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India Pressured WhatsApp to Address Mob Violence—By Hiring Someone 8,000 Miles Away

More than two dozen people have been killed in 17 separate incidents since May as viral fake videos spread unchecked on the network, stirring up racial and religious tensions.
David Gilbert
9.24.18
Facebook

Facebook hired outside group to investigate its role in spreading hate speech in Myanmar

Facebook and WhatsApp have been accused by the U.N. of spreading hate speech that led to ethnic violence against the Rohingya minority.
David Gilbert
8.15.18
INDIA

India Is Threatening to Sue WhatsApp Over Mob Lynchings Linked to Fake News

“Rampant circulation of irresponsible messages in large volumes on WhatsApp’s platform has not been addressed adequately."
David Gilbert
7.22.18
INDIA

India’s Fake News Epidemic Is Killing People, and Modi’s Government Has No Plan to Stop it

“The bigger responsibility lies not with social media companies but with the state that is facilitating this environment of hate and impunity.”
David Gilbert
Zeenat Saberin
7.18.18
Stuff

Here’s Everyone You’re Currently Locked in a WhatsApp Group Chat With

One thousand people, all saying "LOL" at once.
Joel Golby
9.23.16
News

Indonesia Has Declared War on 'Gay Friendly' Emojis

It's only one aspect of the country's entrenched homophobia.
Erin Cook
2.16.16
Stuff

I Spent a Week Undercover in a Pro-Anorexia WhatsApp Group

The skeletal girls in it bowed before a mysterious leader known as "the goddess of emaciation."
Nadja Brenneisen
7.8.15
tech

It's Not Your Fault that Your Parents Don't 'Get' the Internet

I don't know what it is exactly, but sentences like "I think my Wi-Five is broken" make my blood boil.
Franz Lichtenegger
6.17.15
Stuff

I Catfished a Pedophile Who Was Posing as a Pro-Anorexia Coach

While researching the pro-ana community for an article, I stumbled across some evidence that these forums have become a hunting ground for sexual predators.
Nadja Brenneisen
6.10.15
tech

We Collected Your Snapchat Messages for David Cameron and His Snapchat Ban

David Cameron wants to crack down on encrypted messaging services such as WhatsApp and Snapchat. Britain responded with its boobs, dicks, and balls.
Joel Golby
1.14.15
News

Prime Minister David Cameron Wants to Ban Snapchat and WhatsApp from the UK

Encrypted communications are right in Cameron's laser sights. What next, dude? You wanna go nuts on Emoji as well?
Joel Golby
1.13.15
News

Mexican Drug Cartels Are Using Social Media Apps to Commit Virtual Kidnappings

Facebook and WhatsApp are being used to trick people into ponying up cash for safe relatives.
Priscila Mosqueda
9.17.14
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