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

Asia Pacific

App blocks 'terror' content after Indonesia warning

Encrypted messaging service Telegram bows to pressure after ministry warning of ban on app used by suspected fighters.

Telegram blocks 'terror' content after Indonesia threat

Indonesia

Indonesia blocks app full of 'terrorist propaganda'

Indonesia says armed groups use Telegram's channels for recruitment and to spread methods for carrying out attacks.

Telegram app 'full of terrorist propaganda' blocked

US & Canada

Free speech group sues Trump for blocking Twitter users

A lawsuit argues the US president's practice of blocking some Twitter users violates the constitution's First Amendment.

Free speech group sues Trump for blocking Twitter users

Middle East

Gulf crisis: Latest Twitter war conjures up genies

Social media goes otherworldly after the creation of a hashtag accusing Qatar of "dealing with genies".

Gulf crisis: Latest Twitter war conjures up genies

US & Canada

Trump media jabs part of 'permanent election campaign'

A video posted by the US president shows himself tackling and punching a man with a CNN logo in place of his head.

Media

Talk shows, Islamist women and post-Arab Spring media

Scholars have analysed the media landscapes of Turkey, Tunisia and Morocco – three countries in political transition.

Talk shows, Islamist women and post-Arab Spring media

Middle East

Latest Twitter war in the Gulf: 'Boycott Harrods'

Social media users call for a boycott against a Qatar-owned luxury department store in London amid diplomatic fallout.

Latest Twitter war in the Gulf: 'Boycott Harrods'

Qatar

This is how the Gulf crisis played out online

A breakdown of the different social media reactions to the Qatar-GCC rift.

This is how the Gulf crisis played out online

Media

Al Jazeera Arabic Twitter account restored

Doha-based network says brief suspension of official account appeared to be caused by an 'organised campaign'.

Al Jazeera Arabic Twitter account restored

Social media

Arab world tweets: Hamas is resistance, not terrorism

Social media fires back following recent statements by Saudi FM characterising Hamas as a 'terrorist organisation'.

Arab world tweets: Hamas is resistance, not terrorism