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Tag Archives: Twitter

Six PAAET experts say received threats of probe and punishment

KUWAIT CITY, March 25: Six academics from the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) revealed that they have received threats of investigation and punishment due to their posts on their Twitter accounts, reports Al-Qabas daily. In an interview with a number of academics, they said such moves by …

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Twitter suspends several alt-right accounts

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter has suspended the accounts of several prominent members of the so-called “alt-right” in an apparent crack down on accounts tied to hate speech or threats of violence. Twitter declined comment, but noted that its policies forbid violent threats, hate speech or harassment and promise to …

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Twitter Adds New Ways to Block, Report Abusive and Racist Trolls

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Twitter is finally addressing one of its biggest pain points — introducing new tools to curb hateful and abusive attacks on the service — although it remains to be seen if the efforts will help the social-media player jump-start growth in its user base. Over the …

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Twitter Is Shutting Down Vine

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Twitter is shutting down its Vine video service: The company will discontinue the Vine mobile app in the coming months, it announced in a blog post Thursday. The Vine website will stay up and running, and the company said that it was going to wind down …

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Court orders release of blogger on KD 500 bail

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 6: The Misdemeanor Court has fixed Oct 27 for the hearing of a State Security case filed against a female Kuwaiti blogger Sarah Al-Darees who has been accused of posting statements considered malicious against His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah on her Twitter account. The …

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Saudi jailed – Blogger caught

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 25: The Public Prosecution decided to detain Twitter user, Sarah Al-Durees, for a day to question her in relation to her posts on her Twitter account as these posts were deemed offensive to HH the Amir and his authority. Sources disclosed Al-Durees turned herself to the police …

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AMIR ORDERS AMNESTY FOR PRISONERS – ‘No plan to block Twitter’ – Kuwait to prosecute medical ‘tourism’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 6, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, on the occasion of the forthcoming Eid Al-Adha, has ordered amnesty for remaining duration of imprisonment for some prisoners. He has also ordered commuting sentences for some of the convicts, said the Acting Deputy Amiri Diwan …

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Twitter suspends ‘terror’ accounts

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 18, (AFP): Twitter on Thursday announced that it has cut off 235,000 more accounts for violating its policies regarding promotion of terrorism at the global oneto- many messaging service. The latest account suspensions raised to 360,000 the total number of accounts sidelined since the middle of 2015 …

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Islamic State Twitter traffic plunges – Messages of jihadi glorification’s countered

WASHINGTON, July 9, (AP): The Islamic State group’s Twitter traffic has plunged 45 percent in the past two years, the Obama administration says, as the US and its allies have countered messages of jihadi glorification with a flood of online images and statements about suffering and enslavement at the hands …

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Ex-MP, tweeter get 2 years jail with KD 1,000 bond to suspend verdicts

KUWAIT CITY, April 12: The Court of Appeals, presided over by Judge Adel Al-Huweidi, sentenced Twitter user Ahmad Al-Ashour to two years in jail with guarantee of KD 1,000 to suspend implementation of the verdict for three years and instructed him to maintain good conduct. Previously, the Public Prosecution released …

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