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Islamic propagation in the age of new media

SHAFAQNA - This article will argue that new media creates more of an opportunity for Islamic communities to carry out propagation through more than what is known as traditional media. Firstly, it will shed light on traditional media and…

Google Search Is Doing Irreparable Harm To Muslims

SHAFAQNA - Google asks its employees to “Do the right thing.” At least, that’s what its revised 2015 motto states in an upgrade from the original company maxim, “Don’t be evil.” But when a user searches Google for information…

Social media have negative effect on children's mental health, Instagram and Snapchat ranked worst

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SHAFAQNA- Instagram and Snapchat are the social media platforms that have the worst impact on children's mental health, according to a study published by Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and the Young Health Movement (YHM). The report…

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…

UK think tank reports surge in Islamophobic tweets

SHAFAQNA- Nearly 7,000 Islamophobic tweets were posted in English every day last month in response to terrorist attacks and the failed coup attempt in Turkey, research has found. The Centre for the Analysis for Social Media at London-based…
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How social media can lead to depression

SHAFAQNA - The more time young adults spend on social media, the more likely they are to become depressed, a study has found. Of the 19 to 32-year-olds who took part in the research, those who checked social media most frequently throughout…

Muslims use social media to counter rising Islamophobia

SHAFAQNA - Outraged by what they call a surge in racial profiling following the November terror attacks in Paris, Muslims in Europe are striking back on social media. They are publicly shaming the police officers allegedly using racial profiling…

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…

Saudi Arabia attempts to fail Ayatollah Khamenei's efforts towards peace

SHAFAQNA - Sources have confirmed that Saudi Arabia is exerting pressure to block a letter penned by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei to the western youth on social media. Following the terrorist…