A consensus says that something must be done with the all-powerful tech platforms. But how far do governments go?
What should be done with Facebook – break it up, or regulate it?
Digital campaigns have evolved from banner ads 20 years ago to Cambridge Analytica harvesting our Facebook data. Has the rise of micro-targeting become a threat to democracy?
Thinktank that helped ministers draft rules to verify ages says it is unlikely site would be blocked
Information commissioner calls for more transparency over how individuals’ data is used for political ends
When WhatsApp launched it quickly became the main messaging service for groups of friends and family.
Catfishing typically involves perpetrators stealing the online identity of someone else, and creating a profile to lure victims into having a relationship.
Forget the idea that Twitter and Facebook are bad for democracy. Bubbles can be beneficial, and help emerging movements unite against the elites
Information commissioner’s investigation to go further than current exploration of practices used in EU referendum
Could courtrooms soon be a thing of the past? We look at countries leading the way in digitising the judiciary
A revolution in politics is under way, and it is being fought 140 characters at a time. Gaby Hinsliff reports on how Twitter is fuelling a political race to the bottom