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Social site terms tougher than Dickens

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionChildren baffled by Instagram and YouTube terms Children may be signing up to apps with terms and conditions that only university students can understand, BBC research reveals….

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Patients criticised for rating GPs’ looks on social media

Image copyright Getty Images Patients have been criticised for taking photos and videos of doctors and then asking people online to rate how attractive they find them. Social media posts of doctors are being shared…


Political ads on social media must be transparent – Electoral Commission

“Urgent” action is needed to make online political advertising more honest and transparent, the UK’s election watchdog has said. The head of the Electoral Commission, Sir John Holmes, said voters “need to know who is…


Notifications, social media and more with BBC Sport

Want all the biggest sports news, analysis and event updates sent direct to your phone or tablet? Then download the BBC Sport app and sign up to notifications. Our latest update includes match notifications for…


More than a million on social housing waiting lists

Image copyright Alicia Canter Grandfather and commercial engineer Freddy Emmanuel has been on the waiting list for social housing for 18 years. During this time he has sofa-surfed, stayed in hostels, rented and had periods…


Sir Elton John urges social media boycott over hate speech

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSir Elton John calls for a boycott of social media companies if they don’t act on homophobia Sir Elton John has called for a boycott of social…


Why are so many firms so bad at social media?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption When angry customers take to Twitter you’re already losing the PR battle These days disgruntled customers can vent their spleen on social media instantly, but many companies are not…


Wayne Bell jailed for neo-Nazi group social media posts

Image copyright Counter Terrorism Policing North East/PA Image caption Wayne Bell posted an image on a social media site showing a man being hung by a rope with a Star of David on his forehead…


New internet laws pledged as social media firms snub talks

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTech companies ignored invite to government meeting about online behaviour, says Matt Hancock The culture secretary has agreed he does not have enough power to police social…


Why your social media is covered in gammon

Image copyright Getty Images Social media is an often-overwhelming swirl of opposing opinions and arguments. However, certain phrases periodically cut through the noise and enter into the online vocabulary. Perhaps surprisingly, “gammon” has become a…


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