In the current wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence, young Palestinians are getting news from Facebook pages offering fast-paced updates and bloody images. Israeli sites also offer uncensored graphic scenes.
What if you're trying to celebrate women but end up making them really mad? That's the case with a Bic ad in South Africa that told women to "Look like a girl. Act like a lady. Think like a man. Work like a boss."
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge raised awareness of the disease — and record contributions of more than $100 million dollars for research. That success is sending supporters of other causes behind the camera to create their own viral campaigns. Here's a sample of other challenges, and causes, from around the world.
Sergei Misyura is just your average gadget nerd with a blog and a Twitter account — except he's also an officer in the Ukrainian Army. And when his unit went into battle in eastern Ukraine this summer, he took his popular Twitter feed with him, posting an on-the-ground view of the battle.
ISIS knows media and messaging, from its black and white flag to its raised index finger gesture to its tweets. Now the group has a new propaganda wing that is producing sophisticated, effects-laden videos in styles from rock videos to action movies. Reporter Bruce Wallace shares some examples and what experts think ISIS is hoping to achieve.
When ISIS accounts were kicked off of Facebook and Twitter, the terrorist group turned to Russian social network VKontakte to keep up its propaganda and fundraising. A new report from a Russian news site exposed the extent of the militants' use of Russian sites and that seems to have started a crackdown by authorities.
Buzzfeed reporter Ellie Hall got a disturbing look at the online world of young women — often from the West — who claim to be members of the Islamic militant group known as ISIS. They go to the Middle East to be married, raise young Jihadists and spread propaganda on social networks.
Liberian American Shoana Solomon is one of four women who have launched the "I am Liberian, not a virus" campaign to fight the stigma of Ebola. She's been especially motivated to battle unwarranted fear of West Africans since her nine-year-old daughter was harassed at her school in Delaware.
Four years since they began, the verdict seems clear: The Arab uprisings failed. But one online activist — who’s been deported, jailed and is now seeking asylum in the West — says not so fast. He refuses to give up on the original promise of the Arab Spring.
Facebook said this week that governments are upping their demands for user data, renewing the focus on Internet privacy. But in the UK, the intelligence community's position is clear: The Internet is a breeding ground of crime and terror, and privacy should take a backseat.