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Twitter permanently suspends Trump’s personal account

The personal Twitter account of US President Donald Trump has been permanently suspended “due to the risk of further incitement of violence”, the company said. Twitter wrote in a blog post on Friday: “In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would […]

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Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat lock Donald Trump’s accounts

Multiple social networking companies suspended accounts of Donald Trump after he posted in support of the US Capitol attackers. In a social media message to protesters Mr Trump said “I love you” before telling them to go home. He also repeated false claims about election fraud. Twitter said it required the removal of three tweets […]

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NO MATTER WHAT Twitter will handover @POTUS account to Biden on January 20th, 2021

American microblogging and social networking service website, Twitter will hand control of the @POTUS account to the new Biden administration on Inauguration Day. The @POTUS account is the official account of the President of the United States and is separate from the @realDonaldTrump account that Trump uses to tweet. This will also apply to about […]

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Dutch police investigate security researcher who claims to have hacked Trump’s twitter account

Dutch police have launched an investigation against a security researcher who logged into the US president’s Twitter account by guessing his password. Last month, well-known cyber investigator Victor Gevers said he had gained access to Donald Trump’s Twitter account with the password ‘MAGA2020!’. The White House denied it had happened and Twitter said it had […]

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Twitter suspends account of Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory architect Steve Bannon

Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon has been permanently suspended from Twitter following his call for beheading US government’ chief pandemic expert Dr Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray. The move came, even as Americans continued to wait for the results of the November 3 Presidential elections. Bannon made the comments in a […]

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Twitter red-flagged 40% of Trump’s tweets and retweets since November 3

American microblogging and social networking service provider, Twitter, stepped up its effort to fact-check President Donald Trump, labeling 40% of his 30 tweets and retweets with warnings that said he made misleading claims about the electoral process, according to a tally by The New York Times. In September, Twitter said it would take aggressive action […]

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Twitter suspends fake accounts pretending to be Black supporters of Donald Trump

Twitter suspended multiple fake accounts pretending to be Black supporters of President Donald Trump. Many of these accounts had tweeted this identical phrase: “YES IM BLACK AND IM VOTING FOR TRUMP.” Twitter said the accounts violated rules against platform manipulation and spam, which ban users from tweeting to “artificially amplify or suppress information,” among other […]

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Facebook and Twitter ban Russian accounts for interfering US elections

Facebook and Twitter suspend accounts and pages close to the Russian government who are accused of interfering with the 2016 US elections. Facebook has dismantled a small network of accounts and pages that were part of a Russian influence operation. The company said the campaign was linked to Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA), an organisation […]

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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 […]