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7amleh - Arab Center for the advancement of social media
The virtual world has become the primary space where children and youth in occupied East Jerusalem spend their time. 42 per cent use the Internet for more than 5 hours per day, while 31 per cent use it for 3 - 5 hours per day. It has also become the space where they express their opinions and political views. However, 87 per cent of children and youth rarely or never participate in political discussions online due to fear of prosecution from the authorities who monitor their social media content.
Palestinian Authority activists were accused of leaking private photos of them and defaming them on social media after their phones were confiscated in the recent protests, which took place after the death of activist Nizar Banat. But does this method work to deter the protesters?
The New Arab
In-depth: Israel is using advances in biometric technology to facilitate its military occupation, with movement restrictions, policing, and surveillance becoming increasingly digitised.
One month before engaging in the 11-day attacks of May that resulted in the death of more than 250 Palestinians and 13 Israelis, the Israeli army posted a TikTok video where plane pilots celebrate Israel’s independence to the sound of “Pretty Boy Swag”.
A new interactive online platform by Forensic Architecture, supported by Amnesty International and the Citizen Lab, maps for the first time the global spread of the notorious spyware Pegasus, made by cyber-surveillance company NSO Group.
As a follow-up to his report on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in the digital era, submitted to the Human Rights Council at its forty first session (A/HRC/41/41), the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Clément N. Voule, presents to the Human Rights Council a study of recent trends and the impact of Internet shutdowns in relation to peaceful protests, and makes recommendations to address this global phenomenon.
World Wide Web Foundation
Facebook, Google, TikTok and Twitter — four of the world’s largest tech companies — today announce a bold package of commitments to tackle online abuse and improve women’s safety on their platforms at the UN Generation Equality Forum in Paris.
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