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Human Rights Watch condemns Facebook for suppressing Palestinian content during Gaza war

An investigation by Human Rights Watch has found that social media giant Facebook wrongfully silenced Palestinian content, including documentation of Israeli human rights violations, during the flare-up in violence that occurred in May this year. “Facebook has wrongfully removed and suppressed content by Palestinians and their supporters, including about human …

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Iranians scared of latest crackdown on internet

For Ali Hedieloo, a 40-year-old making wooden furniture in Iran’s capital, Instagram is more than just a surfeit of glossy images. Like an estimated 1 million other Iranians, it’s how he finds customers, as the app has exploded into a massive e-commerce service in the sanctions-hit country. But now, the …

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Palestinian twins expand their beauty line

US-Palestinian DJ duo Simi and Haze Khadra are set to expand their new beauty line. The twins launched their eponymous cosmetics brand, SimiHaze Beauty, on June 15 with a range of stick-on makeup designs that can be placed on the face within seconds for a bold beauty look.  The sticker …

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Trump, Biden fight for primacy on social media

On an average day, US President Donald Trump sends about 14 posts to the 28 million Facebook followers of his campaign account. His Democratic rival, Joe Biden, delivers about half that many posts to an audience of just 2 million. The numbers are similarly skewed in other spheres of the …

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Justin Bieber admits using Instagram to check out for pretty girls

The Levant News — The Lebanese Daily Star newspaper reported that during chatting on New York’s Z100 Radio Station, the 21-year-old, Justin Bieber made the shocking confession by saying: “Instagram is about dudes looking at pretty girls, that’s basically it”. While promoting his new single What Do You Mean, Justin …

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