Clients say a Saudi bank transferred money to them by mistake

Monday, 12 February 2018

Al-Rajhi Bank in Saudi Arabia accidentally transferred money to its clients’ accounts on Sunday, the daily Sabq reported. According to the report, some Saudis confirmed via Twitter that the bank accidentally transferred money to them while others said they tried to give the money back but the bank refused.They also posted photos showing that their accounts have millions of riyals after the money was transferred to them. After the hashtag “Al-Rajhi Bank accidentally transfers ...

Twitter reports first-ever profit, boosting shares

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Twitter on Thursday reported its first-ever quarterly profit, delivering a boost to shares of the social network which has been lagging for years against fast-growing rivals. The San Francisco-based messaging service said it earned $91 million in the fourth quarter, the first positive net income since going public in 2013. Revenue was up two percent from a year ago to a better-than-expected $732 million, while the number of monthly active users rose modestly to 330 million. Twitter shares surged ...

British TV presenter Robert Winston’s lady-on-train tweets stirs row

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Britain’s Professor Robert Winston stirred a row recently as he tweeted a series of images of a woman on train who was talking constantly on the phone.His commentary, however, especially the series of images he posted, was called unnecessary by a large section of his 40,000 followers. Prof. Winston eventually deleted the images.“Whatever I’m contrite - I’ve deleted the tweets but still rather feel that invasion of privacy can be a two-way invasion,” he tweeter ...

Sean Hannity’s Twitter disappears; conspiracy theories ensue

Sunday, 28 January 2018

The Twitter account for conservative TV host Sean Hannity disappeared for a few hours early Saturday morning, and it took only a few minutes for the conspiracy theories to start flowing.After the Fox News star’s verified account posted a message that simply and cryptically said “Form Submission 1649,” visitors to Hannity’s page said they were getting a “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist” error message. By the time Hannity’s account was back up later ...

Twitter to notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during US elections

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Twitter Inc, which is reviewing Russian interference during the 2016 US elections, said on Friday it would notify some of its users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service.The company said it would email 677,775 people in the United States who followed, retweeted or liked content from accounts associated with the Internet Research Agency (IRA) during the election.The IRA is a Russian organization that according to lawmakers and researchers, ...

Social media companies accelerate removals of online hate speech

Friday, 19 January 2018

Social media companies Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube have greatly accelerated their removals of online hate speech, reviewing over two thirds of complaints within 24 hours, new EU figures show.The European Union has piled pressure on social media firms to increase their efforts to fight the proliferation of extremist content and hate speech on their platforms, even threatening them with legislation.Microsoft, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube signed a code of conduct with the EU in ...

On Saudi social media stars

Monday, 8 January 2018

A Twitter campaign has been going on in Saudi Arabia recently calling blocking the so-called social media stars because of their vanity and reckless attitude that only aims to make gains and that disrespects people’s moral values.This was the general excuse behind the launch of this campaign and of course there is more to it. Yes, there are ugly phenomena that have spread like wildfire ever since these social media platforms began to consume our time.Many people have become obsessed with ...

Mashari Althaydi

Twitter explains why it won’t block Trump, or any other world leader

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Twitter announced Friday it would not block the accounts of world leaders even if their statements are "controversial," citing a need to promote a "public conversation" on political issues. The announcement came just days after a tweet from President Donald Trump hinting at the use of US nuclear weapons sparked criticism that the social network was allowing threats of violence. "Twitter is here to serve and help advance the global, public conversation. Elected world ...

Twitter begins enforcing rules on ‘hateful, abusive’ content

Monday, 18 December 2017

Twitter said it began enforcing new rules Monday aimed at filtering out “hateful” and “abusive” content on the social network including messages which promote or glorify violence.The platform has long faced criticism over how it deals with hate groups and content, which led it to removing verification badges from prominent US white nationalists last month.“Specific threats of violence or wishing for serious physical harm, death, or disease to an individual or group ...

UNVEILED: King Salman tweet among top 100 global retweets

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Twitter has come up with a list of tweets that made headlines throughout the year reflecting on the year and how 2017 unfolded. According to the social networking service, during the year, the most Retweeted Tweets in Saudi Arabia were from King Salman @KingSalman when he tweeted in celebration of Saudi Arabia’s National Day. This tweet falls under the top 100 Global Retweets. The second one was when the King tweeted his wishes for the Saudi people on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr. Another ...

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