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Iranian teen detained over Instagram dance videos

Jul 8, 2018

Iran has detained a teenage girl who posted dance videos on Instagram and attracted tens of thousands of followers

India asks WhatsApp to prevent misuse after mob killings

Jul 4, 2018

India's government asks WhatsApp to act immediately to prevent misuse to spread rumors like those blamed for recent deadly mob attacks

Mob lynches 5 men in west India; police arrest 23 suspects

Jul 2, 2018

Police in western India say they have arrested 23 people who took part in the weekend lynching of five men suspected of being members of a gang of child kidnappers, as deadly mob attacks fueled by social media rumors continues around the country

Saudi Arabia says Trump, King Salman talk about oil market 'stability'; no mention of 2 million barrels from Trump tweet

Jun 30, 2018

Saudi Arabia says Trump, King Salman talk about oil market 'stability'; no mention of 2 million barrels from Trump tweet

Videos: Iran protesters confront police at parliament

Jun 25, 2018

Videos on social media: Iranian demonstrators confront police officers in front of Iran's parliament in Tehran

The Latest: Iranian protesters confront police in Tehran

Jun 25, 2018

The Latest: Videos on social media show Iranian demonstrators confronting police in front of parliament in Tehran

Racist tropes in Ramadan TV satires anger black Arabs

Jun 23, 2018

For black Arabs, Ramadan TV satires evoked racist tropes when their lead actors appeared in blackface

Popular hashtags take sides on Egypt president's leadership

Jun 23, 2018

Tens of thousands of Egyptians have set social media alight with tweets on opposing hashtags, one calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to resign and another praising his leadership

Iran arrests lawyer for criticizing execution

Jun 20, 2018

An Iranian lawyer has been arrested for "spreading lies" after saying on social media that a Sufi executed this week was wrongfully convicted

Saudi entertainment chief sacked after conservative backlash

Jun 19, 2018

Saudi King Salman has sacked the head of the country's entertainment authority after religiously-conservative citizens took to social media to denounce a Russian circus show that showed female performers in tightly-fitted attire

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