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The inventor of the worldwide web has argued that some internet platforms and social media firms are becoming too powerful. Tim Berners-Lee said they were in a position to "weaponize the internet at scale."
Two new studies have revealed how small groups of far-right activists spread hate speech before Germany's election last year. Their highly organized approach and hierarchical structure reportedly amplified the effect.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan has drawn criticism for asking a weeping girl on stage at a party event whether she wanted to be a martyr. The Turkish president is being accused of exploiting children for propaganda purposes.
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