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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
The hackers who cracked printers for PewDiePie
Two men hacked printers and TVs in an effort to help their You Tube hero
‘I hunt trolls’
After she got a death threat, Ginger Gorman dove headfirst into the world of trolls
The people behind US political violence (Part 1 of 2)
Who are the Americans taking their politics to the streets – even when it means violence?
The people behind US political violence (Part 2 of 2)
An anti-fascist activist meets a far-right Proud Boy. Will they agree on anything?
Decoding far-right online hate after Christchurch
The Christchurch shooter was inspired by extreme online culture. Where does it come from?
‘I invested in Facebook … now I am ashamed’
An early investor in the world’s largest social network says the company has lost its way
TikTok’s problem with online predators
What is video-sharing app TikTok doing to stop adults from posting sexual comments?
Jered Threatin: The fake rock star
A fake rock star fooled the internet. But how did he do it – and why?
Fake news and false confessions in Sudan protests
Were innocents framed to try discredit protests that helped topple Sudan’s former leader?
The fight for South Africa’s future
Young South Africans are using social media to transform their country’s politics.
How to survive the digital age
Author and podcaster Douglas Rushkoff wants a new fight against “anti-human” technologies
What’s boosting the ‘Brazilian Butt Lift’?
It's all over social media, but it’s also a dangerous cosmetic surgical procedure.
Is Russia trying to sway the European elections?
Russian disinformation could influence the vote, the EU says. Is the threat exaggerated?
How YouTube decides what you should watch
The secrets of YouTube’s powerful algorithm in the words of a former company insider.
When threatening private messages go public
How graphic and threatening messages on Facebook were exposed by university students.
The volunteers fighting hate on Facebook
Thousands have joined closed groups to stop hate. Who are the activists of #IAmHere?
The 23-year-old fixing the world of online debate
How do you get people to talk to each other politely on the internet?
The man who kick-started the Egyptian revolution
Wael Ghonim was behind a Facebook page that called people to Tahrir Square in 2011.
How scammers took advantage of #BlueForSudan
“Sympathy scammers” are exploiting online support for Sudanese protesters.
The Emirati women fleeing their faith and family
Why are women from the United Arab Emirates fleeing their country?
Is YouTube to blame for the rise of flat Earth?
The social media giant is accused of promoting videos arguing the Earth isn't round.
How influential is a pro-Trump conspiracy theory?
We find out how QAnon may affect next year’s US presidential election.
What happens after you go viral?
Two stories about social media storms. What happened after the crowds moved on?
Can YouTube be trusted?
YouTube responds to accusations it has allowed harmful content to spread on its platform.
The people who want humans to stop having babies
Who are the “anti-natalists” and why do they want the gradual extinction of humanity?
Facebook’s market for illicit antiquities
Do platforms like Facebook facilitate the illegal trafficking of art and artefacts?
We were promised a baby on Instagram
How a scammer used social media to promise babies to adoptive couples.
Living with China’s social media censorship
How do Chinese social media users navigate government censorship?
The hunt for red mercury
A substance with allegedly magical properties is being sold online…only it doesn’t exist.
Algeria’s disinformation battle
Fake news and web trolls have been shaping the conversation about Algeria's future.
The problem with the viral celery juice ‘cure’
An influencer claims he can help cure chronic illnesses by getting advice from spirits.
How worried should we be about deepfakes?
It’s been a subject of scary headlines, but what’s the truth about fake video technology?
Can an algorithm be racist?
An artificial intelligence expert says the internet is dividing us and making us angrier.
Cuba’s digital revolution
Cubans are getting online – so how is the internet transforming this communist country?
Why Greek activists are telling tourists to leave
How an anarchist enclave in Athens started a conversation about gentrification.