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Twitter suspends QAnon-linked Republican lawmaker's account

Washington - A newly elected Republican congresswoman known for promoting QAnon conspiracy theories accused Twitter of censorship on Sunday after her account was temporarily suspended for "multiple violations".

Twitter suspends 70,000 accounts linked to pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy

San Francisco - Twitter announced Monday it has suspended "more than 70,000 accounts" linked to the QAnon conspiracy theory following the attack on the US Capitol by a mob of President Donald Trump's supporters.

Twitter's 'problematic' Trump ban troubles Europe

Paris - Twitter's decision to impose a permanent ban on US President Donald Trump's account has sparked some consternation in Europe, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel calling it "problematic".

Twitter boots Trump to stop violence-sparking tweets

San Francisco - Twitter shut down President Donald Trump's account Friday, booting him from the global service to prevent another attack on the US Capitol building.

Twitter followers of US govt accounts won't transfer to Biden

Washington - Twitter said Tuesday it would not automatically transfer the millions of followers of official Trump administration accounts to the incoming Biden administration, but instead give users the option to continue or not.

#Covid19, #BlackLivesMatter top Twitter themes in 2020

Washington - The coronavirus pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement topped the list of conversation topics on Twitter in a tumultuous year, the messaging platform said Monday.

Trump calls Georgia governor — Wants him to overturn Biden's win

President Donald Trump made an irate call to Georgia Governor Brian Kemp Saturday morning, wanting him to persuade the state legislature to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Twitter users noticed, and responded.

Twitter bans content which 'dehumanizes' based on race, ethnicity

Washington - Twitter said Wednesday it was expanding its definition of hateful content to ban language which "dehumanizes" people on the basis of race, ethnicity or national origin.

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.

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".

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.

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 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.

Twitter says monitoring service does not violate surveillance ban

San Francisco - Twitter said Tuesday a service that monitors tweets for police, alerting them to brewing social justice protests and more, does not break the platform's ban on being used for surveillance.

Twitter tightens security for politicians and journalists

San Francisco - Twitter on Thursday said it is tightening security of high-profile politicians, campaigns and journalists as a "critical preventative step" ahead of the US presidential election.

Op-Ed: Trump boasts about winning the nonexistent 'Bay of Pigs' award

Attacking Joe Biden and seeking to exploit reports that his rival is struggling with Latino voters, Donald Trump boasted on Sunday of receiving “the highly honored Bay of Pigs award” from Cuban Americans in the battleground state of Florida.

Russia, China hackers targeting US vote, Microsoft warns

Washington - Microsoft said Thursday it thwarted recent cyberattacks from China, Russia and Iran targeting both Republican and Democratic presidential campaigns, as technology giants scrambled to protect election security less than two months ahead of the US vote.

China says UK envoy's Twitter account hacked, after sex video 'like'

Bejing - China's embassy in London has angrily demanded that Twitter investigate what it says was a hack on its ambassador's official account, which "liked" a pornographic video.

Op-Ed: Former administration officials verify Trump's remarks are true

Fox News spent part of its Friday coverage dismissing a report in The Atlantic saying President Donald Trump belittled fallen military members by calling them "suckers" and "losers." But then, the network's National Security correspondent got on Twitter.

Op-Ed: Conspiracy Theory? — Trump is now seeing 'people in dark shadows'

President Donald Trump sat down with Laura Ingraham for a lengthy interview on Fox News Monday and spun a tale of dark shadows, people on the streets, and something about "Thugs on a Plane" coming to get all of us. Twitter loved it.

Another Twitter security flaw, affecting millions of users Special

Twitter has found yet another security issue, this time affecting a number of Android users. The flaw could potentially allow malicious apps to access private messages.

Op-Ed: Is 'Yo-semite' close to Thighland? — Only in Trump's world

Twitter users got a kick out of President Donald Trump’s latest verbal blunder - although the citizens of Thailand might not be happy. Trump spoke at a Whirlpool factory in Ohio on Thursday, gripping about corporations sending jobs to "Thighland."

Twitter moves to reduce reach of 'state-affiliated' media

San Francisco - Twitter on Thursday unveiled new steps to curb the spread of content from "state-affiliated media" used to advance a government's political agenda -- a move affecting key outlets from Russia and China.

Porn video interrupts US court hearing for accused Twitter hacker

Miami - A court hearing held via Zoom for a US teenager accused of masterminding a stunning hack of Twitter was interrupted Wednesday with rap music and porn, a newspaper reported.

Twitter takes down QAnon conspiracy theorist accounts

San Francisco - Twitter has removed more than 7,000 accounts linked to the "QAnon" movement over abuse and harassment concerns, saying Tuesday it will limit the spread of conspiracy theories by its supporters.

Twitter’s hack causes a stir in the cybersecurity community Special

The extent of the Twitter hack has caused consternation within the cybersecurity community over its extent and ease of operation. Naturally, those impacted are also feeling vulnerable. This means it is important to boost security.

Twitter says hackers 'manipulated' employees to access accounts

Washington - Twitter says hackers "manipulated" some of its employees to access accounts in a high-profile attack on the social media company, including those of Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden and tech entrepreneur Elon Musk.
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