Tuesday, January 18, 2022

How Terrorist Recruiters are Editing Extremist Content to Evade Moderation on Instagram and Youtube

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Extremist recruiting is ‘much more about trying to inspire lone actor or small cell terror attacks now,’ experts have said Extremists are constantly changing the...

Twitter Temporarily Disables Its ‘Trends’ Section in Ethiopia

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Social network Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) has temporarily disabled its Trends section in Africa's conflict-hit nation of Ethiopia over threats of physical harm, the company said on...

“Metaverse” Creator Reacts to Facebook Name Change

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Neal Stephenson is the writer who coined the term "metaverse" 30 years ago in his novel “Snow Crash.” In an email interview a few short hours...

Ethiopia to Build Own Social Media Platforms: Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Zoom

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Ethiopia’s government is building its own social media platform to replace Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Zoom, the state’s communications security agency said on Monday. While...

Somaliland: ‘I paved the way for myself as a YouTuber’ – Chunkz

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The social media phenomenon on honouring his Somali heritage, balancing fame and faith, and spending lockdown with his YouTube Beta Squad “It was the scariest...

Somaliland: SOMA Advises Ethical Reporting on Elections, Cautions Against Unsubstantiated Sources

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The Somaliland Online Media Association (SOMA) calls on journalists working in online and off-line media outlets to maintain the set general ethical media standards,...

Israeli Strike In Gaza Destroys Building That Housed AP, Other Media

An Israeli airstrike on Saturday targeted and destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press and other media...

Somalia: Amnesty Blames Puntland for Arbitrary Persecution of Journalists

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Authorities in Somalia’s Puntland regional state have escalated their attacks on media freedom by intimidating, harassing and arbitrarily arresting journalists ahead of presidential and...

Tigray Crisis: BBC Girmay Gebru Narrates Ordeal in Ethiopian Army Hands

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The BBC's Girmay Gebru, who was one of several media workers detained recently in Mekelle, capital of Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region, describes what happened...
Detained Borama Journalists

Somaliland Online Media Association Urges Immediate Release of Detained Journalists

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A statement from the Somaliland Online Media Association (SOMA) strongly condemns the government of Somaliland and, particularly, the municipality of Borame for the 'unjustified...