Iran requires social media data to be stored on country servers

Iran requires social media data to be stored on country servers

Iran has ordered messaging apps to move its nationals data onto servers inside the country, while claiming security concerns Despite Iran having one of the most limited policy regarding internet access in the world and does not allow popular social...
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Sexual assault in Rio de Janeiro shocks social media

Sexual assault in Rio de Janeiro shocks social media

Shocking rape video on social media in Brazil triggered police to hunt down 30 suspects Police is searching for 30 men suspected of raping a teenage girl in Rio de Janeiro and posting the 40-second-video picturing their terrible actions on...
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Social media channels blocked in Uganda

Social media channels blocked in Uganda

Twitter, Facebook and Whatsapp were blocked today by Ugandan authorities The disputed decision was taken during President Yoweri Museveni, 71, was reelected for another five years mandate. The opposition claims that the vote was rigged. Consequently, public pr...
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Canadian receives deportation order from Nepal

Canadian receives deportation order from Nepal

Officials in Nepal have issued a deportation order for Canadian Robert Penner According to a state official statement, after publicly criticizing the government in Nepal on a social media platform, working and living here Canadian Robert Penner was asked to...
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Social media industry is declining

Social media industry is declining

New survey shows that platforms struggle to earn consumers’ trust New survey from Environics Communications shows that, despite becoming ubiquitous, social media platforms are constantly struggling to earn trust among users. In a new market study released ea...
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African governments are blocking social media during elections

African governments are blocking social media during elections

As a safety measure, some governments in Africa are blocking social media during elections due to political content of the posts It happened recently in Congo-Brazzaville, Chad and Uganda, because governments do not want social media to the cause of...
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Social media and mental health effects

Social media and mental health effects

Excessive use of social media platforms could affect mental health more than previously thought According to a study led by Dr. Uri Nitzan of Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Shalvata Mental Health Care Center and published...
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