Social media is being used more than ever to stay connected and informed during the COVID-19 outbreak. Facebook says it will analyze all the data it has to help fight the pandemic.
To fight coronavirus misinformation, Hollywood stars are handing over their social media accounts to experts from the US to Nigeria to straighten the record. Julia Roberts first passed the mic to Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Maria Beltran, a recipient of DW's Freedom of Speech Award, was detained in April for a satirical Facebook post. Activists say her arrest was proof that the Philippine government wants to hide facts about COVID-19.
Cameroon has canceled its annual Unity Day celebrations to curb the spread of the coronavirus. But opposition leaders and separatists say the country is far from unified anyway.
Burundians have voted in a tense election to replace long-ruling President Pierre Nkurunziza amid a social media blackout. The elections proceeded despite an outbreak of coronavirus in the East African nation.
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