After death many people leave behind not only their worldy goods, but also their accounts on virtual platforms like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. This digital inheritance raises some knotty questions that researchers are trying to address.
Kenyans go to the polls on August 8 and both the opposition and the ruling government are trying to woo voters online. But could social media also be used to incite violence?
A German couple is suing because Facebook won't grant them access to their dead daughter's account. The trial, which began in a Berlin court on Tuesday, touches on the complicated issue of digital legacy.
It seems to be an unwritten rule that Iranian politicians are entitled to help their children find high-paying jobs. One politician's son recently put his success down to "good genes" - sparking backlash on social media.
In a first verdict of its kind, a Pakistani court sentenced a man to death for committing blasphemy on Facebook. But rights groups say the government is using blasphemy as an excuse to muzzle free speech in the country.
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