Twitter suspends accounts of several journalists

Twitter Inc on Thursday suspended the accounts of several journalists, including ones from the New York Times and the Washington Post, with the site showing “account suspended” notices for them. Reuters could not immediately ascertain why those accounts were suspended. All the suspended reporters have in recent months written about[…]

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Kuwait tweep jailed for ‘defaming Saudi Arabia’

A Kuwaiti criminal court has sentenced a Twitter user to seven years in prison with hard labour on charges that include “defaming Saudi Arabia” and “disseminating false news”, local newspaper Al-Qabas reported. The paper did not name the defendant; however the ruling pointed to a number of tweets referring to[…]

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Radio host Redi Tlhabi’s Twitter account hacked

Writer and radio host Redi Tlhabi’s twitter account, @reditlhabi, was hacked on Saturday morning, merely a week after her highly anticipated book about President Jacob Zuma’s rape trial in 2006 was released. Tlhabi, who is in New York to facilitate a series of United Nations conversations, said she discovered that[…]

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Direct evidence Gupta henchmen prepared fake tweets

Scorpio has previously exposed how the Guptas and their British PR firm Bell Pottinger make use of fake social media profiles to disseminate a counter-narrative of “white monopoly capital” in order to defend their operations in South Africa. For those yet to be convinced, there is direct evidence from the[…]

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