President Erdogan said it was important to fight disinformation and propaganda “within the framework of the truth”. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday described social media as one of the main threats to democracy. Erdogan’s government plans to pursue legislation to criminalize the dissemination of false information and disinformationRead 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 →

Misinformation about the virus and vaccines has spread on platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. President Joe Biden has said social media companies are “killing people” by failing to police misinformation on their platforms about COVID-19 vaccines. Biden’s comments came a day after US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said misinformationRead 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 →

Social media companies must do more to stop online abuse. That’s why this weekend we’re coming together with English football and other sports and organizations to boycott social media and demand change. Barnsley FC will join the EFL, English football and sport at large in deactivating our Facebook, TwitterRead More →

The Center released a sweeping set of rules on Thursday to regulate social media companies, streaming and digital media platforms. This move will virtually place these platforms, for the first time, under government control. According to the new guidelines called ‘Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code)Read More →