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Seattle public schools sue social media platforms for youth ‘mental health crisis’
Lawsuit accuses companies behind TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube of harming young people’s mental health

Maya Yang

08, Jan, 2023 @8:24 PM

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‘I didn’t realise how badly it affected me until I was off it’: what it’s like to have a social media detox
Selena Gomez, Lizzo and Tom Holland have all taken breaks from Instagram and Twitter. Others have abandoned social media for good. Does it really make them happier?

Emine Saner

15, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Molly Russell coroner calls for review of children’s social media access
Andrew Walker’s report says government should consider separate platforms for adults and children

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

14, Oct, 2022 @11:31 AM

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Adult online age used by third of eight- to 17-year-old social media users
Ofcom study covers Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and YouTube, all of which have age limits of 13

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

10, Oct, 2022 @11:01 PM

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‘We can do better’: Snapchat to target millennials after missing goals
CEO says messaging app needs to focus on thirtysomethings and ‘big five’ countries – Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Spain and Japan

Alex Hern UK technology editor

08, Sep, 2022 @2:26 PM

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Snapchat removes Māori face tattoo filters after outcry in New Zealand
The filters, which also appeared on Instagram, had prompted questions over the treatment of sacred cultural artefacts on tech platforms

Charlotte Graham-McLay in Wellington

07, Sep, 2022 @3:13 AM

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Snapchat firm cuts 1,300 staff in face of advertising downturn
Snap to focus on its core messaging product as it reports revenue growth well below expectations

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

31, Aug, 2022 @4:57 PM

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Shares in Snapchat owner slump 25% amid slowdown in ad revenue
Parent company Snap talks of ‘incredibly challenging’ conditions as it seeks new sources of revenue

Dan Milmo and agency

22, Jul, 2022 @9:45 AM

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Snapchat developer’s profit warning sends social media stocks tumbling
Snap Inc’s shares fall nearly 40% in early trading as fears grow over global downturn

Alex Hern

24, May, 2022 @3:24 PM

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Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel dismisses Facebook’s metaverse as ‘hypothetical’
Founder says his company is committed to augmenting the real world rather than replacing it

Alex Hern UK technology editor

28, Apr, 2022 @5:00 PM

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The rise of TikTok: why Facebook is worried about the booming social app
Chinese-owned video platform is set to overtake the advertising scale of Twitter and Snapchat combined

Mark Sweney

09, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Sites reported record 29.3m child abuse images in 2021
Rise of 35% on previous year may represent improvement on the part of platforms, says nonprofit centre

Alex Hern UK technology editor

24, Mar, 2022 @10:29 AM

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