Asia Pacific Feb 24, 2019

China aims to 'optimize' spread of controversial Confucius Institutes

China plans to "optimize" the spread of its controversial Confucius Institutes, the government said, institutions to promote Chinese language and culture that have been criticized by some for spreading Communist Party influence. In 2004, China began setting up the government-run bodies, whose stated mission is ...

Senegal launches African cybersecurity school

Business / Tech Nov 7, 2018

Senegal launches African cybersecurity school

Senegal on Tuesday inaugurated a cybersecurity school to strengthen West Africa's defenses against computer hackers and use of the internet for terror funding and propaganda. Senegalese Foreign Minister Sidiki Kaba and French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian gave the ceremonial start to the National Cyber-Security School ...

Iran says Twitter shut legitimate accounts but not anti-government ones

Business Sep 17, 2018

Iran says Twitter shut legitimate accounts but not anti-government ones

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday accused Twitter of closing accounts of "real" Iranians, while allowing anti-government ones backed by the United States. In August, Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and Alphabet Inc. collectively removed hundreds of accounts tied to an alleged Iranian propaganda ...