Facebook has removed 364 pages and accounts linked to employees of Russian news agency Sputnik from its platform.
Facebook is tightening the rules of political advertising on its platform in countries with big elections to be held in 2019, such as India, Nigeria, and Ukraine, Reuters reported.
The 18-year-old Saudi asylum seeker who fled her family to Thailand and harnessed the power of Twitter to stave off deportation on Friday abruptly suspended her account, with friends saying she had received death threats.
A Cambodian court jailed a man on Wednesday for three years for insulting the king in Facebook posts.
Mr Tobechukwu Nneli, an Africa Initiative for Governance Scholar, has cautioned Nigerians on the use of free speech on social media as the general elections approach.
Instagram said Thursday it accidentally rolled out a design change to a large number of users and quickly ended the test after complaints from users of the Facebook-owned social network.
Twitter Inc shares fell almost 7 percent after the company said it was investigating unusual traffic that it said might be from state-sponsored hackers.
Patriotic internet users in Myanmar have rushed to defend Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, whose tweets following a visit to the “beautiful” country drew global scorn for failing to mention the persecution of Rohingya Muslims.
As part of its continued commitment to tackling false news, fake accounts and hate speech, as well as improving the transparency of advertising on its platform, Facebook, recently held an election Integrity Exhibition for media, civil society partners and other stakeholders in Nigeria.
The Minister of Communications, Mr Adebayo Shittu, has called on Nigerians to engage in responsible political debates devoid of hate speech in the interest of peace and development.
Eight months after revealing the links between Facebook and Cambridge Analytica (CA), whistleblower Christopher Wylie is pushing for the internet giant to be regulated — whether it wants to or not.
A passenger was taken off an Indian plane and detained for questioning after he posted a photo of himself on Snapchat alongside the word “terrorist”, officials said Tuesday.
The documents reportedly contain “significant revelations” about the decisions that set the stage for the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Italy has already drawn similar agreements from Amazon, Apple and Google, joining EU neighbours seeking a bigger tax take from multinationals previously able to use loopholes allowing the booking of profits in countries with more favourable tax regimes.
A Singapore lawmaker hit out at Facebook on Tuesday, saying that Facebook had reneged on a promise to help rein in fake news.
Three Nigerian films, Lionheart, King of Boys and Up North, are selected for showcase at the 2019 edition of ‘Nollywood in Hollywood’ slated to hold on March 22 and 23 in Hollywood California, USA.
Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Kabiru Adjoto, yesterday lost his bid for the All Progressives Congress, APC House of Representatives ticket for Akoko-Edo Federal Constituency after the Federal High Court sitting in Benin turned down his petition.
Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), on Thursday described the controversy trailing President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement that anyone attempts to snatch ballot boxes during the general elections will pay with his life as unnecessary.
Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby has left out Bayelsa Queens first choice keeper Jonathan Alaba from the team that will feature at next week’s Invitational Tournament holding in Cyprus, despite persistent calls from followers of the game for her inclusion.
The Akwa Ibom State Government has described as false and baseless, an allegation that there was an unholy alliance between it and the State’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) to the extent of influencing the placements of ad-hoc staff among other malicious allegations.
The son of Mozambique's former president Armando Guebuza was arrested on Saturday in a legal crackdown on suspects linked to a $2 billion government debt scandal, local media and judiciary sources said.
Tanzania has set aside 4.3 million dollars to boost cultivation of oil palm as part of its strategy to end importation of edible oils, Prime Minister, Kassim Majaliwa, said on Monday.
All Progressives Congress National Leader and Co-chair of the party’s Presidential Campaign Council, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said though the postponement of yesterday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections was painful, all those who actually came out to vote and those who intended to vote in the postponed elections must maintain their commitment.
The Nigeria Union of Journalists has described as ridiculous the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission to postpone the country’s general elections scheduled to commence on Saturday (today).
No fewer than 66 people were reportedly killed in eight settlements near Maro Gida village of Kajuru LGA of Kaduna State Thursday night. Among the victims are 22 children and 12 women, while four wounded persons were said to have been rescued by security agents who were alerted on the attacks.