2016 has finally come to an end. Look back on this year through social media.
The SPD's Thomas Oppermann has called for fines against social media platforms if fake reports are not quickly deleted. A new law to control fake news and hate messages is under consideration. (16.12.2016)
A software expert is to warn German MPs about the threat of false news ahead of next year's election. Chancellor Angela Merkel is concerned the use of so-called social bots could harm her chances of a fourth term. (25.11.2016)
Since Ethiopia declared a six-month state of emergency, mobile data and numerous social media sites have been blocked leading young people to adopt 'old-school' solutions for maintaining their social lives. (23.11.2016)
Using photoshopped pictures of celebrities, a Pakistani group started an online campaign to highlight the violence currently rocking Indian-administered Kashmir. In India, the group is accused of pro-Pakistan bias.
Rio 2016 is over, and though Phelps and Lochte grabbed medals or headlines, social media users cheered a more myriad group of athletes and events.
In an interview with DW, the exiled Egyptian comedian said that when the Muslim and Arab world condemns Donald Trump, it should not ignore what is happening in their own countries.
After four media giants have agreed with the EU to identify and remove hateful and violent materials online, social media users discussed the rights of free speech using a hashtag that supposedly condones hate speech.
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