Russia is on the verge of not being able to pay its debts despite the sanctions imposed by the West after Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. World Bank chief economist Carmen Reinhart warned on Thursday that Russia and its ally Belarus were “strongly close” to default. A key test willRead More →

youKraine’s fierce resistance against the Russian invasion could be a model for Taiwan to defend itself. writes the Telegraph’s Asian correspondent, Nicola Smith Ukraine’s strong resistance to the Russian invasion could be a model for Taiwan to emulate should China decide to violate its ‘sovereignty’ in an attack, a seniorRead More →

Hacking collective Anonymous has disabled several Russian government websites, including the state-controlled news service Russia Today. Key points: RT has been described as an important propaganda outlet for the Russian government The DDoS attack flooded the news website with malicious traffic, blocking access for at least several hours This isRead More →

Tim Tai, staff photographer What does the word “medieval” really mean? At Yale, the new Certificate in Medieval Studies program helps interested undergraduates explore what “medieval” means in its many global contexts. Although the Middle Ages can conjure up images of knights, nobles, peasants, and feudalism, this reflexive conception ofRead More →

Thanks to smartphones, everyone has a camera in their pocket. With people documenting everything from get-togethers to their beauty routines, nearly all social occasions, even those that should be kept private, tend to end up online. Eventually, your image is likely to appear in some posts that you don’t like.Read More →

Most of the stories were tied to the Chinese Communist Party’s narrative of its treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang. Twitter says it has removed 3,465 accounts operating as “state-backed information operations” that it linked to six countries: China, Mexico, Russia, Tanzania, Uganda and Venezuela. Most of the deleted profiles –Read 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 →

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 →

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 →

New York, May 17, 2021 – Russian authorities should unfreeze Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty accounts and stop labeling the media as “foreign agents,” the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On May 14, Russian authorities froze the local bank accounts of US Congress-funded broadcaster Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty for allegedlyRead More →

Gab instead of Twitter, MeWe on Facebook, Telegram for messaging and Discord for insiders – banned from mainstream platforms, the US conspiratorial and supremacist movements, many of which support Donald Trump, have moved to more confidential and difficult networks to regulate. “Trump’s most extreme supporters were already on alternative platforms,”Read More →

The move came after Marjorie Taylor Greene published baseless allegations of voter fraud in the Georgia Senate election. US tech giant Twitter has temporarily suspended the account of a newly elected Republican congresswoman for repeatedly violating its integrity policy following baseless allegations of voter fraud. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s account wasRead More →

The US government has cited national security concerns in its targeting of the Chinese-owned video-sharing platform TikTok. President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday appealed a federal judge’s order blocking restrictions that would have effectively banned the use of Chinese short-video sharing app TikTok in the United States. The government citedRead More →

The Department of Justice said the Chinese-owned courier service posed a national security threat to the United States. The Justice Department is calling for an immediate ban on WeChat downloads from Apple and Google app stores, saying the Chinese-owned messaging service is a security threat to the United States. LastRead More →

media update Taylor Goodman reveals the latest updates from some of your favorite social media platforms. 1. Facebook launches virtual meetings on Messenger The news: Social media heavyweight Facebook is planning to introduce a video calling feature that allows users of the Facebook Dating service to connect via Messenger. ThisRead More →