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Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture

FG’s Suspension of Twitter Elicits Reactions

FG’s Suspension of Twitter Elicits Reactions

The federal government has come under attack following its decision to suspend twitter, the microblogging and social networking service in Nigeria. Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture had announced the decision Friday citing an untoward attitude on the part of the technology company. The minister claimed that the social media network could be used

Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand

Social Media Under Fire Over New Zealand Attack

The role of social media in the deadly attack carried out in two mosques in New Zealand has come under focus as Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand disclosed on Tuesday that her government would investigate the role social media played in the deadly attack. The Prime Minister’s decision follows a video of Friday’s attack

Google Launches Twitter Takeover Bid

There are reports that Google may launch a takeover bid for Twitter, the micro-blogging site whose share value is now put at $1bn. Google was identified as one of the two companies, believed to have contacted Twitter with “serious” interest. The micro-blogging site has reportedly hired Goldman Sachs as an adviser to spurn the advances.

ISIS Threatens Twitter Over Blocked Accounts

Members of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, ISIS, have threatened to kill Twitter employees and co-founder Jack Dorsey over the social network’s practice of blocking accounts associated with the group. In an Arabic post uploaded to the image-sharing site JustPaste.it, the group told Twitter “your virtual war on us will cause a real

Pro-ISIS Group Hacks US Military’s Twitter, YouTube Accounts

The United States Central Command’s Twitter and YouTube accounts were hacked by a pro-ISIS group on Monday. The accounts have been temporarily suspended, and investigations are currently ongoing, according to a statement released by the U.S. Central Command. The pro-ISIS group first posted a warning to the US military on its twitter account, saying, “AMERICAN

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