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Twitter removes Taliban account after tweet threatening Malala

Twitter removes Taliban account after tweet threatening Malala

  • The tweet, which was posted in Urdu, read: “Malala to return home ‘because we have a score to settle with you and your father’, adding that ‘there would be no mistake’ next time.
  • “This is the ex-spokesperson of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan who claims the attack on me and many innocent people. He is now threatening people on social media. How did he escape?” she tweeted.
Published 18 Feb, 2021 04:27pm
Twitter removes Taliban account after tweet threatening Malala

Twitter removes Taliban account after tweet threatening Malala

  • The tweet, which was posted in Urdu, read: “Malala to return home ‘because we have a score to settle with you and your father’, adding that ‘there would be no mistake’ next time.
  • “This is the ex-spokesperson of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan who claims the attack on me and many innocent people. He is now threatening people on social media. How did he escape?” Malala tweeted.
Updated 18 Feb, 2021 04:25pm
Trump's Twitter ban to remain permanent, even if he is re-elected: Twitter CFO
World

Trump's Twitter ban to remain permanent, even if he is re-elected: Twitter CFO

  • Former President Donald Trump's Twitter ban will remain permanent, even if he is re-elected to office - according a senior executive from the social media company.
  • This news came as Trump's impeachment trial was taking place in the Senate, on charges that he incited an insurrection with his inflammatory exhortations at a rally in Washington, immediately prior to the breach of the Capitol Building by an aggravated mob on the 6th of January.
Updated 11 Feb, 2021 05:04pm
Twitter will explore letting users receive payments from followers
Technology

Twitter will explore letting users receive payments from followers

  • Dorsey said the feature would help the social media platform earn more money and engagement from its base of 192 million daily users.
  • “I think the first thing we want to focus on is that economic incentive to people who are contributing to Twitter,” he said at the virtual Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference.
Updated 11 Feb, 2021 04:38pm
Twitter expresses concern for safety of staff in India, after disagreement with Govt on 'objectionable' accounts
World

Twitter expresses concern for safety of staff in India, after disagreement with Govt on 'objectionable' accounts

  • Twitter has expressed concern for the safety of its personnel in India, after the company's refusal to comply with a demand from the Indian government to remove accounts connected to the escalating farmers protests.
  • Last week, the Indian government threatened Twitter employees in India with fines and up to seven years’ jail time if the company did not comply with their demands for the removal of certain accounts alleged to be spreading “misinformation”.
Updated 10 Feb, 2021 04:19pm
Facebook, Twitter among platforms failing to prevent harmful content
Technology

Facebook, Twitter among platforms failing to prevent harmful content

  • The three social media giants all performed worse in stopping hate speech on their platforms in the second half of 2020 compared with the first, IPG Mediabrands said in a report on its updated audit.
  • Of them, smaller platforms made notable advances throughout 2020, including Chinese-owned app TikTok, which faced the threat of a US ban last year over concerns about user data privacy.
Published 08 Feb, 2021 08:06pm
Twitter’s India public policy director, Mahima Kaul, resigns
World

Twitter’s India public policy director, Mahima Kaul, resigns

  • Twitter’s public policy director Mahima Kaul recently resigned from her role, two sources said. A LinkedIn ad showed the company is seeking candidates for the key government relations position.
  • Twitter confirmed Ms. Kaul’s resignation, saying she would stay on through March and was helping with the transition, but otherwise declined to comment. It said this week that it withholds access to content on receiving a “properly scoped request from an authorized entity”.
Updated 08 Feb, 2021 08:26pm