Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal, the company announced Friday. The effort signaled efforts by Twitter to automatically identify tweets supporting...
It seems Donald Trump constantly re-tweeting white nationalists on Twitter has paid off. A group of white supremacists has formed a Super PAC and they are supporting Trump. Isn’t that lovely? From CNN: New Hampshire voters may be stunned to hear the latest robocall asking for their vote; it’s from white nationalists with a simple, disturbing message. Show More Summary
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What a stinkin' relief. After rumor circulated on Friday that Lisa Vanderpump's famed restaurant Pump caught fire, the mogul herself took to Twitter to clear the air. Let's just the beauty was NOT having it! Related: Lisa's Beloved Dog Has Died In response to a story that claimed Pump suffered from a smoldering electrical fire contained in [...]
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Social network suspends roughly 125,000 accounts linked to terror groups.
Rasheed Wallace, the retired power forward who helped bring an NBA Championship to the Detroit Pistons in 2004, is giving back to the state of Michigan yet again. The Twitter account for the North Carolina Tar Heels basketball team, Wallace’s alma mater, tweeted Thursday night that the 41-year-old was driving roughly 700 miles from North Carolina to deliver […]
The announcement comes just weeks after a woman sued Twitter, saying the platform knowingly let ISIS use the network "to spread propaganda, raise money and attract recruits."
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Twitter has thrown some serious shade at ISIS and other violent extremists. According to a tweet from its @Policy account, the company has banished 125,000 terrorist-related accounts since the middle of 2015. The company is also expanding its team that reviews reports of suspicious user activity. This is the first... More »
Twitter Shuts Down 125,000 Terrorism Accounts Twitter revealed on Friday it has shut down over 125,000 accounts since mid 2015, ones the company claims were promoting terrorism or have links to the Islamic State group (also known as ISIS). The company also outlined how it had increased the size of...
The social media giant Twitter has suspended 125,000 accounts linked to the Islamic State in the last six months as part of its effort to shut down terrorist activity on its site, the company announced Friday. Twitter began suspending social media accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist attacks and recruiting new ISIS members, in the... Show More Summary
Reality show cast members/gay icons Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and RuPaul acted out the Wiz Khalifa/Kanye West Twitter feud on Khloé Kardashian?'s talk show Kocktails With Khloé on Wednesday. It is very shouty, and Snooki does kind of a...Show More Summary
Praise Twitter. Facebook may be the most prominent social media site on the Internet, but anyone who's anyone knows that Twitter is the real golden goose when it comes to staying in the know. But ruling the roost does come with its fair share of disadvantages as well — in this case, heavy numbers of users associated [...]
Donald Trump's latest tweets claim that Ted Cruz "stole" the Iowa caucus and is guilty of "fraud." In response, Cruz's communications director told CNN that Trump "should seek out his local chapter" of a support group for Twitter addicts. Show More Summary
In response to mounting pressure from the government, Twitter is cracking down on terrorists who use the platform to troll for support. For the first time, Twitter is revealing just how seriously it takes the issue of groups like ISIS using its platform to promote terrorism. Show More Summary
You might think Jack Dorsey had his hands full as the CEO of two companies: Twitter (TWTR) and Square (SQ). But he's in the running again for another job, too.
Twitter Inc. announced Friday that it had deleted 125,000 terrorist-related accounts in the last seven months. The moves comes after months of criticism from President Obama and others who complained that social media companies weren't doing enough to stifle extremist discussion online. Still,...
One of Daesh’s most effective propaganda weapons has been its manipulation of social media. Through Twitter and various forms of online presence, the violent extremist organization spreads its message and recruits thousands. The Iraqi government plans to attack this problem at the source, severing Internet access in Daesh-controlled territory.
Taraji P. Henson is sharing her belief in the power of prayer, tweeting "Prayer Works" to over 6 million Twitter followers.