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Twitter bans state media advertising after Chinese accounts ‘manipulate’ Hong Kong protests

Twitter has banned state-run media from advertising after discovering Chinese accounts attempting to ‘manipulate’ protests in Hong Kong. Both Twitter and Facebook published details on Monday about a “significant state-backed information operation” on their platforms that targeted pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong. Nearly 1,000 accounts originating from China were deleted from …

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WhatsApp issue lets users manipulate chats to ‘put words in people’s mouths’

Security researchers have discovered a security vulnerability with WhatsApp that allows messages to be manipulated in group chats. In a blog post detailing their findings, Check Point Research said the security flaw means people can edit someone’s reply, “essentially putting words in their mouth”. The Facebook-owned messaging app, which has over 1.5 …

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