"Jew scum." "Gay people go to Auschwitz." These posts forced the Jewish artist Shahak Shapira to take up a fight against Twitter.
The atmosphere for journalists in India is getting bleaker after the recent killing of publisher Gauri Lankesh. Journalist Monobina Gupta hopes that the killing will unite her profession to fight hate and intimidation.
German lawmakers have approved a controversial law that would impose high fines on social media companies like Facebook, Twitter or YouTube for failing to swiftly delete posts deemed to exhibit hate speech.
German regulators cracking down on hate speech on social media should also look at lesser known players beyond Facebook and Twitter, say experts. They also think it could be a model for others - with one exception.
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?
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