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#IndexDrawtheLine: When sharing graphic content, the freedom to choose is key

#IndexDrawtheLine: When sharing graphic content, the freedom to choose is key

This month, we’ve been asking the question “Graphic content on social media: How much is too much?” While graphic content shown in mainstream media usually comes with a content warning, as well as being subject to the editing processes of news outlets, social media largely operates according to rules of

Padraig Reidy: Kicking anti-Semitism off social media won’t solve the problem

Padraig Reidy: Kicking anti-Semitism off social media won’t solve the problem

If the story fades, the bigots can rebuild, this time on their terms, high on resentment and low on truth

Padraig Reidy: Beware the risks of the one-star review

Padraig Reidy: Beware the risks of the one-star review

Do we need basic education in the potential pitfalls of online interaction?

Ten countries where people have been arrested over social media messages

Ten countries where people have been arrested over social media messages

This week prominent Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab was sentenced to six months over a tweet

Padraig Reidy: Let’s ban the word “internet”

Padraig Reidy: Let’s ban the word “internet”

We have to stop thinking about things happening “on the internet”, when it's simply part of human interaction for millions

India’s Modi bypasses mainstream media and takes to Twitter

India’s Modi bypasses mainstream media and takes to Twitter

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's penchant for using social media to address the public directly has apparently caused a rift with India's mainstream press. Mahima Kaul reports

Padraig Reidy: How your well-meaning retweet can do more harm than good

Padraig Reidy: How your well-meaning retweet can do more harm than good

Whatever it is you care about, think before you tweet: Is this too good to be true? Do I have any way of checking this for myself?

Facebook’s online shaming mobs

Facebook’s online shaming mobs

When social media users group together to participate in online vigilantism, what implications are there for freedom of expression? Katie Dancey writes

India’s social media “peace force”

India’s social media “peace force”

Indians have organised online to stop social media postings looking to incite communal tension. Will it work, and is it a threat to free expression? Mahima Kaul reports

Egypt: Authorities reveal plans for mass surveillance of social media

Egypt: Authorities reveal plans for mass surveillance of social media

The proposed new mass monitoring system has sparked fears that internet activists may be the next targets of the military-backed government's widening crackdown on dissent, Shahira Amin writes

Twitter as a game has real-life consequences

Twitter as a game has real-life consequences

The description of Twitter as a game has one problem: Twitter can have real-life consequences, Padraig Reidy writes

Australia: Prime minister’s department cracks down on civil servant criticism

Australia: Prime minister’s department cracks down on civil servant criticism

Under new guidelines, Australian civil servants working for the prime ministers's office caught criticising the government can be sanctioned for illicit social media use, Helen Clark reports

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