The six-hour disruption at Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp made things difficult for millions, proving how big a role the social media giant plays in our lives.
The outage on Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp on 4 October 2021 was inconvenient for many social media users. However, it is only a symptom of a bigger problem.
Facebook, along with its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms, suffered a worldwide outage for hours, a day after a whistleblower accused Facebook of repeatedly prioritising profit over clamping down on hate speech and misinformation.
US-based non-profit Stand With Kashmir's new report highlights the complicity of social media platforms in digitally censoring Kashmiris since 2017.
Facebook is already grappling with reports that it was aware of the damage Instagram can do to the mental health of teenagers, especially young girls.
Facebook joins Twitter and LinkedIn this week to secure the accounts of Afghan citizens to protect them against being targeted amid the Taliban’s swift takeover of the country.
Social media rewards performance over actual politics, and hinders productive and nuanced policy discourse.
The singer's remarks, in a lengthy Instagram post, were the latest in a series of emotional public comments about the conservatorship that controls her personal and financial affairs and which she has begged to be brought to an end.
Political trolling is a more effective online tool which generates comments, likes and shares, leaving positive comments trailing.
Social media influencers in France say an advertising agency offered to pay them if they agreed to smear Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine with fake stories.
TRT World interviewed several activists, including a former Facebook employee and multiple activists who described how the tech giants are choking off Palestine related content.
Nonprofit rights group, 7amleh, says they received over 200 complaints about deleted posts and suspended accounts related to Sheikh Jarrah evictions but the social media firms say suspensions an “error by our automated systems”.
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