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The politics and the money behind Elon Musk’s bid for Twitter

As Elon Musk looks set to buy Twitter, tech analyst Bappa Sinha talks about the money involved, the debates about free speech, and how it is a battle between two sets of oligarchs

By banning Russian media outlets, EU exposes its discomfort with alternative narratives of the Ukrainian crisis

In an unprecedented move, the European Commission has banned Russian news outlets RT and Sputnik across the EU, calling them ‘Kremlin Media Machines’ and accusing them of indulging in pro-Russia propaganda

How Indians turned social media into COVID-19 helplines to battle pandemic

Facing a mounting health crisis and a political establishment caught napping, Indians were forced to turn to social media to ensure supplies of oxygen and gain access to hospital beds

Wikileaks Assange Ahead of Assange’s extradition hearing, Wikileaks’ Twitter account gets locked for several hours

Assange has been detained at the high-security Belmarsh prison in accordance with the ruling by a local judge in London, while he awaits the conclusion of his extradition trial

Social media regulations in Pakistan Activists condemn new social media regulations in Pakistan

Pakistan’s cabinet has approved the decision of bringing in a new set of rules to regulate social media and institute a regulatory body with sweeping powers.

Indian digital rights groups seek monitoring on online spending during elections

The groups demanded that the Election Commission prevent the misuse of social media and digital platforms, and make public information regarding election spending by political parties

“Israel completely controls Palestinian ICT sector, violates Palestinians’ digital rights”

A recent report by the 7amleh center chronicles the impact of Israel’s stranglehold over the ICT sector, which has affected Palestinians’ economic development, and led to massive surveillance of Palestinians

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