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Samson Kasumba’s twitter account hacked

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The twitter account of NBS TV host Samson Kasumba was on Wednesday reportedly hacked, prompting quick action to reclaim it by the broadcaster’s tech team. A statement from NBS’s Desire Derekford Mugumisa stated that, ” A few hours ago, @SamsonKasumba’s account was hacked, and …

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Twitter explains accounts hacked to spread cryptocurrency scam

San Francisco, US | XINHUA | A number of high-profile Twitter accounts were simultaneously hacked on Wednesday by attackers to spread a cryptocurrency scam. The false messages encouraged users to post their cryptocurrency funds to a particular address under the guise that their “investment” will be doubled. Billionaire Bill Gates …

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Is @KagutaMuseveni a private account? The media experts view

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  With 1.7 million followers on Twitter and 700,000 on Facebook, President Yoweri Museveni often uses his social media accounts to make pronouncements on key government decisions, disseminate information on his activities and key policy issues. Yet, the account is considered private according to a recent …

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EU backs Twitter in Trump fact-check row

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Brussels waded into the dispute between President Donald Trump and Twitter on Wednesday, backing the US social media giant’s decision to fact-check two tweets by the US leader. The European Commission’s top official on countering disinformation praised Twitter for tagging two claims made by Trump last …

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White House dares Twitter in war over Trump tweets

Washington, United States | AFP | The White House thumbed its nose at Twitter on Friday by reposting a President Donald Trump tweet that the social media giant had just taken the unprecedented step of hiding, because it violated the platform’s rules against “glorifying violence.” The tit-for-tat marked a new escalation …

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Trump hits back at Twitter

  Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump has hit back at Twitter, that concealed one his tweets on Friday for “glorifying violence.” The US president says social media companies censor conservative voices like his. “Twitter is doing nothing about all of the lies and propaganda being …

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Trump to target social media with executive order

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump was set Thursday to target social media giants like Twitter, which he accuses of bias against him, with an executive order opening them to new regulation. “This will be a Big Day for Social Media and FAIRNESS!” Trump said on Twitter. …

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Trump threatens to ‘close down’ social media after tweets tagged

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to shutter social media platforms after Twitter for the first time acted against his false tweets, prompting the enraged Republican to double down on unsubstantiated claims and conspiracy theories. Trump will sign an executive order “pertaining to social media” …

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Trump threatens to ‘close down’ social media after tweets tagged

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to shutter social media platforms after Twitter for the first time acted against his false tweets, prompting the enraged Republican to double down on unsubstantiated claims and conspiracy theories. Twitter tagged just two of Trump’s tweets in which he’d …

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