Exclusive: Brands are throwing ads on Twitter alongside child pornography accounts

Sep 28 (Reuters) – Some major advertisers including Dyson, Mazda, Forbes and PBS Kids have suspended their marketing campaigns or removed their ads from parts of Twitter as their promotions appeared alongside tweets encouraging child pornography, companies told Reuters. DIRECTV and Thoughtworks also informed Reuters on Wednesday that they had halted their Twitter ads. Brands, … Read more

Russia demands an explanation from Apple for removing VK from the App Store

This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts the reach of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, September 28 (Reuters) – Russian communications regulator on Wednesday demanded an explanation from Apple (AAPL.O) after apps powered by Russian state-controlled tech company VK (VKCOq.L) were removed from the American company’s App Store. Regulator Roskomnadzor has … Read more

Meta says it is removing the Chinese propaganda operation against the US

September 27 (Reuters) – Meta Platforms (META.O) announced on Tuesday that it disrupted China’s first known operation to influence users in the United States with political content ahead of the November elections. The network maintained fake accounts on the Meta Facebook and Instagram social media platforms, as well as competing Twitter, but it was small … Read more