US VP candidate Pence’s ‘Mexican thing’ remark sparks Twitter ire

By Amy Tennery NEW YORK, Oct 6 : Republican Mike Pence’s “Mexican thing” comment during a contentious vice presidential debate, a reference to controversial remarks by running mate Donald Trump, triggered fresh criticism on social media. At Tuesday night’s televised debate, Democratic opponent Tim Kaine recalled Trump’s June 2015 presidential campaign launch, at which the […]

Turkey appears to be in vanguard of ‘throttling’ social media after attacks

By Yasmeen Abutaleb and Can Sezer SAN FRANCISCO/ISTANBUL, Jul 7 : After suicide bombers killed 45 people at Istanbul’s main airport last week, the Turkish government appeared to take a step that has become increasingly common around the world in moments of political uncertainty: restricting access to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Turkey denies that it […]