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Tweet for $2.5 MILLION? Twitter boss Jack Dorsey is selling first-ever tweet with a high price

The first post on Twitter that appeared on its co-founder and current CEO Jack Dorsey’s account in 2006 is up for sale as an NFT, a nonfungible token. Some social media enthusiasts are ready to spend a fortune on it. Dorsey’s almost 15-year-old message “just setting up my


Israel to vaccinate Palestinians aged over 16 with its surplus doses, report says

Israel plans to vaccinate Palestinians aged 16 and over once using surplus doses after it completes its campaign to inoculate its own citizens, reported the Jerusalem Post. Israel's Health Ministry has said this would help prevent cross-border infection, including new mutations. This comes


YouTube cancels Myanmar military-run channels, pulls videos

YouTube has removed five channels run by Myanmar’s military for violating its community guidelines and terms of service.The company said Friday that it terminated channels of broadcasters Myawaddy Media, MRTV, WD Online Broadcasting, MWD Variety and MWD Myanmar. The decision follows a Feb. 1


Daily Mail owner snaps up New Scientist magazine for $97.8 million

The owner of Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper acquired science and technology magazine New Scientist for $97.80 million in cash, as it looks to build out its subscriptions and digital offerings.Daily Mail and General Trust said on Wednesday its consumer media division bought the publication fr


Twitter labels to combat COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

Social networking giant Twitter is ramping up efforts to remove harmful and misleading information circulating online about coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines. As the vaccine roll out gains speed, conversations about inoculation have been increasing on social media platforms. And to help co


Facebook 'to restore news pages in Australia'

Facebook said on Tuesday it will lift a contentious ban on Australian news pages “in the coming days,” after the government agreed to amend a world-first media law fiercely opposed by the tech giant.   Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Facebook indicated a compromise had been reache


Australia health chiefs freeze Facebook ads

Australia's health department will no longer advertise on Facebook, it has announced, the latest escalation of the government's feud with the social media giant, which continues to block news content from its platform in the country.   The freeze comes as Australia begins to promote its new


Facebook news goes dark in Australia as content spat escalates

 Australians woke to empty news feeds on their Facebook Inc. pages on Thursday after the social media giant blocked all media content in a surprise and dramatic escalation of a dispute with the government over paying for content.The move was swiftly criticized by news producers, politicians a


White House press aide quits over threatening remarks to journalist

WASHINGTON: A White House press aide who repeatedly threatened a reporter working on a story about his romantic life resigned on Saturday.Vanity Fair reported Friday that the aide, TJ Ducklo, told a reporter for Politico “I will destroy you” and made other crude remarks when asked to c


English soccer at breaking point over abuse on social media

LONDON: Death threats. Racist abuse. Sexist slurs. And social media accounts allowed to stay active even after spreading bile.English football has reached breaking point with players, coaches, referees and officials aghast at the ongoing proliferation of hate aimed at them on Instagram and Twitter


India’s row with Twitter increases over freedom of speech rules

NEW DELHI: India's technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad warned U.S. social media firms to abide by the country's laws, a day after a face-off between Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration and Twitter over content regulation. The IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad called out Twitter,


Does Twitter impose fees on some of its services?

"Bloomberg" quoted sources within "Twitter" that the site may be looking for ways to allow the company to provide paid subscriptions, which may include fees to access "TweetDeck". TweetDeck is a popular alternative to the main Twitter website and mobile app, and it allows users to more efficientl


Chinese users flock to US chat app Clubhouse, evading censors

BEIJING/HONG KONG: Private social audio app Clubhouse is attracting masses of new users from mainland China, where the US app remains uncensored by authorities despite flourishing discussions on rights, national identity and other sensitive topics.Western social media apps including Twitter, Faceb


Iran slammed for arresting journalists

Human rights groups and media watchdogs have condemned the separate arrests of two journalists in Iran on vague charges. The journalists are Reza Taleshian Jelodarzadeh, editor in chief of Tehran-based magazine Nour-e Azadi, and Mahmoud Mahmoudi, editor of the Kurdish Aigrin Roj Weekly.


Turkey: Interior Minister says US behind 2016 failed coup

Turkey's Minister of the Interior has accused the US of being behind the 2016 failed coup that Ankara has blamed on a Pennsylvania-based Muslim preacher and businessman, Hurriyet has reported. Suleyman Soylu told the Turkish daily that the US managed the coup attempt while Fet


India tells Twitter to comply with order to block accounts

NEW DELHI: India has told Twitter to comply with an order to block content alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration was trying to wipe out farmers protesting against agricultural reforms, two technology ministry sources said.Twitter blocked dozens of accounts in


Facebook’s Zuckerberg reached out to Australian lawmakers over new media rules

SYDNEY: Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg called Australian lawmakers last week to discuss rules that would make Internet giants pay news outlets for content but failed to persuade them to change policy, the country’s Treasurer said on Sunday.Zuckerberg “reached out to talk about the c


YouTube suspends Trump indefinitely, stops Giuliani monetizing clips

SAN FRANCISCO: YouTube has suspended Donald Trump indefinitely from the platform and said it will also prevent the former president’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani from being able to monetize his clips, US media reported.It comes a week after the social media giant confirmed it would extend a ban on




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