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Social media firms under scrutiny over NZ shooting footage

Social media firms under scrutiny over NZ shooting footage

Social media giants Facebook, Twitter, Google faced scrutiny over extremist content on their platforms on Friday after video footage of mass shootings in New Zealand was live streamed and widely shared online.

Google, Facebook, Twitter fail to live up to fake news pledge

Google, Facebook, Twitter fail to live up to fake news pledge

Google, Facebook and Twitter have fallen short of their pledges to combat fake news, three months before key European elections, the European Commission said on Thursday.

Indian journalist condemns Twitter for blocking account after abuse online

Indian journalist condemns Twitter for blocking account after abuse online

One of India's best-known women journalists, Barkha Dutt, launched a scathing attack on Twitter Inc on Tuesday for temporarily locking her account after she posted details of men ...

Trump accuses Facebook, Twitter, Google of Democrat bias

Trump accuses Facebook, Twitter, Google of Democrat bias

US President Donald Trump took a swipe on Tuesday at America's tech giants, accusing them of having a liberal bias, and claiming Twitter was making it more difficult to follow his account.

Twitter tumbles on concerns about hacking activity

Twitter tumbles on concerns about hacking activity

Twitter Inc shares fell almost 7 percent on Monday after the company said it was investigating unusual traffic that might be from state-sponsored hackers and, in what appeared to be an unrelated issue, a security firm said hackers used the platform to try to steal user data.

Qatar welcomes Twitter decision to bolster privacy policy

Qatar welcomes Twitter decision to bolster privacy policy

The Government of Qatar has welcomed recent announcements by Twitter to strengthen privacy considerations and the overall safety of their users.

Trump accuses social media firms of 'silencing millions'

Trump accuses social media firms of 'silencing millions'

Trump also criticised social media outlets last week, saying that unidentified companies were "totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices."

Twitter sweeps 'locked' accounts from follower tally

Twitter sweeps 'locked' accounts from follower tally

Twitter said Wednesday users are likely to see "follower" numbers drop as the service stops adding in potentially dubious or fraudulent accounts.

Twitter updates app to highlight big events, news stories

Twitter updates app to highlight big events, news stories

Twitter has tried to stand out with users and advertisers by emphasising live events and instant news.

Trump appeals court ruling he can't block Twitter critics

Trump appeals court ruling he can't block Twitter critics

The US Justice Department has said it will appeal a federal judge's ruling that President Donald Trump cannot legally block Twitter users who disagree with him.

QNA returns to Twitter a year after hacking

QNA returns to Twitter a year after hacking

Qatar's state-run news agency was back on Twitter on Monday for the first time since its hacked website carried controversial comments attributed to His Highness the Amir.

Twitter improves user data policy ahead of new European privacy laws

Twitter improves user data policy ahead of new European privacy laws

Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it is updating its privacy policy to allow users to view information they share with the microblogging service and show how it is being used, ahead of new regulatory guidelines on European data privacy laws.