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Japan FM puzzles followers with 'enciphered bacon' tweet

Apo - Bemused followers of Japan's foreign minister were left scratching their heads on Tuesday after a bizarre tweet about bacon, sparking tongue-in-cheek speculation he could be tweeting classified information in code."Ah, bacon is in fact ^%£$+*•!%.......

Trump takes to Twitter to raise tariffs on Chinese goods

Donald Trump took to Twitter today to announce he will raise tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods this week because talks on a US-China trade deal are moving "too slowly".

Twitter adds way to report voter-tricking tweets

San Francisco - Twitter on Wednesday began making it easier to report tweets aimed at interfering with people voting, starting first in Europe and India.

Anybody have a disc drive? — Mueller report delivered on CD-ROMs

Congress and the American people have been waiting for quite a while to read Special Prosecutor Mueller's report on the "Russia investigation." And the Justice Department hand-delivered the report to Congress at about 11 a.m. Thursday - on CD-ROMs.

Can we recognize signs of climate change before it's too late?

The extreme weather that comes with climate change is becoming the new normal, so normal that people aren't talking about it as much - and that could make them less motivated to take steps to fight global warming, according to new research.

Op-Ed: Twitter talks of adding a clarification function to their tweets

Twitter is thinking of adding a feature that would allow users to add context and clarification to old tweets. The new feature was explained back on Valentine's Day in San Francisco at a Goldman Sachs event.

Many Twitter direct messages that are deleted still exist

According to security researcher Karan Saini Twitter retains direct messages for years even though they have been deleted by you and others, and even from accounts that have been deactivated and suspended.

What do Twitter’s latest earnings mean? Special

Twitter has announced its fourth-quarter earnings, following on from Facebook and leading technology companies like Apple. The earnings show a big drop but the signs are that the immediate future looks bright for the social media site.

Twitter introduces a tag to identify the initiator of a thread

Twitter has begun to test a new tag that will make it easier for users to see who started a thread and find posts from the original tweeter within the thread.

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
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