Stories about Activism from February, 2017
Indian Student Activist Faces Death Threats After Standing Up to Right Wing
Threats of violence, gang rape, and physical attacks are making news in India, after a 20-year-old student activist from New Delhi's Lady Shri Ram college launched the #StudentsAgainstABVP protest.
Netizen Report: How Private is Our Email? Riseup Users Want to Know.
New malware targets Iranian mac users, Facebook discloses some information about data-sharing with advertisers, and Cameroon’s regional Internet shutdown could cost the country millions.
Hackers Target Iranian Activists’ Mac Devices With Revamped Malware
State-sponsored Iranian hackers targetting civil human rights users have a new virus targeting Apple computers.
Netizen Report: In Kenya and Mexico, Citizens Suspect State Manipulation on Twitter
As social manipulation abounds on Twitter, Venezuela blocks more news websites, and Facebook heads to France to fight fake news.
Kenyan Government Allegedly Pays Social Media Influencers to Promote “GreedyDoctors” Hashtag
As allegations of social media manipulation surfaced, seven Kenyan Doctor’s Union officials were jailed for failing to call off an ongoing strike.
Battle of the Hashtags: Mapping the Online Conversation Surrounding Mexico's Gas Prices
In the wake of protests following Mexico's hike in gas prices, social media has become a battlefield over the propagation of false stories.
Netizen Report: Egyptian NGOs Face Rampant Phishing Attacks, Researchers Say
US border agents demand social media data from travelers, Venezuela arrests Bitcoin users attempting to get around currency devaluation, and Myanmar advocates push back on 'Big Brother' law.