Russia wages online battle against TikTok and YouTube

Mabel R. Acton
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Moscow: “I’m an American!” a young Russian under the username Neurolera exclaims in English on the popular video-sharing app TikTok as she explains how to impersonate a tourist to avoid arrest at a street demonstration.

Her video – published ahead of rallies planned in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny – has been viewed more than 500,000 times while videos demanding Navalny’s release garnered hundreds of millions of views on the platform.

In Russia, where state-controlled media outlets co-exist in stark contrast with online platforms popular among the opposition, authorities have ramped up efforts to contain

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Parler website partially returns with support from Russian-owned technology firm | Social media

Mabel R. Acton

Parler, the social network popular with Donald Trump supporters, has partially returned online with the help of a Russian-owned technology company.

The network vanished from the internet after it was dropped by Amazon’s hosting arm and other partners over a lack of moderation after its users called for violence and posted videos glorifying the attack on the US Capitol on 6 January.

On Monday, Parler’s website was reachable again, though only with a message from its chief executive, John Matze, saying he was working to restore functionality.

The internet protocol (IP) address it used is owned by DDos-Guard, which is

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Social media’s failings have made regulation almost inevitable

Mabel R. Acton

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The GameStop saga has thrown light, once again, on the power of social media. Having dramatically increased the stock price of a loss-making video game retailer, the two-million strong subreddit r/WallStreetBets has shown that with enough will, a single group can take on even the powerful world of hedge funds–and make itself some money in the process.

But this, like Twitter’s blocking of former US president Donald Trump’s account, raises questions about control. Who controls the public discourse in our society? People, platform, or the government? Furthermore, who should have control? It’s now undeniable that

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Global Stem Cell Media Market 2020 Outlook Highlights Major Opportunities, Advance Technology, Top Companies Analysis to 2025

Mabel R. Acton

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Jan 29, 2021 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
Global Stem Cell Media Market 2020 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 interprets market overview, value chain structure, industrial environment, regional analysis, applications, market size, and forecast. The report is one of the most comprehensive and important additions to our archive of market research studies. The report presents an extensive analysis of market competition, regional expansion, and market segmentation by type, application, and geography supported by exact market figures. The report discusses different growth drivers, market

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