Facebook is opening up a war room to quickly respond to election hoaxes. Twitter is banning political ads. Google plans to crack down on bogus videos on YouTube.
Latest move will put the social media giant squarely back into the news-delivery business.
Chief executive worries about 'erosion of truth' online, but thinks people should hear for themselves what politicians are saying.
Australians will soon notice their Facebook news feed is missing something with 'like' counts set to disappear.
Mark Zuckerberg unveils blueprints for an independent oversight board of 40 people to review the company's decisions.
Web giants intend to promote original reporting above aggregations, but some fear there could be unintended consequences.
Google outlined a plan to try and make surfing the web more private while still allowing enough targeted advertising to keep publishers - and itself - in business.
The age changing app is going viral again but so are concerns about its approach to privacy.
An effort at Twitter to forbid 'dehumanising' tweets was scaled back after criticism and debate, and for now focuses only on those directed at religious groups.
Fighting compulsive app use can be as hard as battling any other addiction.
On the plus side, some Australians may have woken to find themselves pleasantly spared the daily stream of travel photos from friends and colleagues living it up abroad for the school holidays.
In Perth as keynote speaker for the State of Social conference, digital nomad and "inventor of the hashtag" Chris Messina talks about the challenges tech firms will face.
The move is a sign that the social network is more aggressively enforcing its hate speech policies under pressure from civil rights groups.
Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has unveiled a fresh design for the world's biggest social network that de-emphasises its News Feed.
New research suggests Facebook will one day hold the keys to our global digital heritage.
The company is increasingly going up against the way its own software is designed to combat the spread of harmful content.
Lobby groups representing the tech and media industries, the Law Council and Rupert Murdoch's News Corp have all criticised the laws.
The new laws could result in executives at social media platforms facing up to three years in jail, and multi-billion dollar fines for tech companies
By updating the rules for the internet, we can preserve what's best about it while also protecting society from broader harms.
The social media giant is capable of deploying advertisements with military precision, but it won't put as much effort into keeping people safe.
Facebook disclosed a flaw on its social network that made passwords of hundreds of millions of users visible to employees.
Social network says a 'server configuration change' was to blame for unprecedented service interruption.
Facebook has ten times the active users, but Twitter says its service is vital and profitable.
After two days of disruptions, the iPhone maker restored the social network’s access to internal apps that its employees rely on in their jobs.
Facebook's secret 'research' app was paying users monthly to give the social network access to all data that passed through their phones.
Facebook is reportedly working to make messages across Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp work together.
When the Facebook founder had the Twitter CEO over for dinner, it didn't go how you might expect.
The meme encourages people to post a photo of themselves from 10 years and one from today. Perfect data for studying the effect of age.
Whatsapp is globally limiting the number of times a user can forward a message to five, in a bid to fight "misinformation and rumours".
It's been suggested that Facebook records audio of your conversations in order to guide its targeted ads. But the truth is it doesn't need to.