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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 10, 2020
Japan land minister bashes Trump for refusal to accept poll loss
The minister said Tuesday he wrote the tweet because he looks to the United States as a 'front-runner of democracy.'
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Nov 7, 2020
Trump allies coin ‘legal vote’ media mantra to question election
U.S. President Donald Trump’s allies including some of his children are amplifying the president’s attacks on the election system’s integrity with online claims that test the rules set by social media companies against disinformation about the vote.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 5, 2020
Social media companies survived U.S. Election Day. More tests loom.
For months, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube prepared to clamp down on misinformation on Election Day in the U.S.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 4, 2020
At the end of a chaotic campaign, an Election Day that defied the worst fears
There were glitches and partisan skirmishes as voters went to the polls, but for the most part the system held up.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 4, 2020
Twitter and Facebook suspend some accounts as U.S. election misinformation spreads online
Twitter Inc. and Facebook Inc. on Tuesday suspended several recently created right-leaning news accounts posting information about voting in the hotly contested U.S. election for violating their policies.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 2, 2020
Democracy dies when Facebook and Twitter define the truth
Democrats and Republicans alike missed the point on Wednesday when members of the Senate Commerce Committee had their last chance before the election to grill the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google. With the GOP on the hunt for partisan bias and the Democrats urging greater efforts to reduce misinformation,...
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 16, 2020
Twitter changes course on New York Post article after Republicans claim ‘election interference’
On Thursday, simmering discontent among Republicans over the power that Facebook and Twitter wield over public discourse erupted into open acrimony.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Oct 10, 2020
Courts struggling to define what constitutes defamation in social media
Journalist Shiori Ito files rare libel lawsuit over use of the 'like' button on Twitter.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Oct 5, 2020
Online abuse drives girls off Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, poll finds
Social media companies were urged to take action to address the issue and called on governments to pass laws to deal with online harassment.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 5, 2020
Twitter users flood #ProudBoys hashtag with gay pride images
Twitter users are flooding the #ProudBoys hashtag on social media with images of LGBTQ pride, displacing posts made by neo-Nazis and white supremacists using the tag.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 22, 2020
Twitter probes alleged racial bias in image cropping feature
Social media giant Twitter said Monday it would investigate its image-cropping function after users complained it favored white faces over Black ones.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 4, 2020
North Korea state media tests new formats on air and online
In recent years, North Korea has dabbled in online media aimed at a more global audience as well.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 4, 2020
Facebook moves to limit U.S. election chaos in November
Facebook also widened its removal of posts that both explicitly and implicitly aim to disenfranchise people from voting.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 11, 2020
Japanese come out in support of arrested Hong Kong activist
People across Japan on Tuesday came out in support of Agnes Chow, the pro-democracy activist who was arrested in Hong Kong a day earlier for allegedly breaching a sweeping national security law imposed by China.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 9, 2020
Twitter expressed interest in buying TikTok's U.S. operations, sources say
Twitter Inc. has approached TikTok's Chinese owner ByteDance to express interest in acquiring the U.S. operations of the video-sharing app, two people familiar with the matter said, as experts raised doubts over Twitter's ability to put together financing for a potential deal.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 6, 2020
Facebook and Twitter pull Trump posts over coronavirus falsehoods
Facebook Inc. on Wednesday took down a post by U.S. President Donald Trump, which the company said violated its rules against sharing misinformation about the coronavirus.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 1, 2020
Florida teen accused of masterminding Twitter hack that hit Joe Biden and Elon Musk
A 17-year-old Florida boy masterminded the hacking of celebrity accounts on Twitter Inc., including those of Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden and Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk, officials said on Friday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jul 28, 2020
Trump advances bid to weaken shield for Twitter, Facebook and other social media
The Trump administration pressed its offensive against online companies it accuses of censoring conservatives, asking regulators to dilute a decades-old law that social media giants such as Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and Google say is crucial to them.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jul 23, 2020
Twitter hackers accessed private messages from 36 accounts, including Netherlands official
Twitter said on Wednesday that the hackers who breached its systems last week likely read the direct messages of 36 accounts, including one belonging to an elected official in the Netherlands.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 16, 2020
Hacking spree alarms experts concerned about Twitter's security
The company statements confirmed the fears of security experts that the service itself — rather than users — had been compromised.

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