Asia

Twitter's apology over photo sparks outrage in India

Activists call apology over Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's photo holding a sign critical of patriarchy 'disappointing'.

Anger in India over Twitter's apology for CEO Jack Dorsey's photo

Asia

Twitter CEO trolled for 'smash Brahminical patriarchy' placard

A photo of Jack Dorsey holding the placard referring to the upper caste group has outraged some Hindus.

Twitter CEO trolled for 'smash Brahminical patriarchy' placard

UpFront

Would Donald Trump be president without Facebook?

Author and tech pioneer Jaron Lanier explains how social media can feed into people's insecurities.

Would Donald Trump be president without Facebook?

Palestine

'If I'm killed, I want to be wrapped in the same flag'

Photo of shirtless Gaza protester goes viral, is compared to iconic 'Liberty' French Revolution painting.

'Iconic' image of Palestinian protester in Gaza goes viral

US & Canada

Sexual assault survivors tell Trump 'why I didn't report'

Survivors share stories online after Trump questions Christine Blasey Ford's sex assault allegations against Kavanaugh.

Sexual assault survivors tell Trump 'why I didn't report'

Iran

Iran slams Twitter for shutting down 'real Iranian' accounts

Iranian foreign minister questions Twitter's decision while asking why US-backed 'bots' were still active.

Iran slams Twitter for shutting down 'real Iranian' accounts

US & Canada

Facebook, Twitter grilled over foreign influence in US elections

The social media giants have been warned that new laws could be on the way to stop them from being a platform for election fraud.

Social media

Facebook and Twitter remove hundreds of fake propaganda pages

The companies said the accounts belonged to Russian and Iranian actors and were aimed at 'coordinated manipulation'.

Africa

New study reveals how Africans tweet during elections

Study highlights how Twitter debate was shaped by voices from outside the continent when polls were contested.

How the diaspora influenced 2017's elections in Africa: report

Qatar

Twitter bots, fake news and lies in the Qatar crisis

Vulnerabilities in the social media platform allow it to be manipulated for state propaganda in the Gulf.

Twitter bots, fake news and propaganda in the Qatar crisis

Turkey

Turkey officials dismiss 'keyboard heroes' behind #Tamam hashtag

Government slams 'Enough' campaign, that became Twitter trending topic after Erdogan promised to quit if people wanted.

Turkey officials dismiss 'keyboard heroes' behind #Tamam hashtag

Mental health

Suicide, social media, and a Japanese serial killer

Many young Japanese take to Twitter to discuss suicidal thoughts, and at least nine fell prey to a mass murderer.

Suicide, social media, and a Japanese serial killer

Turkey

Turkey summons UAE envoy after Ottoman insult retweet

Row over UAE foreign minister retweet insulting Ottoman governor of Medina escalates with Turkey summoning UAE envoy.

Turkey summons UAE envoy after Ottoman insult retweet

Syria's War

#StandWithKarim: Twitter outpouring for Syrian baby

Heavily scarred child, known only as Karim, lost his mother in government artillery attack in Eastern Ghouta.

Partial blinding of Syrian baby sparks viral campaign