Cyber Security

We need to resist censorship of cyberspace

I'm among the liberal US journalists and professors whom Google warned were targeted by government-backed attackers.

by Kara Alaimo

Science & Technology

Snooping, data leaks and the threat to online privacy

Experts warn expansive new surveillance laws and lax attitudes threaten civil liberties and expose new vulnerabilities.

US Elections 2016

US election: The night begins with a storm of tweets

Humour, analysis, despair and anger expressed by millions of social media users as polls begin to close.

US Elections 2016

Trump snares more Twitter attention than Clinton: study

Donald Trump attracts more tweet traffic and support on social media platform than presidential rival Hillary Clinton.


Facebook reverses decision on 'Napalm girl' photo

Social media giant reverses decision to censor iconic Vietnam War image in face of mounting public criticism.

The Listening Post

Alternative media: Zimbabwe

A look at alternative media sources in Zimbabwe offering different perspectives on social media freedom.

The Listening Post

Zimbabwe unrest: Media triggers, media controls

What role does social media play in the current Zimbabwe protests? Plus, journalism caught in the crossfire in Yemen.


Somalia in a Snapchat, more than just violence

Social media activists depict the changing faces of Somalia and provide a glimpse of everyday life.

The Listening Post

Facebook: Social media platform or news gatekeeper?

A look at the implications behind Facebook's alleged manipulation of its 'trending' news feature.

The Listening Post

Decoding your Facebook newsfeed

Social media platform or news gatekeeper? Plus, one journalist's challenges reporting on the drone war in Pakistan.

Asia Pacific

China detergent commercial labelled 'raw racism'

Black man shown being shoved into washing machine and emerging as Asian in Qiaobi brand's advertisement.

The Listening Post

TV news' fight for survival in a digital age

How can broadcasters avoid becoming technologically outpaced, journalistically outmoded and economically outdated?

Arts & Culture

Cannes welcomes Syrian refugee social media star

Mahmoud Bitar, who has hundreds of thousands of fans, participates in festival after a long journey from Aleppo.

Social media

Obama's praise of Finland's heavy metal goes viral

Social media reacts after US president says Nordic country's good governance might be linked to its heavy metal culture.


Egyptians 'wish' they were on hijacked EgyptAir flight

Social media users in Egypt express passenger envy after commandeered domestic flight lands in Cyprus.