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Twitter Suspends Account Sharing Trump Posts

Shutdown again. An account has been suspended by Twitter for sharing the posts from Donald Trump's new communications mouthpiece

22 hours ago

Twitter Now Prompts Users To Revise ‘Harmful Replies’

Trolls beware. Twitter releases feature that will deliver a 'reconsider prompt' for users, if they trying to tweet something nasty…

2 days ago

Oversight Board Upholds Trump’s Facebook Suspension

Bad news for Donald. Facebook's 'Supreme Court' upholds suspension of Donald Trump account, but asks FB to review decision in…

3 days ago

Trump Launches ‘Communications’ Website

Banned from social media for instigating US Capitol riot, Trump launches 'straight from the desk' website to publish his content

3 days ago

Twitter Removes Critical Tweets Of Indian Government Covid Response

Indian government asks Twitter to remove tweets critical of official response, as the country battle terrible Coronavirus outbreak

2 weeks ago

Russia Extends Punitive Twitter Slowdown Into May

Russia extends punitive slowdown of Twitter services in country into next month as it tries to force social media company…

1 month ago

Cryptic Tweet From US Strategic Command Was Down To Child

Strange tweet from US nuclear command account at the weekend has been blamed on very young child accessing parent's device

1 month ago

NHS Executive’s Twitter Account Hacked In PS5 Scam

Twitter account of NHS chief transformation officer Helen Bevan taken over by hackers, used to advertise PlayStation 5 scam to…

2 months ago

US Teenage Twitter Hacker Sentenced To Three Years In Prison

Graham Ivan Clark hacked high profile Twitter accounts of Bill Gates, Barak Obama, Elon Musk and Kim Kardashian West

2 months ago

Twitter Soon To Be Blocked For Russian Users – Report

Russian authorities have repeated a warning that Twitter has one month to delete 'banned content', or it will be blocked…

2 months ago

Elon Musk, Tesla Board Sued Over ‘Erratic’ Tweets

Tesla's Musk and company board sued over failure to rein in 'erratic' Twitter messages that allegedly violate 2018 SEC settlement

2 months ago

Data Centre Fire Blamed For Russia Google Outage

Fire in a French data centre causes outage of Google and YouTube services for people in Russia, as well as…

2 months ago

Russia Slows Twitter And Threatens Total Ban

Amid protests for Alexei Navalny, Russia said it will slow down Twitter for alleged failure to remove banned content, and…

2 months ago

Twitter Expands Fight Against Coronavirus Vaccine Misinformation

Platform increases use of warning labels on misleading Covid-19 vaccine posts, and introduces scaling “strike” system for repeat offenders

2 months ago

Twitter Confirms ‘Super Follow’ Option, For Paid Content

Money maker. Super follow feature coming soon on Twitter, will allow users to receive tips or digital payments from followers

2 months ago

Twitter Mulls Digital Payment Option For Users

Monetising option. Jack Dorsey reveals Twitter exploring ways to allow users to receive tips or digital payments from followers

3 months ago

Twitter Refuses Indian Request To Remove Accounts

Looming showdown. Indian government request for Twitter to remove 1,100 accounts and posts is refused by the micro-blogging platform

3 months ago

Twitter Develops Subscription Fee To Lessen Ad Reliance

Micro-blogging platform Twitter is developing a subscription product, in an effort to lessen dependence on advertising revenues

3 months ago

US Senate Proposes Limits On Tech Giants’ Immunity

Latest effort by US lawmakers to limit legal protections of online giants over misinformation takes on greater urgency after deadly…

3 months ago

YouTube Extends Donald Trump Suspension

YouTube reviews its decision to ban Donald Trump from uploading to the plaform, and opts to keep its indefinite suspension…

3 months ago

Twitter ‘Birdwatch’ Trial To Allow Users To Flag Misleading Content

'Birdwatch' pilot to give users the power to flag misleading tweets, and write background notes about reason for reporting

3 months ago

Social Networking Giants Grilled By MPs On Hate Content

After Donald Trump's ban from many social networking platforms, British MPs grill executives on their respective hate content policies

4 months ago

Turkey Hits Twitter With Ad Ban Under New Law

Controversial law in Turkey governing social media firms, sees Ankara imposing advertising bans on Twitter, Periscope and Pinterest

4 months ago

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey: Trump Ban Right Thing To Do

CEO of Twitter opens up about permanent ban on outgoing US President Donald Trump, after criticism from some quarters over…

4 months ago

Twitter Suspends 70,000 Accounts Sharing QAnon Content

Tens of thousands of accounts spreading QAnon conspiracy content in past few days after US Capitol attack have been suspended,…

4 months ago

Parler Sues Amazon Web Services After Hosting Takedown

Consequences from President Trump's attempted coup last week continues, with Google and Apple removing Parler from app stores

4 months ago

Twitter Permanently Bans Donald Trump

Outgoing US President Donald Trump reportedly went 'ballistic' after he was permanently banned from his favoured messaging outlet

4 months ago

Facebook Bans Donald Trump ‘Indefinitely’ After Capitol Killings

With five dead including a police officer and talk of his immediate removal from office, Mark Zuckerberg extends Donald Trump's…

4 months ago

Twitter, Facebook Block Donald Trump After Four Die In Capitol Siege

President Trump suspended from both Twitter and Facebook for posts to 'supporters', after mob storm US Capitol building and people…

4 months ago

Twitter To Remove All Followers From Potus Accounts

Clean break. Twitter confirms it will remove all followers from US Presidential accounts after Trump handover to President elect Biden

4 months ago