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From Tahrir to Twitter, Iraqi protests rely on social media

From Tahrir to Twitter, Iraqi protests rely on social media

Live-streaming from the protest camps, posting on Facebook to counter state media and tweeting in English to reach the world: the story of Iraq's anti-government rallies is being told online.

Palestinian Harvard student says US nixed visa after social media search

Palestinian Harvard student says US nixed visa after social media search

A Palestinian teenager admitted to Harvard University said he was detained for hours at Boston's airport and refused entry into the United States

Begging too now online, thanks to social media

Begging too now online, thanks to social media

Seeking monetary help through social media has emerged as a new phenomenon, with fraudsters often taking advantage of people's empathy and goodwill with false claims.

Gunman scorned California garlic festival on social media before mass shooting

Gunman scorned California garlic festival on social media before mass shooting

Police on Monday identified a 19-year-old California man as the gunman who opened fire with an assault rifle at a garlic festival in Gilroy, California, killing three people and wounding about a dozen.

German NGO captain seeks to block Salvini's social media accounts

German NGO captain seeks to block Salvini's social media accounts

The German captain of a migrant rescue ship will ask magistrates to block Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini's social media accounts because he has used them to spread hate, her lawyer said on Thursday.

Indian court orders release of journalist arrested over social media

Indian court orders release of journalist arrested over social media

India's Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the immediate release on bail of a journalist arrested at the weekend and remanded to 11 days' judicial custody over social media posts allegedly defaming a local politician.

Singapore passes 'fake news' law despite fierce criticism

Singapore passes 'fake news' law despite fierce criticism

Singapore's parliament Wednesday passed laws to combat ‘fake news’ that will allow authorities to order the removal of content despite fierce criticism from tech giants, the media and rights groups.

Sri Lanka government declares curfew, shuts down access to major social media sites

Sri Lanka government declares curfew, shuts down access to major social media sites

The Sri Lankan government declared a curfew with immediate effect, junior defence minister Ruwan Wijewardene said on Sunday, following eight explosions ...

Social media firms under scrutiny over NZ shooting footage

Social media firms under scrutiny over NZ shooting footage

Social media giants Facebook, Twitter, Google faced scrutiny over extremist content on their platforms on Friday after video footage of mass shootings in New Zealand was live streamed and widely shared online.

Nepal social media bill sparks freedom of speech concerns

Nepal social media bill sparks freedom of speech concerns

Nepal's government on Wednesday tabled draft legislation that would impose harsh penalties for "improper" social media posts, igniting concerns it could be used to suppress freedom of speech and stifle dissent.

British lawmakers: Facebook 'knowingly' violated data privacy laws

British lawmakers: Facebook 'knowingly' violated data privacy laws

British lawmakers on Monday accused Facebook of ‘intentionally and knowingly’ violating data privacy and anti-competition laws as they called for social media companies ...

UK data watchdog chief calls for more regulation of Facebook

UK data watchdog chief calls for more regulation of Facebook

The head of Britain's data watchdog said on Tuesday Facebook must significantly change how it does business and called for the social media giant to be subject to stricter regulation.