Social media

Global outrage over Facebook service outage

More than two billion people, around a quarter of the world's population, use Facebook.

Opinion

Digital colonialism is threatening the Global South

It's time to talk about Silicon Valley as an imperial force and what has to be done to resist its power.

Michael Kwet

by Michael Kwet

Michael Kwet

Social media

Would you be fooled with a deepfake?

Artificial intelligence is getting better at creating ultra realistic fake videos, increasing the risk of fake news spreading.

Would you be fooled with a deepfake?

Inside Story

Is enough being done to stop misinformation online?

Social media firms are under pressure to halt the spread of fake content on their platforms.

India elections 2019

'Fake news' on India-Pakistan crisis raises fears before election

Experts say India will be the biggest misinformation challenge among a host of closely-watched elections this year.

'Fake news' on India-Pakistan crisis raises fears before election

Indonesia

Facebook bans foreign political ads ahead of Indonesia elections

As scrutiny grows, the social media giant says its move is aimed at safeguarding 'election integrity' on its platform.

Facebook bans foreign political ads ahead of Indonesia elections

The Listening Post

Evasion: The politics of how the media report tax

A viral video brings taxes, inequality and media silence under the spotlight. Plus, the Chamorro family in Nicaragua.

Australia

Prosecutor in Australia threatens journalists over Pell gag order

State prosecutor has sent letters to more than 100 media organisations and journalists over suppression-order breach.

Prosecutor in Australia threatens journalists over Pell gag order

India

Captured Indian pilot to be released, says Pakistan PM

Pakistan calls decision to release the pilot 'a peace gesture', but India says it simply followed international norms.

Social media

Is there a war on truth? Conversation with Maria Ressa

Renowned journalist, a TIME magazine 'Person of the Year', joins The Stream to discuss her fight for press freedom.

Is there a war on truth? Conversation with Maria Ressa

The Listening Post

India's media: Drumming the beats of war?

How TV networks and social media apps help spread anti-Pakistan sentiment after an attack kills 40 soldiers in Kashmir.

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'

The Listening Post

Sudan's protests: Defying Bashir's media blackout

For nearly two months, Sudan has witnessed almost daily protests demanding an end to Omar al-Bashir's 30-year rule.

Witness

Maria Ressa: War on Truth

In an era of disinformation, the CEO of Rappler takes on forces that she believes are undermining world democracies.

Facebook

British MPs say Facebook 'knowingly' violated data privacy laws

Lawmakers call for social media companies to assume clear legal liabilities for content shared on their platforms.

British MPs say Facebook 'knowingly' violated data privacy laws