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‘Startling’ Study Finds Drug Dealers Turning To Facebook, Twitter, Google To Sell Steroids

Drug dealers are using social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube to sell illicit appearance and performance-enhancing drugs (APEDs). The Digital Citizens Alliance (DCA) and cyber-intelligence firm GiPEC purchased some of the drugs being promoted on these sites and found some drugs contained potentially harmful steroids or were altogether fake. The social media sites’ policies state it ...

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What Could Go Wrong? Facebook, Twitter, Google, Microsoft Meet With Intel Agencies To Prep For 2020

Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft met with U.S. intelligence in Washington, D.C., on Thursday to discuss plans to avoid the spread of misinformation ahead of 2020. The tech giants met with officials from the FBI, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), and Department of Homeland Security to explore ways to avoid security threats during the next presidential election, ...

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Allegedly Hacked, Tweets Offensive Posts About Black People [NSFW]

Warning: This article contains images displaying graphic language. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey alleges that he was hacked Friday afternoon when his account began posting offensive tweets insulting African-Americans. “[email protected]#k [email protected]@RS,” a tweet from his account states. Dorsey’s account also posted “[email protected]#k Voku black s$!t.” Dorsey’s account has tweeted roughly 18 tweets that appear to be suspicious, including a retweet of ...

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Owner Of Twitter Account That Falsely Said Olive Garden Funds Trump Said She Was Hacked

The California community college professor whose Twitter account falsely said Olive Garden is financing President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign said her account was hacked. The now-deleted tweet, posted Sunday morning on Palo Verde College English professor Dennese Lilley-Edgerton’s account, said, “It would be terrible if you shared this and Olive Garden lost business,” after falsely saying the company was financing ...

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Twitter Reveals A Large State-Backed Chinese Misinformation Campaign Targeting Hong Kong

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Twitter disclosed more than 900 accounts originating from within China that deliberately attempted to promote disinformation in Hong Kong as activists engage in pro-democracy demonstrations in the region. The company’s disclosure consists of 936 accounts originating from inside the communist country. Twitter said in a blog post Monday that it has “reliable evidence to support that this is a coordinated ...

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Twitter, Blocked In China, Takes Ad Dollars From State Run Chinese Media

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Twitter is promoting tweets from China’s largest state news agency that depict pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong as violent. The social media company is promoting the tweets even though Twitter is officially banned from China. Facebook, Instagram, Google, YouTube, Tumblr and Snapchat are also prohibited from doing business in the communist country. Pinboard, the bookmarking service entrepreneur and social critic ...

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Muslim-American Journalist Says Twitter Shadow-Banned Her After Asking Ilhan Omar For An Interview

Dalia Al-Aqidi, a Muslim, female journalist and refugee, was “shadow-banned” from Twitter after pressing Ilhan Omar for an interview. CAIR, a Muslim activist group, followed her just hours after her remarks, and she was banned soon after. CAIR previously got Laura Loomer kicked off Twitter, but said that was unusual. Al-Aqidi said she feels like a “child in a detention ...

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Twitter Folds, Re-Instates Team McConnell’s Account Without Removing Flagged Video

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Twitter reinstated Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s account Friday after the account posted a video that appeared to show a woman shouting death threats outside of the senator’s home during a late night protest. “Victory!!!” reads one tweet McConnell’s profile tweeted after Twitter reinstated the profile after it posted a video of an activist calling for violence outside the Republican’s ...

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Republicans Won’t Buy Twitter Ads Over ‘Inexcusable Targeting’ Of Mitch McConnell

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The Republican National Committee, Trump campaign, and two Republican congressional committees all said Thursday they will not advertise on Twitter after the social media site locked Mitch McConnell’s campaign account for posting a video drawing attention to an activist condoning violence outside the senator’s house earlier this week. On Wednesday, Twitter acknowledged temporarily suspending the McConnell campaign’s account, @Team_Mitch, for ...

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Twitter Locked McConnell Campaign’s Account For Posting Video Of Protesters Outside Senator’s Home

Twitter forced at least three accounts, including that of Mitch McConnell’s campaign, to remove video of protesters calling for violence outside the senator’s home The social media site confirmed to The Daily Caller News Foundation that it locked the three accounts, claiming that the video violated the company’s “violent threats policy” McConnell’s campaign chairman blasted Twitter, for blocking video that ...

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It’s Unconstitutional For President Trump To Block Twitter Critics, Appeals Court Says

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President Donald Trump cannot block Twitter critics from his @realDonaldTrump account, a federal appeals panel ruled Tuesday. The New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the president’s Twitter account creates a public forum, and blocking users based on viewpoint violates the First Amendment. The decision tees up a possible appeal to the Supreme Court. “We do conclude, however, ...

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Trump Did Not Invite Twitter And Facebook To A Meeting On Big Tech’s Alleged Conservative Bias

President Donald Trump did not invite Facebook or Twitter to an upcoming social media summit in Washington, D.C., addressing big tech’s alleged conservative bias, CNN reported Sunday. Trump’s summit, scheduled for July 11, is mostly an opportunity for major conservative groups and pundits to vent their frustrations with Silicon Valley, the report notes, citing anonymous sources. Many conservatives and Republicans ...

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‘Milkshake Them All’: Does This Statement Violate Twitter Policy?

Journalist Carlos Maza’s tweets encouraging people to throw milkshakes at those who have different political beliefs do not violate Twitter policies, according to a person familiar with the matter. Maza, a journalist at Vox, tweeted that people should “milkshake them all, humiliate them at every turn” on May 21 with a photo describing milkshaking and a link to an article ...

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REPORT: Trump’s Twitter Army Took Over Social Media During First Democratic Debate

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Three of the top five Twitter accounts mentioned during the first round of Democratic debates Wednesday belonged to President Donald Trump’s campaign staff. The Trump campaign’s presence on Twitter was broken down by Storyful, a company that scrapes social-media services to identify trends. Other researchers made similar findings, particularly regarding how Trump promoted his message leading up to the debate. ...

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