Block porn or be blocked, nation warns Google and Twitter

2017-11-17 11:26

Indonesia has threatened to bar leading social-media providers from operating in the country unless they comply with stringent demands to filter pornography and other content deemed obscene.

Its official! Twitter expands tweet character limit

2017-11-08 10:03

Twitter has announced it would double the limit for tweets to 280 characters, a bid to draw in more users and boost engagement at the social network.

Trump's brief Twitter outage prompts cheers, concerns

2017-11-03 22:48

Some cheered and other raised questions when President Donald Trump's Twitter account, a mouthpiece for the US presidency, mysteriously went dark for a few minutes.

Departing Twitter employee responsible for Trump account's brief disappearance

2017-11-03 06:08

A Twitter employee on their last day with the firm was responsible for taking down Donald Trump's account, the firm has said, as the president resumed tweeting after the 11-minute outage.

Facebook, Google, Twitter will send lawyers to face congress

2017-10-20 15:34

Tech giants will all send their top lawyers to testify in front of congressional committees investigating how Russia used social networks to interfere in the 2016 US elections.

Facebook, Twitter face a UK levy if cyber bullying not tackled

2017-10-11 15:09

Social-media giants such as Facebook and Twitter will have to reveal the scale of cyber bullying in the UK and face being made to pay the cost of dealing with it.

Trump tops pope as most-followed leader on Twitter

2017-10-05 05:14

Donald Trump has passed the pope to become the most-followed world leader on Twitter, a social media tracker says

Twitter explains why Trump North Korea tweet wasn't removed

2017-09-26 13:37

Twitter is citing "newsworthiness" and the public interest as reasons why it didn't remove President Donald Trump's declaration in a tweet that North Korean leaders may not "be around much longer."

Former CIA agent wants to buy Twitter to kick Trump off

2017-08-24 14:20

Former undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson is looking to crowdfund enough money to buy Twitter so President Donald Trump can't use it.

Trump's new Twitter target: own party leader

2017-08-10 20:31

Donald Trump has vented his anger against any number of political opponents on Twitter, but the latest target of US presidential scorn is the Senate leader of his own Republican Party.


Twitter cracks down on verified accounts with new policy

2017-11-16 09:58

Twitter says it’s in the process of reviewing current verified accounts to make sure users meet the new guidelines for behaviour.

Under pressure, social media giants acknowledge meddling

2017-11-05 15:48

In three exhaustive hearings this week, executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google acknowledged that their platforms were used by Russia.

Twitter worker goes out with a bang, takes down Trump account

2017-11-03 11:23

A Twitter employee on their last day with the company has been responsible for taking down Donald Trump's account.

Facebook, Twitter, Google defend security measures

2017-11-01 08:12

Tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google are defending their security measures and promising a Senate subcommittee they will do more to stop the misuse of their platforms by a foreign nation.

Twitter steps up fight against sexual harassment

2017-10-18 14:40

Twitter has announced tough new rules on tweets containing 'non-consensual nudity' and sexual harassment, which could be seen as fallout from the Harvey Weinstein abuse scandal.

Google, Facebook and Twitter scramble to hold Washington at bay

2017-10-10 12:45

Google has summoned policy staff from around the world for a debate on whether the company’s size has made it too attractive as a target for government regulators.

Twitter to expand character limit in bid to boost growth

2017-09-27 09:10

Twitter plans to lift its 140-character limit on tweets in an experiment with a small group that may expand to the entire social media platform.

Radio host Redi Tlhabi’s Twitter account hacked

2017-09-23 16:42

Writer and radio host Redi Tlhabi’s twitter account, @reditlhabi, has been hacked, merely a week after her highly anticipated book about president Jacob Zuma’s rape trial in 2006 was released.

What is Trump worth to Twitter? One analyst estimates $2bn

2017-08-18 09:08

Without US President Donald Trump, Twitter could lose as much as $2bn in market value, according to an analyst.

Trump looks to loyal voters as support slips

2017-08-08 08:41

After six months of infighting, investigations and legislative failures, President Donald Trump is trying to combat new signs of weakness in his Republican base.

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