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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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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube could be forced to toe Turkey government line

An official said a draft legislation would make social media companies accountable in Turkey legally and for tax purposes.

21 Jul 2020 6:40 PM

Hacking of 130 accounts exposes security chink in Twitter armour

Young hackers interested in original short Twitter handles hacked the accounts for bragging rights and financial incentives, the firm said.

20 Jul 2020 4:57 PM

Young group of hacker pals carried out Twitter attack, not Russia: NYT

The paper interviewed four people who took part in the hacking, who shared logs and screenshots to back up their statements of what happened

18 Jul 2020 8:57 PM

Govt seeks info from Twitter on Indian users affected by recent hack

CERT-In has also asked Twitter if affected users have been informed about unauthorised access to their Twitter accounts.

18 Jul 2020 5:39 PM

Twitter hack brings up concerns about social media manipulation ahead of US election

Tweets may increase misperception and sow confusion during crises, creating escalation incentives for an adversary, experts say.

17 Jul 2020 7:36 PM

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Twitter-like app Koo sparks interest among regional language users

The app is already gaining users among Kannadigas, and is available in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi with plans to add more languages.

16 Jul 2020 9:57 PM

Twitter launches search prompt to get you help during natural disasters

The social network has partnered with the National Disaster Response Force to expand its efforts towards handling disaster situations.

15 Jul 2020 7:15 PM

Future of communications infra should be founded on Western Ideals of private property, Pompeo says

Decrying Chinese spying, the US Secretary of State praised Google, Facebook and Twitter for not sharing user data with Hong Kong government

09 Jul 2020 4:50 PM

Won't entertain Hong Kong user data requests, say Microsoft, Zoom joining Twitter, Facebook, Google

Police have stepped up requests on user data to pick up dissidents in the wake of the national security law being enforced.

08 Jul 2020 4:10 PM

America loves India: Trump's reply to Modi's I-Day greeting

Prime Minister Modi on Saturday congratulated President Trump and the people of the US on the country's 244th Independence Day

05 Jul 2020 12:39 PM

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