Israel-Hamas war: The ambiguous role of social media videos in conflicts
11 October 2023 | 3:38 pm
On Day Five of the war between Israel and Hamas, we try to shed some light on the ambiguous role played by social media platforms with our Science and Tech editor Julia Sieger.
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