Twitter

Twitter users irked over anti-Qatar 'propaganda' ads

Promoted anti-Qatar ads by anonymous accounts on Twitter are receiving flak from users of the platform.

Twitter users irked over anti-Qatar 'propaganda' ads

Opinion

The harassment tweet that outraged Pakistan

Why Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy's tweet reporting harassment against her sister caused such a vicious online backlash.

Rabia Mehmood

by Rabia Mehmood

Rabia Mehmood

Social media

Twitter bans ads from RT and Sputnik

Ad bans on two Russian media agencies prompts threat of retaliation from Moscow and concern over political pressure.

Twitter bans ads from Russia Today and Sputnik

Women's Rights

Woman behind #MeToo: It's bigger than a moment in time

Movement's founder says she hopes the viral campaign can bolster support for sexual abuse survivors.

Tarana Burke: #MeToo didn't start with Harvey Weinstein

Women's Rights

#MeToo: Women share stories of sexual harassment and abuse

Hundreds of thousands of women have been using the social media hashtag #MeToo to post about their experiences of sexual abuse.

Sexual assault

#WomenBoycottTwitter to protest against abuse

Twitter hit by boycott on Friday after restricting account of actress McGowan, one of the accusers of Harvey Weinstein.

#WomenBoycottTwitter in support of Rose McGowan

Middle East

Saudi Arabia arrests 22 for 'inciting public feelings'

One Qatari national was among 22 people arrested for 'inciting against public order' via social media, authorities say.

Saudi Arabia arrests 22 for spreading online videos

Middle East

Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia asks Snap Inc to remove Al Jazeera Discover Publisher Channel in the kingdom citing violation of local law.

Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

Palestine

Palestinian Authority releases jailed activist on bail

Hebron-based human rights activist Issa Amro released following detention by PA under new 'electronic crimes' law.

Palestinian Authority frees jailed activist

Opinion

Free Basics: Facebook's failure at 'digital equality'

Facebook's Free Basics app aimed at providing free online services in developing countries is not what it claims to be.

Njeri Wangari Wanjohi

by Njeri Wangari Wanjohi
- Kofi Yeboah

Njeri Wangari Wanjohi

Opinion

How Kenya became the latest victim of 'fake news'

Disinformation and "fake news" were employed to influence young Kenyans' vote during the elections.

Nanjira Sambuli

by Nanjira Sambuli

Nanjira Sambuli

US & Canada

Obama's Charlottesville tweet breaks Twitter record

Anti-racism social media message quoting Nelson Mandela picks up three million likes in three days.

Barack Obama breaks record for most Twitter likes

Racism

Man paints 30 hate tweets from trolls at Twitter HQ

Shahak Shapira says he received no response when he reported most of the offensive material to the company.

Man paints 30 hate tweets from trolls at Twitter HQ

Social media

Backlash as company designs swastika clothing line

KA design says the ancient symbol represented peace and love before being appropriated by Nazis.

Social media users slam KA design's swastika line

Asia Pacific

Indonesia to lift ban on Telegram app

Indonesia and encrypted messaging service Telegram set procedures to stamp out 'terrorist propaganda' on the platform.

Indonesia to lift ban on Telegram app