War in Ukraine: how a new propaganda machine is being created in the occupied territories

Jack Goodman, Maria Korenyuk, Lucy Swinnen and Andrey Zakharov BBC Disinformation Unit 2 hours ago The BBC News Russian Service app is available for IOS and Android . You can also subscribe to our Telegram channel. image copyrightSouth bridgehead photo... Read more

"I wish I wasn't famous." How a Ukrainian woman with a Soviet flag became a cultural phenomenon in Russia and what she thinks about it

Svyatoslav Khomenko, Elizaveta Foght, Anastasia Platonova BBC May 16, 2022 The BBC News Russian Service app is available for IOS and Android . You can also subscribe to our Telegram channel. “Grandmother with the Soviet flag” has become in Russia... Read more

Elon Musk, who buys Twitter, called for the removal of Trump's ban

May 10, 2022 The BBC News Russian Service app is available for IOS and Android . You can also subscribe to our Telegram channel. image copyrightGetty Images The richest man on Earth, founder of the private space company SpaceX and... Read more

Elon Musk, who buys Twitter, called for the lifting of the Trump ban

May 10, 2022 The BBC News Russian Service app is available for IOS and Android . You can also subscribe to our Telegram channel. image copyrightGetty Images The richest man on Earth, founder of the private space company SpaceX and... Read more

How fake profiles and false faces are used on Twitter to support Putin's actions

Giuliana Gragnani, Medhavi Arora and Seraj Ali BBC World Service Disinformation Unit 3 hours ago The BBC News Russian Service app is available for IOS and Android . You can also subscribe to our Telegram channel. image copyrightER Yamini photo... Read more

Elon Musk, buying Twitter, called for the lifting of the Trump ban

Hour ago The BBC News Russian Service app is available for IOS and Android . You can also subscribe to our Telegram channel. image copyrightGetty Images The richest man on Earth, founder of the private space company SpaceX and likely... Read more

Elon Musk wants to make Twitter paid for a number of users and promises big changes

4 hours ago The BBC News Russian Service app is available for IOS and Android . You can also subscribe to our Telegram channel. image copyrightGetty Images The new owner of the Twitter platform, Elon Musk, who bought it at... Read more

Bots, patriotism, government funding and no war. How social networks and services are being created in Russia to replace Western ones

Ksenia Churmanova BBC Russian Service 56 minutes ago The BBC News Russian Service app is available for IOS and Android . You can also subscribe to our Telegram channel. image copyrightAFP Contributor Shortly after the start of the Russian war... Read more

Social network for $44 billion How will Twitter change after the purchase of the company by Elon Musk?

April 26, 2022 The BBC News Russian Service app is available for IOS and Android . You can also subscribe to our Telegram channel. image copyrightGetty Images Elon Musk has signed a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion, promising... Read more

Social network for $44 billion. How will Twitter change after the purchase of the company by Elon Musk?

April 26, 2022 The BBC News Russian Service app is available for IOS and Android . You can also subscribe to our Telegram channel. image copyrightGetty Images Elon Musk has signed a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion, promising... Read more

"Showy videos": what is known about the fighters from Chechnya in Ukraine

“Showy videos”: what is known about the fighters from Chechnya in Ukraine April 20, 2022 The BBC News Russian Service app is available for IOS and Android . You can also subscribe to our Telegram channel. Ramzan Kadyrov actively supports... Read more

Social network for 44 billion. How will Twitter change after the purchase of the company by Elon Musk?

6 hours ago The BBC News Russian Service app is available for IOS and Android . You can also subscribe to our Telegram channel. image copyrightGetty Images Elon Musk has signed a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion, promising... Read more

Nadine Dorries mocked over ‘downstreaming movies’ and ‘tennis pitches’ comments in online video

She said she wanted to “make the internet in the UK the safest internet in the world”. Ms Dorries went on to say that DCMS was also “responsible for everything to do with sport, making sure you’ve got football pitches... Read more

How folding clothes gained a cult-like following

For Annabel Hodin, personal stylist and organiser, ‘it’s not the folding that is necessarily good for you, it’s the not-rushing’. Hodin finds Kondo’s method of folding ‘almost hypnotic’. She believes instilling a sense of order is key, rather than allowing... Read more

An Orwellian era of online censorship is just beginning

As if the tax hikes weren’t bad enough, the “Conservative” Party is mid-assault on another of its now forgotten core values: freedom of speech. Nadine Dorries has pushed ahead with the dreaded Online Safety Bill (OSB) which, to be clear,... Read more

Foreign countries ‘should adopt British rules’ to keep children safe online

Mr Edwards said California, which hosts the HQs of some of the biggest tech firms in the world, was already introducing a UK-style children’s code, with the bill’s first reading in the state’s assembly on April 19. The Netherlands, Ireland,... Read more

Social media ban on ‘climate misinformation’ sparks freedom of speech fears

Social media website Pinterest has become the first company to ban “climate misinformation” from its platform in a crackdown on freedom of expression online. The site will no longer permit posts that oppose “the existence or impacts of climate change”... Read more

The rise of the TikTok toddler

As with everyone, pre-schoolers are susceptible to the surge in dopamine – the feel-good chemical produced in the brain – that smartphone apps produce. “The body seeks to recreate more of these good feelings, and this is one reason why... Read more

‘We’ll be worth £76m next year’– meet the founders of the UK’s first NFT gallery

Today, the UK’s first NFT gallery opens its doors: a full-time space dedicated to what believers promise is the future of British art. Based in Shoreditch, in east London (where else?), Quantus Gallery’s white walls are lined with screens displaying... Read more

The West is losing the information war with Russia – and hasn’t even noticed

These narratives build on long-running Russian influence operations in Africa, where Putin has been attempting to revive his country’s Cold War era diplomatic footprint and where many people depend on social media for news. Dr Grossman and DFR have tracked... Read more

Mood, review: Nicôle Lecky’s supercharged millennial polemic is gripping and grimy

Social media complicates that exchange further. Sasha is emboldened by the comments she receives for her racy content, and feels in control, but becomes addicted. In a haunting shot, her phone screen overlays her face, her identity increasingly defined by... Read more

The me, me, me generation thinks the Ukraine crisis is all about them

War. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing. Apart, it would seem, from providing the opportunity for outrageous narcissism on social media.  As nightmarish events unfold in Ukraine the West is bitterly divided between those fundraising, lobbying for tougher sanctions... Read more

Discovering I have ADHD at 33 saved my marriage

After the revelation, with medication and cognitive behavioural therapy prescribed, I was all set to turn my life around. What I wasn’t ready for was the response from my family, who initially cast doubt on my diagnosis. ‘It makes no... Read more

The horror of Zoombombing and how it’s pushing Jewish life underground

But when Jews and other minority groups are targeted, it is with the specific intention of causing them harm, he says. “These people are trying to hurt and upset; it’s not that different from stopping someone in the street and... Read more

Publishing must shun the Twitterati, not give in to their demands

Perhaps authors have lost their guts, or their creativity, in recent years. Upon finding out that the publishers Maunsel and Company and the printer John Falconer had rejected – and burnt – sheets from his short-story collection Dubliners, James Joyce... Read more