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How to know what hashtags are trending on Twitter

Twitter trends are popular words or hashtags used by Twitter users at a particular time. Twitter uses a special algorithm that is not revealed to us yet to monitor hot topics in real time.If you log in to your Twitter account, you will be able to know what hashtags are now trending in your city or a


As The Election Draws Near, Trump Goes With A Message Of Division And Anger

By Terry H. Schwadron, DCReport Opinion Editor   That all three of these stories about how we are handling racism were on the same New York Times.com front yesterday should underscore where we find ourselves on the 244th birthday of the nation: Black Lives Matter May Be the Largest Movement


Celebrating America, Israel’s Greatest Friend

By Yael Eckstein   Summer has officially begun, and July 4th is almost here! This time of year, I am transported back to my childhood in Chicago, where I was privileged to be born and raised. Independence Day brings back fond memories of picnicking outside and watching fireworks light up the


Amnesty offers little evidence for alleged Moroccan use of spyware against reporter

Accusations by Amnesty International to Moroccan authorities that they implanted spyware developed by Israeli security company NSO Group into the mobile phone of Moroccan reporter Omar Radi, have not been backed by solid evidence. Instead, the human rights group’s allegations have sparked a ma


Iran sentences journalist to death, clamps down on jailed female activists

Iran has sentenced to death a journalist whose work helped to inspire nationwide protests in 2017, and is further suppressing female rights activists within the country’s notorious prison system. From his exile in Paris, Ruhollah Zam ran a website called AmadNews which posted embarrassing vid


Media training program aims to put global spotlight on budding Saudi talent

Budding Saudi media talents are being invited to take part in a high-profile industry training scheme aimed at showcasing the region’s potential on the world stage. Education and training platform, MBC Academy, has launched its latest skills development program covering TV, film, radio, theat


TWITTER POLL: Majority believes Netanyahu will proceed with annexation plans despite backlash

Many countries have expressed concerns over Israel’s West Bank annexation plans, as well as the UN which said it would “constitute a most serious violation of international law.”An Arab News Twitter poll has asked people if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would heed this


Facebook ramps up efforts to curb ‘hateful content’ in ads

Facebook said Friday it would ban a “wider category of hateful content” in ads as the embattled social media giant moved to respond to growing protests over its handling of inflammatory posts.Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook also would add tags to posts that are “newsw


How COVID-19 affected the media industry

A recent survey by PR and media consultancy Hattlan Media looked at the impact of COVID-19 on media organizations.Journalists in print media made up 48.3 percent of the total survey participants, while participants working in the broadcast and digital media constituted 33.3 percent and 18.4 percent,


Turkey releases 3 journalists accused of revealing state secrets

In a surprise move, Turkey on Wednesday released three journalists charged with revealing state secrets in their coverage of the deaths of Turkish intelligence officers in Libya. However, three others were remanded in custody while they stand trial on charges of revealing the identities of two memb


Australian public broadcaster to cut 250 jobs

Australia’s public broadcaster announced Wednesday it will cut 250 staff, the latest in a slew of redundancies as the country’s conservative government seeks to slash taxpayer funding.The Australian Broadcasting Corporation — which is routinely maligned by ruling conservative polit


Facebook pulls Donald Trump campaign ads which used Nazi symbol

Facebook on Thursday removed ads by President Donald Trump’s campaign containing a symbol used by Nazi Germany, the latest move in a heated battle over inflammatory political content on social media.The leading social network, which has drawn fire over its hands-off approach to political speec


Access denied: Female Arab journalists face unique challenges on the ground

“Most of the time, Western editors looking for a photographer to work with in Egypt search for a white, male American or French photographer,” said award-winning Egyptian photojournalist Eman Helal. “Me and my colleagues in Egypt note that the Western media tends to work with same


Should the shisha ban stay after COVID-19 lockdown ends?

As the coronavirus pandemic gripped the world, many countries in the Middle East — including Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Kuwait — imposed bans on shisha use. Although plastic tips and disposable pipes are offered for customers who smoke shisha – a staple of society across the Middle


Five reasons the UAE annexation warning matters

Israelis woke up to a potential new era on Friday with an article by the United Arab Emirates ambassador to the US warning that Israel’s planned annexation of parts of the West Bank would “upend Israeli aspirations for improved security, economic and cultural ties with the Arab world and


Twitter axes pro-government propaganda accounts in Turkey

 Twitter has removed more than 7,000 “fake and compromised” accounts associated with Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP). The operation was carried out on Thursday night and the axed accounts were linked to the AKP’s youth branch. “Based o


Twitter removes China-linked accounts spreading false news

Twitter has removed a vast network of accounts that it says is linked to the Chinese government and were pushing false information favorable to the country’s communist rulers. Beijing denied involvement Friday and said the company should instead take down accounts smearing China.The US social


News Corp. to cut jobs in UK newspaper, radio business — memo

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. will need to cut jobs in its British newspaper and radio operations as part of a business review aimed at reducing costs, News UK Chief Executive Rebekah Brooks said in a letter to staff on Wednesday.“In the coming months, we will need to streamline the busine





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