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Boy do they like to come after you! Social media won't let you live down your mistakes

Several people who did not wear masks and subsequently got infected with COVID-19 have been hounded on social media.

26 Sep 2020 7:21 PM

Not enough to remove hate speech, social networks must archive evidence: Human Rights Watch

Online posts could also help document atrocities and abuses such as chemical weapons attacks in Syria and police abuse in the United States.

10 Sep 2020 4:22 PM

Pandemic opens global opportunity for maths teacher taking classes on Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp

Students watch Basirat Olamide Ajayi’s short math videos—no more than 5 minutes long—and respond to her questions.

07 Sep 2020 5:54 PM

Tech This Week | Should India have its own social media content moderation rules?

Platforms are diverse and a one-size-fits-all approach will not work.

05 Sep 2020 6:03 PM

Team Trump sticks to polarising, manipulative content on social media ahead of election

The open use of digitally-altered images by Trump and other candidates in 2020 has tech giants worried.

05 Sep 2020 5:38 PM

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PM Modi's Twitter account hacked, asked followers for donations via cryptocurrency

Faked tweets were sent from 45 accounts and hackers accessed private messages in 36 and downloaded Twitter data from seven, company said

03 Sep 2020 9:50 AM

Apple rule that apps must get user consent for targeted ads will hit small apps’ revenues: Facebook

Facebook says Apple’s rules could reduce what apps earn by advertising through Facebook’s audience network.

27 Aug 2020 5:08 PM

If Trump loses, social media anticipates a fight, plans strategy to beat back misinformation

Facebook is considering options including a “kill switch” to shut off political advertising after election day to thwart misinformation.

22 Aug 2020 2:18 PM

Inappropriate posts appear on Noah Schnapp's hacked Twitter

Starting Saturday afternoon, Schnapp’s Twitter account began publishing and retweeting a range of bizarre posts, which were later deleted.

16 Aug 2020 5:48 PM

Twitter also in talks to purchase TikTok, says report

Twitter’s bid is a long shot, but it believes it would face less antitrust scrutiny than larger corporations such as Microsoft.

09 Aug 2020 3:51 PM

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Facebook, Twitter crack down on Russia, China agents trying to sway US election

State-led influence campaigns were prominent on social media during the 2016 US elections and have been seen around the world.

07 Aug 2020 7:11 PM

Trump's Facebook, Twitter post removed for saying children 'almost immune' to coronavirus

Action taken over 'misinformation', but the American Academy of Pediatrics says children appear to transmit COVID-19 less than adults.

06 Aug 2020 5:25 PM

Turkey's new social media law will erode freedom of expression, says opposition

Over 408,000 websites are blocked in Turkey, and it also leads the world in Twitter removal requests, with 6,000 demands in 2019 first half.

29 Jul 2020 5:08 PM

Twitter removes virus misinformation video retweeted by Trump after Facebook took it down

The footage shared “false information about cures and treatments for COVID-19”.

28 Jul 2020 9:04 PM

Jair Bolsonaro allies' Twitter, Facebook accounts blocked on court's orders

Members of Bolsonaro’s inner circle are alleged to have run a social media campaign to discredit the Supreme Court and threaten its judges.

25 Jul 2020 5:46 PM

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Bolsonaro supporters blocked out of Twitter, Facebook after court rule

Brazil’s Supreme Court ordered them blocked as part of a probe into an alleged disinformation campaign by the president’s allies

25 Jul 2020 11:21 AM

Bitcoin scams misusing big names plague YouTube, Steve Wozniak sues Google's video platform

Similar to the Twitter hacking, YouTube videos using Wozniak’s, Bill Gates’ and Elon Musk’s photos tricked people out of their bitcoin.

24 Jul 2020 4:19 PM

Revenue loss hurts Twitter amid pandemic despite surge in users

Twitter's revenue slumped 19 percent from a year ago to $683 million.

23 Jul 2020 6:38 PM

Conspiracy theorist group QAnon has hundreds of thousands of followers, Twitter can't stop them

More than 7,000 accounts linked with QAnon, which supports Trump and believes the deep state is trying to overthrow him, have been removed.

23 Jul 2020 4:52 PM

Supreme Court initiates contempt of court proceedings against lawyer Prashant Bhushan

The matter is scheduled to be heard on Wednesday by a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra.

21 Jul 2020 10:48 PM

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