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.

Facebook

Facebook ends initiative to provide wireless internet via drones

The move comes as the social media platform announced it has deleted over 583 million fake accounts in three months.

Facebook ends initiative to provide wireless internet via drones

Internet

Vietnam cybersecurity law a devastating blow to freedom: Amnesty

New law aims to prevent users from organising online for anti-state purposes and spreading false information.

Vietnam cybersecurity law a devastating blow to freedom: Amnesty

Counting the Cost

GDPR: How Europe's new Internet rules could change your life

New data protection laws in the European Union mean the Internet is about to change for millions of users.

Counting the Cost

Venezuela's oil meltdown

We examine why Venezuela's oil-based economy is falling apart despite the fact that global oil prices have recovered.

Europe

Russians hold rally against messaging app ban

Protests come two weeks after court allowed government to block messaging app for failing to hand over encryption keys.

Science & Technology

An 'internet civil war' has erupted in Russia

Attempts to block popular messaging app Telegram have backfired in Russia.

An 'internet civil war' has erupted in Russia

Counting the Cost

Facebook and the murky world of digital advertising

Why the new ad men dislike regulation, but like harvesting as much personal data as possible.

Internet

How healthy is the internet?

New report focuses on privacy and security, openness, digital inclusion, web literacy and decentralisation.

Internet Health Report 2018: The threats faced by online users

Facebook

Facebook removes 135 accounts linked to Russian troll farm

The move comes as the social media platform faces criticism because of alleged mishandling of data.

Facebook removes 135 accounts linked to Russian troll farm

The Listening Post

Deleted, suspended, demoted: Censorship, Silicon Valley-style

A look at how the tech giants are policing their platforms and whether this amounts to a new kind of censorship.

The Listening Post

Headlines and hyperbole: Covering the Sergei Skripal story

The Skripal affair and the battle of narratives between Russia and UK; plus, Google and Facebook's censorship tactics.