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Twitter rejects call to remove Chinese official's fake Australian troops tweet

Sydney - Twitter on Tuesday rebuffed Australian calls to remove a Beijing official's incendiary tweet targeting Australian troops, as China doubled down on criticism in the face of mounting international condemnation.

Twitter to hand @POTUS account to Biden on inauguration day

Washington - Twitter will hand control of the presidential @POTUS account to Joe Biden when he is sworn in on inauguration day, even if President Donald Trump has not conceded his election loss, US media reported Friday.

Twitter, Facebook defend election rules at heated Senate hearing

Washington - Facebook and Twitter defended their handling of US election misinformation at a heated congressional hearing Tuesday where one key senator assailed the platforms for being the "ultimate editor" of political news.

Twitter says flagged 300,000 'misleading' election tweets

Washington - Twitter labeled 300,000 tweets related to the US presidential election as "potentially misleading" in the two weeks surrounding the vote, making up 0.2 percent of election-related posts, the company said Thursday.

What next for Trump? Golf, Twitter and maybe another run?

Washington - When networks projected he had lost his bid for reelection to Joe Biden, President Donald Trump was playing golf. He'll soon have plenty more time to enjoy the links if he so desires.

Bad Romance: Lady Gaga in Twitter feud with Trump campaign

Washington - Music superstar Lady Gaga got into an unlikely Twitter feud Sunday with President Donald Trump's reelection campaign after they accused her of being anti-fracking.

Saudi Twitter users grapple with 'digital authoritarianism'

Apo - The former Saudi official's tweet expressing condolences over an activist's death seemed benign, but his mysterious disappearance soon afterwards highlighted what observers call the state's "digital authoritarianism".

Malaysia's Mahathir says Muslims can kill French, Twitter deletes post

Kuala Lumpur - Former Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamad tweeted Thursday that Muslims had a right "to kill millions of French people" after a deadly attack in Nice, sparking widespread anger and prompting Twitter to delete his post.

US senators spar with Big Tech over legal immunity, politics

Washington - Capitol Hill clashed with Silicon Valley Wednesday over legal protections and censorship on social media during a fiery hearing a week before Election Day in which Twitter's Jack Dorsey acknowledged that platforms need to do more to "earn trust.

Twitter hack caused by stolen VPN credentials Special

It was recently revealed that the Twitter hack in July was due to stolen VPN credentials from users who posed as internal IT staff. The attackers tricked the employees into giving their account details.

Man charged for 'liking' photo of murdered French teacher

Rennes - A young man who "liked" a gruesome Twitter picture showing French teacher Samuel Paty after he was murdered has been charged with glorifying terrorism, French authorities said Sunday.

Twitter removes tweet from Trump's top coronavirus adviser

Twitter has removed a tweet from President Donald Trump's top coronavirus adviser Dr. Scott Atlas, that claimed masks don't work to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Op-Ed: Hey Twitter – Have you thought this hacked info thing through?

New York City - Twitter has a new policy which comes after a controversial leak of hacked material by the New York Post regarding Hunter Biden, son of candidate Joe Biden. The new policy looks very much like an own goal for Twitter, which does have better options.

Trump shares joke story on Biden, Twitter in earnest

Washington - US President Donald Trump shared a satirical article Friday about Twitter shutting down to slow the spread of negative news on his election rival Joe Biden, apparently unaware that it was a joke.

Twitter locks official Trump campaign account for violating rules

Trump campaign official Mike Hahn said Thursday that Twitter suspended the Trump campaign’s official Twitter account, @TeamTrump, after it posted anti-Biden content.

Trump blasts Facebook, Twitter for censoring article critical of Biden

Washington - US President Donald Trump rebuked Facebook and Twitter Wednesday for blocking links to a New York Post article purporting to expose corrupt dealings by election rival Joe Biden and his son in Ukraine.

Twitter suspends fake Black pro-Trump accounts

San Francisco - Twitter said Tuesday it had suspended several fake accounts purporting to be African Americans who support President Donald Trump and which had succeeded in garnering several thousand followers in just a few days.

Twitter tightens rules to thwart election threats

San Francisco - Twitter said Friday it will take down calls for violence starting after polls close on US election day and slap warnings on premature victory claims to fight efforts to undermine the election.

LGBTQ community takes over Twitter #ProudBoys hashtag

Los Angeles - The Proud Boys hashtag, used by a far-right group recently thrust into the national spotlight, was trending on Monday after the LGBTQ community took it over to flood Twitter with gay pride images.

Twitter bans Trump death wishes, sparks debate

San Francisco - Twitter is removing tweets hoping for the demise of US President Donald Trump -- a move which opened up the social platform to criticism that it should enforce the same policy for everyone.
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