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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.
The rise of the 'Brazilian butt lift'
One woman’s journey as she decides whether to have her bottom enhanced.
The Instagram suicide network
How one teenager’s phone revealed a secret network of people sharing suicidal thoughts
The ‘lifeguard’ who saves women on Instagram
One woman has a mission to save the lives of people who post suicidal thoughts online.
How 'state-sponsored trolling' works
More governments around the world are “trolling” – what are they doing, and why?
The grannies against the far-right
A small Facebook group started a conversation about ring-wing populism across Europe.
The ‘online slave market’ aided by Silicon Valley
Women in Kuwait are being trafficked on apps. Experts call it an ‘online slave market’.
Life after YouTube fame
Dax Flame was once a top YouTuber. Where did it all go wrong – and what is he doing now?
Did Russia leak British secrets online?
How a trove of confidential documents mysteriously emerged on a social media site
What happened when a troll met his target?
When an online troll met the target of his abuse
The fight against Poland’s ‘LGBT free zones’
Activists are using social media to fight against laws banning “LGBT ideology”
How bad coronavirus info goes viral
There’s a huge amount of misinformation online. This is how one post went viral.
How to stop viral misinformation
Seven ways we can all stop misleading posts from going viral.
How coronavirus is changing online dating
Finding a partner is hard even without a pandemic. So what’s dating like during lockdown?
How scammers are exploiting coronavirus fears
From phishing emails to bogus cures, coronavirus-themed scams have exploded online.
Inside the world of the meninists
Who are “men's rights activists” - and what do they want?
The human cost of viral misinformation
A BBC investigation has found bad info linked to arsons, serious injuries and even deaths.
Are Instagrammers ruining nature?
One man is naming and shaming influencers who trample nature to get that perfect photo.
The children’s video game that turned toxic
How did a child’s game become a hotbed of abuse, bullying, racist and sexual content?
Can viral videos stop police brutality?
George Floyd’s death was captured on camera. But can videos really stop police abuses?
The scammers promising poison on Facebook
A deadly chemical seems to be for sale on Facebook - but is it really what it seems?