China has closed the social media accounts of over 1000 critics of its COVID-19 policies as it brings back tough anti-virus restrictions.
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The family of Raif Badawi, one of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent political prisoners, has said the blogger is free after a decade in prison.
Tiktok despite being swamped in misinformation at times, the app also serves as a platform for countering Kremlin propaganda.
Reliable local sources confirmed that on March 2, 2022, Oman’s security authorities detained internet activist Ahmed Muslim Al-Kathiri.
Hackers have decided to wage war on Russia, ensuring Russians see photos of Vladimir Putin’s horrific campaign against Ukraine.
Authorities have detained Ronaghi Maleki, an Iranian blogger. His detention came as a result of tweets he sent criticizing the government.
An Uzbek court sentenced a Muslim blogger to seven and a half years in prison for posting an innocuous message on Facebook.
Eric Coomer worked for Dominion Voting Systems. He also posted anti-Trump messages on Facebook. What happened next ruined him.
In the last decade, Dave’s Redistricting App (DRA) has grown in popularity among groups looking to create their own redistricting maps.
Four Facebook users have been detained by police in Hanoi and a central province for allegedly trespassing on state interests.