Facebook, Twitter remove accounts and pages linked to fake news sites ahead of elections in Bangladesh

Facebook and Twitter said on Thursday they had removed accounts and fake news pages linked to the Bangladesh government that had posted anti-opposition content, days ahead of an election in the South Asian nation. Facebook, Bangladesh’s most popular social network with an estimated 30 million users, said it had removed nine fake news pages linked… Read More Facebook, Twitter remove accounts and pages linked to fake news sites ahead of elections in Bangladesh

Twitter deletes thousands of bot accounts campaigning for boycott of U.S. election

Twitter Inc deleted more than 10,000 automated accounts posting messages that discouraged people from voting in Tuesday’s U.S. election and wrongly appeared to be from Democrats, after the party flagged the misleading tweets to the social media company. “We took action on relevant accounts and activity on Twitter,” a Twitter spokesman said in an email.… Read More Twitter deletes thousands of bot accounts campaigning for boycott of U.S. election

Twitter appoints former World Bank executives Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Rob Zoellick into board

A former Nigerian Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been appointed into the board of social media giant, Twitter Inc. She was appointed alongside Robert Zoellick as new independent directors of the board, effective immediately, in an announcement made on Thursday, July 19, 2018. The two join the board as Marjorie Scardino is set to… Read More Twitter appoints former World Bank executives Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Rob Zoellick into board

Twitter suspends two accounts linked to indicted Russian intelligence officers 

Social networking site Twitter Inc on Saturday suspended two accounts linked to 12 Russian spies indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. On Friday, a federal grand jury charged the 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking Democratic computer networks in 2016 in the most detailed U.S. accusation yet… Read More Twitter suspends two accounts linked to indicted Russian intelligence officers 

Twitter users lose followers as company deletes millions of accounts following policy change

A Twitter Inc policy change on Thursday to increase the service’s credibility cost its 100 most popular users about 2 percent of their followers, on average, according to social media data firm Keyhole. Twitter is no longer counting as followers any accounts that have been locked because of suspected fraud, Chief Executive Jack Dorsey posted… Read More Twitter users lose followers as company deletes millions of accounts following policy change

Twitter, Facebook launch tools to track advertising

Twitter Inc on Thursday made it easier for users to identify political campaign ads and know who paid for them, as social media platforms faced the threat of U.S. regulation over the lack of disclosure on such spending. The microblogging site launched ‘Ads Transparency Center’ to allow anyone to view ads that have been put… Read More Twitter, Facebook launch tools to track advertising

Twitter revises strategy in fight against cyber trolls 

Twitter Inc on Tuesday revised its strategy for fighting abusive internet ‘trolls’, saying it would use behavioral signals to identify harassers on the social network and then limit the visibility of their tweets. San Francisco-based Twitter, known for freewheeling discussions since it was founded in 2006, has been trying to rid itself of harassment out… Read More Twitter revises strategy in fight against cyber trolls 

Twitter bans ads from cyber-security firm Kaspersky Lab

​Twitter Inc said on Friday that it has banned ads from Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, saying the cyber-security company’s business model conflicts with advertising rules and citing U.S. government claims that Kaspersky has ties to Russian intelligence agencies. Twitter confirmed the ban after Kaspersky Lab co-founder Eugene Kaspersky disclosed the development in a blog post on… Read More Twitter bans ads from cyber-security firm Kaspersky Lab