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Twitter bans Donald Trump Jr from tweeting for 12 hours after Covid19 post

Twitter has barred US president’s eldest son from tweeting for 12 hours. The punishment came after  a post by Donald Trump Jr contained a video discussing the benefits of Hydroxychloroquine. Some, including President Trump, have suggested the drug works as a preventative measure against coronavirus, despite medical studies that indicate the contrary. Twitter said the post […]

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How hackers gained control of Twitter accounts

A “co-ordinated” attack targeting popular Twitter accounts used to fool people into donating money through the cryptocurrency route has exposed serious security glitch on the social media platform. A Motherboard report claimed that the accounts were taken over using an internal tool at Twitter. The accounts were hacked  by changing the email address associated with […]

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Twitter Bitcoin Hackers Looted $117,260.69

The “co-ordinated” Twitter Bitcoin hackers looted $117,260.69 by posting spam messages on popular twitter accounts. The messages invited payments to a Bitcoin address with the promise of doubling the amount in return. According to Blockchain.com tracking the BTC account, as much as $117260.69 (that is 12.86252562 BTC) has been received and much of it has been […]

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Twitter accounts hacked in cryptocurrency scam

The Twitter accounts of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos,  Mike Bloomberg, Kim Kardashian West, Warren Buffett, Kanye West and official accounts of Uber and Apple were among the tens of high-profile accounts that were hijacked on Wednesday. These accounts  requested donations in the cryptocurrency through a link. Twitter said it was […]

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Twitter will add edit button only if everyone wears face masks

American microblogging and social networking service, Twitter announced on Thursday that it would add the “edit” button only when everyone began wearing a mask amid the coronavirus pandemic. You can have an edit button when everyone wears a mask — Twitter (@Twitter) July 2, 2020 The platform with over 320 million people has users desperate […]

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European Union want monthly audits from Facebook, Google and Twitter on coronavirus misinformation

The European Union wants social media platforms to submit monthly reports on how they’re handling misinformation around the coronavirus pandemic. The new guidelines were unveiled by the European Commission on Wednesday and apply to companies including Facebook, Google and Twitter that have signed up to an existing EU code of conduct on disinformation. World health […]

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Twitter Fleets Brings Instagram-Like Disappearing Stories

Twitter has announced the rollout of a new feature, Twitter Fleets, for its mobile users in India. The feature finally brings Twitter at par with the likes of Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and WhatsApp, wherein users will get to post temporary updates on their Twitter profiles, which will last only for 24 hours. As seen with […]

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Twitter, Facebook, Instagram disables Trump’s video tribute to George Floyd

Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and Instagram disabled President Donald Trump’s campaign tribute video to George Floyd on their platforms on Friday, citing copyright complaints. The clip, which shows photos and videos of protest marches and instances of violence in the aftermath of the death of Floyd while in police custody in Minnesota, has Trump speaking […]

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Twitter suspends hundreds of accounts for inciting violence in the US

Twitter has suspended hundreds of accounts for spreading claims about a Washington DC “blackout” which never happened. Amid widespread civil unrest in the US, thousands to tweets using the #DCBlackout hashtag claimed that communications had been blocked in the capital to cripple protests. But there was no evidence of this. Twitter also said it had […]

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Donald Trump spoke to Mark Zuckerberg hours after Twitter fact-checked Trump’s tweet

President Donald Trump and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke on the phone Friday last week, CNN reported on Sunday. In a public Facebook post Friday, Zuckerberg explained why Facebook didn’t take action on Facebook and Instagram posts in which Trump threatened “looting” in Minneapolis would lead to “shooting.” “I’ve been struggling with how to respond […]

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Twitter hides Trump’s tweet glorifying violence

Twitter has hidden a tweet by President Donald Trump from his profile, saying it violates rules about glorifying violence. It did the same hours later when the official White House account tweeted a copy of the president’s words. Instead of being deleted, both tweets can be viewed by clicking on a prominent warning. It says […]

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After flagging Trump’s tweet, Twitter fact checks Chinese government spokesperson

Twitter flagged a tweet written in March by a Chinese government spokesman that suggested the U.S. military brought the novel coronavirus to China, as the social media platform ramps up fact-checking of posts. Twitter posted a blue exclamation mark under a tweet by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian, with a comment urging readers to […]