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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, 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.

America takes to social media to #ThankCanada after Trump remarks

With diplomatic tensions between the U.S. and Canada escalating after President Trump's Twitter tirade against Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Americans have taken to social media to #Thankcanada for all they have given the world.

Op-Ed: Elon Musk attacks the media — Saying it has lost credibility

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, accused the media of being dishonest and floated the possibility of building a service to rate the credibility of specific journalists and news outlets, in a series of tweets on Wednesday.

Twitter appears to be suspending accounts for tweets in Cyrillic

After announcing that it will become more aggressive in combating trolls on its service, it appears it has gone too far and is suspending accounts merely because users tweets are in Cyrillic the alphabet used in Russian.

Germany having a tough time enforcing online hate speech law

On January 1 of this year, Germany's new Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG) went into full effect. This act states that any company that fails to remove illegal content within 24 hours faces a fine of up to 50 million Euros.

Twitter tweak steps up fight against trolls

San Francisco - Twitter said Tuesday it was stepping up its long-running battle against online trolls, trying to find offenders by looking at "behavioral signals.

Turkey blames 'bots' for anti-Erdogan Twitter campaign

Istanbul - Turkey on Wednesday lashed out at a viral Twitter campaign against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan based on the word "enough" he used in a speech, arguing it was caused by 'bots'.
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