Palestine

Palestinians fight back against social media censorship

Steps taken to document 'imbalance' between censoring of Israeli and Palestinian content on social media platforms.

Palestinians fight Facebook, YouTube censorship

Politics

What does the term 'fake news' really mean?

US President Donald Trump's favourite phrase is being adopted and weaponised by a growing number of leaders around the world - many of them authoritarian.

What does the term 'fake news' really mean?

Iran

What unblocking Telegram app means to Iranians

With an estimated 40 million users, app's shutdown by authorities had a serious effect on the lives of many Iranians.

Tunisia

'No women no fly': Twitter erupts over Tunisia-UAE spat

Social media users blast UAE after it denied entry to Tunisian women and praise response by North African country.

No women no fly: Twitter tackles Tunisia-Emirates spat

Syria's Civil War

#StandWithKarim: Twitter outpouring for Syrian baby

Heavily scarred child, known only as Karim, lost his mother in government artillery attack in Eastern Ghouta.

Partial blinding of Syrian baby sparks viral campaign

Jerusalem

Social media reacts: Arabs helpless and hopeless

Arabs and Muslims share frustrations after US president cements recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Social media reaction: Arabs helpless and hopeless

Jerusalem

Message to Trump: Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine

Social media users vent their frustration as US president announces he will recognise Jerusalem as capital of Israel.

#JerusalemIsTheCapitalofPalestine: Social media reacts

Palestine

Saudi use of intifada clip draws angry response

Use of clip of Palestinian fighter at Islamic Coalition against Terrorism conference in Riyadh stirs social media storm.

Saudi anti-terrorism summit panned on social media

Social media

Venezuela media law: 'Threat to freedom of expression'?

Human rights groups fear a law passed to curb hate in social media will silence anyone critical of Maduro's government.

Venezuela media law: 'Threat to freedom of expression'?

Social media

One in five women victim of online harassment: report

Online abuse and harassment targeting women has lasting effects on victims, a survey by Amnesty International shows.

One in five women victim of online harassment: report

Twitter

Twitter users irked over anti-Qatar 'propaganda' ads

Promoted anti-Qatar ads by anonymous accounts on Twitter are receiving flak from users of the platform.

Twitter users irked over anti-Qatar 'propaganda' ads

Opinion

The harassment tweet that outraged Pakistan

Why Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy's tweet reporting harassment against her sister caused such a vicious online backlash.

Rabia Mehmood

by Rabia Mehmood

Rabia Mehmood

Social media

Twitter bans ads from RT and Sputnik

Ad bans on two Russian media agencies prompts threat of retaliation from Moscow and concern over political pressure.

Twitter bans ads from Russia Today and Sputnik

Women's Rights

Woman behind #MeToo: It's bigger than a moment in time

Movement's founder says she hopes the viral campaign can bolster support for sexual abuse survivors.

Tarana Burke: #MeToo didn't start with Harvey Weinstein

Women's Rights

#MeToo: Women share stories of sexual harassment and abuse

Hundreds of thousands of women have been using the social media hashtag #MeToo to post about their experiences of sexual abuse.