Instagram goes down for hundreds of Maltese users

Hundreds of Instagram users in Malta and Gozo have complained that the photo sharing app is not working. Most reported that the news feed was not loading, while others said their stories and logins had been affected. Users in North America, Britain and parts of Europe have also complained of problems. It’s reported the photo-sharing app […]

Twitter is to ban political advertising worldwide

Twitter is banning all political advertising on the social media platform. Chief executive Jack Dorsey has tweeted that the social media site will ban all political ads globally starting next month. He said social media companies give advertisers ‘an unfair advantage’ in spreading ‘highly targeted, misleading messages.’ The new policy, which will come into force from […]

Twitter to meet Man Utd over Pogba online abuse

Twitter has said it will hold face-to-face talks with Manchester United after Paul Pogba was racially abused on social media. Old Trafford officials were sickened by comments directed at the midfielder after he missed a penalty in Monday night’s 1-1 draw at Wolves. United said in a statement: ‘The individuals who expressed these views do not […]

Phil Neville calls for social media boycott to combat racist abuse

England Women head coach Phil Neville is calling on the “football community” to boycott social media platforms until they do more to tackle racism. Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham and Reading’s Yakou Meite have all recently received online racist abuse. Neville: ‘Twitter won’t do anything about it, Instagram won’t do anything […]

You’ll soon be able to report fake news on Instagram

Have you spotted fake news on your Instagram feed recently? The social media giant has come up with a new way to make it easier to report dodgy content online. Instagram wants its users to help prevent misinformation being shared on its platform. Starting from the end of August, if an Instagram user sees something […]

Instagram starts HIDING likes from your followers

Instagram has started hiding likes as part of a trial aimed at removing ‘the pressure’ and shifting the focus to ‘sharing the things’ its users enjoy. The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app said the trial in countries including Ireland, Italy and Australia was aimed at stopping the platform from feeling ‘like a competition’. The change applies to […]

Instagram’s plan to make you a nicer person online

There’s something about a screen that can turn normal polite people into obnoxious monsters. Trolling is as much a part of internet life as social media but that doesn’t mean something shouldn’t be done about it. Now, Instagram is rolling out new anti-bullying software in a bid to reduce harmful comments on its platform. How […]

Vin Diesel thrilled as filming begins on ‘Fast & Furious 9’

The latest Fast & Furious film will soon be with us. Filming for the ninth installment of the saga has officially begun in the Hertfordshire countryside in England. While on set, Vin Diesel, who plays Dominic Toretto, posted an Instagram video of him and fellow cast member Michelle Rodriguez, who plays his on-screen wife Letty Ortiz. View […]

Instagram recovers after suffering huge worldwide outage

Instagram has suffered a huge outage with tens of thousands of users around the world reporting problems with the social media app. The worst affected areas include the UK and much of the US, with more than 23,000 people saying they were unable to access the social network on Thursday night. Users were unable to […]

Selena Gomez reveals Instagram ‘made her depressed’

Selena Gomez has revealed she has deleted Instagram from her phone because it made her ‘feel depressed’. The singer is the third most followed celebrity on the photo-sharing site with 152 million fans. But The Dead Don’t Die star said she removed it from her phone after she said noticed the negative impact the social […]

Children as young as two ‘are using social media’

Children as young as two are using social media, according to new research. The study has led to fresh fears that more young people are becoming addicted to sites such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. More than 60% of teachers said that they were worried about under-fives using social networks, not only because of exposure […]

You need to be VERY careful with Facebook’s new ‘like’ feature

We all love a good stalk on Facebook. Seeing what our exes are doing, delving deep into an old school friend’s Facebook photo album and genuinely being very nosy. We didn’t need to worry about accidentally liking a photo and we could carry on for hours undetected. But those days are now gone – as […]

10 of the greatest Grumpy Cat memes ever

The world is mourning an internet legend. Grumpy Cat, the feline whose dour expression launched countless memes, died from complications related to a urinary tract infection. She was 7 years old. Grumpy, whose real name was Tardar Sauce, first rose to internet glory in 2012. Tabatha, Bryan and Chrytal, the pet’s owners, said that she […]

Ariana Grande sued for posting photos of herself

Ariana Grande is being sued after she allegedly used a photographer’s pictures of her on social media without his permission. Robert Barbera from New York has filed a lawsuit against the singer’s company, claiming the star violated copyright infringements when she posted two of his photos on Instagram last year. In her post, Ariana spliced […]

Urgent warning issued to WhatsApp users: here’s what to do

WhatsApp users have been urged to update their app immediately after it was hit by one of the worst security bugs ever seen. The flaw allows the app to be attacked by just leaving a missed call. Once hit, your smartphone is compromised without you even knowing it. The technology to use the attack appears […]

Facebook ‘likes’ could be blocked for children

Social media platforms such as Facebook and Snapchat could turn off their ‘like’ function for children in a bid to keep young people safe online. New guidelines have been suggested to protect youngsters on the internet. But while some have praised it as a step to avoid ‘tragic’ consequences, the draft code has not been […]