Women are supporting each other in the fight against online trolls. The worldwide #metoo movement has also been a major catalyst in making the issues that women in the Arab world face more visible.
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Social media posts by Russian lawmaker Leonid Slutsky are being boosted with likes paid for on promotional sites. This also appears to be the case with other Russian political accounts, as DW has discovered.
Sites including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube will be unavailable until Friday afternoon in the country. The move comes amid fears that a radical group could use social media to perpetuate violent protests.
Young activists are risking arrest and using technology to ensure that their campaign for democracy continues in the face of a military clampdown on the internet.
Wales' Rabbi Matondo is the latest athlete to be subjected to racial hatred online. His reaction, a direct challenge to Instagram, went viral and put the inaction of social media companies back under the spotlight.
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