Social networking

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Facebook to limit ads children see after revelations Australian alcohol companies can reach teens
Advertisers on Instagram, Facebook and Messenger will no longer be able to market to under 18s based on their interests

Josh Taylor and Christopher Knaus

27, Jul, 2021 @10:28 PM

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Google, Apple and Microsoft report record-breaking profits
‘Perfect positive storm’ for big tech as pandemic fuels huge quarterly sales and stock market gains

Rupert Neate and Dominic Rushe

27, Jul, 2021 @8:54 PM

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Telegram founder listed in leaked Pegasus project data
Pavel Durov, who built reputation on creating unhackable app, selected by NSO client government

Shaun Walker

21, Jul, 2021 @12:31 PM

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‘A systemic failure’: vaccine misinformation remains rampant on Facebook, experts say
Misinformation ‘superspreader’ accounts found still active even as vaccination rates flag and cases rise in US

Kari Paul in San Francisco

21, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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An Ugly Truth by Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang review – Facebook’s battle for domination
Russian hacking, smear campaigns and livestreamed massacres are the price of Mark Zuckerberg’s quest for connectivity, grippingly probed by two New York Times journalists

John Naughton

18, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Social Warming by Charles Arthur review – a coolly prosecutorial look at social media
Social media giants contribute to global conflicts and allow misinformation. What are they doing to our lives, and what can we do about it?

Steven Poole

17, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Social networks’ anti-racism policies belied by users’ experience
Analysis: Twitter, Facebook and others condemn hateful speech, so why is it so easy to find on their sites?

Alex Hern Technology editor

14, Jul, 2021 @4:35 PM

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FinTok: how TikTok is helping young people use cash wisely
It’s not just jokes and emojis – the video-sharing platform can help users learn how to manage money

Ellie House

10, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘Where else can I make a month’s rent in two days?’: the unlikely stars of OnlyFans
Clarita needed to put herself through nursing school; Lex wanted to boost his income as a labourer – now they are erotic influencers on the subscriber site

Emma Garland

10, Jul, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Will Trump’s big tech lawsuits succeed? Experts say chances are slim
Legal scholars suggest former president’s complaint may bring the attention he craves but doesn’t present a serious legal argument

Kari Paul

07, Jul, 2021 @9:32 PM

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US urged to investigate deceptive Facebook ads tied to rightwing group
Watchdog calls for inquiry after Guardian investigation reveals ‘Green party’ ads were placed by conservative marketing firm

Julia Carrie Wong

07, Jul, 2021 @3:48 PM

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Guardian Australia strikes deal with Facebook to licence news to the platform
A similar agreement was made with Google in February for Guardian Australia to participate in the company’s News Showcase product

Josh Taylor

02, Jul, 2021 @2:32 AM

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