7amleh – Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media

Articles by 7amleh – Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media

A man, wearing a mask due to COVID-19, browses a phone as he walks past graffiti depicting outgoing US President Donald Trump, in Gaza City, 8 November 2020, MOHAMMED ABED/AFP via Getty Images

Palestine: Rights groups condemn cyberespionage operations

A new report from Facebook reveals the company closed down groups of hackers affiliated with the Palestinian security agency that used spyware to target journalists, activists, and government critics.

People take part in a protest against a "campaign of repression" targeting those who post information on social networks and in support of freedom of expression, in Rabat, Morocco, 9 January 2020, FADEL SENNA/AFP via Getty Images

Mapping digital rights in MENA: towards a safer online environment

New research from IFEX member 7amleh examines how digital rights policies and practices in Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia are impacting freedom of expression and the right to information, and highlights the need to improve people’s access to a safer online environment.

Palestine: Majority of Palestinians exposed to fake news says new study

According to new research from The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media (7amleh), at least 72% of Palestinians say they have been exposed to misleading news and identified Israeli authorities as a main source of misinformation.

Israeli attacks on Palestinian digital rights rise during pandemic

In a new report, the Arab Centre for Advancement of Social Media (7amleh) documents the deployment of mass surveillance technologies by Israel during the coronavirus pandemic and explores the impact of these policies and practices on Palestinian digital rights.

How the COVID-19 pandemic is threatening Palestinian digital rights

According to the Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media – 7amleh – Palestinian digital rights, privacy, and online freedom of expression are being targetted by emergency legislation amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Censored broadcast: Are YouTube’s policies discriminating against Palestinians?

New research from the Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media – 7amleh – examines how YouTube policies and practices are censoring Palestinians’ digital content and violating their digital rights.

The harrowing state of Palestinian digital rights

From increased surveillance technologies to gender based online violence, a new report from The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media – 7amleh – sheds light on how a rise in digital rights violations against Palestinians is impacting their rights to privacy, assembly, and freedom of expression.

On Israeli social networks, racism against Arabs and Palestinians is on the rise

In 2019, one violent post against Arabs and Palestinians was published on Israeli social networks every 64 seconds. New research from the Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media (7amleh) examines how Israeli elections contributed to the rise in violent discourse.