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The hashtag #SvobodyPavluUstinovu (freedom to Pavel Ustinov) has been trending on Russian @Twitter. https://t.co/JxZE8SqltNMeet the ‘electronic flies’: Algeria’s web trolls https://t.co/iMKGrB1h7xWill the new flagging tool stop fake news on @Instagram? https://t.co/x4OSUti6Ni
9/19
2019
@BBCtrending And, if you have the time, here's the (longer) radio version of this investigation: https://t.co/M0LGCWULiS
Retweeted by BBC TrendingWhat exactly are "electronic flies"? And what do they have to do with #FakeNews? I've been investigating a wave o… https://t.co/IyWKbVRNKQ
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9/17
2019
Millions of people have watched YouTube videos which discuss fake cures for cancer [Tap to expand]… https://t.co/veEdaXSpKS
Retweeted by BBC Trending"I can't stand it any longer" 'Vandal grannies' destroy noisy children's seesaw https://t.co/7FN6jIO5wZYouTube advertises big brands alongside fake cancer cure videos https://t.co/pJ4isrsnPL
9/13
2019
Some people believe it's a magical healing elixir found buried in the mouths of ancient Egyptian mummies. Or a powe… https://t.co/v71HTXWXsV
9/12
2019
Iranians frustrated with their country's regime call for Iran to be banned from world sport. https://t.co/AYCAQBLeEq
9/9
2019
The porn streaming site Pornhub are profiting from "revenge porn" and failing to remove videos once reported. https://t.co/GPD8bgX31n
9/6
2019
'Deepfake' app causes fraud and privacy fears in China https://t.co/z2wWUpcv9e
9/5
2019
All Elite Wrestling world champion, Chris Jericho has had his newly-won title belt stolen. https://t.co/WcNPpHy1H2
9/4
2019
What's it like to be on social media in China? Journalist @KarolineCQKan tells @bbctrending what people can and can… https://t.co/Bd06qz8oHy
9/3
2019
An investigation by @BBCArabic has uncovered evidence of war crimes committed in #Idlib province, Syria Local acti… https://t.co/F822FfeLlL
Retweeted by BBC TrendingMonths of unrest in Hong Kong have caused concern in mainland China, where news about the pro-democracy protests ha… https://t.co/CiMf0TYUXn
9/2
2019
Veteran Philippine journalist Maria Ressa is an outspoken critic of President Duterte's violent war on drugs She t… https://t.co/le2xJGXITw
Retweeted by BBC TrendingThe Vagina Bible aims to dispel myths and educate women about vaginal health but adverts promoting book have been b… https://t.co/k8zdpQBu1i
8/30
2019
Instagram criticised for "failing" to hand over chat logs between a man and a vulnerable 15-year-old girl he was gr… https://t.co/r3I65fNOzZ
8/28
2019
Great to see a BBC investigation by @naomi_pallas picked up by Good Morning America. You can read the original here… https://t.co/gHKBli7JMZ
Retweeted by BBC TrendingHave Instagram influencers taken content producing too far? Nashville Instagrammer Tiffany Mitchell posted photogra… https://t.co/WCXkHTe02u
8/27
2019
Samantha couldn’t give birth to her own children so she and her husband decided to look on social media for pregnan… https://t.co/Iow0Krr9zL
8/23
2019
Volunteers were told a made-up story about campaign posters being destroyed after having been found to have been fu… https://t.co/Rgf1oR67o3
8/22
2019
A daytime blackout caused by fire in a Brazilian city prompts thousands of people to #prayforamazonia. https://t.co/LgPAsEBEp5
8/21
2019
A mother expressed her concern about extremist content poisoning the minds of boys as they use the internet, in a p… https://t.co/nTN2dRyo6D
8/19
2019
Designer brands like Versace and Swarovski are caught in crossfire on Chinese social media as protests intensify in… https://t.co/I3BlbhTiQQ
8/16
2019
Hundreds of Facebook workers were paid to transcribe voice recordings of users of the platform. https://t.co/iYaUVFMUm1
8/15
2019
"Anyway, when the bill came it was £15,000. Turns out she'd misread the menu and thought it said £50 - but it was £… https://t.co/HiF9i1lWF9
8/14
2019
Stop having babies and save the world say anti-natalists. Some of them anyway others seem to have lost all hope for… https://t.co/RSjnwoHHD0
Retweeted by BBC Trending🚫👶 Thousands of people want human extinction and say having a baby is ‘selfish’. I spoke to some of them and asked… https://t.co/hkbsGLOgEd
Retweeted by BBC Trendingr/antinatalism has nearly 35,000 members on Reddit. But who are the people who want you to stop having babies? https://t.co/JJPhe4suRv
Retweeted by BBC TrendingPeople around the world known as anti-natalists are calling for the extinction of human civilisation. They say we s… https://t.co/Xc3CduSpTu
8/13
2019
"I just booked my first-ever smear test. It's taken years of building up the courage. I'm 29 years old. I'm a sexua… https://t.co/kpI7hyMh1MOne in four firms holding a test subject's data released it to her partner without her permission. https://t.co/fnRjTthp2i
8/9
2019
TikTok users spread climate change awareness by showing the effects global warming can have on the human body and t… https://t.co/GNldCQD0qR
8/8
2019
Prison authorities in Brazil have found convicted drug dealer Clauvino da Silva dead in his cell, three days after… https://t.co/Nodl76Z1df
8/7
2019
Early last year, @_kRaay reported on similar internet blackouts in Kashmir for BBC Trending. To find out why, and h… https://t.co/vD0aGRijyIAfter Indian-administered Kashmir was stripped of its special autonomous status, the state is in a communications b… https://t.co/XzCE7TPETeThe far-right web forum 8chan, used to celebrate mass shootings like El Paso's has been forced offline after losing… https://t.co/Z5M2dNEjEv
8/6
2019
Beyond Today - US shootings: can you shut down the white nationalists? https://t.co/4d4xHIEVhcUS shootings: can you shut down the white nationalists? @MWendling and @GordonCorera join @BBCRadio4's… https://t.co/yWsqamCTX2
Retweeted by BBC TrendingThe suspect involved in the El Paso shooting drew up a manifesto on the extreme message board 8chan, prior to the a… https://t.co/ENspeQcDOj
8/5
2019
The FBI is investigating the #ElPaso shooting as a domestic terrorism attack. (Thread) https://t.co/Th4wuigg1Ahttps://t.co/IVPp0QMlNH
Retweeted by BBC Trending#ElPasoStrong trends as city pulls together following shooting https://t.co/skhXy0amXa
8/4
2019
Why politicians are getting schooled and destroyed. https://t.co/tEL8yhrCXb
8/1
2019
Thank you Chris Bell for going beyond the easy "viral video" story & reporting respectfully & in-depth on… https://t.co/uwy7bZxXeq
Retweeted by BBC TrendingHindu man refuses takeaway over 'Muslim driver' https://t.co/F14C5anMwhHey @replyall @AGoldmund @PJVogt think we found out how those Spotify accounts were hacked. Ask your bosses… https://t.co/MvnLIxQFZ2
7/31
2019
A California professor posted offensive messages about a former First Lady. It became a flash point in the war over… https://t.co/abwtJfeCdd
7/30
2019
"I packed a cape with my fieldwork gear just to show what glaciologist Princess Elsa would look like." https://t.co/nFHSr50IKZA jogger trashed a homeless man's stuff. What happened next?https://t.co/CntrDB96my
7/29
2019
Australian regulators plan to launch the world's first office dedicated to scrutinising algorithms used by tech gia… https://t.co/z0ajluRLHx
7/26
2019
Complainants of rape and sexual assault to police have been dropped after police request up to seven years of phone… https://t.co/yrgC9wmAON
7/24
2019
'I didn't want to die': Why are Russians using bloody make-up to tackle domestic abuse? https://t.co/4oUks79zyfA flaw with Facebook’s app for under-13s lets unapproved strangers contact kids. https://t.co/LySlqvsRCP
7/23
2019
Russia's #MeToo: women say their issues need 'public attention' https://t.co/oQ0kuYj3we
7/22
2019
PS: after we published our investigation, @YouTube spoke to @thisisFoxx about our story. https://t.co/YBbGKAL6DRIf you’d like to find out more, have a listen to our podcast on this story: https://t.co/hbBaJkmZ5fYouTube’s been blamed for contributing to that growth, but the company says it’s taking action against misinformati… https://t.co/0cW3yaOvc6It’s hard to say exactly how many Flat Earthers there are, but their community does seem to be growing. Here’s how… https://t.co/C2rpUztYz7But that’s not the whole story. YouTube wasn’t just the place where people were persuaded into believing the Earth… https://t.co/P34nCVyyaJLet’s be honest: the truth and well-founded science can at times be a bit boring (please don’t hate us @neiltyson).… https://t.co/vWeeuaEFgWBack when he was working for YouTube, @gchaslot helped design the algorithm that decides which videos YT recommends… https://t.co/8x6miGmzaUIt’s okay at this stage if you’re asking yourself (like I did): why in the world would YouTube recommend videos abo… https://t.co/7PvON4IMbxAs it turns out, Dave’s journey into flat Earth is quite common. @LandrumAR heard it again and again when she went… https://t.co/Lm0JFXxnNmDave says it was on YouTube that he came to believe the Earth is flat. And it all began with him watching a ton of… https://t.co/OGT3C3dYcrThis is Dave. He believes the Earth is NOT round and that scientists have been lying to us. When @bbctrending met h… https://t.co/ijJhj23q6fTHREAD Is @YouTube to blame for the rise of the #FlatEarth movement? Trending reporter @MarcoLSilva has been inves… https://t.co/q3Dzj9c7CB
7/19
2019
You know that app that everyone's using to make themselves looks older, or younger? it turns out you might not be a… https://t.co/fIFszO6myd
7/18
2019
Instagram struggles to remove images of the body of a 17-year-old - apparently posted by the man charged with her m… https://t.co/duN0ul7j3W
7/17
2019
Pop singer Pink defends herself after a picture she posted of her children playing at the Holocaust Memorial in Ber… https://t.co/wDXJEBkUwtIs @YouTube promoting conspiracy theories? I have been investigating how the company has helped the #FlatEarth comm… https://t.co/h19RU3DlRs
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7/16
2019
"As a woman in politics, people treat you and harass you in a very different way." A Newsnight investigation finds… https://t.co/V0ofutVpwr
Retweeted by BBC TrendingEstablished far-right groups and figures are targeting female politicians across Europe for online abuse,… https://t.co/0nvj8oq1dM
Retweeted by BBC TrendingCatch my latest investigation for @BBCNewsnight and @BBCtrending exploring online abuse of female politicians, with… https://t.co/8uEpUt1tXQ
Retweeted by BBC TrendingA BBC investigation reveals evidence that female figures receive proportionately more abuse than their male counter… https://t.co/j7pWk1rWuR
7/15
2019
Tommy Robinson: a biography https://t.co/WWIaLAuymHTHREAD On June 3, 2019, there was a massacre on the streets of Sudan’s capital, Khartoum. This is the story of t… https://t.co/gOfAfXuNxD
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7/12
2019
A video promoting the Islamic headscarf causes controversy on Iranian social media. https://t.co/kGjlpW1C0EFour men in Nigeria receive death threats for organising a mock wedding on Facebook, deemed offensive to Islam. https://t.co/m3LCFFZaZh
7/11
2019
Instagram's new anti-bullying tool could help curb abuse on the platform. https://t.co/PxUUxxPoVx
7/10
2019
Are governments and tech companies doing enough to counter the threat of the far right online? https://t.co/nSx0sFd6ykDubai's princesses may try to flee the UAE - but what is life like for ordinary Emirati girls? @bbctrending spoke t… https://t.co/Up3rDL5gSy
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7/8
2019
Donald Trump's 'airport' revolution sees people rewrite history. https://t.co/MTkkeGHrl0Sudan's military leaders agree to share power with the opposition alliance until elections can be held. https://t.co/6ajSLPM79L
7/5
2019
Swearing good for people, says Ukrainian health minister. https://t.co/b48ftqdUapSocial media users are left confused over Saudi Arabia's announcement to headline Nicki Minaj for a music festival. https://t.co/VGR66enrQs
7/4
2019
A BBC investigation found influencers promising to share their phone numbers with fans in exchange for gifts of up… https://t.co/uUIv1rU7DU
7/3
2019
Play in Crimea causes a stir after a video clip emerges of women kissing. https://t.co/2V9p6Clw0E🇸🇩 After seeing the killings, military control, human rights violations and internet shutdowns you turned your prof… https://t.co/T0js2B8DeN
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7/2
2019
Scammers making bogus claims about sending aid to Sudan in exchange for clicks continue to crop up on Instagram des… https://t.co/IXCIzWuDiw
7/1
2019
Who are the far-left antifa and far-right activists brawling in Portland, Oregon? Earlier this year we went there t… https://t.co/D1XGePLQpg
6/30
2019
Many of you are aware of the crisis in Sudan. Internet shutdowns, human rights violations, killings, military contr… https://t.co/BfVb4KupZr
Retweeted by BBC TrendingHuge thanks to @TaylorLorenz @hadyouatsalaam, Nico from Exposing Insta Scams, @moehash1 and @UNICEFSudan/@UNICEFUSA… https://t.co/0Q115463zDAfter a Sudanese protester was killed. Within days, a worldwide movement had started: #BlueForSudan. But some peopl… https://t.co/WwSUcVymN1
6/29
2019
🎧This week on @BBCtrending: Wael Ghonim (@Ghonim) was behind a Facebook page that kick-started the Egyptian revolut… https://t.co/f7629i6paL
6/27
2019
The knitting site Ravelry tweeted out: "We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support f… https://t.co/xiAceq4Nxn
6/26
2019
The woman facing jail time for "self-defence" against sexual assault. https://t.co/KvyDy6xJCN
6/25
2019
Women in Russia are using social media and protests to draw attention to the country's poor record of tackling viol… https://t.co/8ciMhVeeoS
6/21
2019
Welcome to Gay Hell, Michigan. A tiny town with a new name and a new owner. https://t.co/bL0uwiqLK3
6/20
2019

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