'The message really resonates with people,' a leading political sociologist told Yahoo News UK.
People who repeatedly see the same fake news item repeatedly feel less and less "wrong" about sharing it -–even when they don’t believe it’s true.
The World Wide Web founder also accused the Conservative Party of spreading misinformation by rebranding one of its Twitter accounts 'factcheckuk'.
Sarah Jane Pascoe-Hudson lost her son Matthew, 12, and daughter Lucy, 10, in the crash in 1996.
A bug in the latest version of the Facebook iOS app has alarmed users - but there's a simple fix if you're concerned.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a young mother, 26, in Halifax town centre.
Amelia Bambridge's brother Harry urged people not to share images of her body as Facebook stressed it has 'clear rules against posting graphic content'.
At least four people were killed and about 50 injured on Sunday in clashes with police in Bangladesh over a Facebook post that offended Muslims, officials said. The clashes in the southern district of Bhola, 195 km (120 miles) from the capital Dhaka, broke out when angry crowds protested against a Facebook post in which a Hindu reportedly made derogatory remarks about Prophet Mohammad. Police said the Facebook had actually been hacked and all the hackers had been detained.
The BBC journalist said the Prime Minister's use of social media was a 'form of propaganda'.
Politicians will also be allowed to break rules regarding hate speech and other topics if the risk of harm is not significant.
Louise Porton, 23, murdered her two children, aged 1 and 3, because they got in the way of her sex work.
Thousands of Instagram users - including the politician in charge of America’s nuclear weapons - have shared an Instagram scam
Users will be able to select an option to remove ‘Off-Facebook Activity’ information about themselves that has been sent to the social network by partners.
Facebook has had a series of scandals related to ‘fake news’ on the network, and in particular its effect on elections around the world. Staff used the tools to track down and deal with hoaxes including posts which claimed that Facebook would start charging people to use the service. Other hoaxes dealt with by the team centred on the popular myth that Facebook ‘listens to’ users via their microphones - or that Mark Zuckerberg is an alien.
Lachlan Foote, 21, from the Blue Mountains, Australia, was found dead on New Year's Day last year after drinking a protein shake.