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Stop UK mobile and broadband firms ‘lining their pockets’, urge consumer experts
Companies facing backlash amid warning of mid-contract price rises up to 17% during cost of living crisis

Jon Ungoed-Thomas and Miranda Bryant

05, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Online safety bill needs tougher rules on misogyny, say peers
Nicky Morgan and other Tory peers plan amendment to boost Ofcom’s powers to penalise social media firms

Tobi Thomas

04, Feb, 2023 @1:29 PM

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Scams: FCA blocks more than 10,000 ads from Instagram, Facebook and YouTube
Financial watchdog warns over rise of ‘fin-fluencers’ targeting younger people on social media

Mark Sweney and Jasper Jolly

03, Feb, 2023 @5:55 PM

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Gender inequality and outdated voting metrics: are the Brit awards still hitting the wrong notes?
The ceremony will broadcast on a Saturday for the first time to attract viewers, but a shortage of women nominees and viral music stars suggests the awards remain out of step, say critics

Laura Snapes

03, Feb, 2023 @4:00 PM

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‘It’s heartbreaking’: mother of Archie Battersbee says he was bullied online
Exclusive: Hollie Dance, who fought legal battle to stop her son’s life support being switched off, says he received threatening messages

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

02, Feb, 2023 @2:48 PM

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The relatability shtick falls flat if you’re too famous | Rebecca Shaw
When celebrities reach a certain level of prominence they can’t keep posting online in the same way. People will disbelieve and then get annoyed

Rebecca Shaw

02, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘We see misogyny every day’: how Andrew Tate’s twisted ideology infiltrated British schools
A year ago, most teachers had never heard of the ex-kickboxer and social media influencer. Now, his toxic machismo is the talk of the playground – and the staffroom

Sally Weale

02, Feb, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Meta earnings dropped by less than analysts expected
Parent company of Facebook and Instagram reports $32bn in revenue for fourth quarter, prompting rise in stock price

Erin McCormick

02, Feb, 2023 @1:41 AM

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Self-care is important – but we shouldn’t mistake it for feminist action | Zoya Patel
As long as there is a big gap between the women who have the most freedoms, and those with the least, our work as feminists is not over

Zoya Patel

01, Feb, 2023 @1:02 AM

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‘Storm the house’: Queensland care home receives threats after being wrongly identified as halfway house
Online posts urge violence against residents after premises described as a place for ‘youth offenders’

Ben Smee

31, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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TechScape: Why Donald Trump’s return to Facebook could mark a rocky new age for online discourse
The former president was banned from Instagram and Facebook following the Jan 6 attacks, but Meta argues that new ‘guardrails’ will keep his behaviour in check. Plus: is a chatbot coming for your job?

Josh Taylor

31, Jan, 2023 @11:35 AM

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Social media companies in the US brace to battle onslaught of legal challenges
State and federal lawsuits and bills with far-reaching regulatory implications for TikTok, Meta and others come to a head this year

MacKenzie Ryan

31, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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