Category: Freedom of Expression

News, opinion and analysis from The Zimbabwean Progressive

Zimbabwe police charge Twitter user for retweeting tweet parodying ZEC chairperson Priscilla ChigumbaZimbabwe police charge Twitter user for retweeting tweet parodying ZEC chairperson Priscilla Chigumba

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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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.

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