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Brexit: Foreign far-right Twitter users 'manipulated debate'

Foreign Twitter accounts have recently tried to influence the debate around Brexit, with pro-Leave tweets receiving the most support, researchers say. Cyber-security firm F-Secure analysed 24 million tweets published between 4 December 2018 and 13 February 2019. Much “inorganic” activity was discovered – including excessive retweeting carried out by bots or fake accounts. Both sides […]

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China is detaining people for posting on Twitter in an escalation of its mission to silence internet users

Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, on November 2, 2018.Thomas Peter/Getty Chinese authorities and detaining and interrogating dissident Twitter users in what seems of be an escalation of its internet censorship, The New York Times reports. While Twitter is officially not available in China, a small percentage of Chinese internet users […]