Trending topics garner plenty of likes, comments and shares on social media. They appear on our timelines thanks to special algorithms. But often, they’re the result of social media bot manipulation.
The internet is teeming with funny photograph and GIF memes. But a closer look reveals that the medium often conveys sinister political messages, as well. That is why media literacy is key.
India shuts down the internet more than any other country. Kashmiris, in the north, had no internet access at all for almost a year. A DW analysis found that shutdowns are strategically used to clamp down on dissent.
Russia is looking to better protect itself from any suspected meddling from abroad. New proposed laws could target journalists, teachers and social media networks such as YouTube and Facebook.
Tanzania's internet and social media have been disrupted for more than a week, at great cost to the economy and free speech. The slowdown started just before Tanzania's presidential elections.
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