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We are what we tweet: Wagatha, social media and the death of privacy

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Mid-way through his three-day, watch-through-your-fingers cross examination of Rebekah Vardy, Coleen Rooney’s theatrical barrister, David Sherborne, asked the following question: “Is this a joke or is it serious, Mrs ...

‘Wagatha Christie’ puts England’s legal system on trial in the social media age

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The “Wagatha Christie” libel trial opened with a cry of despair from Coleen Rooney’s barrister: “This whole court might just think: why on earth are we here?” After almost two weeks of court hearings, it was a questio...

New York to investigate social media platforms used by Buffalo shooter

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New York’s attorney general, Letitia James, on Wednesday said her office was investigating social media companies the Buffalo grocery store gunman used to plan, promote and stream the massacre that left 10 dead. James...

Parents’ worsening behaviour on social media creating stress and heavier workloads, school principals say

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School principals in New South Wales say they need urgent help to manage increasingly poor behaviour by parents on social media, with online pile-ons and slanging matches creating unnecessary stress and increased work...

‘Think Before You Link’: app launched to help social media users detect fake profiles

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A mobile phone app has been launched that will help social media users to detect fake profiles and speed up their removal. The Think Before You Link app will help people to spot characteristics of fraudulent profiles ...

As Depp v Heard resumes, so does the trial by social media

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Last week’s intermission in the Johnny Depp–Amber Heard defamation case, which will resume on Monday, temporarily stopped a deluge of disturbing testimony and slowed the PR war between the two once-married actors, but...

Section 40: government to repeal controversial media law

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A controversial law that could force publishers to pay the costs of the people who sue them, even if they win, is to be repealed, the government has announced. Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013, which was dr...

Paedophile jailed after trying to groom children on social media

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A paedophile has been jailed for 10 years after using social media to groom children. Rachel Fenton, who police said was known as Richard Fenton when arrested and charged, pleaded guilty to 21 child sexual abuse offen...

Influencers: have you struggled to make money from social media?

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We would like to hear from social media influencers about how they make their money. Have you struggled to generate an income from social media? You can get in touch by filling in the form below or contact us via Wha...

Guardian wins Amnesty media award for best use of digital media

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The Guardian has won a prestigious Amnesty media award for the interactive reconstruction Countdown to the airstrike: the moment Israeli forces hit al-Jalaa tower, Gaza, showing the race to evacuate residents of a blo...

Ninth journalist killed in Mexico this year as violence against media soars

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A Mexican journalist has been found dead in Sinaloa state, authorities say, marking the ninth death of a media worker in a unprecedentedly bloody year for the country which has drawn international scrutiny. Luis Enriq...

‘New peak in culture wars’: global media react to Roe v Wade leak

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The prospect of the US supreme court overturning Roe v Wade has dominated front pages across the world, with the global media reporting in detail on one of the most polarising issues in American politics. The Washingt...

I was due to star in Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella. I found out I was sacked via social media

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Last Thursday, I was having a wig fitting for the role of the Queen in Cinderella, ready to begin rehearsing next month. The part, which I signed up for six weeks ago, promised a year-long contract – and with it, a ra...

More fancy dress than elegance: has social media killed good taste at the Met Gala?

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This was the night the Met Gala brought Marilyn Monroe back from the dead. If any lingering doubts remained about the power of the night as a force in American popular culture, they were silenced when Kim Kardashian s...

‘Extra level of power’: billionaires who have bought up the media

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Elon Musk’s $44bn takeover of Twitter is a “chilling development” in billionaires’ desire to increase their political influence by buying up many of the world’s largest and most influential media brands, a leading Bri...

Jimmy Kimmel on Trump’s Truth Social: ‘The social media equivalent of a RadioShack’

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Jimmy Kimmel acknowledged Melania Trump’s 52nd birthday on Tuesday evening. “Birthdays are tough for Melania – she’s made the same wish for the past 20 years, never comes true,” he joked. “The tears keep extinguishing...

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