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Conspiracy theories and misinformation have surged in Iraq, where a history of dictatorship, war and political crises have undermined public trust in authority.

Comment: Most Jewish-Americans, like Seth Rogen, are still only awakening to the moral and political ramifications of Israel's settler-colonial project, writes Josh Ruebner.

Middle East mythbusters battle coronavirus 'infodemic'

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Middle East mythbusters battle coronavirus 'infodemic'

Activists across the region are tackling fake news about Covid-19, from unproven remedies and conspiracy theories to falsified figures and invented deaths.

Turkey moving to tighten grip on social media

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Turkey moving to tighten grip on social media

The legislation is expected to pass with the support of the ruling party's nationalist allies.

Instagram apologises to Bella Hadid after censoring Palestine post

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Instagram apologises to Bella Hadid after censoring Palestine post

Instagram's parent company Facebook admitted Bella Hadid's post should not have been taken down, apologising to the Palestinian-Dutch supermodel.

Gaia Caramazza

Bella Hadid accuses Instagram of 'silencing' Palestine’s history

Palestinian-American model Bella Hadid has slammed Instagram's 'censorship' of her father's birthplace.

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Turkey blasts Twitter over mass removal of pro-Erdogan accounts

Turkey heavily criticised Twitter after the platform removed over 7,000 accounts it says were part of state-linked information operations.

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Egyptian pro-Sisi media launch campaign of incitement against doctors

Pro-Sisi media have launched a campaign of incitement against doctors, including death threats.

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Coronavirus disrupts Wikipedia in Iran after senior official's death

Wikipedia has been disrupted in Iran after Expediency Council member Mohammed Mirmohammadi died of coronavirus.

Iphone's Siri describes Israel as a 'Zionist occupation state'

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Iphone's Siri describes Israel as a 'Zionist occupation state'

Asked on Saturday who the president of Israel was, Siri - available to Mac, iOS, Apple Watch and Apple TV users - replied 'the President of the ...

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Egypt to release detained Turkish news agency staff

Egypt will release and deport two Turks arrested in a Tuesday raid on the Turkish Anadolu Agency’s Cairo, while Egyptian Anadolu staff will be ...

Turkey lifts nearly three-year ban on <em>Wikipedia</em>

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Turkey lifts nearly three-year ban on Wikipedia

Ankara blocked the community-generated encyclopedia in 2017 after entries alleged the government supported IS.

Court rules Turkey violated freedoms by banning <em>Wikipedia</em>

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Court rules Turkey violated freedoms by banning Wikipedia

Turkey's Constitutional Court has ruled that the country's decision to ban Wikipedia violated freedom of expression.

Turkey shuts independent news site Bianet

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Turkey shuts independent news site Bianet

The decision also targeted 135 other online addresses including YouTube and DailyMotion videos, as well as the Twitter account of Kurdish member ...

YouTube 'mistakenly' links 9/11 with Notre Dame blaze

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YouTube 'mistakenly' links 9/11 with Notre Dame blaze

Below some of the YouTube clips of the Paris blaze, an unusual text box popped up about the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States.

Karim Traboulsi

Saudi cleric praises Liverpool's Mohamed Salah for 'representing Islam'

A popular Saudi cleric has praised Mohamed Salah, Liverpool FC's Egyptian footballer, for "representing Islam well in England."

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Palestinians launching major online activism event amid Israeli crackdown

7amleh, the Arab Central for the Advancement of Social Media, will host its second international forum in the West Bank next month, aimed at ...

Tajana Tadić

Refugees facing obstructions to sanctuary following European court ruling

Comment: The European Court of Justice has left Croatia responsible for dealing with hundreds of thousands of refugees. And Croatia is rejecting ...

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Assad regime 'executed' Syria open internet activist Bassel Kharabil

A Syrian free speech activist and open software developer was executed by the regime of Bashar al-Assad, according to new reports.

Istanbul withdraws invite for <em>Wikipedia</em> founder after banning site

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Istanbul withdraws invite for Wikipedia founder after banning site

Istanbul authorities have withdrawn an invitation to Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales to attend a major conference in the city, officials ...

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Turkish authorities block access to Wikipedia

Turkey on Saturday blocked all access inside the country to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, the communications agency said, in the ...

Western media publish unverified story on IS retreat

Robert Cusack

Western media publish unverified story on IS retreat

The Daily Mail, a far-right British tabloid, reported that IS leader al-Baghdadi ordered a major retreat, but did this actually happen and what ...

MP Jo Cox killer found guilty of murder

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MP Jo Cox killer found guilty of murder

A UK court has found Thomas Mair guilty of murder, following the killing of British MP Jo Cox during campaigning for the EU referendum.

Russia offers to teach US a lesson in 'shame'

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Russia offers to teach US a lesson in 'shame'

A Russian official has offered to take US diplomat Samantha Power on an all expenses paid trip to Syria, to teach her the meaning of the word ...

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