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US: Saudis Recruited Twitter Workers to Spy on Critics

SAN FRANCISCO — Saudi Arabia, frustrated by growing criticism of its leaders and policies on social media, recruited two Twitter employees to spy on thousands of accounts that included prominent opponents, prosecutors alleged Wednesday. The complaint unseal...
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Twitter Bans All Political Advertisements

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter is banning all political advertising from its service, saying social media companies give advertisers an unfair advantage in proliferating highly targeted, misleading messages. "While internet advertising is incredibly powerful and v...

California Could Require Parents’ OK for Social Media Access

SACRAMENTO — California is considering tightening the rules for children under 13 using social media. The state Senate voted 31-4 on Thursday to require social media companies to first get the consent of a parent or guardian before creating an account for a...

US Turns Away Palestinian Harvard Freshman

BOSTON — A Palestinian student trying to start classes at Harvard University was denied entry to the U.S. in a case that critics of the Trump administration call emblematic of overly invasive screening at borde...
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Twitter Reports Strong User Growth

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter reported surprisingly strong second-quarter user numbers and revenue Friday, as it works to make the platform more user friendly and eliminate robotic and fake accounts on its platform. "The health-first conversation is a way to cont...