
The Mysterious Wikipedia Editor
One man who’s made hundreds of thousands of edits has riled up anti-war activists.
A Transgender Twitter Fight
One short message led to a Twitter ban – and highlighted a much bigger online battle
The Silver Snipers
Five Swedish pensioners test their aim at a professional eSports tournament.
Where Do Memes Come From?
The world of funny viral images and videos is being hacked by fringe groups.
World Cup Extravaganza
As the full-time whistle blows, a recap of the big social media trends of the World Cup.
#MeToo: What’s Next? (Part 1 of 2)
It has changed the conversation about sexual assault - but what’s ahead for #MeToo?
#MeToo: What’s Next? (Part 2 of 2)
We continue to look at the global effect of #MeToo
Life As A YouTube Child Star
JD and Arabella Daho have huge followings online – but how has that affected their lives?
The Sandy Hook Hoaxers – Update
An update on the people behind a paranoid conspiracy theory
What is #QAnon?
The online conspiracy theory that is firing up supporters of President Trump
Virtually Making a Fortune?
Why are people spending real money to buy land that only exists in virtual reality?
The Influencer Business
How do you know when someone’s selling you something on social media?
Did Facebook Fuel Hate in Myanmar?
How Facebook’s dream of a more open and connected world turned into a nightmare
Arrested for Saving Memes in Russia
Why are some Russians put on extremist watch lists for saving or posting memes online?
Can Social Media Help You Lose Weight?
Do dieting influencers and communities help or hurt when you’re trying to get in shape?
Mexico’s narco war goes social
Why Mexican drug cartels love social media
Painting walls – vandalism or treasured art?
Russia and Ukraine, Hip Hop Fighting, and Anonymous Messages
The social media standoff between Russia and Ukraine, and an anonymous messaging app
The 'nice pic, Phwoar!' moment
Embarrassment on social media
Meninism versus Asian feminism
America’s Asian Feminists and the Meninists come face to face
Manipulating the Internet
The growing business of fake followers and trends
Twitter storm hits Pakistani TV channel.
The anti-American video being shared on Chinese social media
From Yemen With Love
Online campaign to allow forbidden love
China jokes about smog
Humour, and smog, engulf Chinese social media; and Kenya is sick at 50
Girls and Boys in Turkey
Should male and female students live together?
The Truth Behind #WeAreThePeople
The finance gurus using people power to encourage investment in the Iraqi dinar
Fake photos in Venezuela, siding with Chinese prostitutes, and braingasms.
The Trending Olympics
An Olympic tweet-off, a food controversy in Iran – and a very irritating bird.
The Things Kids Do on Social
How a cartel daughter embarrassed her dad and a 16-year-old fooled the football world
Be Careful What you Say About Spinach
A Twitter storm about spinach in Malaysia and Brazilian flashmobs
Victorian social media
India’s first social media politician, Victorian Facebook and how sex is now sharable.
Exclusive report with Abla Fahita the Egyptian hand puppet accused of being a terrorist
Turkey’s Social Media Ban and a Saudi First Kiss
Saudi Arabia’s nose bumping answer to the globally trending video ‘First Kiss’
False 'Flesh Eating' Prophecy Goes Viral
“Flesh eating” prophecy causes false panic on social media in the Philippines
An Egyptian Plagiarism Scandal and Sex in the African City
'If you copy and paste, you’ll be found out with haste' - a truism for the digital era?
The Picture that has Delhiites Debating ‘Ladies Only’ Seats
But will segregation do anything to curb sexual violence in Delhi?
The Truth Behind a Viral Murder Video
A BBC team used open-source info to find out who was responsible for a shocking crime
The People Who Remove Your Facebook Posts
They decide what you can and can’t see. Who are Facebook’s content moderators?
The Men Who Hunt Stolen Motorbikes
In one city plagued by motorbike theft, volunteers are trying tracking down stolen bikes
A ‘Manspreading’ Video And Russia’s Culture Wars
A protest against men on public transport goes viral – but is it Kremlin propaganda?
The Faker and the Fact Checker
Trending meets two men who appear to be on opposing sides in the war against fake news
When The Faker Met The Fact Checker
The conclusion of our story about two men on opposing sides in the war against fake news
The Truth Behind a So-Called 'Suicide Game’
Hundreds of suicides were linked to the “Blue Whale Challenge” – but what’s the truth?
Killed Because of Fake News on WhatsApp
How a rumour led to the lynching of two innocent men in Mexico
The Sextortion Scammers
We investigate criminals who use your password to threaten to expose you on social media
The Shadowy Website Running Political Ads on Facebook
An anonymous website spent thousands on pro-Brexit political ads on social media
Do Instagram Hashtags Promote Eating Disorders?
The photo network’s filters don’t always halt posts that can promote anorexia and bulimia
The YouTube Stars Selling Cheating - Update
Some YouTube stars continue to encourage cheating by promoting essay-writing services
The Best of Trending 2018
BBC Trending’s highlights from the past year of covering social media
What Will 2019 Look Like on Social Media?
The stories, trends, and conversations likely to shape social media in 2019.
What Do We Really Know About Russian Disinformation?
We meet investigators looking into social media manipulation by Russia and others
Mystery Music ‘Forced’ onto Streamers
Why are many Spotify users claiming the music was forced onto them?
How an Online Video Shut Down a Multimillion Dollar Experiment
We investigate how and why a nutrition study spiralled out of control
Lessons from an Instagram Star’s Failed Tour
How a viral thread caused big problems for Instagram influencer Caroline Calloway
Meet the Lawyer Fighting 'Revenge Porn'
After an ex targeted her, Carrie Goldberg started a law firm to combat revenge porn
How the far right hijacked a murder
After a teenager was murdered in Berlin, activists spread rumours and fake news online
The man reporting on Africa’s most secretive state
A Facebook page aims to cover one of the world’s most repressive countries: Eritrea
Wally Webb brings you the very early breakfast show for the East of England.
A birthday to remember!
Join Vanessa for trending stories, a Word of the Day and this morning's Pause For Thought.
Dhaka firefighters battle huge blaze
Dozens have died in the Bangladeshi capital
Waking you with great music, what's on and a first look at the stories of the day.
‘Highly combustible’ chemicals to blame for spreading Dhaka blaze
A city fire official said they were being stored in one building that caught fire