Twitter Bans Indian Actress over Hateful Posts

Twitter decided to ban famed Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut for violating the social media giant’s rules on hateful conduct and abusive behavior on its platform. Ranaut has been known as one of the ardent supporters of Indian Prime Minister Narendra …

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Twitter Forced to Takedown “Harmful Content” as Demanded by Russian Consumer Watchdog

Twitter has been complying in taking down the contents which were banned in Russia, but it was taking too long, Russian state communications Roskomnadzor said on Friday. It said that Twitter had removed 60% of such content since Moscow slowed …

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Facebook Investigates “Mistaken” blocking of Anti Modi Posts in India

Facebook is now investigating the temporary mistaken blocking of posts calling for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to resign, on Thursday.  The social media giant said the posts with “#ResignModi” have been blocked by mistake, saying the posts have now …

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Facebook Claims Palestinian Spy Ring was Behind Hacking Group

Facebook on Wednesday has claimed it uncovered and broken up a network of hackers from Palestine linked to President Mahmoud Abbas to spy on opposition, journalists and activists.  The social media giant said that the Preventive Security Service (PSS) “used …

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MI5 Concerned About Spies on Linkedin Targeting Staff and Employees

MI5 has warned about spies posing as recruiters and getting information from their staff on LinkedIn. According to MI5, at least 10,000 British Citizens including their own staff members and state employees have been contacted by fake profiles linked to …

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Tiktok Sued in UK and EU for Collecting Data of Minors

A claim filed in the U.K. and EU seeks billions of dollars from social media developer TikTok for the collection and usage of data from minors on their platform. The suit is being brought by former children’s commissioner for England …

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Pakistan Interior Ministry Temporarily Blocks Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, WhatsApp, Telegram

Pakistan blocked access to all social media for a brief time period Friday, after days of anti-French protests across the country by radical Islamists opposing a cartoon they consider blasphemous.  The country’s interior ministry demanded multiple media platforms like Facebook …

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Twitter Suspends Two Beijing Diplomatic Consular Accounts

Twitter temporarily suspended the official Twitter accounts of the Chinese Consulate in Sydney and the Cultural Counselor at the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan. The consulate’s Twitter account was suspended on Monday with no specific reason, according to the consulate. They …

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