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Pope hits 40 million Twitter followers

Pope hits 40 million Twitter followers

Vatican City (AFP) – The pope has racked up 40 million followers on Twitter, the Vatican said on Wednesday, underlining the Catholic leader’s status as one of the world’s biggest social media players. The total, spread across accounts in nine languages, leaves Francis neck and neck with his occasional online …

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Twitter briefs U.S. congressional investigators probing alleged Russia role in election

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Twitter officials on Thursday briefed U.S. congressional investigators probing how Russian-backed internet trolls, bots and targeted ads may have been used on the microblogging site to influence last year’s election. Colin Crowell, Twitter’s vice president of public policy, was among company representatives who met behind closed doors …

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House panel to hold hearing with tech companies on Russia

House panel to hold hearing with tech companies on Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said on Wednesday it would hold an open hearing with technology companies as part of its investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. “In the coming month, we will hold an open hearing with representatives from tech …

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