Five Ways to Fact-Check News Before Sharing Them on Social Media

Ever since the revolution started, more and more fake news and videos are circulating around. Fake news are a serious problem across the world as they get a lot of attention and can have dire consequences. Even people with a minimal sense of media literacy can fall for such news, which is why I thought I list the below methods that can help fact-check before sharing all over social media: 1- Check the author &…

Government Planning to Tax Whatsapp Calls Over Mobile Data & Wifi

Remember when the Telecom Minister claimed he's not planning on taxing Whatsapp? Well he was lying as the government agreed today to enforce a 20 cent/day fee on every WhatsApp or any other VOIP user. This means you will be taxed twice for your internet, once as part of your plan and the second time by the Telecom ministry. This amounts to $6 per month per user, and from what I read, this will include…
Technology

Get Up to $30,000 in Funding. Apply To Speed Accelerator Before October 11!

2 months ago
Speed, one of the leading Beirut-based tech accelerators, has recently launched their seventh acceleration program and are currently accepting new applications. The accelerator offers startups $30,000 in financial support but more importantly, an intensive 3-month ...
Lebanon

YouTube Music & Premium Now Available in #Lebanon

2 months ago
Android Central shared last week news that YouTube Premium & YouTube Music have now expanded to eight new countries in the Middle East including Lebanon, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia & the UAE. YouTube ...
Lebanon

5G Fixed Wireless Deployed at Beirut Airport

3 months ago
Ogero head tweeted earlier today that the planned 5G fixed wireless connection was installed ahead of time and is now fully functional at Beirut’s Rafic Hariri Airport. It should be available to all according to ...
Health

“Talking Saves Lives”: Facebook Backs Embrace’s Suicide Prevention Campaign

3 months ago
Embrace’s Lifeline (1564) is now available on Facebook’s Safety Center, in an attempt to raise further awareness on mental health and provide advice and support to anyone who may be suffering from suicidal thoughts or ...
Technology

#Beirut Airport to get Fiber Optics & 5G By September 2019

3 months ago
Telecom Minister Mohammad Chouchair announced today that Beirut Airport will be equipped with fiber optics within 10 days and passengers will be eligible for 1 to 2 hours of free and fast internet (to be ...
Baladi

A Dream Reborn: Lebanon’s First Satellite

4 months ago
In the early 1960s, a small group of students from Haigazian University led by their Mathematics professor, Manoug Manougian, founded the Lebanese Rocket Society. After three years of research and trials, they were able to ...
Baladi

Inkript: Proudly Made in Lebanon Technologies to Facilitate Our Every Day Lives

4 months ago
We’re known as Lebanese for our ability to set off with nothing and make a go of it in whatever country they landed in, yet while the tradition of emigration is still very much alive, ...
Critiques

Beirut Airport to Get Decent Internet (Third time’s a Charm?)

5 months ago
Ever since I started blogging here, I hear about Beirut’s airport finally getting some decent (& free) internet and it still did not happen. In fact, we had at least weird looking internet machines few ...
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