Australia gives Twitter 28 days to clean up 'toxicity and hate'

Australia's internet safety watchdog on Thursday threatened to fine Twitter for failing to tackle online abuse, saying Elon Musk's takeover had coincided with a spike in "toxicity and hate".

E-safety commissioner Julie Inman Grant - a former Twitter employee - said the platform was now responsible for one-in-three complaints about online hate speech reported in Australia.

120 detained in fraud op

The Istanbul police have detained 120 individuals following an operation in 37 cities against suspects who defrauded a social media platform of 1.2 Turkish Liras.

The investigation was initiated based on suspicious conversations detected during the examination of certain accounts on the "TikTok" platform.

Vučić with Orbán: With sincere partners and friends - everything is possible PHOTO

"A meeting with my friend @orbanviktor and rare relaxed moments before we start dealing with serious issues of interest to Serbia and Hungary. With sincere partners and friends - everything is possible and every plan is achievable, and the projects we are working on will best show that nothing can stop the rapid growth of both countries," it said on Instagram.

Prince Harry and Meghan's deal with Spotify to end

The multi-million-dollar deal that a media group run by Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle has had with streaming giant Spotify is ending by mutual agreement, the two parties said on June 15.

The couple have produced just one series under their Archewell Audio podcast imprint since inking the agreement in 2020 for a reported $20 million.

Greeks turning their backs on news media

Citizens in Greece are losing faith in the news delivered by traditional media, partly due to perceptions of undue political and business influence on journalism, according to the annual Digital News Report 2023 by the Reuters Institute based on a YouGov survey of over 93,000 online news consumers in 46 markets covering half of the world's population. 

US music publishers hit Twitter with copyright suit

Major music publishers on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit accusing Twitter of failing to stop "rampant" copyright infringement on the platform.

The National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) and its members argued in the suit that the social media company should pay as much as $150,000 per work infringed, with the potential tab climbing into the hundreds of millions of dollars.