The internet shutdown in Senegal aims to quell anti-regime protests but Senegalese youth are using digital tools to fight back.
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Myanmarese women are taking advantage of a male superstition, draping used sanitary pads and bright longyi sarongs across streets.
Russia’s media watchdog has asked TikTok, others, to delete videos encouraging minors to engage in “unauthorized protests.”
China is ever creative when it comes to repression. Chinese online influencers now need government approved credentials to post.
Thousands in mainland China flocked to an app, engaging in discussions with users from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Uyghur diaspora.
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65-year-old woman sentenced to more than 43 years in jail for sharing online posts criticising the royal family
Voters also endured a mass internet shutdown despite pressure from the international community to refrain from such actions.
Digital platforms’ concentrated financial and political control is like a stacked weapon sitting on a table, open indeed to ill-intentioned people.
Hacking was the principal concern of election officials in previous years. Now its misinformation and logistics that worries them.