Twitter bot purge prompts backlash

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Twitter has been under pressure to block bot accounts used to spread disinformation The hashtag #TwitterLockout has trended after an apparent purge of suspected malicious bots on the social network. Dozens of users report having had their accounts suspended until they provided a telephone


Star Wars firm sued over ‘failed’ Darth Vader film

Image copyright Richard Gittens Image caption Marc Johns is claiming £1.35m in compensation from Lucasfilm after it pulled the plug on his plans for a Star Wars fan film A film-maker is suing Stars Wars producers Lucasfilm, saying it ruined his plans to make more than £1.35m from a film about Darth Vader. Marc John, 46, of Buckinghamshire, claims he was blocked from filming an interview with actor David Prowse for a film to be broadcast in 1,200 cinemas. He