This post explores studies focusing on sectarianism on Twitter that have emerged over the past couple of years. More specifically, it analyzes current research on the type of rhetoric employed by Twitter users, the demographics of these users, and potential influences on this rhetoric.
While most Iraqi internet users often suffer from a combination of lack of access and government censorship, the Kurds in the autonomous Kurdish region in Northern Iraq often fare far better. Why is the parity in internet access so great between the two regions?
This week the Internet Monitor takes a look at a change in Reddit's policy, a new way to use Blockchain, a change in Russia's internet censorship policy, an internet blackout in Algeria, and a new technology that could potentially prevent the spread of terrorist propaganda.
This week Internet Monitor examines ongoing tension between Facebook and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), a visit by a group of European politicians to Saudi Arabia, Twitter's decision to shut down 125K accounts, and Facebook's removal of the "Ice Cream" painting.
This Thanksgiving, Internet Monitor checks out the latest Facebook hoax, Anonymous' efforts to combat ISIS online, Internet filtering by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, and an Austrian lawsuit against Facebook.