India protests: Twitter suspends ‘harmful’ accounts
13 February 2021 | 4:14 pm
The social media giant has partially complied with an order from Indian regulators by blocking "harmful content," but has not suspended Twitter accounts belonging to journalists, activists and politicians.
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Teen pop star Olivia Rodrigo features in a Twitter video posted by the White House encouraging young Americans to get vaccinated against Covid-19. "It doesn’t matter if you’re young and healthy," Rodrigo says, "getting the vaccine is about protecting yourself, your friends and your family. Let’s get vaccinated!"
22 Jul 2021
The scam tried to get cryptocurrency for access to the Twitter accounts of celebrities such as Elon Musk, Barack Obama and Joe Biden. A Florida teenager masterminded the elaborate scam.
Senator Mark Warner is pushing on Congress to "bring greater transparency to the shadowy world of online advertising." Facebook said it was protecting privacy by closing accounts that study political ads.
FG to lift Twitter ban in a matter of days -Lai Mohammed, At least 65 killed in Algerian wildfires
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The ECOWAS bloc called on Guinea to return to "normal constitutional order" after President Alpha Conde was deposed in a coup by special forces.
The IIHF said the ban was due to politically motivated discrimination by Dmitry Baskov against players, and his support for the country's authoritarian president, Alexander Lukashenko.
The move comes after a military junta arrested President Alpha Conde and suspended the country's constitution.
On tonight's show, we head to Conakry as international pressure mounts on Guinea's ruling military. The African Union has suspended the country after a coup d'état last weekend. Our reporter James André tells us more. We also take a look at preparations for Ethiopian New Year and listen to African music at the Femua festival in Abidjan.
Officials said the move would make it easier for companies to share information and prioritise parts of the country most at need. It follows days of long queues at the pumps, after fears of disruption to the fuel supply sparked panic buying. But a minister said there were no plans to bring in the Army to drive tankers. The government has been considering using the Army, but Environment Secretary George Eustice said the shortage of drivers was "not a huge problem".
There are some cases of fake news that are clearer than others. Misinformation or blurring the lines of truth and propaganda is an art form that some TikTok accounts appear to have refined. We take a closer look at two examples concerning the war in Syria.
We take a look at the jabs, jokes and frenzy over Facebook's seven-hour outage. But first, the French press is widely covering a damning report about paedophilia in the French Catholic church. We also find out about the uncertain, perilous fate of a tanker off the coast of Yemen.
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South African-American businessman Patrick Soon-Shiong was joined by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday to open a vaccine facility aimed at tackling a dearth of manufacturing capacity on the African continent
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After the violent unrest of early January, calm has returned to Kazakhstan. Many people, however, have complained of excesses during the state of emergency — including illegal arrests and searches.