How culpable is Twitter in abetting corruption?

The silencing of conservatives by Twitter has extended to those seeking to audit the 2020 presidential election results, including the first of its kind in Maricopa County, Arizona. Photo by Brett Jordan on Pexels.com Reports first noted the banning on two accounts sharing information from the Arizona forensic audit, but accounts sharing information on audit … Continue reading How culpable is Twitter in abetting corruption?

The thrill of eggplant emoji in Kenya

The introduction of emojis has hanged the way we communicate digitally. These colourful icons have gone from cute pictures we use while texting to images laden with meaning. The emoji options represent a variety of things; from faces, food, transportation to to sports and relationships. With the rise of smartphones and social media, they have livened up conversations, … Continue reading The thrill of eggplant emoji in Kenya

Twitter receiving more government demands to take action against bloggers

Twitter Inc saw a surge in government demands worldwide in 2020 to take down content posted by journalists and news outlets, according to data released by the social media platform. In its transparency report published on Wednesday, Twitter said verified accounts of 199 journalists and news outlets on its platform faced 361 legal demands from governments … Continue reading Twitter receiving more government demands to take action against bloggers

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Twitter records 14 percent increase in Q3

U.S. social media company Twitter Inc. Thursday said it saw a revenue of $936 million in the third quarter of 2020, up 14 percent year on year. Its net income was $28.66 million in July-September, or 0.04 cents per share, compared with a net income of $37 million, or 0.05 cents per share in the … Continue reading Twitter records 14 percent increase in Q3

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Twitter in trouble for blocking links to Biden article

Twitter announced Friday that it will change its policy around hacked information after its decision to block users from sharing an unverified New York Post exposé about Hunter Biden sparked outrage among conservatives. Enforcing a policy put in place in 2018 to discourage harm associated with hacks and exposure of private information, Twitter blocked users … Continue reading Twitter in trouble for blocking links to Biden article

Trump to sign executive order on social media companies

President Trump earlier threatened to put regulations or even shut down social media sites, including Twitter, after the latter labeled the president's tweets with fact-checks. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order "pertaining to social media" shortly, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters on Wednesday. McEnany first said it was not clear … Continue reading Trump to sign executive order on social media companies

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Why is Twitter deleting Saudi-related accounts?

Twitter says it has removed nearly 6,000 accounts it has deemed tied to a state-backed information operation in Saudi Arabia. Twitter says the accounts violated its "platform manipulation policies" and targeted discussions related to Saudi Arabia and advancing its geopolitical interests. The 5,929 accounts removed are part of a larger group of 88,000 accounts engaged … Continue reading Why is Twitter deleting Saudi-related accounts?

Black female journalists and politicians are targets – Diane Abbot

  Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbot has urged Twitter to take action over “highly offensive racist and misogynist” abuse on the platform after a major study found thousands of tweets disproportionately targeting black female politicians and journalists. The Amnesty International study found that black women were 84% more likely than white women to be mentioned … Continue reading Black female journalists and politicians are targets – Diane Abbot

Twitter explains how Obama and Trump lost thousands of followers

  As Twitter intensifies its crackdown on accounts it has called ‘problematic,’ several brands, celebrities, organizations and even common Twitter users have noticed a dramatic drop in the number of followers. Image: Donald Trump and Barack Obama As part of its crackdown, Twitter has said that it is targeting the spread of abuse and misinformation, … Continue reading Twitter explains how Obama and Trump lost thousands of followers

Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna still fighting dirty; nude Pictures and Proof of Infidelity exposed

Bob Kardashian and Blac Chyna are still at each other's throat since their relationship went sour over allegations of violence and extra-marital affairs. Image shows Rob Kardashian, Blac Chyna and their baby girl Dream. Unfortunately for fans who are hoping to find details of the marital problems on Instagram, including Chyna's nude pictures which were … Continue reading Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna still fighting dirty; nude Pictures and Proof of Infidelity exposed