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The psychology of insulting people on the Internet

Leon Jenkins was 43 when he took his own life in July 2018. He livestreamed his suicide on an internet forum where users can freely – and viciously – insult, berate, provoke and abuse each other. The idea is to make people leave the site when they can take no more. Gregory

Egypt tightens grip on government Internet controls

Egypt's President, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, has signed into law the Anti-Cyber and Information Technology Crimes legislation. The anti-cybercrime law gives the Egyptian government the power to block any websites it deems to be a threat to national security as well as spreading the "ideas of terrorist organizations." During July

Facebook's shift

When Facebook recently removed several accounts for trying to influence the 2018 midterm elections, it was the company’s latest move acknowledging the key challenge facing the social media giant: It is both an open platform for free expression of diverse viewpoints and a public utility on which huge numbers

The problem with the kind of community Facebook is building

There are many of us who stand for bringing people together and connecting the world. I hope we have the focus to take the long view and build the new social infrastructure to create the world we want for generations to come. – Mark Zuckerburg, Facebook Post Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Twitter gets strict, introduces new requirements for developers

Twitter has announced stricter rules and requirements for developers to register and use it's platform. This includes a new developer application process which includes use case reviews and compliance checks. Furthermore, the social media platform is also introducing "new protections" to stop developers registering "spammy" and

Drop in social media and mobile money usage in Uganda

According to a newly published report, at least 15% of the people who responded to a research survey in Uganda had not used social media since the introduction of the country's social media tax. Titled "Uganda Social Media and Mobile Money Taxes Survey Report" was a result of

Egypt passes law to monitor and regulate social media

Egypt's parliament has approved and passed a bill that will see social media accounts with more than 5,000 followers regulated and treated like media outlets. The main reason behind the law is to monitor and regulate social media accounts that allegedly create, publish and distribute fake news. The social