WorldViews: twitter


Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 04/25/2014

Russia hijacks U.S. State Department’s Ukraine hashtag

The Russian foreign ministry’s English language Twitter account trolls the U.S. State Department

By Ishaan Tharoor  |  12:42 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Diplomacy, Russia, twitter, ukraine

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 04/03/2014

This sad Facebook page may be all that remains of the ‘Cuban Twitter’ created by the U.S. to stir unrest

“Where can you pick up messages from ZunZuneo?” one woman asks in November 2012.

By Adam Taylor  |  09:34 AM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cuba, twitter, ZunZuneo

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 03/06/2014

With Ukraine in crisis, Russia and America try a new diplomatic tactic: online trolling

Tweets and blogs to push the message.

By Adam Taylor  |  09:49 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Russia, State Department, twitter, ukraine

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Ukrainian medic who tweeted after being shot returns to Twitter to say ‘I’m alive!’

Olesya Zhukovskaya has become a subject of headlines all around the world.

By Adam Taylor  |  08:28 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kiev, twitter, ukraine

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 02/20/2014

A Ukrainian medic’s tweet after reportedly being shot: ‘I am dying’

Olesya Zhukovskaya is believed to have been hit by a government bullet.

By Adam Taylor  |  10:32 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kiev, twitter, ukraine

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 10/31/2012

In India, a Tweet can land you in jail

Two recent Twitter-related arrests have triggered concern among many Indian users of social media.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  11:51 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India, twitter

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Saudi blogger’s tweets about prophet Muhammad stir Islamists to call for his execution

Hamza Kashgari tweeted that he would not pray to the prophet Muhammad.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:16 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Saudi Arabia, Twitter, Hamza Kashgari, Salman Rushdie

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Somali militia group hacked on Twitter

A Somali Sufi Islamist group had its Twitter account hacked.

By Katie Rogers  |  05:35 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  media, twitter, social media

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Twitter joke trial appeal: Tweet ‘constituted a threat’

The public prosecutor said Wednesday the joke made in a tweet “constituted a threat.”

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:17 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, U.K., Twitter, Twitter joke trial, Paul Chambers

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Al-Shabaab tweets photographs of supposed kidnapped Kenyan officials

The Twitter account of the al-Qaeda affiliatted group al-Shabaab posted photographs it claimed were kidnapped Kenyan officials

By Melissa Bell  |  05:56 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Al-Shabaab, Al-Qaeda, Twitter

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Mickey Mouse tweet lands Egyptian billionaire in court

A tweet about Mickey Mouse and Islam lands Naguib Sawiris in court.

By Leila Fadel  |  05:10 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Naguib Sawiris, Egypt, Mickey Mouse, Twitter

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 01/06/2012

Sweden’s citizen-run Twitter account: The wildest tweets

Last month, Sweden turned its official Twitter account over to its citizens.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:32 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Sweden, Twitter

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 01/05/2012

British MP Diane Abbott accused of racism for tweet

British MP Diane Abbott made a controversial statement Wednesday she now says was taken out of context.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:38 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, U.K., Diane Abbott, Twitter

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Cuba blames Twitter, seemingly hapless Spanish tweeter, for Castro death rumor

State media Wednesday accused Twitter of helping spread a rumor that former Cuban leader Fidel Castro had died.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:54 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Twitter

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Wendi Deng’s Twitter account a fake

After a few days of headline-making tweeting, the Twitter account “Wendi Deng” admits to being a joke.

By Elizabeth Flock and Melissa Bell  |  10:06 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Twitter, Rupert Murdoch, Wendi Deng

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 12/30/2011

Israeli group demands that Twitter shuts down Hezbollah account

An Israeli law group said Thursday it will sue Twitter unless the social media site cuts off access to Hezbollah and other groups considered terrorist organizations.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:15 AM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Twitter, Hezbollah, Shurat HaDin, terrorist groups

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 12/15/2011

On National Bill of Rights Day, “Free to Tweet” campaign offers a $5,000 scholarship

On National Bill of Rights Day, “Free to Tweet” campaign offers a $5,000 scholarship.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:31 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Twitter, First Amendment, Bill of Rights

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 11/24/2011

Egyptian-American columnist Mona Eltahawy tweets of sexual assault, beating by police (Video)

Egyptian-American columnist Mona Eltahawy wrote on Twitter that she had been assaulted and beaten by police

By Melissa Bell  |  03:53 PM ET, 11/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Mona Eltahawy, Twitter, Egypt, Arab Spring

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 11/11/2011

Twitter ordered to turn over information on users: Do we need to read the privacy policies?

Do we need to read the privacy policies?

By Melissa Bell  |  11:50 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology, Twitter, U.S. Court ruling, Privacy Policy

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Raul Castro’s daughter Mariela gets into Twitter row with prominent dissident Yoani Sanchez

Within hours of signing up on Twitter, the daughter of Cuban president Raúl Castro found herself in a heated debate with Cuba’s prominent dissident blogger, Yoani Sánchez.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:41 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Cuba, Mariela Sanchez, Yoani Sanchez, Twitter

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Twitter is a polyglot (map)

Mapping geotagging whiz kid Eric Fischer has a new map out that shows what languages are being spoken where on Twitter around the world.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:24 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Twitter, languages

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 11/04/2011

CIA is watching tweets, Facebook

The Associated Press has learned that the CIA is following tweets, up to 5 million a day.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:01 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, CIA, Open Source Center, Twitter

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Winston Churchill invoked to defend tweeting in House of Commons

A British MP said the former prime minister of the U.K. would have liked Twitter

By Melissa Bell  |  08:25 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Winston Churchill, Twitter, House of Commons, Kevin Brennan

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 10/17/2011

LAPD detective under fire for posting murder scene photo on Twitter

An LAPD detective’s posting of a murder scene photo on Twitter has sparked a debate over how police use social media.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:24 PM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, LAPD, Twitter, crime

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 10/14/2011

Chad Ochocinco says he’ll give $20,000 to his 3,000,000th follower on Twitter

The New England Patriots player declares that he will offer up $20,000 to his 3,000,000th follower.

By Melissa Bell  |  02:29 PM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology, Chad Ochocinco, Twitter, New York Patriots

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 10/12/2011

BlackBerry outage spurs customers to end their phone relationship

A three-day BlackBerry outage has people fuming.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:02 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology, Blackberry, Blackberry outage, Twitter, iPhone 4s

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Biz Stone’s Twitter account robo-tweets for votes

The Twitter co-founder has been testing a robo-tweet voting platform called Votizen.

By Melissa Bell  |  02:42 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology, Biz Stone, Twitter

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 09/21/2011

New Facebook guide; here’s how to use it — and how to get rid of it

How to navigate the new Facebook

By Melissa Bell  |  05:10 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology, Facebook, Google +, Twitter