Twitter removed thousands of accounts discouraging US vote participation

WASHINGTON: Twitter has deleted thousands of automated accounts, many posing as Democrats, that were posting tweets encouraging US voters to sit out Tuesday’s crucial midterm elections, according to media reports. The reports cited a Twitter statement Friday as saying the social media company had “removed a series of accounts for engaging

U.S. Justice Department to discuss consumer protection at social media meeting

The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday it will hold a "listening session" with officials from more than a dozen states on Tuesday to discuss consumer protection and the technology industry, an agency official said. The meeting, first announced on Sept. 5, was called by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to discuss

Iran says Twitter shut legitimate accounts, but not anti-government ones

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday accused Twitter of closing accounts of "real" Iranians, while allowing anti-government ones backed by the United States. In August, Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc and Alphabet Inc collectively removed hundreds of accounts tied to an alleged Iranian propaganda operation. "Hello @Jack. Twitter

Donald Trump renewed his attacks on Twitter and Facebook companies

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday renewed his attacks on technology companies and platforms including Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google, saying they were "trying to silence" people. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump suggested, without evidence, that the companies' activities may be illegal. He later posted a

Donald Trump accused social media companies of ‘silencing millions’

U.S. President Donald Trump accused social media companies on Friday of silencing "millions of people" in an act of censorship, but without offering evidence to support the claim. "Social Media Giants are silencing millions of people. Can’t do this even if it means we must continue to hear Fake News like