#Social Media

  • Article: A Turkish Women's Rights Activist Explains the Importance of the 'Challenge Accepted' Campaign to Stop Femicide

    What's the Real Story Behind Those #ChallengeAccepted Photos on Instagram?

    By Leah Rodriguez  and  Pia Gralki|July 31, 2020

    A Turkish feminist expert explains the origins of the viral trend. Read more

  • Article: Young People in Zimbabwe Are Using Social Media to Combat COVID-19 'Infodemic'

    Young People in Zimbabwe Are Using Social Media to Combat COVID-19 'Infodemic'

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|July 27, 2020

    Coronavirus myths are a danger to public health. These activists are working against misinformation. Read more

  • Article: Nigerians Are Turning to Social Media to Condemn Widespread Sexual Violence, Inequality, and Police Brutality

    Nigerians Are Turning to Social Media to Condemn Widespread Sexual Violence, Inequality, and Police Brutality

    By Akindare Okunola|June 4, 2020

    Online protests have become a veritable tool for Nigerians to demand accountability from leaders. Read more

  • Article: Indian Police Look Into ‘Bois Locker Room’ Instagram Account That Posted Photos of Underage Girls

    Indian Police Look Into ‘Bois Locker Room’ Instagram Account That Posted Photos of Underage Girls

    By Leah Rodriguez|May 5, 2020

    Schoolboys are thought to have started the group to share photos of classmates without consent. Read more

  • Article: Watch! John Legend Joins Artists Rallying Against Coronavirus Through 'Together At Home'

    Watch! John Legend Joins Artists Rallying Against Coronavirus Through 'Together At Home'

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Helen Lock|March 18, 2020

    Coronavirus means self-isolation, so stars are helping unify people around the world via Instagram. Read more

  • Article: UK Social Media Platforms Will Now Be Held Accountable for Harmful Content

    UK Social Media Platforms Will Now Be Held Accountable for Harmful Content

    By Catherine Caruso|Feb. 12, 2020

    The regulatory company Ofcom will protect users from damaging content on social media platforms. Read more

  • Article: Domestic Workers Are Being Illegally Sold on Social Media Apps

    Domestic Workers Are Being Illegally Sold on Social Media Apps

    By Leah Rodriguez  and  Maria Camila Montañez|Nov. 5, 2019

    Buyers in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia can search women by race and buy them for a few thousand dollars. Read more

  • Article: People Are Sharing Messages to Their 5-Year-Old Selves for Mental Health and It's Just the Best

    People Are Sharing Messages to Their 5-Year-Old Selves for Mental Health and It's Just the Best

    By Helen Lock|Aug. 9, 2019

    The #FiveYearOldSelfie hashtag has taken off on Twitter. Read more