Russia seeks additional fines against Twitter over failure to remove banned content

Russia is seeking an additional 24 million roubles (an equivalent of $321,586) in fines from U.S. tech giant Twitter for failing to remove content banned in Russia, the TASS news agency cited a court as saying on Wednesday. State communications regulator Roskomnadzor said last week that Twitter was complying with a demand to remove banned… Read More Russia seeks additional fines against Twitter over failure to remove banned content

Twitter bans Indian actress Kangana Ranaut for violation of hate and abuse policies

Twitter Inc on Tuesday said it has banned leading Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, known for her ardent support of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing her of violating its rules on hateful conduct and abusive behaviour. Ranaut issued a tweet on Monday in which she urged Modi to resort to gangster tactics to “tame” West… Read More Twitter bans Indian actress Kangana Ranaut for violation of hate and abuse policies

U.S. Congress questions Big Tech chief executives on extremism and misinformation

The chief executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter appeared before Congress on Thursday to answer questions about extremism and misinformation on their services in their first appearances since pro-Trump rioters assaulted the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg; Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Google parent Alphabet Inc; and Twitter Inc… Read More U.S. Congress questions Big Tech chief executives on extremism and misinformation

Russia says it will block Twitter in one month over non-compliance to remove banned content

Russia will block Twitter in one month unless the U.S. social media giant complies with a demand to remove banned content, Russian news agencies cited a senior regulatory official as saying on Tuesday. Moscow said last week it had slowed down the speed of Twitter inside Russia in retaliation for what it described as a… Read More Russia says it will block Twitter in one month over non-compliance to remove banned content

Russia restricts use of Twitter over alleged failure to remove banned content

Russia’s state communications watchdog said on Wednesday it was restricting the use of Twitter by slowing down its speed, accusing the social media platform of repeatedly failing to remove banned content from its site. Roskomnadzor threatened to block the service completely and said there were more than 3,000 posts containing illegal content on it as… Read More Russia restricts use of Twitter over alleged failure to remove banned content

Russia files lawsuit against Google, Facebook, Twitter for failure to delete protest content

Russian authorities are suing five social media platforms for allegedly failing to delete posts urging children to take part in illegal protests, the Interfax news agency cited a Moscow court as saying on Tuesday. Twitter, Google, Facebook each have three cases against them, with each violation punishable by a fine of up to 4 million… Read More Russia files lawsuit against Google, Facebook, Twitter for failure to delete protest content

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey auctions first ever tweet as digital memorabilia

“just setting up my twttr” – the first ever tweet on the platform is up for sale after Twitter boss Jack Dorsey listed his famous post as a unique digital signature on a website for selling tweets as non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The post, sent from Dorsey’s account in March of 2006, received offers on Friday… Read More Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey auctions first ever tweet as digital memorabilia

Russia accuses Twitter of violating law over failure to delete content

Russia’s communications regulator accused Twitter on Monday of violating Russian law, saying the social media platform had not complied with some of its requests to delete banned content. Roskomnadzor said Twitter had failed to delete 2,862 posts containing material linked to suicide, pornography and drugs since 2017. It could be fined heavily it found guilty… Read More Russia accuses Twitter of violating law over failure to delete content