Opinion

Freedom of expression is under threat in Iraq, again

A draft law could see people accused of 'damaging' the reputation of the country jailed for life.

Ines Osman

by Ines Osman

Ines Osman

Bangladesh

Bangladesh blocks 20,000 websites in anti-porn 'war'

Social media apps blocked and pornography sites taken down by internet providers as part of government crackdown.

Bangladesh blocks 20,000 websites in anti-porn 'war'

Russia

Russia moves to disconnect from global internet

Bill intended to better position the country to fend off potential cyberattacks from abroad, particularly from the US.

Russian parliament approves bill to isolate country's internet

The Listening Post

BuzzFeed and the digital media bubble

Recent layoffs suggest that the click-based advertising revenue model doesn't add up to a profitable bottom line.

Counting the Cost

5G economics: Is the Internet in danger of splitting?

Examining the future of the Internet, 5G, and connecting the 3.5 billion people across the globe who don't have access.

The Listening Post

The BuzzFeed bubble bursts: Mass layoffs across digital media

Digital news outlets suffer a round of mass layoffs. Plus, the journalistic life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

The BuzzFeed bubble bursts: Mass layoffs across digital media

Republic of the Congo

DR Congo internet restored after 20-day suspension

DR Congo government officials shut off internet and SMS services nationwide to prevent election result 'chaos'.

Social media

YouTube warns against dangerous pranks as risky memes rage

Videos showing people biting into laundry soap or driving blindfolded 'have no place on YouTube', the company says.

YouTube warns against dangerous pranks as risky memes rage

Counting the Cost

What's the cost of brokering Brexit?

As details of a break-up remain unclear, the UK economy is looking less attractive for business and investors.

Cuba

Cuba to roll out mobile internet services amid concerns over cost

Cost will be too much for many Cubans as country's average monthly wage is around $30.

Cuba to roll out mobile internet services amid concerns over cost

China

China steps up online crackdown, seeks detailed user data

Internet watchdog wants data as part of an effort to curb dissent and stop people using online space to organise.

China steps up online crackdown, seeks detailed user data

Al Jazeera Documentaries

Inside Facebook: Secrets of the Social Network

From violence to hate speech, self-harm to child abuse, is Facebook putting profit before safety?

Google

Google, the company that 'knows everything', turns 20

What started out as a search engine has turned into one of the most influential companies in the world.

Counting the Cost

Unfriending Facebook? Internet giants and their earnings

As Facebook makes stock market history, we examine the concentration of big profits in a handful of companies.

Asia Pacific

Indonesia bans video app Tik Tok over 'negative content'

Tik Tok has announced it will set up a team of 200 censors in Indonesia to monitor uploaded content.