Every user of social networks sees content custom-tailored for him or her. But who decides what will be interesting to whom? DW explains how the algorithms on social networks do their job.
A new report reignites the idea that social media users can be manipulated by misinformation, enabling a variety of actors to trigger violence between different groups. Morgan Meaker reports.
Papua New Guinea's communications minister has said the government will ban Facebook for a month to weigh its impact on the population. The government is also evaluating the creation of a new state-run social network.
Twitter users will soon be able to post tweets of up to 280 characters. The social network hopes the change will boost engagement, and ultimately narrow the gap in it profits between it and its great rival, Facebook.
Egypt has banned a deadly social media craze which "endangers lives and violates public decency." Abu Dhabi has threatened to fine or imprison those taking part in the 'Kiki' challenge.
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