Twitter

Hacked Twitter accounts used to promote Saudi Arabia, leadership

An account spreading pro-Saudi messages actually belonged to a deceased Weather Channel meteorologist.

Hacked Twitter accounts used to promote Saudi Arabia, leadership

India

Twitter's Jack Dorsey under fire after skipping India meet

BJP members accuse Twitter of '100 percent leftist bias' but others say 'no data' backs claims right wing is targetted.

Twitter's Jack Dorsey under fire after skipping India meet

Israel

Israel reactivates 'virtual embassy' in the Gulf

First launched in 2013, the initiative, which consists of a Twitter handle, was abandoned a year later.

Israel reactivates 'virtual embassy' in the Gulf

Social media

EU: Tech giants now better at removing hate speech

YouTube, Microsoft, Twitter and Facebook assess 89 percent of flagged content within 24 hours, EU officials say.

EU: Tech giants responding faster to hate speech online

Facebook

Facebook deletes 783 'inauthentic' pages, accounts tied to Iran

Social media company says removed accounts were part of an Iranian campaign targeting people in more than 20 countries.

Facebook deletes 783 'inauthentic' pages, accounts tied to Iran

Middle East

Twitter users mock UAE after gender awards won by men

Social media users were quick to point out that men won all of the awards at the UAE's 'Gender Balance Index' awards.

Twitter users mock UAE after gender awards won by men

Social media

When politicians take on #10YearChallenge

Iran's Zarif, Turkey's Erdogan, Israel's Netanyahu also figure in viral social media memes highlighting global issues.

When world leaders, war victims, activists take #10YearChallenge

Middle East

Another Saudi woman takes to Twitter to 'escape abusive family'

Identified as Nojoud al-Mandeel, she posts audio clip alleging her father beat and burned her 'over something trivial'.

Another Saudi woman takes to Twitter to 'escape abusive family'

Brexit

Brexit: Twitter users mock Theresa May's 'epic fail'

British prime minister's Brexit humiliation felt not only in parliament, but on social media too.

Brexit: Twitter users mock Theresa May's 'epic fail'

Social media

NYT faces Twitter backlash for Nairobi attack coverage

Newspaper's use of graphic images of victims sparks online fury and allegations of disrespectful and biased reporting.

New York Times faces Twitter backlash for Nairobi attack coverage

Social media

Twitter detects 'unusual activity' from China and Saudi Arabia

Shares of Twitter Inc fell almost 7 percent after the company said it was investigating the unusual traffic.

Twitter detects 'unusual activity' from China and Saudi Arabia

Rohingya

Twitter CEO slammed for promoting Myanmar, ignoring Rohingya

Jack Dorsey encouraged his 4 million followers to visit Myanmar even though military is accused of 'ethnic cleansing'.

Twitter CEO slammed for promoting Myanmar, ignoring Rohingya

Asia

Twitter's apology over photo sparks outrage in India

Activists call apology over Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's photo holding a sign critical of patriarchy 'disappointing'.

Anger in India over Twitter's apology for CEO Jack Dorsey's photo

Asia

Twitter CEO trolled for 'smash Brahminical patriarchy' placard

A photo of Jack Dorsey holding the placard referring to the upper caste group has outraged some Hindus.

Twitter CEO trolled for 'smash Brahminical patriarchy' placard

UpFront

Would Donald Trump be president without Facebook?

Author and tech pioneer Jaron Lanier explains how social media can feed into people's insecurities.

Would Donald Trump be president without Facebook?