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Communications Minister, Permanent Secretary, Stakeholders Commends NCC Use of Social Media Networks

The Minister of Communications, Honourable Adebayo Shittu, yesterday said the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has impeccably deployed social media networks for public communication and urged all stakeholders to emulate the Commission to expand the frontiers of public sector communication, good governance and national development. Shittu’s voice was amplified by Abdulaziz …

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Twitter purists mourn end of 140-character limit on posts

Twitter purists mourn end of 140-character limit on posts

It was a sad day for Twitter purists, dismayed that the 140-character limit restricting users on the social media platform to crisp, succinct posts had been doubled to a gaudy 280. And they have been expressing their outrage — how else? — with short tweets and hashtags like #140forlife. “Personally, …

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Trump Twitter Account Suspended For 11 Minutes

A Twitter customer support worker who was on his or her last day on the job deactivated President Donald Trump’s account for a few minutes Thursday evening, the social media company reported. Shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday, social media reports surfaced that the president’s personal account, @RealDonaldTrump, was unavailable, providing …

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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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