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‘F*ck Turkey’: Netanyahu’s son posts controversial Instagram image

By ethan / May 16, 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son, Yair, made a controversial Instagram post which read “F*ck Turkey,” amid the diplomatic row between the two countries over Monday’s ‘ massacre’ in Gaza. Yair Netanyahu posted an image of the text that looked like the Turkish flag, which is red with a white star and crescent, to his […]

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Death feed: Two men killed live on Instagram & Facebook

By ethan / April 4, 2018

A Detroit teenager is dead and a Houston man is gravely injured after they were shot in disturbing incidents of gun violence while filming live video on Instagram and Facebook. Dylan Hemphill, 18, was fatally shot in a live Instagram video on Monday night, according to the Detroit Free Press. His friend accidentally pulled the […]

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Snapchat & Instagram remove Giphy feature over racist gif

By ethan / March 10, 2018

Snapchat and Instagram have removed Giphy from their platforms, after the feature suggested an extremely racist GIF to users when they searched the word “crime”. Both social media platforms removed the newly enabled feature after learning of the issue, and have vowed to only reinstate the GIF option when they’re sure it will not happen […]

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Turkish soldiers in Syria leave trail of geotagged Instagram posts (VIDEO)

By ethan / January 29, 2018

Turkish troops deployed in Syria as part of Operation Olive Branch are openly geotagging their locations on Instagram, leaving their tracks easily traceable and potentially putting sensitive military information at risk. An investigation by RT Digital found that Turkish soldiers in the northern Syria region of Afrin are sharing geotagged videos and images on Instagram […]

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Facebook and Instagram outages reported across US and Europe

By ethan / January 25, 2018

Published time: 25 Jan, 2018 19:03 Edited time: 25 Jan, 2018 19:18 Facebook and Instagram users across the United States and Europe have reported problems accessing the social networks. Both of the social media platforms aren’t working for many people in cities across the two continents with a large volume of Facebook issues reported in […]

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Instagram tacitly blocks Moscow’s Botanical Garden account with about 300,000 followers

By ethan / January 5, 2018

Published time: 5 Jan, 2018 17:32 Instagram quietly blocked access to the Botanical Garden’s page in Moscow, leaving its administration puzzled over the fate of its main social media platform with more than 297,000 followers. Russia’s media watchdog has demanded an explanation. “A catastrophe, friends!” is how the Botanical Garden’s press office sounded the news […]

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Instagram & Snapchat pose ‘significant emotional risk’ for children ‘chasing likes’ – report

By ethan / January 4, 2018

Published time: 4 Jan, 2018 09:40 Schools should do more to prepare children for the “significant emotional risk” of social media, a state watchdog has claimed. A new report highlights the risk of a new generation “growing up chasing likes.” Children’s Commissioner for England Anne Longfield highlighted the strain social media platforms, such as Facebook […]

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