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Does Clubhouse have the staying power to go beyond a pandemic fad? Ragheb Malli is not so sure.

Comment: In India, an increasingly authoritarian government combined with Twitter's willingness to put stakeholders before users raises questions over freedom of speech, writes Jillian C. York.

Deplatforming Trump is no atonement for tech's sins abroad

Jillian C. York

Deplatforming Trump is no atonement for tech's sins abroad

Comment: Debate over deplatforming Trump misses the point: That from India to Myanmar, Silicon Valley has failed to police hate speech for years, writes Jillian C. York.

Tech fuelled the Arab Spring, then helped quash it

Marc Owen Jones

Tech fuelled the Arab Spring, then helped quash it

Comment: Social media played an important role in the Arab uprisings, but over the last decade, authoritarian regimes have embraced this ...

Turkey fines social media companies $3.8 million

The New Arab Staff

Turkey fines social media companies $3.8 million

Facebook, YouTube, TikTok and other major social media companies have failed to comply with Turkish Internet regulations which human rights ...

Brooke Anderson

Arab and Muslim candidates take on local US politics

In-depth: Aside from winning their races, Arab and Muslim politicians also have to win over sceptics.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi-Israel ties in the spotlight after UAE normalization deal

Despite the fact that Saudi Arabia has made no official comment on the UAE’s normalization deal with Israel, its covert ties to Israel are now ...

The New Arab Staff

Kuwait says won't budge from 'fixed' anti-normalisation stance: reports

Despite a UAE-Israel so-called peace deal announced on Thursday, Kuwait said it would not change its stance on normalisation.

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia will 'inevitably' normalise ties with Israel: Kushner

Jared Kushner envisages that Saudi Arabia will normalise ties with Israel.

YouTube culls prominent white supremacist channels over hate speech

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

YouTube culls prominent white supremacist channels over hate speech

YouTube has shut down six channels promoting white supremacy - including those of David Duke and Richard Spencer - as social media sites begin ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump to extend US work visa freeze until year-end

Trump will prolong a ban on US employment permits until the end of 2020, and broaden it to include H-1B visas used widely by tech companies and ...

The human cost of Saudi Arabia's dystopian Neom megacity

James Reinl

The human cost of Saudi Arabia's dystopian Neom megacity

The killing of a tribal activist has shone a spotlight on the Western firms helping to build Saudi Arabia's Neom megacity.

Digital diplomacy could reshape politics in the Middle East

Paul McLoughlin

Digital diplomacy could reshape politics in the Middle East

Could digital diplomacy be the answer to inequality and war in the Middle East?

Rare Saudi resistance hits futuristic megacity project

The New Arab & agencies

Rare Saudi resistance hits futuristic megacity project

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's dream project hit a new roadblock when a member of the local Huwaitat tribe was gunned down after he ...

The impact of Artificial Intelligence in the GCC

Sabena Siddiqui

The impact of Artificial Intelligence in the GCC

Estimated to contribute as much as $15.7 trillion to the global economy by 2030, Artificial Intelligence is considered a game changer and could ...

Sabena Siddiqui

'Multi-billion projects in the pipeline' at Saudi investment forum

Some of the biggest corporate names and top government officials that had boycotted Davos in the Desert last December are returning to the same forum again this year.

The New Arab & agencies

Iranian hackers targeted US presidential campaign: Microsoft

Iran-linked hackers attempted to gain access to hundreds of accounts associated with US presidential campaigns, Microsoft said Friday.

Charles W. Dunne

How the private sector supports Arab authoritarians (II)

Comment: The international private sector has aided authoritarian regimes and dictators for decades, with a combination of arms, advice, ...

The New Arab

Tech giant Intel set to invest billions into Israel

Intel is set to invest around $10 billion in a new tech site in Israel.

Saudi Arabia's crisis: Climate change opportunity

Michelle Dixon and Sunjeev Bery

Saudi Arabia's crisis: Climate change opportunity

Comment: Now is the time to force western companies to give up the fossil-fuel profits that Saudi Arabia is investing in them, write Sunjeev ...

The New Arab & agencies

Newly-released Khashoggi interview reveals fears of MBS’ 'authoritarian rule'

Speaking off the record to a Newsweek journalist working on a story about the Saudi leadership, Khashoggi said he just wanted a 'better Saudi ...

A (muz) match made in heaven

Sami Rahman

A (muz) match made in heaven

Society: With one in five relationships starting online, marriage app muzmatch hopes to revolutionise how Muslims around the world look for ...

Sophia has more rights than Saudi Arabia's migrant workers

Amar Diwakar

Sophia has more rights than Saudi Arabia's migrant workers

Comment: Robot Sophia presents us with a future where robots are recognised as human, while migrants continue to toil with no basic rights, ...

King Salman launches construction of Saudi Arabia's 'Disneyland'

The New Arab

King Salman launches construction of Saudi Arabia's 'Disneyland'

Saudi Arabia's King Salman was set to launch the entertainment city's construction on Wednesday, which was delayed without a reason given.

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