The United States District Court for the Central District of California rejects a US$190 million defamation suit against entrepreneur Elon Musk by Tham Luang cave rescuer Vernon Unsworth. The lawsuit, considered to be the first major suit by a private individual over comments made on Twitter, was filed over Musk's insulting Tweets after Unsworth criticized his role in the rescue.
A denial-of-service attack takes down Wikipedia, with users unable to access the encyclopedia in Europe and parts of the Middle East. The Wikimedia Foundation blames a "massive and very broad" distributed denial of service attack.
Lebanese daily newspaper "As-Safir" ("The Ambassador" in Arabic) is to cease print and online operations after over 40 years, citing falling revenues and Lebanon's political environment and sectarian problems as reasons for its closure. The newspaper has close ties to Hezbollah.
The government shuts down social media at the request of the electoral commission which says it is a security matter. Many Ugandans access Twitter and Facebook via a Virtual private network (VPN) which masks a user's location.
Israeli courts charge two Israeli soldiers for allegedly using a 9-year-old Palestinian as a human shield (considered a war crime) in Tel Al-Hawa neighborhood in Gaza in January 2009 after the United Nations intervenes. [http:--www.jpost.com-Israel-Article.aspx?id=170781 ("The Jerusalem Post")] [https:--web.archive.org-web-20100315072438-http:--www.haaretz.com-hasen-spages-1155896.html ("Ha'aretz")] [http:--news.bbc.co.uk-2-hi-middle_east-8563726.stm (BBC)] [http:--www.france24.com-en-20100311-israel-charges-soldiers-with-misconduct-gaza-war (France24)]date=August 2019 [http:--www.nzherald.co.nz-war-news-article.cfm?c_id=359&objectid=10631558 ("The New Zealand Herald")]date=August 2019