A court in Morocco sentences a man to four years in prison for insulting the king. Authorities also arrest a Twitter user for criticizing the long prison terms given to those who protest.
Twenty-four workers die in a flooded illegally-run textile workshop in a private house in Tangier, Morocco, which occurred as a result of intense rains that hit the region. Ten others were rescued and hospitalized.
Twitter bans all ads from Russian news agencies RT and Sputnik based on U.S. intelligence's conclusion that both attempted to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election on behalf of the Russian government.
President of the United States Barack Obama is falsely declared dead by the Twitter account of the U.S. broadcaster Fox News in a series of messages stating, "@BarackObama has just passed. The President is dead" and "BREAKING NEWS: @BarackObama assassinated, 2 gunshot wounds have proved too much". Hackers are blamed though the messages remain online several hours later.