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‘Close Them Down’: Trump Threatens To Shut Down Social Media Platforms

President Trump threatened action against social media companies one day after Twitter, for the first time, fact-checked one of his tweets on mail-in voting. “Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices,” the president tweeted Wednesday without providing evidence, adding that the companies should either be “strongly” regulated or shut down. On Tuesday, Twitter

Africa’s Spy Chiefs declare social media a security threat, exploited by subversive elements

•Vows to measures to checkmate usage while guaranteeing citizens rights •May not achieve agenda 2063, Silence the Guns in Africa by 2020 Senator Iroegbu The Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA) has declared some activities in the social media as a national, regional and continental security threat. This was

MTN, African authorities questioned over data secrecy, social media hacking and blocking

Editor's note:  The South African telecommunications giant MTN and government of some African countries have been questioned over data secrecy, social media hacking and blocking .These two different issues, social media blocking by authorities and social media hacking raise important questions about the future of digital rights for ordinary Africans.

Suicide, Godlessness, entitlement, other things.

Emeka Oparah Many years ago, a young friend cried to me how his marriage was about to pack up because his wife was tired-having not had a child since they got married five years earlier-and wanted to leave him. He also cited the pressures, the expenses, the shame, the blame and

After social media bans, militant groups found ways to remain

Sheera Frankel and Ben Hubbard In July 2013, a broadcaster affiliated with the Islamist group Hezbollah posted a threatening video on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. It featured gun-toting militants practicing an ambush to kidnap Israeli soldiers. The message: This is how we kill you. In December, the broadcaster posted another video that showed how Hezbollah’s

Chad – where social media has been cut for a year

Activists in Chad are demanding that the government restore access to social media after it was cut off a year ago. The restrictions were introduced on 28 March 2018 - shortly after the conclusion of a national conference which recommended changes to the constitution, to allow President Idriss Deby to remain