Tuesday February 25, 2020
Home Lead Story Twitter Apolo...

Twitter Apologises for Suspending Accounts Critical of China

The company added that the suspended accounts had not been reported by the Chinese government, CNN reported

0
//
Twitter, tweets, India
The Twitter logo appears on a phone post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.. VOA

Twitter has apologised for taking down accounts critical of the Chinese government just days ahead of the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests.

The micro-blogging site wrote on its public policy feed that the suspended accounts were swept up in a weekly effort to crack down on “spam and other inauthentic behaviours”.

“Sometimes our routine actions catch false positives or we make errors. We apologise.”

The company added that the suspended accounts had not been reported by the Chinese government, CNN reported.

Twitter, India, Smartphone
Twitter on a smartphone device. Pixabay

The suspension of the accounts, both inside and outside China, elicited criticism from US Senator Marco Rubio, who tweeted the company was silencing voices on behalf of the Chinese government.

“Twitter has apparently suspended a large number of accounts that are critical of #China including accounts of people outside of China. Twitter has become a Chinese govt censor,” he said, the report added.

Also Read- Facial Recognition Tech Helps Develop Patient Safety Tool

The crackdown on the accounts, which came on May 31 and June 1, left many users bitter because it came ahead of the anniversary of the bloody June 4 clash between government forces and pro-democracy protestors at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, the Business Insider reported. (IANS)

Next Story

Vivo To Unveil Concept Smartphone “APEX 20” on February 28 in Beijing

The smartphone does not have a USB port, instead, it relies on a magnetic port that connects to the bottom part of the back cover for charging and data transfer

0
Vivo
Vivo said the upcoming APEX 2020 represents Vivo's prediction and layout of mobile phone development and technological innovation in 2020, news portal GizmoChina reported. Wikimedia Commons

Vivo was expected to announce its APEX 2020 concept smartphone at the MWC 2020 in Barcelona, Spain, however, as the conference got cancelled the company will be showcasing the device on February 28 in Beijing, China.

Vivo said the upcoming APEX 2020 represents Vivo’s prediction and layout of mobile phone development and technological innovation in 2020, news portal GizmoChina reported.

The teaser shared by the company shows a circular shaped camera ring at the back, the Apex logo at the bottom of the rear panel and curved screen edges are seen on the sides.

The device was announced at Mobile World Congress in 2019.

To recall, the device features a super unibody curved glass design and comes with a 6.39-inch AMOLED display.

Vivo
Vivo was expected to announce its APEX 2020 concept smartphone at the MWC 2020 in Barcelona, Spain, however, as the conference got cancelled the company will be showcasing the device on February 28 in Beijing, China. Wikimedia Commons

The smartphone does not have a USB port, instead, it relies on a magnetic port that connects to the bottom part of the back cover for charging and data transfer.

Additionally, the phone replaces physical buttons with pressure-sensitive power and volume buttons.

ALSO READ: Tech Giant Google Alerts Users Regarding Update of its Terms of Service

It has no visible speaker too. (IANS)