The Bottom Line

Is there any way to combat fake news and misinformation online?

Can the free flow of opinion and information be guaranteed on the Internet while clamping down on 'influence campaigns'?

Censorship

Twitter suspends accounts of Palestinian Quds News Network

Website, which had hundreds of thousands of followers, had its accounts on Twitter removed.

Twitter suspends accounts of Palestinian Quds News Network

AJ Impact

Twitter bans political advertisements from its platform

Platform's CEO says 'reach' of social media raises 'significant risks' to politics, raising pressure on Facebook to act.

Twitter bans political advertisements from its platform

AJ Impact

#earningsmiss: Twitter's results fall short of expectations

Revenue and profit for Twitter's fourth quarter missed analyst expectations, resulting in heavy selling of its shares.

#earningsmiss: Twitter's results fall short of expectations

AJ Impact

Critics say Twitter treats hate speech as being 'public interest'

Many argue that company is unwilling to act against threats of political violence or intimidation, from Trump or others.

Critics say Twitter treats hate speech as being 'public interest'

AJ IMPACT

Twitter 'sorry' data meant for security purposes used for ads

When an advertiser uploaded its marketing list, some users were matched based on their security email or phone number.

Twitter 'sorry' data meant for security purposes used for ads

AJ Impact

Tech giants not keeping political ad promises, says privacy group

Privacy International said Facebook, Google and Twitter lack transparency on targeted political advertising.

Tech giants not keeping political ad promises, says privacy group

AJ Impact

Election watch: Facebook will not remove offending posts

Private company should not be self-appointed referee for everything that politicians say, Facebook official says.

Election watch: Facebook will not remove offending posts

Social media

Twitter suspends thousands of fake accounts from UAE

Over 4,000 accounts suspended as they were involved in 'multi-faceted information operation' primarily targeting Qatar.

Twitter suspends thousands of fake accounts from UAE

AJ Impact

US tech firms meet intelligence services on election security

Social media companies face pressure to beef up security following Russian efforts to influence 2016 campaign.

US tech firms meet intelligence services on election security

Donald Trump

Trump challenges ruling barring him from blocking Twitter users

A federal appeals court previously ruled he violated the US Constitution by blocking people whose views his disliked.

Trump challenges ruling barring him from blocking Twitter users

Twitter

How Arab governments use cyberspace laws to shut down activism

Critical Arab voices are being silenced on Twitter, and laws across the Middle East are created to further this cause.

How Arab governments use cyberspace laws to shut down activism

Twitter

The Khashoggi affair: Twitter manipulation in the Gulf

From the Gulf crisis to the Khashoggi affair, Al Jazeera investigates how bots influence online conversations.

The Khashoggi affair: Twitter manipulation in the Gulf

Iran

Twitter suspends accounts of Iranian media outlets

Twitter suspends accounts belonging to IRNA, Mehr and YJC, reportedly for harassing people who follow the Baha'i faith.

Twitter suspends accounts of Iranian media outlets

GCC

The fake Twitter accounts influencing the Gulf crisis

The blockade of Qatar, led by Saudi Arabia, has seen a slew of fake accounts open up and attempt to sway public opinion.

The fake Twitter accounts influencing the Gulf crisis