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Thanks to @JolyonMaugham. The HMRC figures do indeed exclude those not earning enough to pay income tax, which mean… https://t.co/tzA64rQ3Np
Retweeted by BBC TrendingTHREAD: From today Twitter no longer allows political advertising. End of an era. I’ve been monitoring the site sin… https://t.co/wMWZtZR4SO
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11/22
2019
This is the sort of misinformation that's really hard to stop. It sounds scientific but it's utterly wrong. Quick e… https://t.co/TMibH6XC9L
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11/21
2019
We’ve seen false rumours floating around about the @YouGov snap post-debate poll. Its web page was created at 6:50… https://t.co/h8wCxQYjQP"When there is outrage about something like that – a row stirred up deliberately – we're not talking about policies… https://t.co/kWxfg03Sox
Retweeted by BBC Trending"No-one gives a toss about the social media cut and thrust" Conservative Dominic Raab defends rebrand of party Twi… https://t.co/X6XVhY2CPf
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11/20
2019
While they fought it out on TV, there was another battle online. How did #WinForCorbyn v #BackBoris pan out? https://t.co/EzJBhZCXbXThe Conservative Party has been criticised by a UK fact-checking agency after it rebranded one of its Twitter accou… https://t.co/nBkqcC24rOThe founder of Wikipedia, @Jimmy_Wales, says his new social network, WT:Social, now has more than 160,000 members https://t.co/L2gsxbjgK6Meet @josephmdurso and @mariannaspring ... the Mulder and Scully of the 2019 General Election. Although they are to… https://t.co/LXCSZ0CXdsOn #Electioncast today, @adamfleming had to explain The X-Files to our two millennial BBC Trending reporters. Absol… https://t.co/RJSms8NgJX
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11/19
2019
The obscure groups buying up Facebook election ads https://t.co/eunXdcRMpI
Retweeted by BBC TrendingTactical voting and bar charts How a #hastingandrye election campaign leaflet has led to a battle over accuracy cl… https://t.co/6zlYhLvZ80
Retweeted by BBC TrendingRussian trolls? ❌ Bot network? ❌ Dodgy data-mining operation? ❌ *This* political storm was caused by a bar chart.… https://t.co/UG3bE9EfX5
11/18
2019
More than a dozen women linked to an Instagram "suicide ring" have died. So could the social network do more? And w… https://t.co/uzouXUBEDXGovernment-backed harassment campaigns are a way for authorities to silence critics. We meet those who have been ta… https://t.co/tR8gZUVN19
11/16
2019
The big tech companies are telling us more about political ads. But they still aren't giving us the full picture.… https://t.co/fJvZ3lZQ6X
11/15
2019
They're making a lot of money. But do they always follow the law? https://t.co/nrGlpmljHUThey look kind of naff most of the time. So why are political *tweets* going viral ... on Facebook? The latest from… https://t.co/xqEp4xWa1BAn ad for a social media app was banned in the UK. The Advertising Standards Authority ruled that the phrase "get l… https://t.co/vdbTHCQoQY
11/14
2019
Catch my update on @BBCWorldatOne about what the digital election team @BBCtrending are working on 👇 more of these… https://t.co/eW37dfQaeG
Retweeted by BBC Trending👇 Every time someone shares my UAE @BBCtrending report today, it means that more people get to understand that ther… https://t.co/RXAgeSNXOK
Retweeted by BBC TrendingPlease stop saying that the Brexiteers had to get the UK out of the EU quickly because of new directives against ta… https://t.co/olxUCWsmR4
Retweeted by BBC TrendingThere's been a lot of talk about "Get Brexit done" during the campaign. But what does it mean and how easy would i… https://t.co/W4DzN0nNwd
Retweeted by BBC TrendingInstagram is trialling removing likes on some US posts https://t.co/0EJ0rGiao5Why are leading politicians sharing screen shots of their own social media posts? And why are they doing well? “It… https://t.co/1FgrP174TM
Retweeted by BBC TrendingThis mummy blogger apologised for her anonymous campaign against her fellow Instagram influencers. https://t.co/P6eTrdRcLlSign up! https://t.co/J9zFpkai2o https://t.co/f8ec7G8Gg7
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11/13
2019
“What's the biggest difference between how political parties use Twitter compared to Instagram to engage young vote… https://t.co/0s72z2USrZ
Retweeted by BBC TrendingA video showing Boris Johnson endorsing Jeremy Corbyn for Prime Minister has just landed online, another shows Corb… https://t.co/OoyIiqjRnz
Retweeted by BBC TrendingIngebjørg spends hours every day on Instagram, but she’s not posting selfies. She’s trying to save lives. The 2nd… https://t.co/PG6el35Mug
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11/12
2019
Online election ads - who’s targeting you? https://t.co/4T9r7qw8EM
11/11
2019
Ingebjørg Blindheim looks at Instagram constantly. What she finds there is frightening. "I see a lot of people who… https://t.co/NohYV4SDOz
11/10
2019
She's not paid. She doesn't have any formal training. But Ingebjørg has made it her mission to save lives. Hear the… https://t.co/HaXoyIviBxShould you worry about TikTok? Here are the facts. https://t.co/tGe5so35HVIt caused a little bit of a twitterstorm. Our editor @mwendling joins @adamfleming and @AyoCaesar on #Electioncasthttps://t.co/d88ih3MDlB
11/9
2019
We don't like to run away from a debate on #Brexitcast. So we invited @AyoCaesar and @mwendling from @BBCtrending o… https://t.co/XRklRf7F55
Retweeted by BBC TrendingUK political parties are targeting voters on Facebook. Who are they aiming for and what are their messages? We've b… https://t.co/eS6iQ8xDkTHere's something I wrote last year which is suddenly very relevant again. I'm quite proud of this, it took me ages… https://t.co/XI1cRoMFZ0
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11/8
2019
Our groundbreaking investigation into an Instagram "suicide network" by @NRKAnnemarte @CatrinNye 15 girls and women… https://t.co/dwIyzAkRIALies are easy, cheap and frequently thrilling. The truth is hard, expensive and frequently boring. One virtue of… https://t.co/Pa2pBHvVQL
Retweeted by BBC Trending*Warning: Upsetting content* In 2017, Heidi's daughter Andrine posted her suicide on a locked Instagram account.… https://t.co/9cwfKoKZEx
Retweeted by BBC TrendingThe election has begun. And so has the online misinformation. We've unpicked one story about the Liberal Democrat l… https://t.co/m0uvv3FvWQ
11/6
2019
*Warning Upsetting Content* In 2017 Heidi's daughter Andrine killed herself. 2 yrs later she unlocked her phone &… https://t.co/4mbUcEXJFL
Retweeted by BBC TrendingDisinformation Squad™️ contributed to this @BBCtrending report on how a misleading story about @joswinson went vira… https://t.co/lwzBqBahgt
Retweeted by BBC TrendingWhen she sees girls in trouble, she tries to help. Sometimes people listen. Many times, they don't. Still, she kee… https://t.co/6SbhvQ9tkp
11/5
2019
Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats all got Facebook ad campaigns up and running. Remember if you get these… https://t.co/kXKxsXI8Xj
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11/4
2019
Together with @BBCtrending, the brilliant @josephmdurso and many other colleagues @BBCNews are pumping out some exc… https://t.co/uuuNG7b428
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11/3
2019
This election is already getting strange. Real people are pretending to be bots supporting Boris Johnson. (And "b… https://t.co/0taatpJRtk @KCCUK Hi KCCUK, please can you follow back? We'd like to DM you. Many thanks.
11/1
2019
This Ukrainian MP was negotiating prices with a prostitute. Now he's sorry. https://t.co/H8gY0z1kJqFollow @mariannaspring @josephmdurso and @BBCtrending to see how the UK election plays out on Facebook. They will b… https://t.co/clsPHK9vJr
Retweeted by BBC TrendingWell it's definitely not #BrexitDay but in Facebook groups talk has turned to the election. Many Remainers are argu… https://t.co/mn0xF0wJcJ
10/31
2019
Twitter bans all political advertising, saying the reach of such messages "should be earned, not bought" https://t.co/cSQq0UQ7I0
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10/30
2019
No, the world's biggest YouTuber @pewdiepie is not banned in China https://t.co/a40OtkPiHp"Instagram tourists, the cops won't save you." Exarchia: How Airbnb angered Greek anarchists https://t.co/LibzUXgMad
10/28
2019
An Irish dad's message from beyond the grave has touched the hearts of thousands online. Would you have been spooke… https://t.co/efnjLFVJQx
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10/15
2019
China and US spar over games, apps and AI https://t.co/NQToWrGtW5Since the digital revolution, Cubans have been given a platform to voice their opinions on the country's politics -… https://t.co/xu9AbblIsY
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10/14
2019
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10/13
2019
A revolution is underway in Cuba... Cuba’s Digital Revolution🇨🇺 In 2018, for the first time ever, Cubans were fi… https://t.co/lSr5CRUjKZ
10/10
2019
Angry words in Parliament? In private groups on Facebook, things are a lot worse https://t.co/DBHOR9LsGP
10/7
2019
In the midst of making a doc and taking inspiration from this 👇🏽 I made with ⁦@marcosmchacon⁩ for ⁦@BBCtrending⁩ ex… https://t.co/6KE1xLzFQx
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10/3
2019
Why Generation Z are choosing 'Finsta' over 'Insta'https://t.co/pVfovdX2Ox
9/30
2019
There are fears that this technology could be used to make fake news https://t.co/eG9whLF7ho
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9/27
2019
Google makes deepfakes to fight deepfakes. https://t.co/dNrfCNYlcl
9/26
2019
US social media star Danielle Cohn has nearly four million followers on Instagram, 1.4 million on YouTube and more… https://t.co/9ljw3eX8D4
9/24
2019
In our programme and podcast on the #celeryjuice trend we also tackle a bigger question: are health social media in… https://t.co/JsVzHagdNjWe spoke to Austin about how to get more qualified medical professionals engaging with the public on social media –… https://t.co/d1EdSVsAH7Meet @AustinChiangMD - he's a qualified gastroenterologist in Philadelphia who has set up a non-profit for health p… https://t.co/jxYd6af5PhHis pages post claims such as "Celery Juice helps heal autoimmune illnesses." But doctors told us his claims are not backed up by science.It all started with one man … @MedicalMedium. He has millions of followers on social media. But he says he isn't a… https://t.co/dja7nOPc26THREAD: What’s the problem with the #celeryjuice trend? Many people online claim it helped cure their chronic illn… https://t.co/DrRTHpe59q
9/23
2019
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

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