In yet another example of the burgeoning digital authoritarianism of President Emmerson Mnangaga's post-Mugabe Zimbabwe, police recently charged a Twitter user for retweeting a tweet parodying Priscilla Chigumba, the chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission.
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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe-era omnibus cyber security bill threatens fundamental rightsZimbabwe’s Mugabe-era omnibus cyber security bill threatens fundamental rights
Zimbabwe's draconian Mugabe-era Cybercrime and Cyber Security Bill could undermine constitutionally-protected rights and freedoms, says MISA Zimbabwe, an organization dedicated promoting freedom of expression and access to information in Zimbabwe.
Facebook’s Secret Censorship Rules Protect White Men from Hate Speech But Not Black ChildrenFacebook’s Secret Censorship Rules Protect White Men from Hate Speech But Not Black Children
Internal Facebook documents recently reviewed by ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom, reveal that the social media behemoth's censors often condone hate speech by white men but punish racialized minorities and activist groups for legitimate political expression.