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While making it harder to forward messages will stem the spread of misinformation, the messaging app has the power to do more.
Wireless networks are not causing coronavirus. But A-listers and reality stars alike are trying to convince the public that they are.
While we laugh at the demise of wealthy Airbnb landlords, the sharing economy's precariousness will hurt low-paid workers more than anyone else.
Video-calling app Houseparty has shot up in popularity during the pandemic. But now the company is being dogged by hacking smears and has offered a reward for information.
After living through a month of isolation on a Channel 4 game show, finalists are heading back into lockdown for the second time.
On popular forums like 4chan and Reddit, involuntary celibates are flocking to rejoice at people forced to live sexless lives – like them.
Though widely applauded as a hub to organise local initiatives, the social media platform has also become riddled with false information and bogus science about the pandemic.
For the first time ever, people who spent their childhoods on the internet are now working-age adults – and their old digital habits could help them ahead of a possible national lockdown.
TikTok has become a hotbed of political debate, social issue advocacy and policy arguments – and most recently, a battleground for the abortion debate in the US