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Egypt wants to impose taxes on tech giants' profits

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SHAFAQNA - The Egypt unveiled plan to impose taxes on profits of tech giants including Facebook and Google. The Egyptian parliament last month approved the organisation of the press and information draft law, which states that no website…

The Political Impact of Social Media on the Middle East

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SHAFAQNA - Social media as a political tool came of age in the Middle East well before it was a major contender in American politics. When the Arab Spring erupted in 2011, the U.S. was still years away from maintaining an official Twitter account…

Facebook guide to improve the safety of Muslims online

SHAFAQNA- Facebook has created a guide to improving the safety of Muslims online, in an effort to combat Islamaphonia, racism and hate speech levelled at the community. Keeping Muslims Safe Online: Tackling Hate and Bigotry was written in…

Facebook Announces Plan To Use Soros-Funded “Fact-Checkers” To Censor “Fake News”

SHAFAQNA - A few weeks after last month’s election, Facebook came under fire for failing to censor stories that allegedly turned voters against Hillary Clinton, leading to a “surprise” win for Donald Trump. Soon after, the social media…

Facebook blues: Social media linked to feelings of isolation, study says

SHAFAQNA - Facebook may have revolutionized how we stay in touch with friends and family, but a new study has found that too much time on social media actually leads to increased feelings of isolation. The study, published Monday in the…

Facebook will ‘fight to protect’ Muslim rights against the likes of Donald Trump

SHAFAQNA- Mark Zuckerberg said in a post today that Muslims would always be welcome on Facebook, seemingly adding his own voice to the backlash against presidential candidate Donald Trump, who recently proposed that the U.S. close its borders…

Facebook's Zuckerberg speaks out in support of Muslims

SHAFAQNA - Controversial right-wing 2016 U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump has rather vocally called for a complete ban on Muslims entering the country, proving that America, on the whole, is still somewhat ignorant of the culture of…