Twitter deletes thousands of bot accounts campaigning for boycott of U.S. election

Twitter Inc deleted more than 10,000 automated accounts posting messages that discouraged people from voting in Tuesday’s U.S. election and wrongly appeared to be from Democrats, after the party flagged the misleading tweets to the social media company. “We took action on relevant accounts and activity on Twitter,” a Twitter spokesman said in an email.… Read More Twitter deletes thousands of bot accounts campaigning for boycott of U.S. election

Gunman fatally shoots two women before killing self at a yoga studio in Florida

​A gunman who killed two women at a Florida yoga studio and wounded five other people before taking his own life had previously been accused of harassing young women, police said on Saturday. Authorities said they do not know why 40-year-old Scott Beierle opened fire on Friday afternoon after posing as a customer to join… Read More Gunman fatally shoots two women before killing self at a yoga studio in Florida

New Caledonia votes to gain independence from France

Queues formed at polling stations across New Caledonia on Sunday as the French archipelago in the South Pacific voted whether to become the world’s newest state, a referendum that is the result of a 30-year long decolonization process. It is the first auto-determination vote to be held in a French territory since Djibouti in the… Read More New Caledonia votes to gain independence from France