Twitter sold data access to Cambridge Analytica-Scandal researcher Aleksandr Kogan

Aleksandr Kogan had one day access to Twitter users data in 2015

Twitter has confirmed to Bloomberg that it sold public data access to researcher Aleksandr Kogan. In 2015, Aleksandr Kogan’s firm Global Science Research (GSR) had paid for one day Twitter users data access. Twitter said they had selected a random sample of public tweets from the period between December 2014 and April 2015. They also conducted an internal review and did not find any access to private data of people who use Twitter. Since then the company has removed Cambridge Analytica and their affiliated entities as advertisers.

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Twitter explains how it is fighting fake news menace

Twitter explains how it fought fake news during the shootout at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno

During the minutes and hours after the shootout at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, people started tweeting about it. While many people were trying to circulate the right news there was plenty to spread the fake news. The menace of fake news has become a serious threat on social media platforms. In their blog post, Twitter explains how it is fighting fake news menace and serving the public conversation during breaking events.

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