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Facebook shuts down fake Bangladesh news sites ahead of vote

Dec 20, 2018

Facebook says it is shutting down a series of fake news sites spreading false information about the Bangladesh opposition days before national elections

The Latest: Kremlin critic salutes Interpol president choice

Nov 21, 2018

Kremlin critic Bill Browder says common sense has prevailed with Interpol's decision to bypass a longtime veteran of Russia's security services and choose a South Korean as its new president

Iraqi war victims turn to social media to find medical help

Nov 18, 2018

Feeling helpless and neglected, Iraqi war victims turn to social media to find free medical help, new chance at life

Bahrain arrests man for tweets critical of upcoming election

Nov 13, 2018

Bahrain's state-run news agency says prosecutors have detained and charged a man for tweets critical of the country's upcoming parliamentary elections

The Latest: Mnuchin meets with embattled Saudi crown prince

Oct 22, 2018

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin meets with Saudi Arabia's embattled crown prince amid international criticism over the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Kashoggi

The Latest: Trump says freed pastor to be checked in Germany

Oct 12, 2018

President Donald Trump says an American pastor who had been detained in Turkey is "now free from jail" and on his way to Germany

India's #MeToo comes amid calls for 2013 law's enforcement

Oct 12, 2018

Indian actresses and writers are flooding social media with allegations of sexual harassment and assault, releasing pent-up frustration with a law that was lauded but critics say has done little to change the status quo

Police in India suspended after lynching of Muslim man

Sep 17, 2018

Four Indian policemen have been suspended after a video on social media showed them failing to help the victim of a mob lynching

Egypt says it fights fake news, critics see new crackdown

Sep 17, 2018

Echoing Trump rhetoric, Egyptian government targets alleged barrage of 'fake news'; critics see it as new crackdown

Egypt's president ratifies law to monitor social media

Sep 1, 2018

Egypt's presidency has ratified a controversial legislation imposing regulations on social media that is says aims to crack down on fake news

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