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Twitter Suspends DNC’s Account For Retweeting Trump Clip Suggesting Kids Are ‘Almost Immune’ To COVID

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Twitter partially suspended the Democratic National Committee’s account Thursday for sharing a tweet from President Donald Trump that contains a video of the president suggesting children are “almost immune” to coronavirus. The company made the move after the DNC tweeted a clip of Trump’s Wednesday appearance on Fox News in which the president made the claim relating to children and ...

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Twitter, Facebook Censor Trump Over Post Suggesting Children Are ‘Almost Immune’ From Coronavirus

Twitter partially suspended President Donald Trump’s campaign Twitter account on Wednesday for posting a tweet containing a video of Trump suggesting children are “almost immune” to coronavirus. The post contains an interview Trump gave to Fox News Wednesday morning in which the president made the claim relating to children and the ongoing pandemic, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Facebook removed ...

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Three Individuals Charged for Alleged Roles in Twitter Hack

Three individuals have been charged today for their alleged roles in the Twitter hack that occurred on July 15, 2020. Mason Sheppard, aka “Chaewon,” 19, of Bognor Regis, in the United Kingdom, was charged in a criminal complaint in the Northern District of California with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and the intentional access of ...

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FLASHBACK: Twitter Never Suspended Chinese Spokesman After He Blamed US For COVID Outbreak

Twitter suspended Donald Trump Jr., but not one of China’s chief spokesmen, after being accused of spreading false COVID information. Chinese politician Lijian Zhao said in his March 12 tweet that the United States Army might be responsible for bringing the virus to China. “It might be the US army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan,” Zhao, the spokesman and ...

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Twitter Says More Than 100 Accounts Were Compromised During Bitcoin Hack Attack

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Twitter said Friday that hackers compromised around 130 user accounts in order to post malicious messages in a bitcoin scam Wednesday. “Based on what we know, right now, we believe approximately 130 accounts were targeted by the hackers in some way as part of the incident,” Twitter Support posted Friday. “For a small subset of these accounts, the attackers were ...

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FBI Opens An Investigation Into Twitter Hack Amid National Security Concerns: Report

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The FBI is leading an investigation into a hacking campaign that targeted several high-profile Twitter accounts, The Wall Street Journal and Reuters reported Thursday, citing sources who are familiar with the probe. Cyber services company Unit 221b chief researcher Allison Nixon told TheWSJ that the FBI contacted her about the plot, which compromised the platform Wednesday. Blockchain analysis company Chainalysis also said ...

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Josh Hawley Urges Twitter To Call In FBI To Help Stop Massive Cyberattack

Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri urged Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to call in the Department of Justice and the FBI to take “any necessary measures” to secure the social media site after some of its most prominent users were compromised by suspected bitcoin scammers Wednesday afternoon. The twitter accounts of former President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden ...

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Twitter Permanently Suspends Trump’s Favorite Twitter Troll Over Alleged Copyright Violations

Twitter permanently suspended Tuesday a prolific meme-maker frequently retweeted by President Donald Trump citing alleged copyright violations, Twitter spokeswoman Liz Kelly told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “We respond to valid copyright complaints sent to us by a copyright owner or their authorized representatives,” Kelly said of “Carpe Donktum,” a meme maker whose satirical content mocking CNN and other media ...

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Twitter Hires Ex-FBI Lawyer Who Played Key Role In Probe Of Trump Campaign

Twitter has hired former FBI general counsel James Baker, the firm announced Monday.  Baker was the FBI’s top lawyer during Crossfire Hurricane, the investigation into the Trump campaign.  In that role, Baker supported the decision to obtain surveillance warrants against Carter Page. A Justice Department watchdog has found that the FBI improperly relied on the Steele dossier in order to ...

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Twitter Provides No Explanation After Censoring GOP Candidate Rich McCormick Twice In One Week

Twitter said it mistakenly censored a tweet from House Republican candidate Rich McCormick Tuesday, the day of the Georgia primary election, less than a week after the social media platform disabled another video of the military veteran. Users were unable to watch a video McCormick tweeted Tuesday showing images of him on the campaign trail if they were not logged ...

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Twitter, Reddit Fight State Dept’s Order Requiring Visa Applicants To Detail Their Social Media Handles

Twitter and Reddit filed an amicus brief last week in support of a lawsuit challenging federal rules requiring visa applicants to register their social media handles with the United States government. The amicus brief supports a lawsuit the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University filed in 2019 after the State Department instituted the rule, which reportedly impacts roughly 14.7 million ...

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Twitter Censors White House Account For Quoting Trump’s Flagged ‘THUGS’ Tweet

Twitter censored the White House’s official Twitter account after it shared and quoted a tweet from President Donald Trump Friday that the company’s moderators hit for “glorifying violence.” The account shared a tweet Trump composed early Friday morning in which he called people rioting and looting in Minneapolis, Minnesota “THUGS” and suggested that he will send in the military, adding ...

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Trump vs. Twitter, Social Media Companies Must Now Decide: Platform or Journalists

President Trump recently accused Twitter of “stifling FREE SPEECH” and interfering in the 2020 election by fact-checking one of his tweets on the issue of voting by mail. The social media site placed a warning on two of Trump’s tweets for the first time earlier in the day, noting that his claim that California would send mail-in ballots to anyone ...

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Addresses Trump Fact-Check, Asks Media To ‘Leave Our Employees Out Of This’

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey took sole responsibility Wednesday night after his company applied a fact-check on a tweet from President Donald Trump suggesting California’s mail-in ballot move is “fraudulent.” Trump’s tweet Tuesday suggesting mail-in ballot votes are fraudulent could mislead people into believing they don’t have to register to get a ballot, Dorsey wrote on Twitter. He also asked people ...

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Twitter Dings Trump’s Tweets But Refuses To Fact Check Chinese Officials’ Virus Misinformation

Twitter fact-checked President Donald Trump Tuesday for suggesting California’s mail-in ballots are fraudulent, yet the company has declined to make the same move against a Chinese spokesman who suggested the U.S. inserted the coronavirus into China.  The company applied the fact check on Trump’s tweet only after media pundits lobbied Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to ban the president for supposedly ...

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