Erica Kasraie

Woman who went viral supporting Soleimani killing exposed as Libyan militia lobbyist

She said it was 'truth from an Iranian,' but she wasn't fully transparent.

On Jan 22, 2020 by Samira Sadeque

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Hillary Clinton tries to flip the script on Benghazi in first 2016 ad

For Democrats, McCarthy's remarks are the gift that keeps on giving.

On Oct 6, 2015 by Dell Cameron

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Obama praises social media’s power to ‘expose corruption’ in U.N. speech

'You can control access to information, but you can’t lie about truth.'

On Sep 28, 2015 by Patrick Howell O'Neill

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The complicated truth behind Islamic State’s horrifying Libya video

This may be the worst one yet.

On Feb 16, 2015 by Shawn Carrié

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How Barack Obama became the Internet’s first celebrity president

Is the Commander in Chief now the Entertainer in Chief?

On Aug 8, 2014 by S.E. Smith

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View a stirring memorial for UTA Flight 772—from space

In the middle of the Sahara, an eye-popping ode to lives lost.

On Nov 5, 2013 by Miles Klee

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Sudan latest nation to use Internet blackout as weapon against own citizens

In shutting off its entire national Internet connection, Sudan joined Egypt, Libya, Burma, and Syria in an attempt to quell unrest by effectively muting the voices of its citizens

On Sep 26, 2013 by Curt Hopkins

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France’s doubled fiber-optic networks suggest spying in Africa

The investigators at have also uncovered information about former President Nicolas Sarkozy's interests in the surveillance game.

On Jul 17, 2013 by Curt Hopkins

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YouTube video played no role in Benghazi attacks

An investigation into the Sept. 11 attacks on a U.S. consulate in Libya found that the controversial film "Innocence of Muslims" had no part in inciting the violence.

On Dec 19, 2012 by Chase Hoffberger

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Activists try workarounds during Syria’s Internet blackout

Google has reactivated Speak2Tweet, and Telecomix has posted free dial-up numbers, but it's hard to say what's working.

On Nov 30, 2012 by Curt Hopkins

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Pakistan blocks YouTube over controversial anti-Islamic video

Citing "indecent material," the country is denying access to YouTube after the Google-owned company refused to remove a controversial video that sparked protests across the Muslim world.

On Sep 17, 2012 by Kevin Morris

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Libyans use social media to apologize for embassy killings

Libyans are taking to Twitter, Facebook and imgur to spread the message that the militants who killed U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens don't represent them.

On Sep 13, 2012 by Curt Hopkins

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The sole Reddit comment of slain U.S. diplomat Sean Smith

Plus: Pre-19th century conspiracy theories, an interview with the Green Party's presidential candidate, and ancient diseases.

On Sep 13, 2012 by Kevin Morris

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Video that sparked riots killing U.S. ambassador to remain on YouTube

But does it violate YouTube's community guidelines?

On Sep 12, 2012 by Kevin Morris

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“Arab Spring” Kickstarter suddenly suspended

Former journalist Matthew Vandyke was about $4,000 short when his documentary project was taken offline yesterday.

On Aug 22, 2012 by Jennifer Abel