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China partly censors U.S. Embassy statement on trade truce

Business / Economy Dec 3, 2018

China partly censors U.S. Embassy statement on trade truce

A social media post by the U.S. Embassy in Beijing about the trade agreement between the two nations was being partially censored Monday, with the WeChat article visible but blocked from forwarding or sharing. Separate posts on the death of former President George H.W. Bush ...

Iran's global disinformation

World Dec 1, 2018

Iran's global disinformation

by Jack Stubbs and Christopher Bing

Website Nile Net Online promises Egyptians "true news" from its offices in the heart of Cairo's Tahrir Square, "to expand the scope of freedom of expression in the Arab world." Its views on America do not chime with those of Egypt's state media, which celebrate ...

Iraqi war victims turn to social media to find medical help

World Nov 20, 2018

Iraqi war victims turn to social media to find medical help

It was spring 2007 in northern Iraq when 6-year-old Saja Saleem raced home from school with the good news about her excellent grades, hoping to receive the gift her father had promised her. "All of a sudden, I found myself spinning into the air with ...

Social media's misinformation battle: No winners, so far

World / Politics Nov 4, 2018

Social media's misinformation battle: No winners, so far

Facebook and other social media platforms have been fighting misinformation and hate speech for two years. With the U.S. midterm elections just days away, there are signs that they are making some headway, although they are still a very long way from winning the ...