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Trump Returns to X with His Mugshot; Paying X Users May Have to Send Personal Data to Israeli Firm

HeadlineAug 28, 2023

Here in the U.S., Donald Trump made his return to X, formerly known as Twitter, Thursday with a fundraising post featuring his mugshot. Trump had been banned from Twitter following the January 6 insurrection, but that ban was lifted after Elon Musk purchased the company.

Earlier this month, rights groups and users of X sounded the alarm after reports that paying subscribers to the platform will have to send their ID and a selfie for verification to an Israeli software company. The firm, AU10TIX, was founded by former Israeli intelligence officers and has been implicated in Israel’s surveillance of Palestinians.

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