Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has approved legislation which limits social media companies from removing content or accounts.
There are calls to limit the social media reach and content of the Taliban. But the same platforms are also key accountability and service tools, which could help the general Afghan population.
Social media rewards performance over actual politics, and hinders productive and nuanced policy discourse.
The platform PetaBencana crowdsources social media data to map disaster events in real-time, enabling residents and government agencies to make informed decisions during emergencies.
The London-based Institute for Strategic Dialogue analysed 124 videos that used speech from four original TikTok videos to stoke fears about vaccine side-effects
The company says a new automated service will help its safety team to concentrate more on highly contextual and nuanced areas, such as bullying and harassment.
Trump was banned from posting on Facebook and Twitter in the wake of the deadly January 6 siege of the US Capitol by his supporters.
Political trolling is a more effective online tool which generates comments, likes and shares, leaving positive comments trailing.
By barring 40 million users from using the platform, the government has effectively silenced ordinary Nigerians and taken away financial opportunities from them.
Multiple outages cripple social media, government and websites, including Guardian, FT.com, Reddit and Amazon, across the world caused by a failure at Fastly, a US-based cloud computing services provider.
India's Electronics and Information Technology Ministry sends a letter to Twitter as a "final notice", otherwise the company “shall be liable to consequences" if it does not agree to restrict content criticising PM Narendra Modi’s government.
Social media giant was being used for activities "capable of undermining Nigeria's corporate existence," officials say.
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