Narendra Modi’s personal Twitter account, which has over 73 million followers, has been hacked. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal Twitter account was “very briefly compromised”, the Prime Minister’s Office said. A quickly deleted tweet from its main @narendramodi handle said that India had adopted Bitcoin as legal tender andRead More →

President Erdogan said it was important to fight disinformation and propaganda “within the framework of the truth”. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday described social media as one of the main threats to democracy. Erdogan’s government plans to pursue legislation to criminalize the dissemination of false information and disinformationRead More →

The Bundaberg Regional Council news website has come to the attention of Federal Communications Minister Paul Fletcher, who has raised concerns about the perceived blur lines between news and marketing. Key points: Federal Communications Minister Paul Fletcher expresses concern over Council-funded publication Bundaberg Now is tagged as a “good news”Read More →

A weekly roundup of social media updates. We haven’t even made it through the holiday Christmas period, but brands and social media are already touting trends for the new year. Read on for Pinterest’s trend predictions for 2022, plus the latest updates to sweep LinkedIn’s creator mode and Instagram stories.Read More →

Most of the stories were tied to the Chinese Communist Party’s narrative of its treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang. Twitter says it has removed 3,465 accounts operating as “state-backed information operations” that it linked to six countries: China, Mexico, Russia, Tanzania, Uganda and Venezuela. Most of the deleted profiles –Read More →