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Irmo Mayor hosts 'Demystifying Islam' event, when slammed for anti-Muslim posts

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SHAFAQNA- Just a few months ago, Irmo Mayor, Hardy King came under fire because of his anti-Islam posts on Facebook. However now, Mayor stood behind his posts but he told The State that he didn’t know much about Islam. That was when Chaudhry…

How the First All-Girl Muslim Robotics Team is Founded by a Stereotype-Smashing Teen

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SHAFAQNA - How a 15-year-old  girl from Chino Hills, CA, can break down barriers and smash stereotypes? Zaina Siyed answered that question by creating the FemSTEM Robotics Scholarship Program, a free STEM program for Muslim girls aged 10 to…

Facebook Protect far-right and racist pages From Hate Speech but Not Muslim immigrants

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SHAFAQNA - An undercover investigation has found that Facebook gives special protections to far-right and racist pages while allow people to racially abuse Muslim immigrants. Facebook is accused of granting special protections to racist…

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…