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Protesters call for Twitter to remove US President Donald Trump over controversial tweets

January 6, 2018 12:23 am
Protesters call for Twitter to remove US President Donald Trump over controversial tweets

Twitter has been under growing calls to ban US President Donald Trump. Twitter has announced that US President Donald Trump will not be removed from the social networking service following mounting calls from users and protesters to ban the president for inciting violence with his controversial tweets. A flood of messages […]

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Twitter purists mourn end of 140-character limit on posts to gaudy 280

November 9, 2017 1:28 am
Twitter purists mourn end of 140-character limit on posts to gaudy 280

The logo of Twitter (file photo) It was a sad day for Twitter purists, dismayed that the 140-character limit restricting users on the social media platform to crisp, succinct posts had been doubled to a gaudy 280. And they have been expressing their outrage — how else? — with short tweets and […]

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Russia to take measures against Twitter for banning Russian media

October 26, 2017 8:00 pm
Russia to take measures against Twitter for banning Russian media

This file photo taken on September 11, 2013 shows the logo of the social networking website Twitter on a computer screen in London. (Photo by AFP) Russia has decided to take measures against Twitter after the US online news and social networking company banned adverts from two Russian news agencies. […]

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European Union authorities puts pressure on Facebook, Twitter, Google

July 25, 2017 3:25 pm
European Union authorities puts pressure on Facebook, Twitter, Google

This combination of photos created on July 10, 2017 shows a file photo taken on December 12, 2007 of the logo of social networking website ‘Facebook’ displayed on a computer screen in London, and a file photo taken on December 28, 2016 in Vertou, western France, of logo of US […]

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Iran’s Al-Alam news network rejects fake stories in hacked Twitter account

July 18, 2017 10:30 pm
Iran’s Al-Alam news network rejects fake stories in hacked Twitter account

The file photo shows the logo of Iran’s Arabic-language Al-Alam television news network. Iran’s Arabic-language Al-Alam news network has categorically rejected spurious and bogus stories published in its Twitter account, which was hacked several days ago. In their latest efforts to disseminate bogus news stories, Saudi hackers have published an untruthful […]

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Twitter users sue US President Donald Trump for blocking them

July 13, 2017 4:00 pm
Twitter users sue US President Donald Trump for blocking them

US President Donald Trump (Photo by AFP) A group of Twitter users have filed a lawsuit against US President Donald Trump for blocking them on the social networking website, saying the move violates their right to free speech. The claimants said in their lawsuit, filed on Wednesday, that Trump had […]

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Saudi Arabian hackers attack Iran’s Al-Alam news network Twitter account

July 11, 2017 7:36 pm
Saudi Arabian hackers attack Iran’s Al-Alam news network Twitter account

The file photo shows the logo of Iran’s Arabic-language Al-Alam television news network. Iran’s Arabic-language Al-Alam news network says hackers affiliated to the Saudi Arabian regime have broken into its official Twitter account. Al-Alam said on Monday that the act of online sabotage had been “a hasty reaction” after the […]

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Schapelle Corby’s Instagram game is strong and she’ll reply to your questions

June 1, 2017 3:21 am
Schapelle Corby’s Instagram game is strong and she’ll reply to your questions

Since her arrival back on home soil last weekend, the Australian media has been waiting for Schapelle Corby to show her face and ‘break her silence.’ So far, we’ve had to make do with a muffled, distant “hello” in the background of sister Mercedes’ phone interview on The Kyle and […]

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European Union fines Facebook over misleading WhatsApp data compatibility

May 18, 2017 10:30 pm
European Union fines Facebook over misleading WhatsApp data compatibility

An illustration picture shows the log-on screen for the Facebook website on an Ipad, in Bordeaux, Southwestern France on January 30, 2013. (Photo by Reuters) The European Union’s competition regulator has imposed a massive fine of 110 million euros ($122 million) on social media network Facebook over misleading information on […]

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Woman sets up crowd-funding page to fund her ‘spiritual journey’

February 24, 2017 6:00 pm
Woman sets up crowd-funding page to fund her ‘spiritual journey’

The internet was quick to turn on Becca Gonski this week. Photo / GoFundMe There are numerous worthy causes on crowd-funding sites such as Givealittle, in New Zealand, and Australia’s GoFundMe. Examples include raising funds for the family of Kiwi helicopter pilot Steve Askin who died tragically in a helicopter […]

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Karen Ristevski’s daughter Sarah has been put in an unthinkable position

February 23, 2017 4:20 pm
Karen Ristevski’s daughter Sarah has been put in an unthinkable position

Karen Ristevski’s body was found in bushland. Photo / Victoria Police By all accounts, Sarah Ristevski was incredibly close to her Wellington-born, Melbourne mother, Karen, and the pain of loss is written all over the young woman’s face. Not only has Sarah Ristevski had to endure almost nine months of […]

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Family of Karen Risteveski vows to find her killer

February 22, 2017 3:40 am
Family of Karen Risteveski vows to find her killer

Karen Ristevski’s body was found in bushland. Photo / Victoria Police The relatives of Wellington-born Melbourne woman Karen Risteveski have vowed to find her killer as police search for answers in the case that has baffled them. Ristevski’s cousin Lisa Gray said the family were devastated over the loss of […]

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Western Australia rampage driver was ‘starting over again’

February 21, 2017 2:10 pm
Western Australia rampage driver was ‘starting over again’

The man filmed driving a four-wheel-drive erratically in Western Australia that crashed in a fatal head-on collision had been attempting to “start over again” after a “very bad year”. The driver, identified as Shaun Southern, was filmed driving a green Toyota Landcruiser along the Bussell Highway in Capel, a town […]

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Social media erupts with hilarious reactions to US President Donald Trump vs Malcolm Turnbull

February 3, 2017 4:00 am
Social media erupts with hilarious reactions to US President Donald Trump  vs Malcolm Turnbull

Donald Trump and Malcolm Turnbull’s phone call that reportedly ended abruptly has been met with ridicule on social media. The Prime Minister and President were speaking about a proposed asylum seeker deal that would see the U.S. take in 1,250 refugees from Australia’s offshore detention centres on Nauru and Manus […]

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Syrian migrant falsely linked to terrorism sues Facebook

January 15, 2017 3:10 am
Syrian migrant falsely linked to terrorism sues Facebook

German Chancellor Angela Merkel poses with Anas Modamani for a selfie. A Syrian migrant who posed for a selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel is suing Facebook after being falsely linked to terrorism in posts shared on the social media network. Facebook has been facing pressure to combat the proliferation […]

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