Social media

How armies of fake accounts 'ruined' Twitter in the Middle East

Twitter in the Middle East changed from a tool for transparency to a platform overrun by bots and propaganda.

How armies of fake accounts 'ruined' Twitter in the Middle East

Middle East

Twitter deletes Saudi journalist's call for bombing of Al Jazeera

In a series of now-removed posts, Khaled al-Matrafi said Al Jazeera was 'legitimate target' for Saudi-UAE-led coalition.

Twitter deletes Saudi journalist's call for bombing of Al Jazeera

Social media

Donald Trump meets Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

The meeting came after Trump attacked the social media company accusing it of bias against conservatives.

Donald Trump meets Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

Twitter

'Huge fail': Twitter says not enough done to prevent online abuse

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says he would give himself a 'C' grade in the fight against online abuse.

'Huge fail': Twitter says not enough done to prevent online abuse

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