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'Kelly you are soft and curvy, I like that': US congressman Joe Barton caught sending explicit text messages to woman - a week after apologizing for sending nude pics to another woman?
Congressman Joe Barton is facing more scrutiny after a woman shared a series of sexually suggestive messages she received from the Texas lawmaker.
Facebook to give disaster relief groups access to its data and real time maps to reveal what people need and where
Facebook is giving disaster-relief organizations such as the Red Cross access to data on what users need and where they are as part of an expansion of tools for relief and charitable giving.
Facebook has faced pressure both in the United States and Europe to tackle extremist content and is now using artificial intelligence to tackle extremist content (stock image).
Woman whose husband punched her every time someone 'liked' one of her Facebook photos has to have her face rebuilt
Adolfina Camelli Ortigoza, 21, from Nemby, Paraguay, was 'punished' by Pedro Heriberto Galeano, 32, every time she got a positive reaction to one of her photos or posts on Facebook.
Son, 26, 'murders his father and cuts off the 61-year-old's penis' with a Bowie knife and saw, then poses for Facebook selfies in a jacket 'covered in his victim's blood'
Carlton Edmondson, of Chicago, is facing a first-degree murder charge in the brutal slaying of Carl Edmondson, 61, who was found with his skull bashed in and his penis cut off in his basement.
From grandmothers trying desperately to track down their grandchildren on Twitter to older people using Dollar General in an attempt to find love - these are the US pensioners struggling online.
'All I did was happen to be the owner of a car a rotten tree fell on!' Disgruntled driver demands council pay for her insurance after trunk landed on her vehicle
Joey Woo posted dashcam footage of the October incident to Willoughby City Council's page in a bid to get their attention.
Facebook could soon lock you out of your account unless you're willing to upload a 'clear' selfie to verify your identity
According to a screenshot shared on social media the prompt asks user to 'upload a photo of yourself that clearly shows your face' under new security rules. It is unknown where the feature is being tested.
Teenage boys, 15, who lured girl to basement to sexually assault her and broadcast it on Facebook live are let off with probation
The two boys, one of whom is described as a school athlete, attacked the girl in a basement in Chicago on March 19. They will soon be released from Cook County Juvenile Center.
Sick of the same old stocking fillers? The VERY bizarre lots for sale on Facebook Marketplace including half a bottle of Diet Coke and a human 'soul' you can snap up for ￡5
The wacky lots, advertised by entrepreneurial (or just plain mischievous) users around the globe, include everything from a half bottle of Diet Coke, to one man's 'loud, nagging girlfriend'.
EXCLUSIVE: Labour supporters 'jokingly' encourage a fellow student to gas, poison or burn his Tory housemates in 'Young Lefty Society' Facebook group
Among the responses were comments urging the student to 'burn down the house when they are asleep' or to cause a 'carbon monoxide leak' - while other activists said he should
Is this proof Don Burke's behaviour was the worst-kept secret in TV? Matty John's parody video portrays star gardener as rude and obnoxious
Footage of rugby league commentator Matty Johns impersonating Don Burke has resurfaced after the television presenter was accused of sexually harassment and bullying by female colleagues.
'Won't be watching anymore': Sunrise SLAMMED on social media for filming at Sea World as incensed viewers insist they should be 'ashamed' for supporting 'evil animal abusers'
?Channel Seven's breakfast show Sunrise has been slammed on social media by multiple fans, over its decision to film at Sea World this week.
Half of 11-year-olds use social media... despite firms' own age limit of 13: Companies are accused of 'turning a blind eye' to breaches and not protecting children?
Nearly half of children aged 11 and 12 have accounts on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, according to communications watchdog Ofcom.
'Shoot me for being who I am!' Teen Mom OG's Farrah Abraham fumes as MTV cameras catch the moment she's FIRED for working on adult films
It appears the reality persona, 26, was just as shocked as anyone, as a new teaser for the series, released on Tuesday, captured her explosive reaction to being let go.
California prisoner, 27, with homemade SKULL tattooed across his face escapes from jail - despite being up for release in three months
A California prisoner with a homemade tattoo resembling a skull on his face escaped from a work crew despite having less than 12 weeks left on his sentence.
Are you sure you wanted to hit 'post'? Hilarious gallery shows off ill-advised social media updates including photos of a funeral and a father leering at his OWN daughter
A new collection of Facebook fails - including bad taste photos galore - show exactly why you should think before you post on social media. You've been warned.
Prankster blags his way into Babestation and throws JELLY HANDS at the lingerie-clad women presenters live on TV before fleeing out the door (without his handyman ladder)
Adam Davis, 29, was let through using just a hi-vis jacket, ladder and fake ID and filmed himself humiliating the near-naked women on set.
Get ready for the party of the century! 30,000 people join a Facebook group to celebrate Harry's stag as bookies slash the odds that it'll be held in VEGAS
A Facebook event celebrating Prince Harry's stag do has gone viral, attracting more than 30,000 attendees. A further 73,000 said they are 'interested' in attending the event.
'Arrogant, conceited, egotistical and obsessive': Don Burke threatened to sue over a newspaper article that compared him to the 'ANTICHRIST'
Embattled television gardening personality Don Burke was so angered by a critical profile published in a Sydney newspaper in 1991 that he threatened to sue.
'Don't go in the water': Aggressive bull shark is caught 20km from the ocean in Sydney’s Georges River
A huge shark has been caught by two fisherman in the Georges River, prompting a safety warning for the stretch of water 20 kilometres from the ocean.?
One Nation or two? Pauline Hanson reveals 'bad news' about dual citizenship after receiving a letter from the British immigration department
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson said she had received 'bad news' regarding her citizenship on Monday night. Senator Hanson posted a cryptic message on Facebook.
Crazy moment an erratic driver is caught weaving between cars before slamming on the brakes and crashing into a ditch
The terrifying moment a Hyundai Santa Fe was spotted weaving erratically through traffic in Queensland, forcing other drivers off the road, has been caught on camera.
The plastic 'phone replacement' that could help you kick your swiping addiction: Bizarre design lets you mimic movements using marbles
The substitute phone, designed by Vienna based designer Klemens Schillinger, uses stones to imitate smartphone gestures. The goal is to help people reduce their smartphone usage.
Bobcat miraculously survives being hit by a car after becoming lodged into the vehicle's grill for 50 miles as the driver drove to work
A bobcat? (pictured) miraculously survived being hit by a car and becoming lodged into the vehicle's grill for 50 miles as the driver headed to work.
Facebook is accused of failing to halt the trade of counterfeit goods as dodgy traders sell fake versions of ￡1,950 Rolex watches for just ￡150?
Fake goods ripping off brands such as Gucci, Chanel and Louis Vuitton have flooded onto the social media giant's site, generating millions of pounds in revenues for Facebook.
Facebook will expand its pattern recognition software to other countries after successful tests in the US to detect users with suicidal intent. Facebook began testing the software in the US in March.
'He hasn't learned from ALL his selfish mistakes': Pregnant Coleen Rooney shares refreshingly honest post about forgiving husband Wayne's infidelity... as she steps out with her wedding ring back ON
The 31-year-old star shared a lengthy Facebook post on Friday morning, revealing that she is giving her nine-year marriage to the Everton star a second chance.
Parents accuse school of 'pure snobbery' after it claims 'sharply' dressed students are the most successful and achievements are linked to the SHOES they wear?
Officials at Crispin School (pictured), in Street, Somerset, posted the claim on its Facebook page on Thursday evening.
Wayne Rooney party girl Laura Simpson 'brands pregnant Coleen Rooney an attention seeker'... as she appears to call heartfelt forgiveness post 'b******s'
The 29-year-old made a thinly-veiled attack about 'attention seeking' on Twitter, just two days after Coleen Rooney shared a heartbreaking post on social media about forgiving her husband.
'It's his punishment': Pregnant Coleen Rooney 'didn't tell husband Wayne she was going to make statement on their marriage until minutes before'... after stepping out with wedding ring BACK ON
She finally broke her silence on her rumoured split from husband Wayne Rooney on Friday, revealing she had forgiven him after his 'silly and selfish' mistake.
That's what you get for running a roo-d light! Drivers startled by two kangaroos who hop through through a busy intersection at top speed - and lose it on the turn
It was a very close shave for two kangaroos who apparently misunderstood the rules for right of way at a multi-directional roundabout - and were almost hit by multiple cars trying to turn.
Incredible moment dolphins washed up on a beach are helped back into the sea by volunteers who rushed to respond to live Facebook appeal?
Tommy English, 28, came across five stranded dolphins that had washed up on to Keem Beach, on Archill Island, Ireland, after a batch of bad weather.
'The Australian dream has become a nightmare': Clive Palmer accuses the government of failing to provide affordable housing - and claims the Chinese are profiting from it?
Former politician Clive Palmer has accused the government of destroying the Australian dream and claim 25 percent of home sales in New South Wales last year went to Chinese buyers.
Can you see the snake? A checkered keelback is hiding somewhere in this pile of sticks - but you'll NEVER spot it?
A Queensland snake catcher has captured an image of a highly-camouflaged snake hiding among fallen branches - another reminder to check where you are walking through the summer.
'Now, will SOMEONE listen to me': James Bulger's mother slams probation services for 'covering up' for 'vile, perverted psychopath' Jon Venables after he was caught with child porn for the SECOND TIME
The 35-year-old (pictured in was arrested last week after officials making a routine visit to his home discovered the vile images on his computer and alerted police.
'No more Champagne baths for you': Robert Mugabe's playboy son is mocked after posting tribute picture to his father in wake of despot's resignation
Chatunga Bellarmine, one of the Zimbabwean dictator's four children, changed his profile picture on Facebook to a downcast image of his father to mark the end of the 37-year Mugabe reign.
Facebook tests yet ANOTHER Snapchat-style feature on Messenger with a 'Streaks' tool that encourages friends to contact each other daily
Like 'Snapstreaks' on Snapchat, Facebook Messenger 'Streaks' have emoji next to the name of anyone who users are regularly messaging. It is currently being tested globally on select users.
I'm A Celebrity: Axed Jack Maynard 'sneaking back to celebrate his birthday in the UK' after going into 'hiding'... amid claims he hounded 'teen, 14, for bra snaps when he was 16'
The accusations were made on Wednesday, one day after the 22-year-old was ejected from the Australian jungle and sent back to the UK without a televised goodbye, or his ￡25,000 fee.
Stepfather, 71, accused of murdering a toddler in 1968 by swinging him into a fireplace then keeping it secret for 50 years admits 'giving him a shaking before bed because he liked it'
David Dearlove denies killing his 19-month-old stepson Paul Booth at the home they once shared in Stockton, Teesside in October 1968.
Kind-hearted community rally together to turn homeless man's life around...getting him a job and a place to stay within just a DAY of launching Facebook appeal?
Michael Peaks, 45, was sleeping in a shop doorway in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, when he was spotted by Shane Sharkey. He has now been given a roof over his head and a job.
What's for sssssupper? Deadly snake sneaks into a family's kitchen because it's raining outside... and catcher has to tear the room apart to get rid of the slippery serpent
A snake handler has torn a Queensland kitchen apart to catch a deadly snake hiding under a set of draws.
Europe’s oldest chimpanzee Blossom dies at the ripe old age of 62 at the Scottish safari park where she’d lived since 1972
Tributes have poured in from animal fans to Blossom, who arrived at Blair Drummond Safari Park, near Stirling, when she was thought to be aged 17.
Tribunal rules sending 'd*** pics' to a manager is NOT harassment - but Coles baker is still sacked even though boss was amused?
The Fair Work Commission found Jay Higgins, from Brisbane, did not engage in sexual harassment by texting his boss 'd*** pics', but did violate Coles' code of conduct (stock image).
'Your biggest secret is still safe and yet to be revealed': Michael Hutchence's brother posts emotional open letter to the star as he marks the 20th anniversary of his death
Michael Hutchence's brother has?marked the twentieth anniversary of the rockstar's death with a social media post in which he claims Hutchence's 'biggest secret is yet to be revealed.'?
'Slightly used coffin for sale': Facebook ad that ignited horrified reactions turns out to be a prank
Others on Facebook then shared the post about the 'slightly used coffin' as if it were their own - tricking more people into believing it was real.
Facebook bows to the Boss of Bosses: Web giant APOLOGIZES to mafia family of 'The Beast' behind 150 murders after removing condolence posts
Facebook has apologized to the family of Salvatore 'Toto' Riina for having removed messages of condolences that flowed in after his death last week at the age of 87.
Veteran policeman faces sack for 'racist, Islamophobic and threatening' Facebook comments including calling black children 'wild African kids' and advocating civil war
Brian J. Hansen from Chicago allegedly called?African-American children 'wild African kids', warned Black Lives Matter activists to stay away from his family and openly advocated civil war.
'I've taken six days off work and it's still not fixed': Furious customers flood Facebook with NBN 'nightmare' complaints - from slow internet to businesses having phone lines CUT?
Outraged NBN customers are flocking to the internet provider's Facebook in droves to complain about their service, as thousands around the country struggle to even perform a Google search.
'Is it fake?' I'm a Celebrity fans left baffled after they spot sign they claim suggests harrowing 'Sheer Terror' challenge is a SHAM
Fans of the jungle have taken to Facebook in confusion, after an eagle-eyed viewer spotted an opening scene, which he claims proves the Sheer Terror challenge could be fake.
Baptist school sacks young teacher after Facebook photo revealed he was gay and in a relationship with a man?
Craig Campbell was sacked as a relief teacher by South Coast Baptist College in Perth after a revealing Facebook photo was seen by students and prompted him to tell school bosses he was gay
Did YOU fall for a Russian propaganda post? Facebook to release tool to show people if they engaged with controversial accounts
A software tool to be released by the end of this year will allow users to see whether they engaged with Facebook pages or Instagram accounts linked to the Internet Research Agency.
Investigation finds Facebook is STILL letting housing advertisers exclude by race, religion, and even disability
Advertisers on Facebook can still discriminate by race, despite Facebook saying it corrected this flaw in February of this year. Facebook ads can also discriminate by national origin and handicap.
Apple warns the internet is 'too important to be left unprotected' in net neutrality plea to the FCC
Cynthia Hogan, the firm's US head of public policy wrote to the FCC urging the agency to protect people's ability to fairly access the internet without being manipulated by providers.
Venture capitalist Peter Thiel, Facebook Inc's first institutional investor, has sold three-quarters of his remaining stake in the social network, according to a regulatory filing on Tuesday.
Family of dangerous cyclist Charlie Alliston are accused of laughing about visiting the killer in jail where he is serving 18 months for fatally injuring a mother-of-two with his illegal bike
?One supporter Kaz Ward called Alliston, 20, 'Bicycle Charlie' in a post about her 'pukka visit' to see him accompanied by several crying-with-laughter emojis.
Police step up landfill site search for missing airman Corrie McKeague - even though they've already spent ￡1million
Corrie's mother, Nicola Urquhart, said police are now using 12 police officers - instead of eight - as well as a bulldozer, in the search for the 23-year-old at the landfill site in Milton, Cambrigeshire.
Mother who was cruelly shamed for breastfeeding her son at Disneyland hits back at her 'haters' by nursing right in front of them, even snapping a photo of their FURIOUS faces
Brittni Medina was at Disneyland with her husband and with her 10-month-old son when the little boy got hungry. She was standing in a long line and started nursing openly.
You’re not fooling anybody! Hilarious screenshots showcase the ‘badass’ social media users who tried (and failed) to be intimidating?
The brilliant collection of images, circulated on social media, shows would-be rebels trying to impress their online followers by flouting the rules - with toe-curling consequences.
Introducing Tencent, the Chinese website that's grown bigger than Facebook with a staggering ￡391bn market value
China's social media platform Tencent has become bigger than its more famous US rival Facebook and it is the first firm in China to surpass the $500 billion valuation mark.
Traveller who 'battered his second cousin to death with metal whisk feared for his life after seeing victim's arcade punching machine high score'?
Simon Baker, 22, claims he lashed out in self-defence at Quhey Saunders (pictured) when the pair clashed at Cobham Services in Surrey on 26 June.
One Nation candidate accused of making sexist posts comparing wives to hand grenades and mocking women for their weight
Queensland One Nation candidate Malcolm Charlwood appeared to joke that obese women offer good protection in a tsunami and has compared wives to hand grenades.
Shocking moment armed Ohio carjacker, 19, films high-speed police chase on Facebook Live moments before crashing
Startling footage has revealed the moment an armed Ohio carjacker broadcast himself stealing a car on Facebook before crashing the vehicle.
Dangerous paedophile, 18, who posed online as a US teen dance sensation to persuade girls as young as 10 to carry out sex acts while he watched is jailed for four years?
Lewis Edwards, 18, from Wrexham, set up a false Facebook profile in the dancer's name and used her pictures in order to persuade girls aged between 10 and 12 to carry out sexual acts.
'HIGH'-land fling! Scotsman's bizarre limp robot dance jokingly dubbed 'Strictly Come Valium' wins him 750,000 fans and sparks Glasgow street party
Aiden Graham gives a short but very intense performance of something akin to body popping in the clip, despite having no music in the house in Scotland.
Girl Scouts tell parents not to force their daughters to hug relatives at Christmas in case they feel like they 'owe' people intimacy later in life
The Girl Scouts of the USA have warned parents not to force their daughters to hug relatives at Christmas in case they start to believe they owe intimacy to people for gifts or other reasons.
'You just cost me four grand!': Man unleashes on enormous spider after the creature crawled across the dashboard while he was driving causing him to CRASH
A man has vented his frustration after a huntsman spider in Australia apparently scuttled across his dashboard, causing him to crash his car.
Public Displays of Rejection! From dating Sophie Monk to inviting Karl Stefanovic to a house party: the 'private' posts left on celeb social accounts will leave you STUNNED
With an ever expanding list of platforms, it's often hard for fans to work out if the ?heartfelt message they're sending their favourite celebrity is private or public.
PE teacher who groomed 15-year-old pupil on Facebook then molested her in a school storeroom just weeks after his child was born is jailed for five years
Matthew Liversidge (pictured) tried in vain to brand his victim a liar, saying she had concocted the allegations after he tried to 'let her down gently', Nottingham Crown Court heard.
Countess of Wessex writes to the family of an 11-month-old baby with 'the worst meningitis doctors have seen in 25 years' to tell them she is 'completely heartbroken' and wishes them 'peace, strength and hope'
Kia Gott, from Bradford, is in a high dependency unit and recently had her fourth limb amputated. The Countess wrote to her family wishing them 'peace, strength and hope' as the youngster recovers.
Does Facebook reveal how materialistic YOU are? Researchers find some people 'collect' friends and constantly compare themselves to others
Researchers at Ruhr-University in Bochum, Germany surveyed hundreds f Facebook users on their social media activity, tendency toward materialism, and objectification of friends.
Can YOU spot the dog hidden among the ferns? Photo of hound enjoying a woodland walk sweeps the web as viewers struggle to find it in the foliage
Dog owner Karen Fornos Klein posted the snap of her pooch Ambar hiding during an autumnal walk in the?Surrey woodland on Facebook - where it has quickly racked up dozens of likes and comments.
'You can't sack our dad!' Robert Mugabe's pampered playboy son posts defiant message on Facebook before his father refuses to step down as Zimbabwe's president
Chatunga Mugabe, dictator Robert's first son with wife Grace, issued a defiant message on Facebook on Sunday just hours before his father refused to loosen his grip on power.
Taiwan's 'goddess of supercars' who shot to fame by flaunting her wealth on social media is jailed after swindling friends and relatives out of ￡1.6 million
Taiwanese Lin Siyin, 37,?convinced her friends and family members to invest money in her with the promise that she would give them high returns. She was jailed for eight years and seven months.
Greens candidate's volunteer parks ute ILLEGALLY in a disabled spot during his campaign trail - before posting grovelling apology
Greens candidate Shannon Girard's campaign volunteer illegally parked a ute in a disabled spot. The embarrassment comes less than a week before Queensland poll.
Baby, 11 months, with 'the worst meningitis doctors have seen in 25 years' has her fourth limb amputated as her family is warned she may also lose her sight, hearing and could suffer brain damage
The family of Kia Gott, 11 months, from Wyke, West Yorkshire, have been warned the youngster may lose her sight and hearing, as well as suffering 90 per cent brain damage, after she became ill.
'He groomed me for a good couple of months': Woman, 64, reveals how she was duped into sending $100,000 to a fake Italian lover called 'Carlos' who she met on Facebook
Patricia Meister, 64, from Queensland, has revealed that she was 'groomed' into sending $100,000 to a fake Italian lover she'd never met during an interview with Today Extra on Monday.
'My dream is to sing': Tradesman hopes to quit his job to begin a career on the stage after his spine-tingling performance of Nessun Dorma as he attached a shower head went viral?
A Sydney tradesman has revealed hopes to quit his job and begin a career on stage after his spine-tingling performance of Nessun Dorma while attaching a shower head went viral.?
REVEALED: The worst Facebook fails made by people around the world who fail to check their facts before posting
An online gallery has revealed some of the worst Facebook fails made by people around the world. They include people who have failed to get their facts straight before posting.