Social Media

Egypt's mufti issues fatwa against buying Facebook 'likes'

Apr 17, 2018

Egypt's top mufti issues fatwa, says buying Facebook 'likes' is prohibited under Islam because it's fraud, deception

Iraqi politicians start election campaigns in earnest

Apr 13, 2018

Politicians eager to shape Iraq's future have campaigned in earnest well in advance of the official campaign period that began Saturday

Little sympathy in Iran for YouTube shooter's frustration

Apr 5, 2018

YouTube shooter's claim of censorship perplexes many in Iran, where the government blocks social media

India sends notice to Facebook over alleged data breach

Mar 29, 2018

India's government has sent a notice to Facebook asking whether the personal data of Indian voters and users has been compromised by U.K.-based Cambridge Analytica or any other downstream entity

In Egypt, wall-to-wall el-Sissi banners inspire satire

Mar 24, 2018

Egyptians on social media are mocking the ubiquitous banners of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi raised ahead of this month's election

India asks Cambridge Analytica for information on data

Mar 23, 2018

India's government has sent a notice to U.K.-based Cambridge Analytica asking whether it has misused data to profile Indians and influence their elections

Sri Lanka lifts Facebook ban after anti-Muslim violence ends

Mar 15, 2018

Sri Lanka's government has lifted a weeklong ban on social media that was imposed because of concerns that it was being used to fan anti-Muslim violence in the country's central region

Sri Lankan government urged to lift block on social media

Mar 14, 2018

Sri Lankan activists and journalists are demanding the government end a weeklong shutdown of several social media sites now that anti-Muslim violence in the island's central hills has eased

Egyptian authorities call on citizens to report on the media

Mar 13, 2018

Egyptian authorities call on citizens to report on the media in latest effort to silence criticism ahead of election

Egypt writer's call for Salah to shave beard sparks outrage

Mar 12, 2018

An Egyptian columnist has ignited a firestorm on social media by calling on Liverpool's star forward Mohamed Salah to shave his beard, saying he looks like a "terrorist."

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