Crackdown

22 Apr 19
Social News XYZ

Colombo, April 22 (IANS) Battling the spread of hate speech on social media platforms especially Facebook for long, the Sri Lanka government on Sunday once again “temporarily blocked” social media from spreading fake news in the wake of deadly suicide bombings in the island that killed 290 people. In a brief statement, the Sri Lankan […]

22 Apr 19
Update News Portal

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The deadly attacks in Sri Lanka on Sunday highlighted how easily religious coexistence can be ripped apart in a region where secularism is weakening amid the growing appeal of a politics based on ethnic and sectarian identity. In India, the country’s governing right-wing Hindu party is exploiting faith for votes, pushing an […]

22 Apr 19
The Defiant

This is part 3 of an eight-part series covering the issues that will help me decide who I’m voting for in the May 2019 Senatorial elections. You can read Part 2 by clicking here. The “Lady Justice” image, the allegorical personification of the rule of law, is depicted as a woman wearing a blindfold, wielding […]

22 Apr 19
One day at a time

In the 1990s when the predictive text for cellphones came out, Bill was quite pleased. He showed me how to use it. (Lol dad, I’m GenX, it’s intuitive). I returned the excitement when I shared with him “Swype” technology. In 2013 when I got my first Samsung Note, I stumbled upon this great way to […]

22 Apr 19
Archy Worldys

The Sri Lankan government's decision to block all social media sites following Sunday's deadly attacks is a symbol of how much the US-based technology companies fail to curb false information, extremism, and violence-the alleged benefits social networks outweigh the media. The Sri Lankan government has blocked Sunday Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram – all owned by […]

22 Apr 19
The Frontier Post

YANGON, Myanmar (AA): Myanmar’s highest court will make a rule on Tuesday on appeal by two jailed Reuters journalists imprisoned for reporting on extrajudicial killing of Rohingya muslims in western Rakhine state. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were sentenced to seven years last September under a colonial-era law for allegedly breaching the […]