When fake news nearly started a riot

Telangana’s Kalwakurthy was on the boil last year over a viral WhatsApp forward, as the town experienced the might of online hate sparked by a photo.

in a snap

Snapchat's remaking of social media

WhatsApp, Crowds and Power in India

WhatsApp hoaxes and fake stories on social media have led to mob violence in India.

the youtube war

As traditional media struggles to report the Syrian conflict, independent bloggers trawling the digital world shape the narrative with information gleaned from social media networks.