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Africa Politics

Are COVID-19 Measures Being Used to Stifle Democracy in Africa?

The global pandemic presents a unique challenge to democracy in sub-Saharan Africa. Aside from making it more difficult and more expensive to carry out elections, there is an emerging worry that democratic activity will be suppressed in the name of ‘stopping the spread’. 

Technology and infrastructure Under The Radar

The Wrong Way to Combat Internet Disinformation

By Christopher Carson On June 25th, the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan approved a controversial piece of legislation titled “On Manipulating Information”, designed to combat disinformation spread online. The bill received widespread

International Under The Radar

Guest Post: Jacinda Ardern Backing Social Media Ethics

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern proves to be a breath of fresh air in the current world of global politics.

Politics Under The Radar

Sanctions and social media: Civil unrest and Iran-US relations

Recent domestic and international developments have negatively affected the stability of the Iranian regime.

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure

Influence of Facebook on Asia’s election season

Various Asian nations are set to hold critical elections later on this year. And there are serious concerns over the effect Facebook and other social media platforms can have on election campaigns in terms of fake news and bots.

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure

Why China’s boycott of South Korea is viral marketing genius

The nature of China’s social media environment lets Beijing turn South Korea-bashing into a viral trend and celebrities and companies are cashing in.

International Security Technology and infrastructure

Fighting ISIS on social media won’t stop them from using it

Efforts by Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube in 2017 are certainly welcomed, but removing ISIS from social media platforms is expected to be a daunting task.

Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Can you equate social media with terrorism? Cameroon thinks so

Cameroon has labelled social media as a form of terrorism, launching a crackdown amid rising unrest: investors are at risk from the regime and citizens.

Asia Pacific Security

Should investors fear China’s anti-American protests?

Following The Hague’s ruling on the South China Sea, Chinese netizens have called for protests and boycotts against American companies. How concerned should investors be about anti-American sentiment among Chinese consumers?

Middle East/North Africa Technology and infrastructure

Why Pokemon Go scares Middle Eastern governments

Pokemon Go is creating headaches for Middle Eastern governments, as concerns over security and subversion prompt calls for intervention.