Saudis recruited Twitter workers to spy on critics: US
US prosecutors allege the kingdom paid former Twitter employees in luxury watches and cash in exchange for personal information about critics. Millions of Saudis are active on the social media platform.
Twitter bans political advertisements from its platform
Twitter has banned political advertising on its platform. The company's chief executive said on Wednesday, as social media platforms face pressure to block attempts to steer elections with false information.
YouTube axes 210 channels
Google has closed down 210 channels on its platform for uploading videos about the on-going protests in Hong Kong. Some of the accounts were said to have posed as news organizations and entities but are discovered to have links to the Chinese government. This came days after Twitter and Facebook disabled hundreds of related accounts to the protest.
YouTube takes action on campaigns targeting Hong Kong protests
The move follows similar action by Twitter and Facebook, which said China was behind the campaigns. Google, YouTube's parent company, said VPNs and other methods were used to disguise the origin of the accounts.
Twitter accuses China of anti-Hong Kong protest campaign
China sowed political discord and undermined the protest movement in Hong Kong on Twitter, the company has said. The social media platform notified Facebook, where a state-backed disinformation operation was also found.
A diplomatic spat between the US and UK plays out on Twitter
A diplomatic spat between the US and UK plays out on Twitter.
Joe Abah uncovered
Joe Abah may not be your favourite person on Twitter, but his over 200,000 followers on Twitter know that Ezemmuo is not one to run away from the gbas gbos of social media. Being a former employee of the Nigerian government, Abah was, and is still, an easy target of anti-government critics, especially when he speaks well of certain government policies.
Kim Kardashian launches shapewear line kimono
Kim Kardashian, via Twitter Kim Kardashian, via news release Sizes will range from XXS to 4XL and come in nine different shades. Kardashian also revealed another interesting tidbit about the brand: According to a news release, the products will be available for purchase next month.
Facebook, Twitter delete fake accounts originating in Iran
Several fake social media accounts spreading messages in support of Iran have been removed from Facebook and Twitter. The deletion of the accounts came after an investigation by internet security firm FireEye.
DJ Khaled donating proceeds from Nipsey Hussle song to late rapper's kids
DJ Khaled donating proceeds from Nipsey Hussle song to late rapper's kids Khaled took to Twitter to announce that a track he had worked on with the later rapper, "Higher," would be released. DJ Khaled, via Twitter DJ Khaled, via Twitter Khaled went on to reveal his intentions for releasing the song. DJ Khaled, via Twitter DJ Khaled, via Twitter