Twitter's iconic 140 character limit for tweets is no more.
Site's fact-checking partners say process is too cumbersome and inefficient to stop misinformation duplicating and spreading.
What started as a tweet highlighting the differences between the tech giants' burger emojis has ended in a suggestion that the debate might start World War III.
By putting Donald Trump's brash words in the context of an official presidential announcement, this bot reminds Twitter users of the real impact the tweets can have.
Twitter will tighten rules on issues including hate speech amid a boycott over its handling of actress Rose McGowan's postings on predatory Hollywood boss Harvey Weinstein.
Employees had begun using the group as a 'hub for employees who backed Donald Trump's candidacy' and 'conservative political debate that sometimes degenerated into racist or sexist comments', reports say.
It started back in 1998 as an April Fool's Day gag, but it's become a beloved part of the worldwide web.
One of Mark Zuckerberg's top lieutenants was in Sydney this week to launch a charm offensive on local media executives amid a global backlash against Facebook and Google.
The original fact-checking site is asking for reader donations as it claims an advertising dispute has it 'in danger of closing its doors'.
A hoax message warning Facebook Messenger users not to accept friend requests from a "hacker" named Jayden K Smith has begun to circulate across the world, prompting confusion and an avalanche of memes.
The deep web and its inner recess, the dark web — those less well-trodden parts of the internet beyond the reach of Google and Bing — are not for the faint-hearted or untrained. With the right tools, however, there's little to fear and plenty to discover.
German regulators are asking whether Facebook takes advantage of its popularity to bully users into agreeing to T+C's they don't understand.
European antitrust regulators are set to impose a record fine on Google over its shopping service concluding one of three cases against the company.
In a coordinated campaign across 14 states, German police have raided the homes of 36 people accused of hateful postings over social media, including threats, coercion and incitement to racism.
Interactive experience two years in the making combines Street View exploration with audio storytelling and music from traditional owners.
Reports have zinged around the internet this week about a sudden and mysterious surge in President Donald Trump's Twitter following, along with dark musings that something nefarious may be afoot.
This week is notable for IPO anniversaries. Jeff Bezos took Amazon public 20 years ago. And five years ago Thursday, Facebook shares started trading for the first time.
Apparently I Will Always Love You was written for me. Thanks Dolly Parton.
This is the most glaring and under-appreciated fact of internet-age capitalism: We are, all of us, in inescapable thrall to the handful of American companies that now dominate much of the global economy.
A tweet from a teenager asking US fast food chain Wendy's for a year's supply of free chicken nuggets has become the most retweeted ever.
Apple has gone to space to find additional talent for its augmented reality efforts. The iPhone maker has hired Jeff Norris, a specialist in the new technology from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, to help build future products, according to people familiar with the matter.
With the rise of clickbait and fake news, the outrageous and controversial benefit at the expense of the sane.
A city with no cars on the street looms as a possible future for Singapore, according to its latest tech billionaire.
First fact-checking came to Facebook. Now it's coming to Google.
Facebook is taking new steps to crack down on its network's "revenge porn" problem, including a new process that prevents users from reposting intimate images shared without the subject's consent.
This is the social media equivalent of the methadone program
A little under five years ago, I got angry about a piece of fake information, and I decided to do something about it. But now it's come back to haunt me.
A Syrian refugee whose image showed up in fake news reports linking him to terrorism lost a closely watched case in Germany that sought to prevent Facebook from allowing users to repost the picture.
It's finally possible to filter out accounts with the default profile picture, so that they don't appear in your notifications.
The company has publicly released an artificial intelligence tool, called Perspective, that scans online content and rates how "toxic" it is based on ratings by thousands of people.