The Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on trade Roger Wicker have asked Twitter for information about the incident on Wednesday, which was a hacked account of some eminent persons.
"This incident, which shows how the need to protect users from fraud, and broader concerns about social manipulation and misinformation on the Internet is extremely concerned with the Committee," reads the letter head of the company Jack Dorsey which was published by Wicker.
The culprit of the attack on the microblogging service Twitter is not one person but a group of attackers, the number of compromised accounts could be much higher, said RIA Novosti Director of the Department of information technology of ESET Russia Ruslan Suleymanov.
In the night of Thursday, July 16, unknown persons placed similar ads with slight variations in the accounts of several celebrities, beginning with the founder of Tesla Elon musk. The number of victims of hacking have hit the candidate in presidents of the United States Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama, billionaire bill gates and others. The authors promised to return sent to them within 30 minutes bitcoins in doubling the size. Founder and Chairman of Twitter, Jack Dorsey said after the incident that the company will provide information when she will have a full understanding of what happened.
The head of Twitter, Jack Dorsey said the US President Donald Trump that the lock of video of his campaign staff about the protests were not illegal.
Earlier it was reported that social network Twitter has blocked the video of the campaign headquarters trump about the protests, citing copyright infringement. For published video was shown portraits of the deceased at the hands of police of African-American George Floyd and peaceful protests.
Social network Twitter has blocked the video the campaign of the President of the United States Donald trump is dedicated to the memory of the African-American George Floyd, due to the fact that he had a complaint of copyright infringement, according to the Hill newspaper.
The video, which lasts nearly four minutes, followed by trump's speech, which he delivered in a few days after the death of Floyd. First tramp says "a great tragedy" and "violence and anarchy" from the "radical left groups" and the work of law enforcement. His words accompany the pictures of peaceful protests, as well as videos and pictures from the riots that ended the demonstration.
Donald trump has signed a decree banning censorship in social networks. Twitter and Facebook regarded it as interference in its operations and accused the President of lying. His tweets will now be thoroughly examined. If the Internet company deems that the head of state was not telling the truth, subscribers it will recognize. Who is threatening freedom of speech in the USA — trump or the social network, understood to RIA Novosti.
"When social networks censor views which do not agree, they cease to be just a Bulletin Board. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube have vast potential for censorship and control over information. The popularity of online platforms puts in question the freedom of speech, which is guaranteed by the First amendment of the U.S. Constitution", — stated in the decree signed on the eve of Donald trump.