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Twitter sues Indian government over order to remove criticism

Twitter said Tuesday it is suing the Indian government after authorities ordered the social media platform to remove content. The lawsuit, filed in the Karnataka High Court, argues that the removal orders do not meet the procedural requirements of India’s IT Act, which allows the government to block content to the public for things such […]

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Indian police arrest vocal critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government

Police in India have arrested the co-founder of a fact-checking website who has been a vocal critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. Mohammed Zubair of AltNews has been accused of insulting Hindu religious beliefs on Twitter, a network of media organisations said. Opposition leaders and journalists have condemned the arrest. They said it was […]

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SpaceX has reportedly fired several employees for criticizing Elon Musk: Report

SpaceX has fired several employees involved in an open letter that blasted billionaire boss Elon Musk, according to media reports. An email from Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX’s president, saying the company had terminated employees who put together and circulated the letter. The letter writers denounced Musk for actions that they said are a “frequent source of […]

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Elon Musk threatens to pull out of $44 billion Twitter deal over sharing of user data

Elon Musk threatened to walk away from his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter, accusing the social media company of “thwarting” his requests to learn more about its user base. In a letter filed with regulators, Mr Musk said he was entitled to do his own measurement of spam accounts. The letter formalises a dispute that […]

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Top EU lawmakers warn Elon Musk against relaxing Twitter’s content moderation

European Union’s top lawmakers have issued a warning to Elon Musk over his takeover of Twitter. Twitter agreed to Elon Musk’s offer to buy it for $44 billion on Monday. The billionaire has publicly stated his interest in buying the social media platform is rooted in his idea of “free speech.” Musk has previously described […]

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Twitter board reportedly met Elon Musk to discuss takeover offer: Report

The board of Twitter reportedly met Elon Musk over the weekend to explore his $43 billion takeover offer for the social media platform. After the Tesla boss first revealed his bid, Twitter’s management announced a so-called “poison pill” strategy to fend off a potential hostile buyout. Mr Musk plans to finance his bid with the […]

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Elon Musk sees his proposed acquisition of Twitter as a turning point for human civilization

Elon Musk has offered to purchase Twitter on Thursday, saying during an on-stage interview at the TED conference that he sees the acquisition as nothing less than a turning point for civilization. Musk said the proposed deal is not about the economics of Twitter’s business, but about ensuring Twitter remains a trusted platform for democracy […]

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Twitter removes Russian claims on Ukrainian hospital attack by Russian forces

Twitter has removed two posts by the Russian embassy in London which claimed the bombing of a Ukrainian hospital by Russian forces had been faked. The Mariupol hospital was attacked on Wednesday, leaving three people dead. But the embassy’s tweets made unfounded claims the hospital was not operational at the time, and that injured women […]

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Russia has supposedly blocked Twitter, Facebook and other social media

Russia has blocked Twitter and threatened to do the same with Facebook after a clash over “censorship”. Russia’s communications regulator Roskomnadzor accused Facebook of violating “the rights and freedoms of Russian citizens”. Facebook said it had refused to stop fact-checking and labelling content from state-owned news organisations. Internet connectivity watchers at NetBlocks say there is […]

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Elon Musk offers Florida teen $5,000 to delete Twitter account ‘ElonJet’ tracking his private jet

Jack Sweeney, a 19-year-old from Florida, rejected a $5,000 offer from Elon Musk to delete his Twitter account that tracks the billionaire’s private jet. ElonJet has over 150,000 followers, and uses a bot that Sweeney developed to monitor Musk’s flights. The feed then tweets out when and where the plane takes off or lands and […]

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Nigeria announces end of Twitter ban after six months

Nigeria will lift a ban on Twitter from midnight after the social media platform agreed to open a local office, among other agreements with authorities in the West African country, a senior government official said on Wednesday. The Nigerian government suspended Twitter on June 4 after it removed a post from President Muhammadu Buhari that […]

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Twitter permanently suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene’s personal account for repeatedly violating misinformation policy

Twitter suspended a personal account for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene after “repeated violations” of the Covid-19 misinformation policy, the company said Sunday. “We permanently suspended the account you referenced (@mtgreenee) for repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation policy,” Twitter said in a statement. “We’ve been clear that, per our strike system for this policy, we […]