BUSINESS | Twitter Release Plans To Relaunch New Verification Program Early Newt Year

Twitter Inc. on Tuesday released plans for its new policy on how people are 'Verified' on the site, an area the company has long promised to revamp to address confusion and criticism over the blue check-mark badges it uses to authenticate the identity of prominent accounts. The social media company said in a blog post … Continue reading BUSINESS | Twitter Release Plans To Relaunch New Verification Program Early Newt Year

NEWS ALERT | Twitter, Facebook Face Labeling Test On Trump’s Election Posts

MILAN - - Facebook and Twitter flagged some of President Donald Trump’s posts on the U.S. election as votes were still being counted, in a real-time test of their rules on handling misinformation and premature claims of victory. The two companies have been under fierce scrutiny over they police rapidly spreading false information and election-related … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Twitter, Facebook Face Labeling Test On Trump’s Election Posts

SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter to label candidate tweets that claim early U.S. election victory

MILAN | ITALY – Twitter said on Monday it would place warning labels on tweets tweets from certain accounts, including candidates and campaigns, that claim victory in U.S. elections in advance of official declarations of results. In an updated blog on this issue, the company laid out in more detail how the policy would apply … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter to label candidate tweets that claim early U.S. election victory

NEWS ALERT | Facebook, Twitter Take Action Against Misleading Trump Comparison Of COVID-19 To Flue

MILAN – Facebook Inc and Twitter took action on post from U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday for violating their rules against coronavirus misinformation by suggesting the COVID-19 was just like flu. Facebook took the post down but not before it was shared about 26,000 times, data from the company’s metric tool CrowdTangle showed. ‘We … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Facebook, Twitter Take Action Against Misleading Trump Comparison Of COVID-19 To Flue

BUSINESS | Trump Urges Goodyear Tire Boycott After Report Company Bars Political Attire

WASHINGTON – U.S President Donald Trump on Wednesday called for a boycott of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co following a local news report in Kansas that the company had deemed political attire including that of the Trump campaign unacceptable for the workplace. ‘Don’t buy GOODYEAR TIRES – They announced a BAN ON MAGA HATS’, Trump … Continue reading BUSINESS | Trump Urges Goodyear Tire Boycott After Report Company Bars Political Attire

SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter Labels State Media, Government Officials’ Account

MILAN – Twitter Inc. will label the accounts of state-affiliated media outlets, their senior staff and some key government official, the company said in a blog post on Thursday. The accounts of Russia’s Sputnik, RT, and China’s Xinhua News are among the media organizations that will be labeled, according to a Twitter spokesman. He declined … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter Labels State Media, Government Officials’ Account

SOCIAL MEDIA | Facebook, Twitter Pull Trump Posts Over Coronavirus Misinformation

MILAN | ITALY – 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 … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Facebook, Twitter Pull Trump Posts Over Coronavirus Misinformation

BUSINESS | Twitter Says Attackers Downloaded Data From Up To Eight Non-Verified Accounts

MILAN | ITALY – Twitter Inc said on Saturday that hackers were able to download account information for up to eight accounts involved in the hack of its system this week, but said none of them were verified accounts. The company said the unidentified attackers targeted 130 accounts, and were able to reset passwords to … Continue reading BUSINESS | Twitter Says Attackers Downloaded Data From Up To Eight Non-Verified Accounts

SOCIAL MEDIA | U.S. FBI Is Leading An Inquiry Into The Twitter Hack, Sources Say

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is leading a federal inquiry into the Twitter hacking, two sources familiar with the situation said, after hackers seized control of accounts belonging to Joe Biden, Kim Kardashian and others in what appeared to be a bitcoin scam. Earlier the FBI had said: ‘We are aware of … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | U.S. FBI Is Leading An Inquiry Into The Twitter Hack, Sources Say

BREAKING NEWS | Twitter Accounts Of Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Apple And Others Apparently Hacked

Twitter account belonging to Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Apple, among other prominent handles, were compromised on Wednesday and posted tweets that appeared to promote a cryptocurrency scam. The accounts, along with those of former President Barack Obama, Kanye West, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezzos and Mike Bloomberg, posted similar tweets soliciting donations via … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Twitter Accounts Of Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Apple And Others Apparently Hacked