Ken Paxton announces investigation of media group following Elon Musk’s lawsuit
After a report from Media Matters showed advertisements from major brands appeared next to antisemitic posts on X, the company sued the media watchdog group and its reporter. The Texas Attorney General’s Office plans to investigate the nonprofit for potential fraud.
IBM, EU, Disney and others pull ads from Elon Musk's X as concerns about antisemitism fuel backlash
Advertisers are fleeing social media platform X over concerns about their ads showing up next to pro-Nazi content, hate speech on the site in general or billionaire owner Elon Musk’s own posts endorsing an antisemitic conspiracy theory.
Australian safety watchdog fines social platform X $385,000 for not tackling child abuse content
Australia’s online safety watchdog has fined X — the social media platform formerly known as Twitter — 610,500 Australian dollars ($385,000) for failing to fully explain how it tackled child sexual exploitation content.
Musk’s X has taken down hundreds of Hamas-linked accounts, CEO says
The European Commission has made a formal, legally binding request for information from Elon Musk’s social media platform X over its handling of hate speech, misinformation and violent terrorist content related to the Israel-Hamas war.
Elon Musk says Twitter, now X, is moving to small monthly subscription, report says
Musk did not say how much a new plan would cost users of the social network, or what other features would or would not be included with payment at the lowest tier.Musk did not say how much a new plan would cost users of the social network, or what other features would or would not be included with payment at the lowest tier.
US says Elon Musk should not be immune to testifying about the former Twitter
The U.S. government says the former Twitter’s request to end oversight of its data privacy and security practices is “meritless” and owner Elon Musk should not be immune to testifying about the company since he has “first-hand knowledge” of the conduct being investigated.
Special counsel got a search warrant for Twitter to turn over info on Trump's account, documents say
Special counsel Jack Smith’s team obtained a search warrant in January for records related to former President Donald Trump’s Twitter account, and a judge levied a $350,000 fine on the company for missing the deadline to company.
India and Japan look to collaborate in building semiconductors and resilient supply chains
India and Japan are exploring collaboration in critical and emerging technologies, including semiconductors and resilient supply chains, as part of a target $35.9 billion Japanese investment in the country by 2027.
Reluctant Twitter users, influencers and others are flocking to Meta's new Threads app
Celebrities, lawmakers, brands and everyday social media users are flocking to Meta’s freshly minted app Threads to connect with their followers, including many Twitter refugees tired of the drama surrounding Elon Musk’s raucous oversight of that platform since acquiring it last year.
Australian online safety watchdog demands answers from Twitter on how it tackles online hate
Australia’s online safety watchdog has issued a legal notice to Twitter demanding an explanation of what the social media giant is doing to tackle a surge in online hate since Tesla CEO Elon Musk bought the platform.
Elon Musk wants to build a digital town square. But his debut for DeSantis had a tech failure.
Elon Musk wants to turn Twitter into a “digital town square,” but his much-publicized Twitter Spaces kickoff event, with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announcing his run for president, struggled with technical glitches and a near half-hour delay Tuesday.
Felon sentenced to 13 years for shooting, robbing tow truck driver at east Houston washeteria while out on bond
A 31-year-old Houston man has pleaded guilty to shooting a tow truck driver before taking his vehicle at a washeteria in east Houston last year, the United States Department of Justice announced Wednesday.
New Twitter rules expose election offices to spoof accounts
Election administrators across the United States say they’re concerned their offices will be targeted for fake Twitter accounts that'll confuse or mislead voters after the social media platform changed its long-standing verification service.
NYC transit agency ends Twitter alerts, says it's unreliable
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which for 14 years has provided real-time information on subway, train and bus service outages, delays and other important updates for its 1.3 million followers, will stop using Twitter for such alerts.