Twitter admits to revealing location of users without consent

Twitter admits it’s fault

Micro-blogging site Twitter has admitted that specific locations included with some of its users’ tweets were revealed without their permission last week due to a “bug”.

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“We’ve discovered an issue for a small percentage of people who recently had location-sharing on, Tweeted from https://twitter.com, and tapped to add an emoji or GIF. In certain instances, a city-level location was also included in the Tweet,” the social media giant posted late on Friday.

Twitter users have reportedly tweeted about the privacy issue last week, directed at accounts associated with Twitter and its founders.

Some users claimed the location added to their tweets was not their actual location but instead a place they had recently visited or searched for on the micro-blogging site.

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