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Turkey has no plans to block other social media after Twitter: Official

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 12:54

Turkey has no current plans to block access to other social media platforms such as Facebook after blocking Twitter due to complaints that it was breaching privacy, a senior Turkish official told Reuters on Friday.

Social media giants unite to oppose Oz proposal to forcibly pull down harassment posts

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 22:43

Social media giants have reportedly come together to oppose Australian government`s proposal asking the companies to pull down content deemed harmful for younger audience.

Twitter to be available on mobile phones without Internet

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 08:52

Users will need to dial a simple code to get a feed of the popular trending topics on Twitter.

Brazil`s Rousseff launches presidency page on Facebook

Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 08:57

Already boasting more than two million followers of her Twitter account, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff today inaugurated a page of her presidential palace on Facebook.

Facebook`s ad warning sounds a note of caution for Twitter

Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013, 09:34

Facebook Inc`s investors and other proponents of the social network like to say that it captures one of the greatest concentrations of human attention on the planet and thus offers a boundless opportunity for advertisers.

New York Stock Exchange runs Twitter IPO test

Last Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2013, 10:22

The New York Stock Exchange on Saturday did a test run of Twitter`s highly anticipated market debut, as it seeks to avoid the types of problems that plagued Facebook`s initial public offering on rival Nasdaq.

Iran won`t unblock Facebook, Twitter: Official

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 10:26

Iran does not plan to unblock Facebook and Twitter for the general public even if some top government officials use it, the minister of telecommunications and information technology said today.

Russia threatens to block Facebook over drug ads

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 17:34

Russia threatened to block Facebook for allegedly publishing ads for illegal designer drugs on its website.

Technical glitch gives Iranians access to Facebook, Twitter, official says

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 23:38

On Monday evening, several Iranians said they gained access to their accounts without having to get round a government firewall, leading them to hope that authorities had relaxed a ban in place since anti-government protests in 2009, some of which were organised on social media.

Boredom drives trolling on Facebook and Twitter

Last Updated: Sunday, June 30, 2013, 15:49

The research identified seven tactics used by trolls to bombard their victims with insults and threats.

French body mulls action against Facebook, Google, Twitter

Last Updated: Thursday, June 27, 2013, 22:06

UFC-Que Choisir president Alain Bazot said the three sites had been informed of the deadline on Wednesday, adding that their current privacy procedures "makes one shudder".

Facebook introduces video on Instagram

Last Updated: Friday, June 21, 2013, 09:03

Taking a cue from Twitter`s growing video-sharing app, Vine, Facebook has now decided to add video to its popular photo-sharing app Instagram.