What Did Texas Gain By Exploring Twitter’s Fake Accounts?

Paxton, a former state representative who has cultivated the conservative base of the Republican Party, was first elected attorney general in 2014. He promised to fight the Affordable Care Act and defend Texas’ voter identity law. But he spent nearly all of his time as attorney general prosecuting charges of misconduct. Criminal indictment for securities […]

Texas AG Ken Paxton launches investigation into fake Twitter accounts

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is investigating fake accounts on Twitter for possible violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, expanding his effort to look under the hood of the leading social media platform to learn how the Lone Star State works. Unreal accounts on Twitter have received new scrutiny in recent weeks as […]

Elon Musk: Suspicions over spammy accounts could break Twitter deal

LONDON (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the deal to buy Twitter will not move forward unless the company shows public evidence that less than 5% of accounts on the social media platform are fake or spammy. Musk made this comment in response to another user on Twitter earlier on Tuesday. He spent most […]

Belarus-linked hackers targeted Ukrainian military Facebook accounts,

Belarus-linked hackers tried to hack into the Facebook accounts of dozens of Ukrainian military personnel and post videos encouraging the surrender. RussiaThe occupation, according to Meta on Thursday. Meta has released a threat report saying it has blocked a handful of accounts from sharing videos, but has observed Belarus and other state-sponsored cyber campaigns linked […]

Twitter comes under fire for locking conservative accounts over Rachel

There may be no surer way to get into Twitter jail than calling a Biden administration official Rachel Levine a man, but some fed up conservatives are taking a stand against what they describe as the platform’s attempt to replace fact with fiction. Twitter suspended Babylon Bee’s accounts within two days and Milestone USA CEO […]

How China Is Using Bots And Fake Twitter Accounts To Shape The Olympics

Published with this article ProPublicanonprofit investigative newsroom. BEIJING — In the Chinese-propaganda village of Potemkin, the Winter Olympics emerged as a pure success, a celebration of sport and political cohesion that covered up the country’s flaws and abuses—which were covered up by critics. The hills are snowy in Beijing 2022, not the usual brown at […]

Facebook and Twitter Remove Accounts Linked to China

Twitter and Facebook said they had removed thousands of accounts linked to Chinese information campaigns, in the latest sign of Beijing’s ambitions to shape the nationwide global narrative. In a statement released earlier on Thursday, Twitter said it was taking action against two networks of more than 2,000 accounts working to undermine accusations of human […]

People tried to open accounts before Trump’s social platform

People acted quickly to open accounts with the former President Donald Trump‘s new social media platform ahead of its official launch next year. Mr. embersteam announced the new platform TRUTH Social on Wednesday evening, and people tried to hijack the accounts featured on the new platform, which has a Twitter-like interface. The platform’s app is […]