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Bangladesh slows Internet ahead of election

Bangladesh's authorities have severely restricted Internet services across the country in an effort to fight "propaganda" ahead of Sunday's general election, an official said.


Online game ‘Razor Wire’ highlights migrants’ hardship

The new online game Razor Wire has three fiendishly tricky levels to it: First, escape war in your home country. Then, dodge police as they raze your migrant camp, and lastly, cross a river while avoiding the corpses of those who never made it.


Germany big target of cyberespionage and attacks: government report

Germany is a big target of spying and cyberattacks by foreign governments such as Turkey, Russia and China, a government report said on July 4, warning of "ticking time bombs" that could sabotage critical infrastructure.


Britain, France to join forces to combat online extremism

Britain and France will join forces to press companies to do more to tackle online extremism.


Facebook warns of fake news danger ahead of British election

Facebook has launched a British newspaper advertising campaign to warn users of the dangers of fake news, in the latest drive by the social media giant to tackle malicious information ahead of a national election.


Facebook, Google, others launch drive against fake news in France

Social media companies Facebook, Google and a group of news organisations launched an initiative to tackle fake news stories in France, with the media in the spotlight as the country's presidential election approaches.


Facebook Germany says it will start tackling fake news in weeks

Facebook said on Jan 15 it would update its social media platforms in Germany within weeks to reduce the dissemination of fake news.


German courts should go after fake news on Facebook now: minister

German judges and state prosecutors need to crack down straight away on fake news disseminated through social media platforms such as Facebook, Germany's Justice Minister Heiko Maas said in an interview.


Turkey restricts Facebook in schools: report

Turkey has restricted students from posting pictures and opinions about school life on Facebook, Twitter and other social media, local media said.


Ticking online clock marks Erdogan's silence after Turkish election

Bemused by President Tayyip Erdogan's sudden absence from the air waves after his ruling AK Party lost its parliamentary majority two days ago, Turks have been sharing a ticking online clock marking his radio silence.