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Wikipedia celebrates its 20th anniversary on Friday and the collaborative, volunteer-produced internet encyclopedia aims to spend the next 20 years further expanding free access to information.

Snapchat permanently bans Donald Trump from site

Image-centric social network Snapchat on Wednesday said it has permanently banned US President Donald Trump from the platform, as voices are raised against keeping him off the internet stage.

Hong Kong's first website takedown under national security law confirmed

A Hong Kong internet provider said Thursday it had blocked access to a website following a police order, the first confirmed takedown using a new national security law imposed by Beijing last year.

Twitter chief says Trump ban sets 'dangerous' precedent

Twitter chief Jack Dorsey backed the messaging platform's ban of US President Donald Trump, but said Wednesday it sets a "dangerous" precedent and represents a failure to promote healthy conversation on the social network.

Mobile internet: Cuba's new revolution

Since arriving in Cuba just two years ago, mobile internet has revolutionized life here -- helping people find food, fuel and even medicine amid crippling shortages, and helping them organize protests in a country where waving a placard can land you in...

YouTube suspends Trump channel for week over violence fears

Google-owned YouTube on Tuesday temporarily suspended President Donald Trump's channel and removed a video for violating its policy against inciting violence, joining other social media platforms in banning his accounts after last week's Capitol riot.

Activists call for YouTube to dump Trump channel

An activist group on Tuesday called for YouTube to join other social media platforms in dumping US President Donald Trump, threatening an advertising boycott campaign.

Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts linked to pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy

Twitter announced Monday it has suspended "more than 70,000 accounts" linked to the QAnon conspiracy theory following the attack on the US Capitol by a mob of President Donald Trump's supporters.

Twitter's 'problematic' Trump ban troubles Europe

Twitter's decision to impose a permanent ban on US President Donald Trump's account has sparked some consternation in Europe, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel calling it "problematic".

Facebook exec says 'no plans' to end Trump ban

Facebook does not intend to lift the suspension on outgoing President Donald Trump, the platform's second in command Sheryl Sandberg said Monday. "Our ban is indefinite. We have said at least through the transition.

Bolsonaro's son changes Twitter profile picture to Trump

The lawmaker son of Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has changed his Twitter profile picture to one of Donald Trump to protest the platform's decision to ban the US president.

Facebook shuts Uganda accounts ahead of vote

Facebook has shut a slew of accounts belonging to Ugandan government officials accused of seeking to manipulate public debate ahead of elections Thursday, the internet giant told AFP on Monday.

Conservative website Parler forced offline: web trackers

The conservative social network Parler was forced offline Monday, tracking websites showed, after Amazon warned the company would lose access to its servers for its failure to properly police violent content.

Parler has now been booted by Amazon, Apple and Google

Parler, the alternative social media platform favored by conservatives, now finds itself virtually homeless on the Internet as Amazon, Apple and Google have all booted it from their platforms

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle quit social media: report

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have quit social media after growing disillusioned by the "hate" they have found on sites like Facebook and Twitter, a UK newspaper reported on Sunday.

Former DJ journalist Joie Maccarone dead at 69 Special

I’m very sorry to report that my dear friend and fellow DJ journalist Joie Maccarone has passed away. Ms Maccarone died last night of a range of medical issues with her family by her side.

Twitter boots Trump to stop violence-sparking tweets

Twitter shut down President Donald Trump's account Friday, booting him from the global service to prevent another attack on the US Capitol building.

The ex-cop behind China's largest gay dating app

Browsing the internet as a young policeman in China, Ma Baoli recalls the sheer volume of web pages telling him he was a pervert, diseased and in need of treatment -- simply because he was gay.

Facebook bans Trump 'indefinitely' for inciting violence

Facebook has banned President Donald Trump from the platform "indefinitely" due to his efforts to incite violence at the US Capitol, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday.

China goes online to mock 'beautiful sight' of US Capitol chaos

China's internet erupted in mirth at America's troubled democracy after supporters of President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol, with Beijing criticising the "sharp contrast" between Washington's response to the chaos and the 2019 Hong Kong anti...

Twitter suspends Trump after Capitol violence

Twitter blocked Donald Trump on Wednesday and threatened a permanent ban for breaking platform rules as social media scrambled to respond to violence in the US capital blamed on the outgoing president's repeated claims of election fraud.

Algerian jailed for 3 years for political protest memes

A supporter of Algeria's Hirak protest movement was sentenced to three years in jail Monday for satirical social media posts mocking the government and religion, sparking condemnation from rights groups.

Facebook to close Irish units at center of tax dispute

Facebook confirmed Wednesday it was closing its Irish subsidiaries at the center of a dispute on profit shifting to avoid taxes in the United States.

GoDaddy apologises for fake Christmas bonus email security test

US web company GoDaddy apologized Thursday after an email that promised employees a Christmas bonus in the midst of the economic crisis turned out to be a computer security test."GoDaddy takes the security of our platform extremely seriously.

Facebook bans Australian celebrity chef over virus misinformation

Facebook has banned Australian celebrity chef and conspiracy theorist Pete Evans for repeatedly spreading misinformation about the coronavirus.

Biden says huge cyberattack cannot go unanswered

President-elect Joe Biden said Tuesday that the perpetrators of a massive cyberattack on the US government, unofficially blamed on Russia, must face consequences, and assailed President Donald Trump over his response to the threat.

Outrage after Miss France runner-up gets anti-Semitic abuse

French prosecutors on Monday opened an investigation into a torrent of anti-Semitic social media messages aimed at the runner-up of the latest Miss France contest.

Singapore's taboo-breaking podcaster tackles topics that may make some squirm

From vaginal warts to masturbation, taboo-breaking Singaporean podcaster Nicole Lim tackles topics that may make some squirm but has won a following in socially conservative Asian societies.

Algerian state tightens screws on online media

Algeria has announced tighter state controls over online media, sparking alarm in the North African country whose pro-democracy movement is under heightened pressure from the government.

Japan man probed over insults tied to Netflix star's suicide

Japanese police said Thursday they have referred a man to prosecutors over online abuse he directed at Hana Kimura, a reality television star who took her own life earlier this year.

Twitter cracks down on false posts about Covid vaccines

Twitter said on Wednesday that it would crack down on false posts about Covid-19 vaccines beginning next week, following in the footsteps of Facebook and YouTube.

Facebook closes disinformation accounts linked to French military

Facebook said Tuesday that it had removed two networks based in Russia and one linked to the French military, accusing them of carrying out interference campaigns in Africa.

EU flexes muscle against big tech 'gatekeepers'

US tech giants such as Facebook and Google face unprecedented regulation in Europe, as the EU prepares to unveil landmark proposals that could change the face of life online.

Facebook antitrust suits seek to divest Instagram, WhatsApp

US federal and state antitrust enforcers filed suit against Facebook on Wednesday claiming the social media giant abused its dominant position and seeking to unwind its acquisitions of messaging services Instagram and WhatsApp.

Chatting with the cast and writer of 'The Unleashed' on Twitch Special

The cast and writer of "The Unleashed" on Twitch chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about the popular innovative PRG series.

Norway accuses Russian hackers of parliament attack

Norway's domestic spy agency on Tuesday blamed a Russian hacker group linked to Moscow's military intelligence for a cyberattack on the Norwegian parliament earlier this year.

Second US judge blocks Trump's TikTok ban

A second US federal judge has suspended a Trump administration executive order threatening to ban TikTok in the United States.

Australia to force Google, Facebook to pay for news content

Facebook and Google could be required to pay news outlets for their content in "world first" legislation set to be introduced to Australia's parliament on Wednesday.

#Covid19, #BlackLivesMatter top Twitter themes in 2020

The coronavirus pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement topped the list of conversation topics on Twitter in a tumultuous year, the messaging platform said Monday.

Trump calls Georgia governor — Wants him to overturn Biden's win

President Donald Trump made an irate call to Georgia Governor Brian Kemp Saturday morning, wanting him to persuade the state legislature to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Twitter users noticed, and responded.

TikTok keeps ticking in US as deadline for asset sale passes

TikTok continued serving up short videos in the US despite missing a Trump administration deadline to come up with an acceptable deal to put its American assets into US hands.
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