A whistleblower has accused Facebook of putting profit before people as she told Congress that its products hurt the mental health of some young users, fuel divisions and weaken democracy. At a Senate Commerce Subcommittee hearing, Frances Haugen called for transparency on how Facebook encourages users to continue scrolling, creatingRead More →

Facebook, Instagram and the widely used messaging service WhatsApp are gradually returning to normal after a multi-hour global blackout that disabled Facebook-owned social media platforms for around six hours. In one Publish On rival platform Twitter on Monday evening, Facebook confirmed that its apps were coming back online and apologizedRead More →

A report by a Kashmiri diaspora group has accused social media giants Twitter, Facebook and Instagram of silencing Kashmiri voices in digital spaces by frequently suspending the accounts of artists, scholars and journalists based in and outside the disputed region, a decision called by experts as “reprehensible”. A 30-page reportRead More →

The social media giant founded by Mark Zuckerberg apologizes for “a clearly unacceptable mistake” but has already faced allegations of racial bias. Facebook announced that it had disabled its subject recommendation feature after mistaking black men for “primates” in a video on the social network. A Facebook spokesperson called thisRead More →

Tunisia’s political crisis has sparked a flurry of propaganda and social media manipulation emanating mainly from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), much of which attempts to distort the narrative to justify the government’s decision. Tunisian President Kais Saied to suspend parliament and dismiss the prime minister. ShortlyRead More →

Lagos, Nigeria – Emmanuel Alumona, a Lagos-based front-end developer, realized early Saturday that he couldn’t access Twitter on his phone. A day earlier, the Nigerian government announced the indefinite suspension of Twitter’s operations in the country due to “the persistent use of the platform for activities that could undermine theRead More →

The announcement comes two days after the social media giant deleted a post from President Muhammadu Buhari’s account. Nigeria has said it is indefinitely suspending Twitter operations in the country, two days after the social media network deleted a post from President Muhammadu Buhari that threatened to punish regional secessionistsRead More →

Rights groups and Palestine advocates are demanding responses from Facebook after multiple reports that the social media giant censored Palestinian content on its platforms, particularly during the recent Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip and Occupied East Jerusalem. In one letter To Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on Wednesday, dozens ofRead More →

Islamabad, Pakistan – Pakistan has temporarily blocked Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp and some other social media services across the country as part of a security crackdown on a far-right religious party, officials say. The temporary ban blocked all access to social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and messaging apps WhatsappRead More →

Srinagar, Indian Administered Kashmir – Sadia Munawar is a 29-year-old government worker in Indian-administered Kashmir. She is also an amateur poet. Sitting at her home in a picturesque town in central Kashmir, Munawar (pseudonym) says she has witnessed firsthand the past few years of unrest, blockages and fear among residentsRead More →

Myanmar’s military government reportedly arrested at least three protesters on Thursday, hours after blocking Facebook and other social media platforms in a bid to suppress dissent after detaining the country’s elected leaders and seizing power in a Rebellion. Facebook, used by about half of Myanmar’s 53 million people, has emergedRead More →