There are calls to limit the social media reach and content of the Taliban. But the same platforms are also key accountability and service tools, which could help the general Afghan population.
Human Rights Watch’s Brazil director Maria Laura Canineu said Jair Bolsonaro is trying to rid his social media accounts of people and institutions that disagree with him and turn them into spaces where only applause is allowed.
Social media rewards performance over actual politics, and hinders productive and nuanced policy discourse.
The company said on Tuesday it would turn off its “location history” feature, which tracks location data, for users under 18 globally.
It's said that lies travel faster than the truth, and as Turkey battled forest fires, Twitter became a hub of misinformation.
The platform PetaBencana crowdsources social media data to map disaster events in real-time, enabling residents and government agencies to make informed decisions during emergencies.
Hong Kong's Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau in May proposed amendments to the city's data-protection laws that it said were needed to combat doxing – an act of revealing people's personal information without their permission.
Comedian Bill Cosby was freed after Pennsylvania's highest court overturned a 2018 verdict that found him guilty of sexual assault.
Political trolling is a more effective online tool which generates comments, likes and shares, leaving positive comments trailing.
The video causing the furore shows Hindu men forcibly shaving the beard of an elderly Muslim man, with India claiming Twitter should remove it to prevent incitement of communal hate.
By barring 40 million users from using the platform, the government has effectively silenced ordinary Nigerians and taken away financial opportunities from them.
El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele said that he will send a bill to Congress next week to make bitcoin legal tender in the Central American nation, touting its potential to help Salvadorans living abroad send remittances home.
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