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Facebook: the social-media company, where almost half of the illegal content was to be found, reviewed complaints in less than 24 hours in 89.3 per cent of cases. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

The drive to take illegal hate speech offline is bearing fruit, the European Commission said on Friday. Its third monitoring survey of industry pract(...)

A total of 2,982 notifications were submitted to IT companies with 46 cases originating in Ireland

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have stepped up the removal of online hate speech on their platforms, according to new figures from the European Commiss(...)

Elle Darby reacts to being called out by the White Moose Café.

Almost three weeks into 2018, and we hadn’t yet had a controversy featuring the White Moose Café and its pugilistic publicity-hound of an owner, Paul (...)

Visitors read signs posted in the dense woods of the Aokigahara forest in Japan.YouTube says it has removed blogger Logan Paul’s channels from Google Preferred. Photograph: Atsushi Tsukada/AP Photo

On December 31st, YouTube celebrity Logan Paul posted a video to his hugely popular channel from a trip to the Aokigahara forest in japan. Also known (...)

Undated handout photo of Chrissy Chambers (right) and Bria Kam as the YouTube star received substantial damages from the ex-boyfriend who put films of them having sex on a pornographic website. Photograph: Chrissy Chambers/PA Wire

A YouTube celebrity has won unprecedented damages against her ex-boyfriend after he admitted uploading “revenge pornography” videos of her to the inte(...)

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ contestants Brian Conley and Gemma Atkinson  in London last year. Ms Atkinson endured sniping from some fans of the show about being supposedly “too masculine” for dancing. Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

“Imagine you’re a Page 3 girl and they’re going for the butt shot,” says Chloe Madeley, helpfully. It is a grey January morning in a gym ne(...)

‘By the time mid-January rolls around, it’s not unusual for our finances to be teetering close to peril.’

January always feels like a threadbare month, not least in comparison with the excess and bombast of December. Yet by the time mid-January rolls aroun(...)

The Google logo is pictured atop a Californian building: Pornographic images have been found in children’s games in the Google Play Store. Photograph: Mike Blake / Reuters

Pornographic images were found on scores of children’s game apps which were in the Google Play store, caused by a malicious code called “AdultSwine”. (...)

A CES  attendee wears Blade augmented reality glasses enabled with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant Photograph: Bloomberg

It is often said that the most interesting part of the Consumer Electronics Show is not the technology on show but the conversations that happen behin(...)

President Emmanuel Macron, who is pushing for a change to France’s “legal arsenal” that would introduce emergency legal action allowing authorities to remove “fake news” content or block particular websites. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

There are those who knowingingly, intentionally spread “fake news” and then there’s the gullible kind – among them those overtired and/or terribly lit(...)

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