Germany fines Facebook for underreporting hate speech complaints
The US social media giant has been found guilty of failing to fully report the number of complaints it received, in clear violation of German transparency laws. Facebook may appeal the ruling, saying the law is unclear.
Social media: Our new voice?
In Nigeria, social media has now become an immensely powerful tool for changing the way society looks at women rights and protection for the girl child. GTV takes a look at how the revolution has continued.
Fitness wave hits Lagos as Nigerians seek healthier lifestyles
The global and social media #fitfam phenomenon in which fitness enthusiasts spur each other on online or in person, announces its presence with the country's first showcase of fitness activities, organic nutrition, and overall healthy living in Lagos.
Japanese women take a stand against high heels
A social media campaign against dress codes and expectations that women wear high heels at work has gone viral in Japan, with thousands joining the #KuToo movement.
Facebook, Twitter delete fake accounts originating in Iran
Several fake social media accounts spreading messages in support of Iran have been removed from Facebook and Twitter. The deletion of the accounts came after an investigation by internet security firm FireEye.
Facebook bans extremists, 'dangerous individuals'
Multiple extremist figures, including Infowars' Alex Jones and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, have been banned from Facebook and Instagram. The social media giant has tried to cut down on extremist content.
Social media backlash as billionaires pledge €600 million to save 'precious stones'
Is it fair? Social media backlash as billionaires pledge €600 million to save 'precious stones'.