Twitter accused of supporting Isis

San Francisco judge dismisses suit accusing Twitter of supporting Isis The family of two men shot and killed in Jordan claimed Twitter contributed to their deaths by allowing Isis to sign up for and use Twitter accounts A federal judge in San Francisco has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Twitter of supporting the Islamic State group. … Read more

Search engines’ role in radicalisation

Search engines’ role in radicalisation must be challenged, finds study Nearly 500,000 online searches a month return Islamist material, says report that advocates multilateral approach to removing extremist sites Search engines’ role in radicalisation More than 484,000 Google keyword searches a month from around the world, including at least 54,000 searches in the UK, return … Read more

Will the Olympics offer Brazil a way out

Will the Olympics offer Brazil a way out of crisis or add to its burden? With three weeks to go until the opening ceremony, Rio de Janeiro is desperate for an uplift and fearful of what will happen when the athletes leave As dusk falls over Copacabana beach, Ubira Santos, a 63-year-old sand sculptor, relaxes … Read more

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube may be blocked in Turkey

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube may be blocked in Turkey amid coup attempt Reports emerge during attempted military coup of people struggling to access social media in a country described as a bastion of internet censorship Turkey may be blocking or slowing access to social media networks amid an attempted military coup, although there are conflicting … Read more