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

India announces new rules to regulate social media firms

India announced new rules on Thursday to regulate big social media firms, such as Facebook and Twitter, the latest effort by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to tighten control over Big Tech firms. The rules come after Twitter ignored orders to drop content on farmers’ protests, fuelling the government’s zeal, dating from 2018, to clamp… Read More India announces new rules to regulate social media firms

Twitter grants academic researchers access to public data

Twitter Inc on Tuesday opened free access to its new application programming interface (API) software for academic researchers, enabling them to study public conversations on its platform, but is not providing data from suspended accounts as part of the product. Twitter said, with the new product, academic researchers will be able to tap into all… Read More Twitter grants academic researchers access to public data

Twitter suspends accounts linked to Colombian FARC dissidents over violation of rules

Twitter has suspended accounts linked to FARC dissidents, shortly after Colombian police requested they be taken down for inciting violence. The Twitter accounts for @IvanMarquezFarc, belonging to former FARC leader Ivan Marquez, and @SMarquetalia, which is controlled by FARC dissidents who rejected a 2016 peace deal, now read “Account suspended. Twitter suspends accounts which violate… Read More Twitter suspends accounts linked to Colombian FARC dissidents over violation of rules

Twitter shares slump by eight percent following account suspension of U.S. President Donald Trump

Twitter’s German-listed shares slumped as much as 8% on Monday, the first trading day after it permanently suspended U.S. President Donald Trump’s account late on Friday. The company said suspension of Trump’s account, which had more than 88 million followers, was due to the risk of further violence, following the storming of the U.S. Capitol… Read More Twitter shares slump by eight percent following account suspension of U.S. President Donald Trump

Twitter permanently suspends account of U.S. President Donald Trump

Twitter Inc said on Friday that it has permanently suspended U.S. President Donald Trump’s account due to the risk of further incitement of violence. “After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” the… Read More Twitter permanently suspends account of U.S. President Donald Trump

Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat suspend accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump over violation of policies

Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and Snap Inc temporarily locked the accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday, as tech giants scrambled to crack down on his baseless claims about the U.S. presidential election amid riots in the capital. Twitter hid and mandated the removal of three of Trump’s tweets “as a result of the… Read More Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat suspend accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump over violation of policies