GCC

Saudi TV mocked for claim Harrods spies on customers

State news repeats claim made in tabloid Okaz that store is keeping details of customers from Saudi, UAE, and Bahrain.

Saudi TV mocked for claim Harrods spies on customers

Media

Al Jazeera Arabic Twitter account restored

Doha-based network says brief suspension of official account appeared to be caused by an 'organised campaign'.

Al Jazeera Arabic Twitter account restored

Europe

Germany seeks to fine social media over hateful posts

Draft law wants social networks to remove fake news and abusive posts within a week or face $53m fines.

Germany seeks to fine social media over hateful posts

United States

Twitter blocks 636,000 accounts over 'terror' promotion

Transparency report also says number of user-data requests by governments rose 7 percent from prior six-month period.

Twitter: Over half a million blocked for 'terror' ties

Canada

Social media tributes pour in after 'attack on Muslims'

Social media users express solidarity after attack on a Quebec City mosque leaves six Muslims dead and eight wounded.

Quebec mosque attack: Social media tributes pour in

Media

Twitter suspends accounts of US-based far-right group

Micro-blogging site suspends the accounts of several prominent members of "alt-right" group.

Twitter suspends alt-right accounts

US Elections 2016

US election: The night begins with a storm of tweets

Humour, analysis, despair and anger expressed by millions of social media users as polls begin to close.

'We all lose': The best of #ElectionNight tweets

Politics

Twitter suspends popular parody Putin account

Account @DarthPutinKGB, which mocked Russian president, had attracted over 50,000 followers before it was shut down.

Twitter criticised for suspending parody Putin account

Egypt

Egyptians 'wish' they were on hijacked EgyptAir flight

Social media users in Egypt express passenger envy after commandeered domestic flight lands in Cyprus.

Egyptians 'wish' they were on hijacked EgyptAir flight

Inside Story

Is Twitter still relevant?

Twitter is marking 10 years since its creation, chirping its way on to the social networking scene.

Science & Technology

Has Twitter lost its way after a decade of tweets?

Twitter launched 10 years ago but the social media platform is struggling to attract new users and turn a profit.

US & Canada

Facebook and Twitter throw weight behind Apple

Google, Twitter and Facebook back iPhone maker in spat with US government over encryption in its devices.

Facebook and Twitter throw weight behind Apple

Science & Technology

Twitter freezes 125,000 accounts for 'terror content'

Move comes after governments urge social networks to eliminate activity aimed at recruiting and planning violent acts.

Twitter freezes 125,000 accounts for 'terror content'

Social media

Twitter sues Turkey over 'terror propaganda' fine

Social media giant argues $50,000 fine slapped on it for not removing content goes against Turkish law.

Twitter sues Turkey over 'terror propaganda' fine

Media

Twitter warns of state-sponsored attacks for first time

Some users receive notice that hackers may have tried to obtain sensitive data from their accounts.

Twitter warns of state-sponsored attacks for first time