Social media

NYT faces Twitter backlash for Nairobi attack coverage

Newspaper's use of graphic images of victims sparks online fury and allegations of disrespectful and biased reporting.

New York Times faces Twitter backlash for Nairobi attack coverage

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

The Listening Post

Conspiracy theories and the media

A look at the consequences that conspiracy theories have in the real world.

Inside Story

Does social media use cause depression?

A new study says teenage girls are more likely to be depressed due to internet than boys.

Saudi Arabia

Comedian Hasan Minhaj pokes fun at Saudi Netflix ban

US-based comic breaks silence after video streaming service blocked episode of his show Patriot Act for Saudi audiences.

Comedian Hasan Minhaj pokes fun at Saudi Netflix ban

Inside Story

Will taxing tech giants work?

Companies like Google and Facebook generate huge revenues, and now they are being made to pay big taxes.

Media

Facebook gives Netflix and Spotify access to users' messages: NYT

Facebook gave large tech companies access to users' data, including private messages, New York Times reports.

Facebook gives Netflix and Spotify access to users' messages: NYT

Social media

Twitter detects 'unusual activity' from China and Saudi Arabia

Shares of Twitter Inc fell almost 7 percent after the company said it was investigating the unusual traffic.

Twitter detects 'unusual activity' from China and Saudi Arabia

The Listening Post

What happened to Zuckerberg's 2018 resolution to 'fix Facebook'?

Multiple scandals have exposed the business calculations the company has made, which contradict its feel-good image.

Business & Economy

Quora: 100 million users hit by security breach

Hackers have stolen account information, including encrypted passwords from users of the question-and-answer website.

Quora: 100 million users hit by security breach

Taiwan

'Fake news' rattles Taiwan ahead of elections

Beijing is test-driving propaganda techniques ahead of Taiwan's largest-ever elections on Saturday, officials say.

'Fake news' rattles Taiwan ahead of elections

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?

UpFront

Is Facebook ruining the world?

We challenge visionary Jaron Lanier on why he thinks we all need to delete our social media accounts immediately.

Is Facebook ruining the world?