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After Jenna Ellis, a campaign adviser and lawyer of President Donald Trump, insulted presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris's voice, saying it sounded like Marge Simpson's - Marge spoke out against the name calling.

Don't Execute: viral campaign to stop Iran protester hangings

A campaign on a rare scale uniting activists and personalities inside Iran and out is pressing Tehran not to execute men detained over anti-government protests, but faces an uphill struggle.

'We must fight': Thailand's youth take on the establishment

Leaderless, social media-savvy and inspired by Hong Kong's young activists, Thailand's budding pro-democracy movement is intent on overhauling the government, rewriting the constitution and even taking on a law that shields the monarchy.

Smooth Streaming: Tips to help improve broadband speed Special

Many office workers transferred to the home setting are struggling to get effective broadband speeds. While much of this is in the hands of the provider, there are things that individuals can do to boost their speed.

Op-Ed: Is 'Yo-semite' close to Thighland? — Only in Trump's world

Twitter users got a kick out of President Donald Trump’s latest verbal blunder - although the citizens of Thailand might not be happy. Trump spoke at a Whirlpool factory in Ohio on Thursday, gripping about corporations sending jobs to "Thighland."

Chinese WeChat users fear being cut off from US friends

A US ban on the WeChat messaging platform could cut lines of communication between friends in China and America and force people to switch to a replacement, social media users said on Friday.

Biggest broadband issues for those remote-working

A good quality Internet connection is essential for home working, yet many broadband services are substandard. Investment in infrastructure is needed long-term. In the short-term, a new surveys highlights day-to-day issues.

Twitter moves to reduce reach of 'state-affiliated' media

Twitter on Thursday unveiled new steps to curb the spread of content from "state-affiliated media" used to advance a government's political agenda -- a move affecting key outlets from Russia and China.

Op-Ed: Trump vs media — A war in progress as the marketing falls apart

Facebook and Twitter have taken exception to recent posts by Trump and his campaign. Twitter has banned further Tweets by the campaign until a specific post is removed. Facebook has removed a post which it says is misleading about COVID-19.

Facebook removes Trump post over 'false' virus claims

Facebook said Wednesday it had removed a video post by US President Donald Trump in which he contended that children are "almost immune" to the coronavirus, a claim the social network called "harmful COVID misinformation.

Porn video interrupts US court hearing for accused Twitter hacker

A court hearing held via Zoom for a US teenager accused of masterminding a stunning hack of Twitter was interrupted Wednesday with rap music and porn, a newspaper reported.

Anger in Togo after government accused of using spyware on critics

A Togolese civil society coalition on Wednesday accused the government of spying on the public after it was reported that six critics of President Faure Gnassingbe, including Catholic leaders, had been victims of a hacking campaign.

Instagram adds video clips in challenge to TikTok

Instagram on Wednesday added a new short-form video feature to the image-focused platform in a direct challenge to TikTok, which is in the crosshairs of US President Donald Trump.

Suspected US teen mastermind pleads not guilty to Twitter hack

The suspected teenage mastermind of a huge Twitter hack pled not guilty Tuesday to allegations he hijacked celebrity accounts to swindle people out of more than $100,000 in a cryptocurrency scheme.

TikTok under scrutiny around the world over data security concerns

China accused the United States on Tuesday of "bullying" over popular video app TikTok, after President Donald Trump ramped up pressure for its US operations to be sold to an American company.

Trump days away from moving against TikTok: Pompeo

President Donald Trump is days away from announcing strong action against the popular Chinese-owned video sharing app TikTok to protect US national security, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday.

Facebook slams 'extreme' ruling blocking Bolsonaro allies

Facebook condemned Saturday what it called an "extreme" ruling by a Brazilian Supreme Court judge ordering it to block the accounts of 12 high-profile allies of President Jair Bolsonaro, which it vowed to appeal.

New AI aims to remove racism online

A company is making it their mission to remove racist words from the web. The firm UserWay has announced the launch of an artificial intelligence tool called Powered Content Moderator Tool, designed to remove inflammatory speech from the Internet.

Hajj goes virtual for families of lucky pilgrims

Faridah Bakti Yahra travelled alone to Mecca when she won the lottery of a lifetime to join this year's hajj, the smallest in living memory, but her family is relishing the experience virtually.

Holocaust survivors urge Facebook to remove genocide denial posts

Holocaust survivors launched a campaign Wednesday in which they plan to upload daily videos to Facebook urging CEO Mark Zuckerberg to remove posts from the site that deny the Nazi genocide of Jews.

TikTok faces US national security review

A US government national security review of the social media app TikTok is nearly complete and will deliver a recommendation to the White House this week, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday.

Turkey tightens grip on social media with new law

Turkey's parliament on Wednesday passed a controversial bill giving the government greater control of social media and criticised by human rights advocates as an attempt to increase online censorship.

Google stops 18 million coronavirus related scam emails a day Special

A time of crisis is unfortunately also a time when rogue actors seek to exploit the vulnerable and the distracted. Google has revealed it has been stopping a reported 18 million coronavirus related phishing emails every day.

India bans 47 more Chinese mobile apps

India has banned 47 more Chinese apps just weeks after blocking the highly popular video-sharing platform TikTok and 58 others over national security and privacy concerns, an information ministry official and media reports said Monday.

'Virtual kidnappings' warning for Chinese students in Australia

Elaborate "virtual kidnappings" are being used to extort money from the friends and relatives of Chinese students Down Under, Australian police warned Monday, after a spate of transnational scams were reported.

Journalists resign from Hungary news site en masse

Dozens of journalists walked out of Hungary's top independent news site on Friday in protest at the removal of its editor-in-chief, with some warning the events marked the "destruction" of yet another pillar of press freedom.Index.

Twitter takes down QAnon conspiracy theorist accounts

Twitter has removed more than 7,000 accounts linked to the "QAnon" movement over abuse and harassment concerns, saying Tuesday it will limit the spread of conspiracy theories by its supporters.

TikTok gave rural Indian women fame, fun and more

When India banned TikTok, it closed a window to the wider world for legions of women outside the big cities that provided fun, fame and even fortune.

Pakistan warns video-sharing app TikTok over 'immoral content'

Pakistan has issued a final warning to Chinese-owned social media app TikTok to clamp down on what it called "immoral, obscene and vulgar" content on the video-sharing platform.

Middle East mythbusters battle virus 'infodemic'

Browse through Arabic-language social media pages and you could walk away thinking COVID-19 is an American hoax, isn't deadly and can be swiftly cured with a garlic clove.

Twitter removes Trump retweet video after Linkin Park complain

Twitter has taken down a campaign-style video retweeted by President Donald Trump after rock group Linkin Park issued a cease-and-desist order over the unauthorized use of their music, media reports said.

Benin crackdown on online media fuels press fears

Online media in Benin are facing a complete wipeout after the authorities ordered them to shut down, in a move critics say is aimed at stifling journalists ahead of elections next year.

Twitter hit by major hack targeting high-profile users

Twitter is investigating a massive hack in which high-profile users from Elon Musk to Joe Biden had their accounts hijacked by scammers who the social network believes targeted its employees to gain access to internal systems.

Top Trump aide warns of 'strong actions' on TikTok, angering China

A top White House official said he expected President Trump to act firmly against the TikTok and WeChat social media apps, prompting an angry response from China on Monday.

Facebook ad boycott organizers say no progress on hate speech

Organizers of a Facebook ad boycott vowed to press on with their campaign, saying the social network's top executives had failed to offer meaningful action on curbing hateful content.

US 'looking at' banning TikTok and other Chinese apps: Pompeo

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US is "looking at" banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok, over allegations Beijing is using them to spy on users.

TikTok says stopping app operation in Hong Kong

TikTok said late Monday it is stopping its popular video snippet-sharing app from working in Hong Kong due to "recent events.

Hong Kongers scrub social media history in face of security law

Hong Kongers are scrubbing their social media accounts, deleting chat histories and mugging up on cyber privacy as China's newly imposed security law blankets the traditionally outspoken city in fear and self-censorship.

Facebook to advise use of masks amid latest virus spike

Facebook said Thursday it would offer reminders to its users to wear protective masks, responding to the latest surge in US coronavirus cases, which has sparked renewed fears of containing the pandemic.

Op-Ed: Trump thinks he looks like the Lone Ranger when he wears his mask

Under growing pressure from health officials and lawmakers from both parties, President Donald Trump on Wednesday finally endorsed wearing face masks. Well, he sort of - kind of - said that. He did say wearing one made him look like the Lone Ranger.

To be democratic, e-learning needs a common framework

E-learning continues to grow as a learning tool. At its most effective it offers new aspects in an engaging way. To be fully-universal and democratic, in terms of equal access for the world's population, a common operating framework is necessary.
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