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Facebook whistleblower: ‘I want to start a youth movement’

What exactly does one do after leaking thousands of documents from the world's most powerful social media company? For Frances Haugen, the answer is...

Costa Rica turns to influencers to promote tourism

The Costa Rica Tourism Board is hiring social-media influencers to help promote the country to foreign visitors.

WhatsApp: Costa Rica’s latest policing tool

Instead of sending memes, users are sharing license plate information with police and tips about suspicious people in their neighborhood.

Nestle tweets a joke about the 43 students missing and presumed dead in Mexico

"A los de Ayotzinapa les dieron Crunch," the account tweeted, a little pun on its namesake candy bar. Translation? "They crunched those from Ayotzinapa."

Court throws out ex-President Chinchilla’s social media defamation lawsuit

While the court ruled in favor of the defendant, freedom of expression experts said the preliminary ruling does not necessarily signal a free-for-all when it comes to criticizing public officials.

Explainer: Why is Costa Rica’s former President Laura Chinchilla suing a hotelier over a Facebook post?

Former President Laura Chinchilla (2010-2014) appeared at a criminal court in San José Monday morning for a defamation lawsuit she filed in June 2013 against businessman Alberto Rodríguez Baldi.

La Nueva Prensa: Serving the community of Nicaraguans in Costa Rica

In a print industry marked by downsizing because of the Internet, one small newspaper in Costa Rica seems to be hitting its stride, thanks to a largely untapped readership base and content that helps meet the needs of a large immigrant community.

Social media users push back after Costa Rica’s Chinchilla announces Facebook defamation lawsuit

Outraged Ticos bombard social media networks under the hashtag #LauraLeaEsto to defend the long-standing Costa Rican right to free speech after President Laura Chinchilla threatened to sue anyone who defames her on Facebook.

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