Twitter bans 100 accounts linked to Russian troll farms

  • February 23, 2021
For at least the third time in less than a year, Twitter has banned a network of accounts with links to Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA), the troll farm responsible for interfering in the 2016 presidential election. Twitter said on Tuesday it…

Twitter bans right-wing activist group Project Veritas

  • February 13, 2021
Twitter has once again taken action against a group for violating its rules, although this time the circumstances are very different. The New York Times and The Verge report that Twitter has banned right-wing activist group Project Veritas for "…

Twitter expands government account labels to more countries

  • February 11, 2021
Twitter is bringing its labels for government accounts and state-affiliated media organizations to more countries. The company first introduced the labels in August, but initially they were only applied to accounts from the US, UK, Russia, China and…

Twitter’s pandemic growth is slowing down

  • February 9, 2021
After a year when the coronavirus pandemic and US presidential election helped boost Twitter’s user base to new heights, the company is now warning that things will likely slow down in 2021. The company reported 192 million monetizable daily active u…

Myanmar shuts down internet to stifle anti-coup protests

  • February 6, 2021
Myanmar’s military leaders are extending their internet restrictions in a bid to limit protests against their coup. According to BBC News, NetBlocks has discovered that Myanmar instituted a “near-total internet shutdown” in the country a of the morni…

Instagram bans hundreds of accounts in OGUsers takedown

  • February 4, 2021
Instagram has banned hundreds of accounts tied to the notorious “OGUsers” forum, where members buy and sell stolen social media accounts. The company is also going after some of the forum’s highest-profile members, threatening legal action if they co…

Twitter is making it easier for researchers to study its platform

  • January 26, 2021
Twitter just took a major step toward making it easier for researchers to understand the conversations happening on its platform. The company introduced a new version of its API that will allow researchers to access wide swaths of public Twitter data…