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Social media has evolved rapidly over the last decade. (Image:  pixabay /  CC0 1.0)

How Social Media Has Evolved

Social media is today an unavoidable necessity for most people. Almost a decade back, social media was just making its mark in people’s lives. The fact that it has become such an important part of daily life in such a…

WeChat is owned by the Chinese company Tencent and is considered by Western intelligence agencies to be the least secure platform in the world. (Image:  Sinchen.Lin via  flickr  CC BY 2.0 )

WeChat: A Tool of Authoritarian Control?

“This WeChat account has been suspected of spreading malicious rumors and has been temporarily blocked…” is the message BBC reporter Stephen McDonell received earlier this year, after posting photos of a live event on his WeChat account. No commentary. Just…

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Facebook CEO Refuses to Block Fake Political Ads

The CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, defended his company’s decision to allow fake political ads to run on the platform. In an interview with CBS, the billionaire argued that blocking…

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How Social Media Has Evolved

Social media is today an unavoidable necessity for most people. Almost a decade back, social media was just making its mark in people’s lives. The fact that it has become…

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UK Internet Regulations Pose Risks to Free Speech

The British government is considering setting up a regulator for Internet content, which will be tasked with overseeing websites and essentially deciding which of them should be allowed in the…

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WeChat: A Tool of Authoritarian Control?

“This WeChat account has been suspected of spreading malicious rumors and has been temporarily blocked…” is the message BBC reporter Stephen McDonell received earlier this year, after posting photos of…

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Ingenious Ways of Using Blockchain by the Chinese

Last month, Chinese President Xi Jinping chaired a meeting on blockchain technology with party members. Predicting the technology to play a key role in the next phase of industrial transformation,…

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China: Propaganda Systems Shaping Public Opinion

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) invests heavily in shaping public opinion by withholding all information that threatens its power and spreading propaganda that increases people’s reverence toward the Party. In…

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Google reCAPTCHA V3: Compromising Your Privacy

Last year, Google introduced reCAPTCHA V3, the latest version of its verification technology that confirmed whether a website is being accessed by a bot or human. However, the new version…