Facebook, Twitter, YouTube takes down post of President Donald Trump over violation of misinformation rules

Facebook Inc on Wednesday took down a post by U.S. President Donald Trump, which the company said violated its rules against sharing misinformation about the coronavirus. The post contained a video clip, from an interview with Fox & Friends earlier in the day, in which Trump claimed that children are “almost immune” to COVID-19. “This… Read More Facebook, Twitter, YouTube takes down post of President Donald Trump over violation of misinformation rules

Three arrested, charged with recent hack of high-profile Twitter accounts

Two teenagers and a 22-year-old were charged with hacking the Twitter Inc accounts of famous people including former President Barack Obama, billionaire Bill Gates and Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk, the Department of Justice said on Friday. Mason Sheppard, a 19-year-old British man who went by the alias Chaewon, was charged with carrying out the… Read More Three arrested, charged with recent hack of high-profile Twitter accounts

Twitter says recent breach caused by spear-phishing attack on employees

Twitter Inc, whose internal systems were breached about two weeks ago, said on Thursday the incident targeted a small number of employees through a phone “spear-phishing” attack. The U.S. microblogging site said the hackers targeted about 130 accounts, tweeted from 45, accessed inbox of 36, and were able to download Twitter data from seven. Attackers… Read More Twitter says recent breach caused by spear-phishing attack on employees

Twitter breach raise concerns about the platform’s security

The extraordinary hacking spree that hit Twitter on Wednesday, leading it to briefly muzzle some of its most widely followed accounts, is drawing questions about the platform’s security and resilience in the run-up to the U.S. presidential election. Twitter said late Wednesday hackers obtained control of employee credentials to hijack accounts including those of Democratic… Read More Twitter breach raise concerns about the platform’s security

Hackers gain access to several high-profile Twitter accounts, solicit bitcoin donations

A wave of tweets in apparent hacking swept through Twitter on Wednesday, with more than half a dozen high-profile accounts – belonging to U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, former U.S. President Barack Obama, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and rapper Kanye West, among others – used to solicit bitcoin donations. Some… Read More Hackers gain access to several high-profile Twitter accounts, solicit bitcoin donations

Twitter labels tweet of U.S. President Donald Trump as manipulated media

Twitter Inc added a ‘manipulated media’ label on a video posted on U.S. President Donald Trump’s Twitter feed on Thursday that showed a doctored news clip with a mis-spelled banner flashing “Terrified todler runs from racist baby.” The original video, which went viral on social media in 2019, showed a black toddler and a white… Read More Twitter labels tweet of U.S. President Donald Trump as manipulated media

Twitter, Facebook disable President Trump’s video tribute to George Floyd due to copyright complaints

Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and Instagram disabled President Donald Trump’s campaign tribute video to George Floyd on their platforms on Friday, citing copyright complaints. The clip, which shows photos and videos of protest marches and instances of violence in the aftermath of the death of Floyd while in police custody in Minnesota, has Trump speaking… Read More Twitter, Facebook disable President Trump’s video tribute to George Floyd due to copyright complaints

U.S. President Donald Trump threatens regulation of social media companies following tweet fact-check

Twitter on Tuesday for the first time prompted readers to check the facts in tweets sent by U.S. President Donald Trump, warning that his claims about mail-in ballots were false and had been debunked by fact checkers. The move marked a dramatic shift for the social network, Trump’s primary tool for getting an unfiltered version… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump threatens regulation of social media companies following tweet fact-check