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InfoWar: Zoom, Twitter Capitulates to Chinese Censorship

Zoom disclosed how it censored global calls at Beijing’s request… The video-conferencing company says it stopped three meetings at Beijing’s request, but in future would be able to block participants by country. The disclosure came after it temporarily suspended the account of Humanitarian China, a US group that organized an online Tiananmen vigil. Twitter,

‘Close Them Down’: Trump Threatens To Shut Down Social Media Platforms

President Trump threatened action against social media companies one day after Twitter, for the first time, fact-checked one of his tweets on mail-in voting. “Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices,” the president tweeted Wednesday without providing evidence, adding that the companies should either be “strongly” regulated or shut down. On Tuesday, Twitter

Boko Haram: Nigeria’s War Against Terror Enters Cyberspace as Pro- and Anti-Buratai Twitter Warriors Battle

Senator Iroegbu Nigeria's social media platforms, especially the Twitter, were set on overdrive on Thursday as some Nigerians expressed concerns over the ongoing counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations against Boko Haram terrorists and Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) in the North East. This resulted in a trending hashtag #ThankYouBuratai

We don’t own any Twitter handle — DSS warns

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Department of State Services (DSS) has disowned fake Twitter handles currently in circulation saying it does not own, use or operate any official twitter handles. The service in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunnya on Monday said the twitter handles which also bear the Service's symbols

Twitter suspends 166,153 accounts for terrorism content

Twitter is making headway in tackling online terrorism content on its platform as it suspended more than 166,000 accounts in the second half of 2018, the social media company said on Thursday. This is about a fifth less than in the previous period. Together with Facebook and Google, Twitter is under pressure

Twitter reacts as Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp down globally

Jude Johnson The three social media platforms controlled by Facebook Inc. -Instagram, WhatsApp ­and Facebook (including Facebook Messenger) – have been down globally since Sunday morning. A site that monitors downtime of websites,, indicates that Facebook and other social networks it controls were down since 6:30 a.m in many parts

Twitter suspends 1.2 million accounts for terrorism

Social media giant Twitter suspended 1,210,357 accounts for promoting terrorism in two years between August 2015 and the end of 2017. That figure, detailed by the company’s head of public policy in Indonesia, Agung Yudha, was shared at a regional counter-terrorism meeting in the Indonesian capital on Tuesday. The suspensions represent just

Regulating free speech on social media is dangerous and futile—Expert

Niam Yaraghi   Amid recent news about Google’s post 2016 elections meeting, multiple Congressional hearings, and attacks by President Trump, social media platforms and technology companies are facing unprecedented criticism from both parties. According to Gallup’s survey, 79 percent of Americans believe that these companies should be regulated. We know that an overwhelming majority of technology entrepreneurs subscribe