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Facebook, Twitter defend efforts to stop election meddling
06 September 2018, 12:39 | Antoinette Holland
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Dorsey acknowledged Twitter had made mistakes and said they corrected them. The paper also says Dorsey intervened to allow white supremacist Richard Spencer to be reinstated on Twitter.
Trump told the conservative outlet in an interview conducted on Tuesday that "I think they already have" interfered in the November 6 election.
Top Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc executives will defend their companies before USA lawmakers on Wednesday, with Facebook insisting it takes election interference seriously and Twitter denying its operations are influenced by politics. The report gave no other details.
"As I previously announced in this committee, I am soon introducing legislation to direct the Department of Commerce to convene a working group of stakeholders to develop a consensus-based definition of blockchain", she said prior to asking Dorsey about the social media firm's work with the technology. Thirteen Russians were indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller earlier this year on charges of an elaborate plot to disrupt the 2016 US presidential election by creating fake accounts that pushed divisive issues on social media.
The companies have conveyed to the commission that all sponsored content in favour of a political party, political leader or candidate will flag the concerned sponsor and the amount paid for posting the content on Facebook, WhatsApp (owned by Facebook), Google or Twitter.
Moscow denies involvement, and Trump - backed by some of his fellow Republicans in Congress - has repeatedly dismissed investigations of the issue as a partisan witch hunt or hoax.
Only after CNN highlighted several tweets that clearly violated Twitter's TOS did the social media platform suspend Jones - and only for one week.
The testimony comes as some Republicans say conservatives have been censored on social media. Some Republicans, including President Donald Trump, have pushed the idea that Twitter is "shadow banning" some in the GOP because of the ways search results have appeared. Republicans control both the House and Senate and the elections will decide whether they keep their majorities. Chief election commissioner O P Rawat told TOI that "EC's interactions with the three social media companies are complete".
Xi announces $60bn financing for Africa
Xi told him on Sunday that "foreign forces" should not interfere in Sudan's internal affairs, China's Foreign Ministry said. At the last three-yearly gathering in Johannesburg in 2015, Xi announced $60 billion of assistance and loans for Africa.
Many senators expressed anger at Google, which was represented in the hearing room by an empty chair next to Sandberg. Google offered another executive instead, and the committee said no.
Google did release written "testimony" from Walker ahead of the hearing, even though he was not expected to appear.
In recent weeks Facebook has revealed the existence of multiple influence operations meant to influence politics in a manner similar to Russia's 2016 intervention, aimed at the United States, as well as other countries around the world.
French actor Gerard Depardieu denies rape allegations
His other notable film roles include The Last Metro , Jean de Florette , 1492: Conquest of Paradise , and Life of Pi . French actor Gérard Depardieu has been accused of rape and sexual assault by a young actress, judicial sources say.
Mobile Detects and Stops Ongoing Security Breach
In the announcement late Thursday night, the company claimed it would "shortly" be sending texts to customers who were affected. The malicious party did not get access to any financial data, social security numbers, or passwords.
Trump’s former lawyer pleads guilty to violating finance laws
While Cohen did not name Trump in court on Tuesday, Davis again on Wednesday accused the president of being directly involved. Manafort was found guilty on five tax fraud charges, two counts of bank fraud and one charge of hiding foreign bank accounts.
Maybe Toro Rosso Made Alonso an Offer - Horner
Red Bull subsequently promoted Pierre Gasly from their sister team, Toro Rosso , to partner Max Verstappen next term. Speaking from the Belgian Grand Prix , Ricciardo explained he wanted "a new challenge" and "fresh motivation".
HiSilicon Kirin 980 announced
In addition, the Kirin 980 has a new way of implementing what's known in smartphone processor circles as "big little" processing. The HiSilicon Kirin 980 is the latest chipset from the company, which is the successor to the HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC.