SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter Hides Trump Tweet For ‘Glorifying Violence’

JEDDAH | SAUDI ARABIA – Twitter hid a tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump behind a warning for the first time on Friday, accusing him of breaking its rules by ‘glorifying violence’ in a message that said looters at protests in Minneapolis would be shot. Twitter’s decision to step in escalates a feud between Trump … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter Hides Trump Tweet For ‘Glorifying Violence’

SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter’s Fact-Check Label Prompts Trump Threat To Shut Down Social Media Companies

NEW YORK  – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to regulate or shut down social media companies for stifling conservative voices, a day after Twitter attached a warning to some of his tweets prompting readers to fact check the president’s claims. Without offering evidence, Trump again accused such platforms of bias, tweeting: ‘Republicans feel … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter’s Fact-Check Label Prompts Trump Threat To Shut Down Social Media Companies

SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter Launches Labels, Warnings On Misleading COVID-19 Information

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Twitter Inc will add labels and warnings messages on some tweets with disputed or misleading information about COVID-19, the company said on Monday, as part of a new approach to misinformation that will eventually extend to other topics. Twitter’s new labels will provide links to more information in cases where the … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter Launches Labels, Warnings On Misleading COVID-19 Information

WORLD NEWS | Facebook, Twitter Remove Russia-Linked Accounts In Ghana Targeting U.S.

Facebook Inc  and Twitter Inc. said on Thursday they had taken down a network of Russian – linked face accounts operates out of Ghana and Nigeria which targeted the United States. Facebook told reporters that the network, which is removed from Facebook and Instagram engaging in foreign interference, was in the early stages of building … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Facebook, Twitter Remove Russia-Linked Accounts In Ghana Targeting U.S.

BUSINESS | Twitter Strikes Deal With Elliott, Silver Lake

BUCHAREST – Twitter Inc on Monday announced a deal with Elliott Management Corp, giving it a board seat just over a week after the activist hedge fund pushed for the removal of Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey. Under the deal, private equity firm Silver Lake will invest $1 billion in Twitter and also get a … Continue reading BUSINESS | Twitter Strikes Deal With Elliott, Silver Lake

SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter Testing Disappearing ‘Fleets’ In Brazil

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Twitter said on Wednesday it was testing in Brazil a new type of tweet that disappears after 24 fours, similar to the stories feature popular on Snapchat and Facebook’s photo-sharing app Instagram. Called ‘fleets’, the vanishing messages can be viewed by tapping on a user’s profile picture. They do not appear … Continue reading SOCIAL MEDIA | Twitter Testing Disappearing ‘Fleets’ In Brazil

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Trump: ‘Coronavirus Is Very Much Under Control In The USA’

NEW YORK - - President Trump tweeted from India about coronavirus saying that it’s ‘very much under control in the USA’. Trump also tweeted that the ‘stock market starting to look very good to me’ linking the two – despite the Dow closing more than 1,000 points down Monday. This is Trump’s second tweet in … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Trump: ‘Coronavirus Is Very Much Under Control In The USA’