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The Week in Internet News: U.S. Health Official Warns of COVID Misinformation Online

Bad information: The U.S. surgeon general, the nation’s top public health spokesman, is calling on social media outlets to crack down on misinformation about COVID-19 and the safety of vaccines, The New York Times reports. Misinformation about the pandemic and the vaccines available is “an urgent threat to public health,” Dr. Vivek Murthy said. “Modern technology companies have enabled misinformation to poison our information environment, with little accountability to their

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Spotlight on the Kenya Education Network, an Africa Peering Community Champion
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Spotlight on the Kenya Education Network, an Africa Peering Community Champion

The Kenya Education Network (KENET) supports communities that build Internet infrastructure in Kenya. For nearly a decade, KENET has been working with the Internet Society to grow capacity of higher ...
Four New IXPs Take off in Central America and the Caribbean
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Four New IXPs Take off in Central America and the Caribbean

According to the global IXP Database, as of January 2021, of the 630 registered Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), 229 are in Europe, 126 in North America, 140 in Asia-Pacific, 96 ...
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The Opportunity Your Future Needs: How I Helped Build the Internet and My Career

Have you ever wondered how you can change the course of the Internet? Do you want to share your ideas about how to keep the Internet secure, trusted, and a ...
Keeping the Internet on during Benin’s Presidential Elections
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Keeping the Internet on during Benin’s Presidential Elections

With protests intensifying and social media interruptions reported in the weeks leading up to Benin’s presidential elections on 11 April 2021, many Internet and civil rights organizations were growing nervous ...
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The Week in Internet News: Russia Hackers Target Human Rights Groups

A Russian hacking group is targeting international aid and human rights organizations, according to Microsoft, Al Jazeera reports. The recent attacks, from the Nobelium group, targeted about 3,000 email accounts ...
Mauritius Must Not Fall into the 'Mass Surveillance' Trap
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Mauritius Must Not Fall into the ‘Mass Surveillance’ Trap

On 17 May, 2020, The Internet Society, alongside the IGF Mauritius, submitted a response to the call to the government of Mauritius' call to provide input to the proposed amendments ...
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African Women to Drive Digitalization and Transformation: AfChix and Internet Society Renew Partnership

In the renewed agreement, AfChix and the Internet Society commit to continue supporting African girls and women to access and use the Internet and its resources to support digital transformation, ...
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IXP.GT Improves Speed, Lowers Costs, and Increases Resilience and Security of Guatemala’s Internet

Of the four new Internet traffic exchange points in Latin America, the most advanced is IXP.GT in Guatemala. It started in November 2019 with three participants. A little over a ...