14-19 March, 2021


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1. Facebook to label all posts about COVID-19 vaccines (Reuters / English)

Facebook has started adding labels to posts that discuss the safety of the vaccine shots and will soon label all posts about them after criticizing it for allowing vaccine misinformation to spread on its platforms. Read More


2. ‘This was a lawsuit from Israel against all activists’: former IDF soldier loses defamation case over Facebook post (Mondoweiss/ English)

A former Israeli soldier who launched a defamation lawsuit against a Palestinian activist over a Facebook post has lost her case in California. Read More


3.Facebook and the Palestinian Elections (Al Watan Voice / Arabic)

An opinion article that highlights the expected impact of Facebook and social media platforms on the Palestinian Elections that supposed to be held in May 2021. Read More


4.It works without your to protect your email from tracking pixels? (Al Jazeera / Arabic)

Tracking Pixel allows you to know whether the user opened the email and read it. This invades the privacy of the recipient by tracking it and knowing if they have read their emails. Read More


5.TikTok will force personalized ads on users starting April 15 (PocketNow/ English)

Starting April 15, TikTok users will not be able to block ads based on their TikTok activities, but they can opt out of those based on data collected by advertisers. Read More 


6.Instagram will no longer let adults message teens who don’t follow them (The Verge/ English) 

Instagram is introducing new policies limiting interactions between teenagers and adults to make its platform safer for young users. The app has banned adults from direct messaging teenagers who don’t follow them. Read More 


7.French data privacy watchdog opens probe into Clubhouse (France 24 / English)

France's data privacy watchdog said Wednesday that it had opened an investigation into Clubhouse, the US audio chat app that has become a social media hit. Read More

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