Spanish court jails British man involved in Twitter hack pending U.S. extradition hearing

A 22-year old Briton who was detained this week in Spain in connection with a Twitter hack last year that compromised the accounts of several U.S. politicians including then presidential candidate Joe Biden has been jailed pending an extradition hearing, a court source said. Joseph James O’Connor appeared before Spain’s High Court via videolink from… Read More Spanish court jails British man involved in Twitter hack pending U.S. extradition hearing

British man arrested in Spain for role in 2020 Twitter hack

A 22-year-old British citizen was arrested in Spain on Wednesday in connection with a July 2020 Twitter hack which compromised the accounts of high-profile politicians and celebrities, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday. It named the British man as Joseph James O’Connor and said he faced multiple charges. He was also accused in a… Read More British man arrested in Spain for role in 2020 Twitter hack

India withdraws Twitter’s immunity over user-generated content

Twitter Inc no more enjoys liability protection against user-generated content in India as the U.S. microblogging giant has failed to comply with new IT rules, the Indian government said in a court filing. The statement is the first time Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration has officially said Twitter has lost its immunity after repeatedly criticising… Read More India withdraws Twitter’s immunity over user-generated content

Indian police summon Twitter India chief over viral video

Police in India have summoned Twitter’s top official in the country to answer allegations that the U.S. firm failed to stop the spread of a video that allegedly incited “hate and enmity” between Hindu and Muslim communities. An official police notice showed a case had been registered in Ghaziabad in northern Uttar Pradesh state over… Read More Indian police summon Twitter India chief over viral video

Nigerian government demands that social media firms obtain local operational licence

Social media firms wanting to operate in Nigeria must register a local entity and be licensed, the country’s information minister said on Wednesday, the government’s latest move since it banned Twitter last week. “We are insisting that for you to operate in Nigeria you must first be a Nigerian company and be licensed by the… Read More Nigerian government demands that social media firms obtain local operational licence

Nigerian telecoms firms suspend access to Twitter

Nigerian telecoms firms blocked access to Twitter on Saturday following a regulatory directive aimed at suspending the U.S. social media giant indefinitely, a move criticised by rights campaigners and diplomats as a gag on free speech. Nigeria’s government said on Friday it had suspended Twitter’s activities indefinitely, two days after the platform removed a tweet… Read More Nigerian telecoms firms suspend access to Twitter

Nigerian government suspends Twitter indefinitely over removal of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet

Nigeria said on Friday it had indefinitely suspended Twitter’s activities, two days after the social media giant removed a post from President Muhammadu Buhari that threatened to punish regional secessionists. Information Minister Lai Mohammed said the government had acted because of “the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s… Read More Nigerian government suspends Twitter indefinitely over removal of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet

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