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0.016% of accounts: Twitter catches a few more 'Russian trolls' as Congress-spurred hunt continues

Twitter has blocked another 1000 accounts it reckons posted Russian-linked “propaganda” to influence the 2016 US election, while admitting that only some eight percent of the sinister “Kremlin troll'” tweets were election-related. “We have identified an additional 1,062 accounts associated with the IRA [Internet Research Agency, a Russian entity habitually accused of meddling with US democracy]. We have suspended all ...

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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube praised for “steady progress” quashing illegal hate speech in Europe

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are likely to be breathing a little easier in Europe after getting a pat on the back from regional lawmakers for making “steady progress” on removing illegal hate speech. Last week the European Commission warned it could still draw up legislation to try to ensure illegal content is removed from online platforms if tech firms do ...

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Twitter updates total of Russia-linked election bots to 50,000

Twitter has provided updated details on its investigation into Russian election interference on its platform in 2016. Its identification of more than 13,000 more Russian-linked bots that made election-related tweets puts the total over 50,000. In addition, about 3,800 (up 1,000 from Twitter’s data in the fall) were associated with the now-notorious Internet Research Agency. Still, Twitter denied that these ...

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‘Twitter talking down to people, as if they are not intelligent enough’

Twitter is treating people as if they’re not capable of making their own decisions in relation to alleged ‘Russian meddling’ in the 2016 US presidential vote, independent political commentator Adam Garrie has said. The social-media giant announced that it was preparing a tool to warn users if they were communicating with so-called “Russian trolls” during US election campaign in 2016. ...

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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube praised for “steady progress” quashing illegal hate speech in Europe

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are likely to be breathing a little easier in Europe after getting a pat on the back from regional lawmakers for making “steady progress” on removing illegal hate speech. Last week the European Commission warned it could still draw up legislation to try to ensure illegal content is removed from online platforms if tech firms do ...

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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube praised for “steady progress” quashing illegal hate speech in Europe

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are likely to be breathing a little easier in Europe after getting a pat on the back from regional lawmakers for making “steady progress” on removing illegal hate speech. Last week the European Commission warned it could still draw up legislation to try to ensure illegal content is removed from online platforms if tech firms do ...

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‘No morality, no empathy’ – Twitter fury at MP after her shocking expenses claim

British MP Harriett Baldwin is facing calls to stand down, having made a charitable donation to a hospice which she then attempted to claim back on her expenses. Read more The Tory MP for West Worcestershire has come under fire after trying to claw back a £50 gift to St Richard’s Hospice on the taxpayer’s tab. Baldwin was made Minister ...

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TWiT is suing Twitter, alleging breach of contract and copyright infringement

TWiT, officially known as This Week in Tech, is suing Twitter. The audio and video media platform alleges breach of written contract, breach of oral agreement, intentional interference with prospective economic advantage and trademark infringement. As the story goes, Twitter co-founder Evan Williams had previously told Leo Laporte Twitter was simply a text-based microblogging service, the lawsuit states. “Williams also ...

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RT's real-time Twitter drama #1917LIVE wins Adweek’s Arc Award for ‘Best Use of Social’

RT’s large-scale reenactment of the Russian Revolution on Twitter, the #1917LIVE project, has won the 2017 Adweek ARC Award in the Best Use of Social Media category, adding yet another prestigious prize to its trophy cabinet. RT has become the first-ever Russian brand to triumph at the Adweek ARC Awards, which honor the best and most innovative storytelling projects in ...

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