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
•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
Jude Johnson Nearly all applicants for United States’ (US) visas will have to submit their social media details under newly adopted rules. The State Department regulations say people will have to submit social media names and five years' worth of email addresses and phone numbers. When proposed last year, authorities estimated the
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.
Sasha Ingber New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that she and French President Emmanuel Macron will lead a global effort to stop social media from promoting terrorismin the wake of recent attacks that devastated New Zealand and Sri Lanka. "This isn't about freedom of expression; this is about preventing violent
The Sri Lankan government blocked access to Facebook and other social-networking sites Sunday after attacks killed more than 200 people. The move is meant to stop misinformation from inciting further violence in a country where online mistruths have fomented deadly ethnic unrest. But the blackout also had the effect of eliminating a
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
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
Elisa Shearer Social media sites have surpassed print newspapers as a news source for Americans: One-in-five U.S. adults say they often get news via social media, slightly higher than the share who often do so from print newspapers (16%) for the first time since Pew Research Center began asking these questions.