With the surprise meticulously planned, all eyes – and lenses – turn to the kids. All they have to do is react as expected: overjoyed. So why don't they?
Banning a handful of breeds has not helped to improve public safety.
Social media entertainers are creative, entrepreneurial and masters at building the communities that support them. But regulations currently under review could strangle this nascent industry.
Mechanisms to keep users safe from violent content may pose serious problems for international justice.
Many tech titans say they can self-regulate online hate speech and extremism with artificial intelligence, but can they?
With nostalgic flashbacks, epic training montages and most of the original cast, Cobra Kai is faithful to the Karate Kid film – all while delivering cutting-edge contemporary social commentary.
In a time of an overwhelming amount of music available, discerning consumers have to be even more strategic.
YouTube steps up to host its own live TV event, but where are the limits on its big stars' behaviour?
Confrontational characters spouting conspiracy theories and fringe ideas have been around since American broadcasting began. With Alex Jones banished from the web, someone else will take his place.
West London group 1011 music group have been banned from making music without police permission.
Social media presents a powerful platform for creating multiple stories about Africa.
The activism of the Parkland teens is a reminder of where social media gets it right. We mustn't forget them in our rush to regulate.
The Communications Decency Act was passed in 1996, seven years before the debut of MySpace. It helped online publishing grow – and to escape consequences for the way users might be harmed.
Human rights abuses might be embedded in the business model that has evolved for social media companies in their second decade.
New laws, new tools and new research is required to combat the rise in online hate. That means both regulating social media companies, and making use of technology to help measure compliance.
Critics want social media platforms regulated like Big Tobacco, but our research shows that their impact on your health depends on how you use them.
Gun control advocates want to shut down the National Rifle Association's online video channel, NRA TV. A scholar looks at what its videos are actually about.
New, extreme levels of censorship in Turkey could lead to waves of digital activism by tech-savvy generations.
Will YouTube's new ad rules close down niche vlogs?
Increasing the public's awareness of mental health issues rings hollow when vital services are crumbling.