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French homeless man takes Twitter by storm

French homeless man takes Twitter by storm

A French homeless man has become a social media sensation, chalking up nearly 20,000 followers on Twitter with his account of life on the mean streets of Paris.

Becker's son takes legal action over 'clearly racist' tweet

Becker's son takes legal action over 'clearly racist' tweet

Noah Becker decided to take the step after speaking with his father, the daily Bild reported. Becker's mother has an African-American father and a German mother.

Hashtag campaigns by blockading countries to malign Qatar

Hashtag campaigns by blockading countries to malign Qatar

Hashtag campaigns were run through social media especially on ‘Twitter’, to malign Qatar by propagating a number of false news against the country and its leadership in the aftermath of the blockade on Qatar by some neighbouring countries, a social media analyst told the Annual Gulf Studies Forum.

Facebook's WhatsApp messenger down for some users

Facebook's WhatsApp messenger down for some users

Users in countries from Myanmar to Russia and Vietnam to Brazil reported that WhatsApp was down in their countries too on social media.

Outgoing Twitter worker takes down Trump account

Outgoing Twitter worker takes down Trump account

Twitter initially said the account had been "inadvertently deactivated due to human error", but later indicated it was done intentionally by a departing worker.

Shares soar as Twitter eyes profit by year-end

Shares soar as Twitter eyes profit by year-end

Shares in Twitter leapt 14% in early trade to $19.68 on the back of investor optimism at its third quarter results -- even though the firm posted ongoing losses and a dip in revenue.

Trump touts Twitter use as key to White House win

Trump touts Twitter use as key to White House win

US President Donald Trump, known for his prolific and sometimes incendiary tweeting, defended his use of the social media platform in an interview aired on Sunday, saying without it he might not be president.

Twitter toughens guidelines on harassment

Twitter toughens guidelines on harassment

Twitter has toughened its stance on online sexual harassment and abuse, laying out stronger penalties for misconduct on the social media platform in an email to its Trust and Safety Council published by Wired late on Tuesday.

EU pressures internet giants to remove illegal content sooner

EU pressures internet giants to remove illegal content sooner

The European Commission on Thursday outlined how firms like Google, Facebook and Twitter should remove illegal content more quickly from the Web, increasing pressure on the companies to do more.

Twitter aims to boost appeal with 280-character tweet limit

Twitter aims to boost appeal with 280-character tweet limit

Twitter is testing allowing tweets to be expanded to 280 characters -- double the existing limit -- in the latest effort to boost flagging growth at the social network.

#Nambia trending on Namibian Twitter after Trump error

#Nambia trending on Namibian Twitter after Trump error

There was much mirth on social media in Namibia and internationally as users took to Twitter to make fun of Trump's faux pas at a lunch with African leaders in New York on Wednesday.

Saudi Twitter users urged to expose Qatar sympathisers

Saudi Twitter users urged to expose Qatar sympathisers

Saudis have been told to expose the names and identities of anyone showing sympathy with Qatar on Twitter, with a senior Saudi official vowing to "follow" every name reported via the social media site.