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BUSINESS / Tech
Jan 30, 2018
Russian bots retweeted Trump's Twitter 470,000 times ahead of 2016 election
Russian-linked Twitter bots shared Donald Trump's tweets almost half a million times during the final months of the 2016 election, Twitter Inc. said in a submission to Congress.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 29, 2018
Trump says tweets, sometimes composed in bed, are his weapon against 'fake news'
U.S. President Donald Trump, who has garnered a large following on social media with rambunctious postings, said he sometimes tweets from bed, though he occasionally allows others to post his words.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 27, 2018
Russian-linked bots accounted for 4% of Trump retweets in final months before election
Russian-linked Twitter bots shared Donald Trump's tweets almost half a million times during the final months of the 2016 election campaign, the company said in a submission to Congress.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 25, 2018
Some policy dentistry could combat truth decay
The American public's mental bandwidth is being stressed by a torrent of information.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jan 18, 2018
Twitter may notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during 2016 election
Twitter may notify users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service, a company executive told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jan 15, 2018
Mystery Twitter user 'Okasanman' has vast, and growing, following of Japan traders
On a day when billions in profits and losses would be determined by split-second trades, the salaried professionals of Japan's financial markets were glued to their news terminals. Another group was staring at the feed of an anonymous Twitter account.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 10, 2018
Unlike Facebook and Google, Twitter misses deadline to provide info to U.S. Senate in Russia probe
Twitter Inc. missed a deadline on Monday to provide the U.S. Senate Intelligence committee with information about alleged Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election, a spokeswoman for the committee's top Democrat, Sen. Mark Warner, said on Tuesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jan 6, 2018
Twitter says world leaders like Trump have special status
Twitter on Friday reiterated its stance that accounts belonging to world leaders have special status on the social media network, pushing back against users who have called on the company to banish U.S. President Donald Trump.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 4, 2018
Americans should fret over Kim's mental fitness, not Trump's, White House says after tweet rant
The White House on Wednesday defended Donald Trump's tweet about the size of his nuclear button, saying Americans should be concerned about the North Korean leader's mental fitness, not their president's.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 27, 2017
Victim's family protests Tokyo judge's tweet on murdered girl
The parents of a Tokyo high school student murdered in 2015 protested a tweet by a Tokyo High Court judge Tuesday that said she was "mercilessly murdered" by a man who has "a propensity to be sexually aroused" at the sight of a woman being strangled.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 11, 2017
Suspected serial killer Takahiro Shiraishi served second murder warrant
Suspected serial killer Takahiro Shiraishi has been served a second murder warrant in connection with nine people whose bodies were found dismembered in his apartment in Kanagawa Prefecture.
JAPAN / Society
Dec 7, 2017
Social media association urges member firms to ban suicide solicitation on their services
An association comprising major social media service operators Wednesday urged its member firms to ban solicitation of suicide-pact partners through their sites, following a serial murder case near Tokyo in which the suspect is alleged to have contacted Twitter users who expressed suicidal thoughts.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Dec 2, 2017
Twitter changes reason for allowing Trump's anti-Muslim retweets
Twitter Inc. said it allowed anti-Muslim videos that were retweeted by President Donald Trump because they didn't break rules on forbidden content, backtracking from an earlier rationale that the posts were newsworthy.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Nov 25, 2017
'Crappiest apartments of 2017' hashtag bemuses Twitter users
Anyone who's been living in Japan for any length of time has probably seen their fair share of perplexing apartment layouts. Microscopic storage spaces, unfathomably low kitchen sinks and shared bathroom amenities immediately spring to mind.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 17, 2017
U.S. regulators set to require disclaimers on internet election-related ads in light of Russia meddling
U.S. regulators on Thursday kicked off a process that could result in mandatory disclaimers on election ads that appear on social media, a reaction to anonymous, Russia-linked ads on sites such as Facebook ahead of the 2016 U.S. elections.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Nov 11, 2017
Grisly Zama murders prompt government brainstorming over new suicide-prevention measures
Japan looks for ways to censor social media postings and engage depressed youths after the serial killings in Zama shine a light on its suicide problem.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 10, 2017
Twitter halts verification process, calling it 'broken' amid flak linked to white supremacist rally
Twitter Inc. is halting its system for verifying users' identity, saying the process has become "broken" and in need of repair.
EDITORIALS
Nov 9, 2017
Zama murders and malicious online intent
Something should be done to crack down on the malicious intent that lurks in cybersphere.
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 3, 2017
Trump account frozen by departing staffer: Twitter
U.S. President Donald Trump's @realdonaldtrump Twitter account was deactivated by a Twitter Inc. employee who was leaving the company on Thursday and was down for 11 minutes before it was restored, the social media company said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Oct 28, 2017
Twitter Japan confronts hate speech with mixed results
Following countless claims that Twitter has become a breeding ground for hate speech, the social networking service has started to take measures against hate speech on their platform over the past two years. After several events in September, however, it's clear that Twitter Japan is still struggling...

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