Feds Charge 3 In Massive Twitter Hacker Attack Targeting Biden, Obama, Gates, Bezos AccountsThree individuals including a juvenile were charged Friday with masterminding a Twitter hacking attack that compromised accounts belonging to VIPs ranging from former President Barack Obama and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to billionaire businessmen Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos.
Twitter Suspends Account of Former KKK Leader David Duke San Francisco-based social media giant Twitter announced Friday it has permanently suspended the account of outspoken white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke as part of its crackdown on hate speech.
'You Don't Need Masks'; Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Remove Video Containing Fake COVID-19 ClaimsA video featuring a group of doctors making false and dubious claims, telling people they don't need to wear masks during the current surge in coronavirus cases, was removed by Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube after going viral online Monday.
Twitter Looking At Subscription Options As Ad Revenue Drops SharplyTwitter is actively exploring additional ways to make money from its users, including by considering a subscription model, CEO Jack Dorsey said Thursday.
Twitter Takes Down 7,000 Accounts Linked To QAnonTwitter has removed thousands of accounts linked to QAnon, a group known for spreading conspiracy theories and disinformation online.
Twitter Hackers 'Successfully Manipulated A Small Number Of Employees'; Stole Personal Data From At Least 8 Targeted AccountsSan Francisco-based social media giant Twitter revealed late Friday night that hackers had downloaded personal data, possibly including private messages, from up to eight of the 130 accounts that were targeted.
Twitter Says 'Coordinated Attack' Targeting Employees Led To Hacking Of Famous Accounts Cyber security experts continued to work with San Francisco-based social media giant Twitter in an attempt to identify hackers who were able to break into accounts belonging to Joe Biden, Bill Gates and Elon Musk among others.
Twitter Accounts Of Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Others HackedTwitter accounts belonging to Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Apple, among other prominent handles, were compromised on Wednesday.
Facebook Mulls Political-Advertising Blackout In Days Before 2020 ElectionFacebook is considering banning political advertising on its platform in the days leading up to the U.S. presidential election in November and the ban has been under consideration since last fall, according to a source familiar with the discussions.
Facebook, Google, Twitter, Others Will Deny China's Requests For 'Subversive' User Data In Hong KongSocial media platforms and messaging apps including Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram, Google and Twitter say they will deny law enforcement requests for user data in Hong Kong while studying ramifications of a national security law enacted last week.
Twitter Teases Edit Button 'When Everyone Wears A Mask'Twitter teased a much-anticipated innovation on Thursday — but it comes with a catch.
'Words Matter' - Twitter Removing 'Master,' 'Slave' And 'Blacklist' From CodeTwitter is dropping the terms "master," "slave" and "blacklist" from its code after two engineers lobbied for the use of more inclusive programming language.
Facebook Ad Boycott Is Starting To Rattle InvestorsAfter several days of largely shrugging off news about a growing Facebook advertiser boycott, investors now appear to be taking notice.
Coca Cola Joins Facebook, Twitter Ad Boycott Over Hate Speech ContentBeverage giant Coca Cola has announced it was pulling millions of dollars in advertising earmarked for social media giants Facebook, Twitters and others for at least the month of July over their handing of hate speech.
Zuckerberg Gives In To Pressure, Announces Facebook Crackdown On Hate SpeechFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Friday that the social media giant will begin banning ads that scapegoat ethnic groups and minorities in addition to labeling potentially "harmful" posts from public figures following an advertising boycott campaign.