Social media accused of anti-conservative bias for regulating article on Hunter Biden
By Abiodun Ogundairo
17 October 2020 | 8:47 am
French papers react with resignation to the 9pm curfew announced by the government. As protests over police brutality continue in Nigeria, an op-ed in the Daily Trust argues that the Nigerian police force is a vestige of colonial rule that must be fully reformed. In the US, Facebook and Twitter are under scrutiny for anti-conservative bias after the companies limited access to a disputed New York Post story about Joe Biden's son. And a public service announcement featuring an elderly woman holding up her middle finger gets pulled in Berlin, but only after making its point!
8 Jan 2021
Social media influencer Esther Jimenez underwent a difficult survival process following a 'devil's acid' attack that was thrown at her face before social networks changed her life helping her become an influencer and motivator for thousands of followers.
7 Jan 2021
The outgoing US president has been "indefinitely" banned from Facebook and is temporarily banned from tweeting to his over 88 million followers after a night of violence in Washington.
20 Jan 2021
As a sexual minority within a conservative religion, LGBT Muslims in South Asia are supporting each other on social media platforms in a climate of fear and discrimination.
27 Feb 2021
Girls in Uganda can tell you a thing or two about the really awkward and uncomfortable encounters that social media can throw up. #GirlZOffMute reporter Mubuuke Brandlyn, aged 13, asked girls in Kampala about the odd, obscene and unwanted posts they've had to swipe away from real quick on their favorite platforms. #DWAfrica #77Percent
12 Apr 2021
Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, and Bubba Watson take to social media to congratulate Masters winner Hideki Matsuyama
17 Apr 2021
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.
13 May 2021
What started as a social media campaign under the #FixTheCountry is turning into a full-fledged movement by predominantly young Ghanaians calling for better living conditions.
17 May 2021
British heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has promised to smash compatriot Anthony Joshua in a video published on Twitter on Sunday (May 16) that confirms their world title unification fight in Saudi Arabia on August 14.
29 May 2021
The Indian government has slammed the posts as "completely false," with officials concerned that the term "Indian variant" could hurt the country's reputation.
28 May 2021
Social media companies would be slapped with large fines if they "de-platform" political candidates in the US state. Big tech firms and activists oppose the law.
5 Jun 2021
Their stage? A working-class area of Havana. Their showcase? Instagram and Facebook. Thanks to social media, a troupe of young Cubans has caught the eye of several stars abroad with their choreography mixing hip hop, reggaeton and salsa.
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Spain could become the first European country to cover sick leave for workers experiencing period pain. The draft law, which still has to pass through Parliament, has sparked a debate.
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Twitter has published an account of its deal with Elon Musk suggesting his concerns about "fake users" only arose after setting a price. The Tesla mogul's takeover is not yet complete, with Musk calling it into question.
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President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud faces many challenges: From the fight against militant organization al-Shabab to a potential famine threatening millions of Somalis. Is he the right man for the job? DW takes a look.
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The Coordinating Secretary of the National Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (NINAS), Tony Nnadi, was in The Guardian, where he spoke on the 2023 election and why it should not hold without changing the 1999 Constitution to reflect the aspirations of different nationalities that make up the federation.