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A teenager has appeared in court in relation to incidents where girls were contacted by a Facebook identity which falsely claimed to work for a Hamilton talent agency.
"Nigel Farage is full of s... Protest the politics of the racist right," Green Party MP Golriz Ghahraman blasted on social media this week.
While most of his peers are studying at university, working as apprentices or in entry level jobs, Josh Ryan is being paid to help US entrepreneurs gain Instagram followers.
The rise of dating apps such as Tinder appear to be helping Kiwis open up about their feelings, with one in five people admitting to using phones or apps to confess their love for the first time.
After being targeted by an ongoing avalanche of online abuse Samoan writer Lani Wendt Young claims police told her there was nothing to be done and that "even the FBI can't make Facebook do anything".
OPINION: Another day, another brutal public roasting to make me glad I never had social media to contend with when I was a kid.
Nina Tomasieski logs on to Twitter before the sun rises. Seated at her dining room table with a nearby TV constantly tuned to Fox News, the 70-year-old grandmother spends up to 14 hours a day tweeting the praises of President Trump and his political allies, particularly those on the ballot for the US mid-term elections, and deriding their opponents.
If you think family dinners are the last refuge of real conversation and relationships, think again.
For a company bent on making the world more open, Facebook has long been secretive about the details of how it runs its social network - particularly how things go wrong and what it does about them.
OPINION: It's family time, just not as our parents know it. Virginia Fallon describes a very different dinner-time at her house.
Russia's social media blitz to influence the 2016 US election was part of a global "phenomenon" in which a broad spectrum of governments and political parties used internet platforms to spread junk news and disinformation in at least 48 countries last year, an Oxford University study has found.
Facebook has spent much of the last one and a half years trying to tamp down the spread of false and malicious information that bloomed on its platform during the 2016 US presidential election.
It's been a few days since Brazil were eliminated from the World Cup, but escaping Neymar's diving antics will take much longer.
The creep of social media into New Zealand birthing suites is being researched in what is believed to be a world first study.
The consumer goods colossus Unilever, which is a force in global advertising, has taken a stand against the use of social media "influencers".
To understand why it's so hard to pry yourself free from your phone, Facebook account and Twitter, you need to know about Burrhus Frederic Skinner's pigeons.