[NEW YORK] Companies that sold fake social media activity have reached a settlement with the state of New York in a case that, for the first time, established such activity as illegal, the state...

WHEN my dad connected our family computer to the Internet in 1992, all I saw were green letters on a black screen. He tried to explain what was so amazing about the Internet: "You can find out...

SATURDAY SOAPBOX

LAST Christmas, I sent a loving, warm-the-cockles-of-your-heart WhatsApp message to my niece in Germany on the birth of her first baby; another equally schmaltzy note over Facebook to a cousin in...

[WASHINGTON] Ex-congressman Beto O'Rourke Instagrammed his dentist appointment. Senator Elizabeth Warren guzzled a beer on the same online platform. And an unfiltered Senator Cory Booker sends...

[BANGKOK] Thais like to bargain hard online for clothes, food and even iPhones, a trend that Japan's Line Corp. is tapping to remain the dominant messaging service in the country...

SOCIAL MEDIA has overtaken print newspapers as a news source for Americans, researchers said Monday, highlighting the growing importance of services such as Facebook and Twitter as well as the...

COMMENTARY

I HAVE this feeling that the 2020 presidential election in the United States will be unlike any in my lifetime, and not only because it will likely involve Donald Trump running as an incumbent - he...

[LISBON] Social networks need better regulation to stop them spreading "fake news" and undermining democracy, disillusioned tech pioneers said at an industry conference that closed in...

[WASHINGTON] Despite an aggressive crackdown by social media firms, so-called "junk news" is spreading at a greater rate than in 2016 on social media ahead of the US midterm elections,...

CHINESE social media users have seized on a viral meme in which people are pictured literally rolling in their own wealth, spawning a range of cheeky counter-posts poking fun at the country's...