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Rapper Kanye West announces US presidential bid on Twitter

07 July, 2020 12:10 pm 12:10 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – American rapper Kanye West, a vocal supporter of US President Donald Trump, announced that he would run for president in 2020 in an apparent challenge to Trump and his presumptive Democratic rival, former Vice President Joe Biden. “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and … Read More

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Twitter removes image tweet by Trump over NYT copyright complaint

07 July, 2020 10:00 am 10:00 am

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc has taken down an image tweeted by the US President Donald Trump from its platform, after receiving a copyright complaint from the New York Times. The original tweet by Trump issued on June 30, showed a meme that read “In reality they’re not after me they’re after you I’m just in … Read More

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Twitter again slaps warning on Trump tweet threatening force against protes...

06 June, 2020 3:05 pm 3:05 pm

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc on Tuesday placed a warning notice on a tweet by President Donald Trump threatening “serious force” against protesters in the US capital, the second time it has used the label since it began challenging Trump’s tweets in May. “There will never be an ‘Autonomous Zone’ in Washington, D.C., as long as … Read More

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Biden campaign asks Twitter, Facebook to remove Trump posts bashing mail-in...

06 June, 2020 9:08 am 9:08 am

(Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s political campaign has asked social media giants Facebook and Twitter to remove posts by Republican President Donald Trump that it said made false claims aimed at discrediting mail-in voting. Trump tweeted several times on Monday criticizing vote-by-mail plans that numerous states have implemented so that voters concerned about … Read More

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Twitter names ex Google CFO Pichette as chair, Kordestani to stay on

06 June, 2020 10:23 am 10:23 am

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc TWTR.O appointed Patrick Pichette, a former chief financial officer at Google, as the social network’s board chairman, marking the first time in Twitter’s history that an outsider will preside over the group. Pichette, who had been Twitter’s lead independent director since the end of 2018, will replace Omid Kordestani in leading … Read More

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With fact-checks, Twitter takes on a new kind of task

05 May, 2020 12:53 pm 12:53 pm

(Reuters) – In addition to disputing misleading claims made by US President Donald Trump about mail-in ballots this week, Twitter has added fact-checking labels to thousands of other tweets since introducing the alerts earlier this month, mostly on posts about the coronavirus. The company does not expect to need additional staff for the undertaking, Twitter … Read More

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Waqar Younis announces to quit social media

05 May, 2020 4:13 pm 4:13 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – Pakistan’s bowling coach Waqar Younis has announced to quit social media on Friday after an immoral video was liked from his verified Twitter handle to which he claimed that his account was hacked. “I have to say with regret that some ‘Allah ka Banda’ hacked my Twitter account. When I woke … Read More

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Zuckerberg distances Facebook from Twitter in Trump fight

05 May, 2020 12:32 pm 12:32 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg took pains to distance his company from Twitter and its fight with US President Donald Trump on Thursday, as the White House moved to scrap a law protecting social media companies. Republican Trump, who accuses social media firms of bias against conservatives, without evidence, stepped up … Read More

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Twitter fact-checks Trump tweet for the first time

05 May, 2020 9:59 am 9:59 am

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter for the first time prompted readers to check the facts in tweets sent by US President Donald Trump, warning that his claims about mail-in ballots were false and had been debunked by fact checkers. The move marked a dramatic shift for the social network, Trump’s primary tool for getting an … Read More

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Twitter to let some employees to work from home permanently

05 May, 2020 8:20 am 8:20 am

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc on Tuesday became the first major tech company to allow employees who can work remotely to do so indefinitely, as the coronavirus outbreak forces unprecedented changes in work culture across the world. The pandemic, which has infected more than 4.2 million people globally so far, has led to strict lockdowns in … Read More

Trump, White House unfollow PM Modi on twitter

04 April, 2020 8:45 am 8:45 am

KARACHI (92 News) – The White House has unfollowed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter sending the micro-blogging site into a frenzy over a possible souring of ties between the world leaders. It has also unfollowed the Twitter handle of Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, the Prime Minister’s office, as well as, the Indian … Read More

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US judge blocks Twitter’s bid to reveal government surveillance reque...

04 April, 2020 12:21 pm 12:21 pm

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc will not be able to reveal surveillance requests it received from the US government after a federal judge accepted government arguments that this was likely to harm national security after a near six-year long legal battle. The social media company had sued the US Department of Justice in 2014 to be … Read More

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Tom Hanks, wife Rita Wilson test positive for coronavirus in Australia

03 March, 2020 9:10 am 9:10 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, have both tested positive for coronavirus in Australia, the actor said on Twitter. Hanks said that he and Wilson, who are both 63, were tested in Australia, where he is working on a film, after they felt tired and achy with … Read More

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Twitter, Elliott in deal for Dorsey to stay CEO and add directors

03 March, 2020 10:43 am 10:43 am

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc reached an agreement with Elliott Management that lets Jack Dorsey stay as chief executive and adds three new directors a few days after Elliott’s plan to push out the social media company’s chief became public. Elliott’s head of US activism, Jesse Cohn, and private equity firm Silver Lake’s co-chief executive officer … Read More

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Twitter labels edited clip of Biden retweeted by Trump as manipulated media

03 March, 2020 9:25 am 9:25 am

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter Inc on Sunday used its new “manipulated media” label for the first time on a video clip of US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that was retweeted by President Donald Trump. The video, which was posted on Saturday by White House social media director Dan Scavino, showed Biden stumbling on … Read More