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Daily Archives: September 21, 2019

Twitter closes thousands of fake news accounts worldwide

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WASHINGTON: Twitter said on Friday it has closed down thousands of accounts across the world for spreading fake news as well as pro-government propaganda. Accounts coming from China seeking to sow discord among protesters in Hong Kong were closed down, as were accounts amplifying a pro-Saudi message coming from Egypt and the United Arab Emirates directed […]


Bad attempt at media control

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When a couple of months ago Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan announced the government decision to set up media courts, all stakeholders had condemned the proposal as an attack on media freedom. Yet the government has refused to listen. Last Tuesday, Awan announced that Prime Minister […]


Saudi Arabia shows damage at attack site to journalists

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KHURAIS: Saudi Arabia on Friday took media personnel to an oil facility hit by air strikes that Washington and Riyadh blamed on Iran, showing bent pipes and burnt equipment, as Tehran vowed retaliation if heightened tensions boiled over into hostilities. The kingdom sees the Sept 14 strikes on its Khurais and Abqaiq facilities — the […]


Facebook suspends ‘tens of thousands’ of apps

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Facebook said Friday it suspended “tens of thousands” of apps on its platform as a result of its review on privacy practices launched following the scandal involving Cambridge Analytica. The review was launched in 2018 after revelations that the political consultancy hijacked personal data on millions of Facebook users and included attorneys, external investigators, data […]


Media persons visit damaged Saudi oil facilities

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Saudi Arabia on Friday took media on a tour of oil facilities damaged by attacks that Washington and Riyadh blame on Iran, showing melted pipes and burnt equipment, as Tehran vowed wide retaliation if heightened tensions boil over into hostilities. The kingdom sees the Sept. 14 strikes on its Khurais and Abqaiq facilities – the […]