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Concern is growing over hate speech on Facebook.

Last Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, attended a virtual meeting with some of the company’s top advertising partners. The brands (...)

The community or ‘subreddit’, called ‘The_Donald’, has more than 790,000   contributors who are supportive of President Trump. Photograph: Pete Marovich/The New York Times)

Reddit, one of the largest social networking and message board websites, on Monday banned its biggest community devoted to President Donald Trump as (...)

Twitter says it will fight any misinformation and fraud linked to the outbreak. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP

Tweets which promote fake treatments for the coronavirus or deny expert guidance will be marked as harmful and removed, the social network site said. (...)

Saying thank you in writing: old-fashioned or compulsory? Photograph: iStock/Getty

Pity the poor newly-weds who were castigated for not sending thank-you cards, even though it had been only a few weeks since their wedding. The couple(...)

Undecided student voter Muskan Kudhail: ‘We’re such an old country and we’ve always bounced back from everything.’ Photograph: Jennifer O’Connell

This will be “the election of our lives” for Britain’s young people, the UK’s National Union of Students has predicted. If older voters were crucial (...)

Big cittie: Digital reconstruction of Dublin circa 1500

When we move away from behemoth social networking platforms, one of the best things about the internet is the fact that it caters to niche interests –(...)

France’s players attend a training session at the Fuji Hokuroku Park in Fujiyoshida, ahead of the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup. Photgraph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images.

A: About the event: The world’s top 20 rugby squads will duke it out over six weeks at 12 venues in Japan, from the opening match in Tokyo on Septembe(...)

Reddit  is establishing its new office on St Stephen’s Green and intends to hire up to 25 people initially. Photograph:   Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

The hugely popular but also highly controversial online discussion forum Reddit is hiring an “anti-evil” operations specialist in Dublin as it opens i(...)

Our collective attention span is narrowing, and this effect goes beyond social media as it can be seen across diverse domains including books, web searches, and movies. Photograph: iStock

Scientists have measured for the first time the extent to which the effects of social media and a hectic news cycle have undermined the attention span(...)

Katie Bouman was among a team of 200 researchers who contributed to the breakthrough to create the photograph of a black hole. Photograph: MIT CSAIL

As the first-ever picture of a black hole was unveiled this week, another image began making its way around the internet: a photo of a young scientist(...)

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