Police in India have registered a new case against Twitter Inc for allegedly promoting child pornography, after previously lodging complaints it allegedly “hurt sentiments” in geopolitical matters, marking an escalation in the row between the United States-based firm and Indian authorities. Police in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya[…]
Twitter says hackers “manipulated” some of its employees to access accounts in a high-profile attack on the social media company, including those of US Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden and tech entrepreneur Elon Musk. Posts trying to dupe people into sending the hackers Bitcoin were tweeted by the official accounts[…]
The Twitter account @helpsurvivors, which “exposes” alleged rapists based on allegations sent in by other users, retracted an allegation it posted against an alleged rapist after it was found to be a prank. The account, and accounts similar to it, was established as part of the #AmINext? movement in reaction[…]
He has 2.4 million followers on Twitter and often uses his account to respond to current affairs, but EFF leader Julius Malema has finally admitted that the social media platform does not reflect the real world. “I also hasten to point out that Twitter is entirely divorced from reality: I[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
The struggle continues over high data costs. Twitter users are calling for a social media blackout on Wednesday as a result. They want the four major mobile networks cut their costs. But there seems to be different opinions, with others saying they won’t heed to the call. There have been[…]
Former Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille is set to appear before the party’s disciplinary panel on Friday for her tweets on colonialism. This was confirmed on Monday by Advocate Glynnis Breytenbach, chairperson of the DA’s federal legal commission, who said it would be a “first appearance”. “They will set timelines.[…]
Western Cape Premier Helen Zille must be “dealt with” for her praise of colonialism and expelled from the party, several DA leaders said on Wednesday. They believed that how the party handled her defence of colonialism would test the party’s commitment to non-racialism. The leaders, who spoke to News24 on[…]
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