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Google Play removes Trump social app

Truth Social, the social media platform from former US President Donald Trump, has been barred from the Google Play store. Google said the platform violates its content policies on threats and incitement to violence. The removal makes it difficult for users with Android phones to download the app. Truth Social’s CEO said the decision on […]

August 31, 2022

Survey: BBC most trusted news outlet among teens

A survey for BBC Bitesize suggests that the BBC is the most trusted news source for young people among traditional broadcast and print media, as well as digital media channels including Instagram, TikTok and YouTube. It comes as BBC Bitesize launches the ‘Other Side Of The Story’ campaign to help 11-16 year olds navigate fake […]

June 20, 2022

Fact checkers: YouTube fails on fake news

YouTube spreads disinformation and misinformation worldwide and is not doing enough to tackle fake news on its platform, according to a global coalition of fact checking organisations. A letter signed by more than 80 groups, including Full Fact in the UK, says the platform is hosting content by groups which spread Covid misinformation, and videos […]

January 12, 2022

BBC World Service reports increased audience trust

The BBC World Service has published its performance review covering the period of 2016 – 2020. The review, set out in the 2016 Agreement with the Secretary of State for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), examines how the BBC World Service has performed in three key areas: growing global reach, achieving quality […]

October 5, 2021

Study: Fewer people getting news from social media

Fewer people claim to be following news on social media than a year ago, according to Ofcom’s annual news consumption report. While TV remains the most popular platform for people to access news (75 per cent), the proportion using social media to keep up with the latest stories has fallen to 2018 levels – from […]

August 13, 2020