Trump takes to Twitter to accuse it of gagging conservatives

Business Jun 10, 2019

Trump takes to Twitter to accuse it of gagging conservatives

U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter once again Sunday to accuse the messaging platform of gagging conservative voices — a "Giant Mistake!" that he said runs counter to freedom of expression. "Twitter should let the banned Conservative Voices back onto their platform, without restriction," ...

Japan foreign minister puzzles followers with bizarre 'bacon' tweet

National May 21, 2019

Japan foreign minister puzzles followers with bizarre 'bacon' tweet

Bemused followers of Foreign Minister Taro Kono were left scratching their heads Tuesday after a bizarre tweet about bacon, sparking tongue-in-cheek speculation he could be tweeting classified information in code. "Ah, bacon is in fact ^%£$+*.!%...." Kono tweeted in Japanese from his verified account to ...

Facebook takes down dodgy Italian accounts ahead of EU election

Business May 13, 2019

Facebook takes down dodgy Italian accounts ahead of EU election

Facebook said on Sunday it had taken down numerous Italian accounts on its platform that were false or were spreading fake news ahead of a European parliamentary election later this month. The European Union has warned of foreign interference in campaigning for the vote of ...

Twitter shares jump after results and renewed Trump attack

Business Apr 24, 2019

Twitter shares jump after results and renewed Trump attack

Twitter Inc. posted better-than-expected quarterly revenue and a surprise increase in monthly users on Tuesday, sending shares up 13 percent to a nine-month high as its campaign to clean up fake and abusive accounts continued to attract advertisers. The microblogging site's results caught the attention ...