The Far Right

Facebook bans Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones for hate speech

The social media company also bans Paul Nehlen, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson and Laura Loomer.

The Listening Post

Sri Lanka Easter bombings: Was the social media ban necessary?

Facebook, WhatsApp and YouTube were among the platforms blocked by the government after the killing of over 250 people.

The Listening Post

Sri Lanka Easter bombings: Debating the social media clampdown

Was the social media ban after the Easter bombings necessary? Plus, yellow vest protesters tussle with French media.

Social media

Donald Trump meets Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

The meeting came after Trump attacked the social media company accusing it of bias against conservatives.

Donald Trump meets Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

Facebook

Facebook bans UK far-right groups

Tech giant says it will also ban content that 'expresses praise or support' for far-right individuals and groups.

Facebook bans UK far-right groups

People & Power

India: Fake News and Agitprop

We investigate the threat posed to democracy in India by those who use fake news to advance extreme nationalism.

Social media

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram users hit by outages

Social media sites were inaccessible to many users across the globe on Sunday, according to Downdetector.com.

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram users hit by outages

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook spends more than $22m on CEO Zuckerberg's safety

About $20m went towards security for Mark Zuckerberg and his family, up from about $9m the prior year.

Facebook spends more than $22m on CEO Zuckerberg's safety

India

Facebook says has made headway against abuses before India polls

US-based social media giant acknowledges, however, that gaps remain in its 'election integrity' efforts.

Facebook says has made headway against abuses before India polls

India elections 2019

WhatsApp launches fact-check service to fight fake news

WhatsApp, with over 200 million users in India, moves to curb misinformation campaign ahead of national elections.

India: WhatsApp launches fact-check service to fight fake news

India elections 2019

Facebook removes dozens of Indian pages ahead of polls

Total of 805 pages, accounts linked to Indian opposition party, Pakistani military removed for 'inauthentic behaviour'.

Facebook removes dozens of Indian, Pakistani pages

Nigeria

The #MeToo movement has reached Muslim-majority northern Nigeria

Survivors of sexual abuse and harassment are sharing their experiences on social media, using the #ArewaMeToo hashtag.

The #MeToo movement has reached Muslim-majority northern Nigeria

Australia

Australia plans tough social media law after Christchurch attacks

Canberra wants legislation to prevent people from livestreaming violent crime and 'weaponising social media platforms'.

Australia plans tough social media law after Christchurch attacks

Facebook

'Long overdue': Facebook bans white nationalism on its platforms

Social network extends ban on hate speech to prohibit promotion and support of white nationalism and white separatism.

Tourism

Social media to thank for global overtourism crisis

Apps like Instagram shoehorning travellers to places and sites where locals bewail monumental damages from the influx.