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

Russian lawmakers pass laws bordering on websites and local media

Russia’s lower house of parliament voted on Wednesday to pass legislation allowing authorities to block or restrict websites like YouTube if they “discriminate” against Russian media on their sites. The authors of the legislation cited complaints from Russian media outlets RT and the RIA news agency about what they described as the “censorship” of their… Read More Russian lawmakers pass laws bordering on websites and local media

Twitter plans to create label for automated bots, accounts of dead people

Twitter Inc is planning to create a new type of account for bots next year that will identify them as automated, the company said in a blog post on Thursday finalizing plans for a reboot of its long-paused verification program. The company said bot accounts “can bring a lot of value to the service,” but… Read More Twitter plans to create label for automated bots, accounts of dead people

Twitter reverses to old retweet function following U.S. election

Twitter Inc is reversing changes made to its retweet function intended to curb the spread of misinformation during the U.S. presidential election, the company said. The microblogging site had in October made it difficult for users to retweet a tweet with misinformation and promoted the use of quote tweets, which included commentary from the user.… Read More Twitter reverses to old retweet function following U.S. election