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Twitter to ban political ads worldwide on its platform

Washington, United States | AFP | Twitter will stop accepting political advertising globally on its platform, the company said, responding to growing concerns over misinformation from politicians on social media. Chief executive Jack Dorsey tweeted that while internet advertising “is incredibly powerful and very effective for commercial advertisers, that power brings …

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Twitter CEO account hacked, tweets by text halted

Washington, United States | AFP |  Twitter on Wednesday halted users’ ability to fire off tweets via text messages as it seeks to fix a vulnerability that led to CEO Jack Dorsey’s account being hijacked. Dorsey last week was the target of so-called “SIM swap” fraud, which enables a hacker …

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Harvard student sues Ugandan gov’t officials for blocking him on Twitter

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Ugandan student at Harvard University has dragged the Attorney General to court seeking a declaration that he was illegally blocked from microblogging and social networking site; twitter by president Yoweri Museveni’s handlers. The student identified as Seguya Hillary Innocent Taylor using twitter handle @HillaryTaylorVI …

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Twitter acknowledges outages affecting some users

Washington, United States | AFP | Twitter said Thursday some users could not access the messaging service amid reports of an outage in some parts of the world. “We are currently investigating issues people are having accessing Twitter,” a spokesperson said in an email. “We’ll keep you updated on what’s happening.” The monitoring website Down …

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Twitter back on

Twitter acknowledges outages affecting some users Washington, United States | AFP |  Twitter said Thursday some users could not access the messaging service amid reports of an outage in some parts of the world. “We are currently investigating issues people are having accessing Twitter,” a spokesperson said in an email. …

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Care Uganda to fight GBV using online platform twitter

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Care, a humanitarian and development organization hopes to use twitter platform to make a contribution towards the fight against gender based violence in Uganda and beyond. The organisation’s top officials for Uganda told journalists in Kampala on Dec.10 that through the #HearMeTooUG Twitter Town Hall, …

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Twitter’s ‘like’ button

Why cute, heart-shaped button isn’t so harmless Kampala, Uganda | A. TREVOR SUTTON | Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s founder and CEO, was recently reported to have questioned how the site “incentivises people to want (the number of likes on their posts) to go up.” He also said that “he was not a …

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