Ahead of Malaysian polls, bots flood Twitter with pro-government messages

By A. Ananthalakshmi KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 20 : Just weeks before Malaysia goes to the polls, automated accounts known as bots are flooding Twitter with tens of thousands of pro-government and anti-opposition messages, according to a review of the tweets by Reuters and a U.S. digital media research institute. Asked about the matter, San Francisco-based […]

Trump’s ‘bad hombres’ and ‘nasty woman’ remarks stoke online outrage

By Amy Tennery NEW YORK, Oct 20 : US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump stirred social media ire after he said: “We have some bad hombres here” and referred to Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as “such a nasty woman.” The remarks during the third and final presidential debate yesterday came as Trump struggles to attract […]