Twitter announces it will ban all political ads on its platform starting November 22.
Sources: BBC News
Sources: BBC News
Social media site Twitter experiences a global outage lasting for 45 minutes, making it the site's longest outage since 2016.
A relative of Red Crescent worker Abdulrahman al-Sadhan says the Saudi Arabian Specialised Criminal Court has sentenced al-Sadhan to 20 years imprisonment, followed by a 20-year travel ban, in a secret trial. Rights groups allege the sentence is connected to an anonymous Twitter account on which al-Sadhan questioned Saudi positions on human rights issues.
C-SPAN indefinitely suspends its political editor Steve Scully after admitting he lied about his Twitter account being hacked earlier this month. Scully had been selected by the Commission on Presidential Debates to moderate the now cancelled second presidential debate of the election. On October 8, Scully tweeted "@Scaramucci should I respond to trump" after being publicly criticized by President Trump.
The head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya Ghassan Salamé resigns citing stress and health concerns. In a statement on Twitter, Salamé says he has been frustrated with foreign powers, particularly France and Russia for covertly backing Khalifa Haftar's forces in the civil war.
Following a public outcry, Twitter apologises and backtracks one day after saying that it would begin deleting inactive accounts outside the United States on December 11, after users were upset that the measure would cause the removal of accounts belonging to users who had died. It now says that it will first implement a process for "memorialising" dead users. It would have been the first large scale cull of inactive accounts on the social media platform.
In response to reports that U.S. President Donald Trump expressed interest in the United States acquiring Greenland, Greenland's Foreign Minister Ane Lone Bagger dismisses the idea, noting on Twitter that "a better and more equal partnership with Denmark should be the way forward for a stronger and longer-term free Greenland".
The E3 2019 trailer for Pokémon Sword and Shield, scheduled to be released in November, causes controversy and unprecedented unanimous outrage among fans following the announcement that Pokémon absent from the Galar Pokédex cannot be transferred into the games, giving rise to the "Bring Back National Dex" hashtag among fans on Twitter.
"#ThisFlag" protest leader Pastor Evan Mawarire says the movement, which uses WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter, will hold a two-day strike next week if demands, that include sacking corrupt ministers, payment of delayed salaries, lifting of roadblocks that residents say are used by police to extract bribes, etc., are not met. A drought has aggravated the country's situation as have banks that have a daily withdrawal ceiling as low as $50.
A U.S. federal magistrate rules that prosecutors can demand Twitter account information in relation to Wikileaks.
Steve Hofmeyr responds to Bono's comments by dumping R5 000 worth of U2 concert tickets in the Jukskei River and urges Neil Diamond to "keep his political trap shut" as well. Hofmeyr's actions cause a stir on Twitter.