Rumor has it that Uganda’s government wants to block access to Facebook and Twitter, but local Internet service providers haven’t given in to a possible demand of that kind.
Top hero in Tunisia is probably not a status update Mark Zuckerberg ever thought would appear on his Facebook wall. Yet that is exactly what Arizona Republican Senator John McCain has anointed the chief executive officer of Facebook after a visit to Tunisia this month.
A Zimbabwean man was jailed after he posted a message on the Prime Minister’s Facebook page calling for social change.
Activists in parts of the world that don’t approve of Facebook now have a resource on how to keep themselves safe while using the social network.
The U.S. military wants to use Facebook to dissuade jihadists and other enemy types from planning acts of war and terrorism.
Israeli sympathizers are asking Facebook to pull a page calling for a third intifada against Israel beginning this May 5.
The Arab news network Al Jazeera plans to launch an English-language talk show that will take cues from viewers’ posts on Facebook and Twitter.
Protesters in Palestine’s West Bank and Gaza Strip have been organizing a March 15 demonstration through social media.
The joke’s on the blogosphere: Numerous bloggers missed the humorous intent of a DawnWires post claiming Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah offered $150 billion to acquire Facebook, even though the article appeared in a category entitled LoL News.
Mauritania today became the latest nation to have demonstrations organized via Facebook, albeit very low key compared to other countries in northern Africa.