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Nigeria expects to lift Twitter ban by end of year, minister...

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Nigeria expects to lift its ban on Twitter before the end of the year, Information Minister Lai Mohammed told Reuters on Thursday, adding that...

Taliban’s Afghanistan takeover presents fresh challenge for social media companies

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 The Taliban's rapid takeover of Afghanistan poses a new challenge for big US tech companies on handling content created by a group considered to...

ISS: Social media and the state: challenging the rules of engagement

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As Nigeria’s Twitter ban shows, online platforms are the new battleground between governments and their critics. Social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp...

Nigerian telecoms firms suspend access to Twitter

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Nigerian telecoms firms blocked access to Twitter on Saturday following a regulatory directive aimed at suspending the US social media giant indefinitely, a move...

Twitter removes Nigerian president’s ‘abusive’ civil war post

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Twitter removed on Wednesday a post by Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari threatening punishment for regional secessionists blamed for attacks on government buildings. The social media...

Twitter removes hundreds of accounts it says are linked to Iran,...

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Twitter said on Tuesday it had taken down 373 accounts which it said had ties to Russia, Armenia and Iran and had breached its...

China tweet that enraged Australia propelled by ‘unusual’ accounts, say experts

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A Chinese official’s tweet of an image of an Australian soldier that sparked a furious reaction from Canberra was amplified across social media by...

QAnon received earlier boost from Russian accounts on Twitter, archives show

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Russian government-backed social media accounts nurtured the QAnon conspiracy theory in its infancy, earlier than previously reported, according to interviews with current and former...

Nigerian army plans nationwide exercise as protests rock country

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The Nigerian army will begin a two-month national exercise, it said on Saturday, while denying the move was part of any security response to...

Facebook, Twitter dismantle global array of disinformation networks

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Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc said on Thursday they had taken down more than a dozen disinformation networks used by political and state-backed groups...

Zimbabwe protest organizer, journalist freed on bail, banned from posting on...

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A Zimbabwe opposition politician and a journalist detained for more than a month on suspicion of planning anti-government protests over corruption and the worst...

Twitter confirms account of India PM Modi’s personal website hacked

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Twitter confirmed on Thursday that an account of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website was hacked with a series of tweets asking its...

More than 1 000 people at Twitter had ability to aid...

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More than a thousand Twitter employees and contractors as of earlier this year had access to internal tools that could change user account settings...

Twitter says hackers saw messages from 36 accounts, including Netherlands official

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Twitter said on Wednesday that the hackers who breached its systems last week likely read the direct messages of 36 accounts, including one belonging...

Twitter will suspend accounts tweeting about conspiracy theory group QAnon

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Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it would permanently suspend accounts that violate its policies while tweeting about QAnon, a fringe group that claims “deep-state”...

Twitter says about 130 accounts were targeted in cyber attack this...

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Twitter Inc disclosed late on Thursday that hackers targeted about 130 accounts during the cyber attack this week, an incident in which profiles of...

Twitter hacking spree alarms experts concerned about the platform’s security

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The extraordinary hacking spree that hit Twitter on Wednesday, leading it to briefly muzzle some of its most widely followed accounts, is drawing questions...

Twitter suspended 166,153 accounts for terrorism content in second-half of 2018

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Twitter is making headway in tackling online terrorism content on its platform as it suspended over 166,000 accounts in the second half of last...

Twitter suspends account of Nigerian militant group Niger Delta Avengers

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Twitter on Monday suspended the account of Niger Delta Avengers, a militant group that has carried out a series of attacks on...

Social media in defence intelligence gathering

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Last year South African soldiers deployed in the DRC as part of MONUSCO came under fire from rebel groups they speedily resorted...

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