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Russian watchdog launches 'administrative proceedings' against Facebook, Twitter

Moscow - Russia's media watchdog Roskomnadzor launched "administrative proceedings" Monday against US social media giants Facebook and Twitter, accusing them of not complying with Russian law, news agencies reported.

From the Olympics to BTS: 2018's most popular tweets

Twitter has published its year in review. This survey reveals the most quoted, retweeted, and liked tweets of 2018. Subjects range from Olympics to celebrities, with a band called BTS dominating the charts.

'Alert the Daycare Staff' leads Twitter feed as Trump melts down

In the vicious back-and-forth between President Donald Trump and retiring Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn), Twitter users were thrown a delicious bone — the hashtag “Alert The Daycare Staff” that Corker flagged for Trump.

Myanmar defends Twitter CEO blasted for 'tone deaf' tweets

Patriotic internet users in Myanmar have rushed to defend Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, whose tweets following a visit to the "beautiful" country drew global scorn for failing to mention the persecution of Rohingya Muslims.

Twitter warns global users their tweets violate Pakistani law

Washington - When Canadian columnist Anthony Furey received an email said to be from Twitter's legal team telling him he may have broken a slew of Pakistani laws, his first instinct was to dismiss it as spam.

Op-Ed: The facts on immigrant aid according to Trump — So very wrong

President Donald Trump is an Internet troll - and he loves keeping the country in turmoil with endless tweets used primarily to stir up his base with mindless false statements taken from dubious third-party Twitter accounts.

James Woods turns Twitter feed into 'bulletin board' for fire aid

The unprecedented ferocity of California's wildfires has resulted in the loss of hundreds of thousands of acres, thousands of structures and the loss of many lives. Despite all this, the flame of human kindness is alive with the help of social media.

Ahead of vote, Twitter says accounts removed over 'disinformation'

Washington - Twitter on Saturday said it deleted a "series of accounts" that attempted to share disinformation, ahead of crucial midterm elections, as media reports said thousands of accounts were axed.

Op-Ed: Trump is pulling this country down into the sewer with his hatred

Trump used his Twitter account today to post an outright racist campaign ad aimed at Democrats. The tweet stirred up controversy, and anger by both political parties and is a clear signal that our elected leader is a danger to our country.

Op-Ed: Trump claims Twitter is suppressing his follower count

Washington - Donald Trump is again claiming without evidence that Twitter is suppressing his follower count due to their political bias. Apparently he made the claim after watching a Fox Business report on Twitter earnings.

Twitter surges on profit, revenue growth

Washington - Twitter reported Thursday stronger-than-expected profits and revenues in the third quarter, igniting a strong rally in shares of the key social network.

Op-Ed: Twitter publishes a huge archive of tweets by foreign trolls

Twitter has announced that it has published an archive of almost 10 million tweets from troll accounts today. This will provide a treasure trove of data.

Irish Data Commissioner investigates Twitter data privacy issue

Irish privacy regulators are launching an investigation into precisely how much data Twitter collects from t.co, its URL-shortening system.

Op-Ed: Twitter to ban dehumanizing speech

Twitter executives Del Harvey and Vijaya Gadde call the new proposed rules part of a continuing effort to promote healthy conversations on Twitter and limit harms caused by talk on the platform.

Apple's new iPhone news trends high on Twitter

Sometimes an announcement on Twitter creates a lot of social media noise. This is the case with Apple. Described this week as the 'Apple Event', the iPhone news led to over 890,000 tweets.

Twitter permanently bans far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Washington - Twitter on Thursday said it had permanently banned Alex Jones, the far-right conspiracy theorist best known for calling the 9/11 attacks an inside job and describing the Sandy Hook school massacre as a hoax.

Twitter permanently bans far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Washington - Twitter on Thursday announced it had banned far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from its platform as well as the account of Infowars, the website he operates.

Twitter not based on 'political ideology,' CEO tells lawmakers

Washington - Twitter does not operate on the basis of "political ideology," chief executive Jack Dorsey said Wednesday, rejecting claims of bias against conservatives.

Op-Ed: Amazon Twitter army of sycophants? Not likely, but…?

New York - There’s an odd group of Twitter Amazon sycophants, posting very standardized good things about Amazon on the global birdbrain. Real or not? Looks more like a work to me, a real deliberate screwup.

Alibaba defies market predictions and shows big growth

Leading social media sites saw unimpressive results during August 2018. These wobbles did not impact on Chinese firm Alibaba. Defying market forecasts, the ecommerce firm recorded 61 percent annual revenue growth.

Health misinformation about vaping is driven by bots

The use of e-cigarettes is dividing opinion across healthcare and social policy makers. One area that is helping create confusion is social media. A recent review of Twitter found robots and humans underplay the health risks associated with e-cigarettes

French court orders Twitter to change smallprint after privacy case

Paris - A Paris court on Thursday ordered Twitter to change its smallprint, according to a consumer group which accused the tech giant of having "abusive" clauses in its terms and conditions.

Twitter undertakes audit to purge itself of 'toxicity'

Twitter, in an attempt to clean-up its services of fake accounts, bullying and spam, has enlisted experts from universities to conduct an audit of across its platform.

Twitter sees user levels dip among mixed social media news

Twitter has lost 1 million monthly users in the second quarter of 2018, primarily as a result of cleaning out 'fake accounts'. The social media company's revenue, however, has grown to $711 million.

Twitter sweeps 'locked' accounts from follower tally

San Francisco - Twitter said Wednesday users are likely to see "follower" numbers drop as the service stops adding in potentially dubious or fraudulent accounts.

Trump doubles up as most followed world leader on Twitter: study

Geneva - US President Donald Trump is by far the most followed world leader on Twitter, with the Pope trailing him by some 4.5 million followers, a study showed Tuesday.

Twitter's stock price declines on fears of loss of active users

San Francisco - The recent decision by Twitter to suspend more than one million accounts per day caused fears that the number of monthly active users will fall. This has had a negative effect on the stock price which declined as much as 8.2 percent Monday morning.

Op-Ed: Twitter said to suspend 70 million accounts in just two months

In just the last two months alone Twitter has suspended 70 million accounts. This is part of a crackdown on malicious activity by users on the Twitter platform.

Studying tweets reveals human life patterns

London - Drawing on social media for psychological analysis, researchers have shown how our mode of thinking alters at different times of the day, reflecting a 24-hour pattern consistent with the human body clock.

Mini stories to appear on Serial Box with 150 character limits

Serial Box, a startup publisher, decided a couple of years ago to publish stories in a somewhat different way. It would take a long story and divide it into shorter more manageable stories written by a writing team.
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