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  1. Jamie McKane

    Twitter now hides potentially offensive messages

    Twitter now hides potentially offensive messages Twitter has rolled out a feature for its Android, iOS, and web platforms that will filter unwanted direct messages (DMs) sent to your inbox. The company originally started testing the filter in August and has now implemented it across the platform.
  2. Jamie McKane

    Twitter launches "Hide Replies" feature in the US

    Twitter launches "Hide Replies" feature in the US Twitter announced that it has begun rolling out its "Hide Replies" feature in the United States and Japan. This feature allows users to hide replies which they think do not contribute to the conversation, obscuring them behind a collapsable...
  3. Jamie McKane

    AWS and Twitter experience downtime

    AWS and Twitter experience downtime Twitter and Amazon Web Services appear to be having some issues, Downdetector said in a series of tweets. Twitter users are experiencing issues mostly through the website, while 30% of users are having issues through the iPhone or iPad app, according to...
  4. Jamie McKane

    Twitter blames mobile carrier for CEO account hack

    Twitter blames mobile carrier for CEO account hack Twitter Inc. blamed Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey’s mobile phone carrier for a hack of his Twitter account that sent out a stream of offensive tweets on Friday. “The phone number associated with the account was compromised due to a...
  5. Jamie McKane

    Twitter is helping China to push agenda abroad

    Twitter is helping China to push agenda abroad Twitter Inc. removed hundreds of accounts linked to the Chinese government this week meant to undermine the legitimacy of Hong Kong protests. It also said it would no longer allow state media to purchase ads on its platform. What Twitter didn’t...
  6. Jamie McKane

    Twitter beats sales estimates

    Twitter beats sales estimates Twitter reported sales that beat Wall Street expectations as the social media company attracted millions of new users with better ways of sorting users’ feeds and more relevant notifications. The shares rose about 4% in early trading in New York. Second-quarter...
  7. Jamie McKane

    Twitter launches overhauled desktop interface

    Twitter launches overhauled desktop interface Twitter has begun rolling out its overhauled desktop interface for web browsers, which includes a number of new features. The new Twitter website has improved access to features such as Explore, Lists, and Bookmarks, as well as making it easier to...
  8. Jamie McKane

    Twitter will implement a warning label for Trump's tweets

    Twitter will implement a warning label for Trump's tweets Twitter Inc. just created what may soon become a special Trump label. U.S. President Donald Trump walks a fine line on Twitter, routinely posting comments that might get a lesser-known person suspended or locked out of their account for...
  9. Jamie McKane

    Twitter launches Snapchat-like camera feature

    Twitter launches Snapchat-like camera feature Twitter Inc. is rolling out a Snapchat-like camera feature that lets users post videos or photos in a swipe, as the social-media company experiments with changes and new products to persuade more people to join the service. Bloomberg reported more...
  10. Jamie McKane

    Twitter updates reporting feature to address privacy concerns

    Twitter updates reporting feature to address privacy concerns Twitter Inc. on Thursday added to efforts to address concerns over privacy protection on social media. In a tweet from its safety handle, the company announced an update to its abuse reporting functions, allowing users to specify...
  11. Jamie McKane

    The ANC's secret Twitter propaganda machine

    The ANC's secret Twitter propaganda machine Ahead of the 2019 National Elections, the ANC has set up a secret propaganda initiative named the "Boiler Room" for its Twitter operations, according to a report in the Sunday Times. The operation was reportedly created by ANC head of elections...
  12. Jamie McKane

    Twitter shares fall due to slow user growth

    Twitter shares fall due to slow user growth Twitter Inc. gave a lackluster first-quarter sales forecast and reported tepid user growth, suggesting changes to improve the social-media platform haven’t yet attracted a much wider audience. Revenue will be $715 million to $775 million in the...
  13. Jamie McKane

    Twitter plummets after criticism about toxic content

    Twitter plummets after criticism about toxic content Twitter Inc. shares plummeted after Citron Research said a report by Amnesty International documenting the abuse of women on the platform shouldn’t be ignored by investors. "Twitter has become the Harvey Weinstein of social media," Citron...
  14. Jamie McKane

    Twitter shares plummet as investors lose faith

    Twitter shares plummet as investors lose faith Twitter Inc. shares fell as much as 8.7 percent on Thursday, dropping in heavy volume in what was on track to be the social-media company’s biggest one-day percentage loss in more than a month. There was no obvious catalyst behind the decline, but...
  15. Jamie McKane

    Google Twitter account "gave away" 10,000 Bitcoin in big scam

    Google Twitter account "gave away" 10,000 Bitcoin in big scam The official G Suite Twitter account has been hacked to scam social media users with promises of Bitcoin. The Google-owned account recently tweeted that the company was giving away 10,000 Bitcoin to its community.
  16. Jamie McKane

    Telkom mistakenly agrees it is the "worst Internet provider ever"

    Telkom mistakenly agrees it is the "worst Internet provider ever" The official Telkom Twitter account has responded to a user complaining about the provider's service delivery without seemingly examining the context, resulting in an embarrassing situation for the company's social media team...
  17. Jamie McKane

    Twitter apologises for ignoring threat from bomb suspect

    Twitter apologises for ignoring threat from bomb suspect Twitter apologized for the way it responded to Rochelle Ritchie, a former congressional press secretary, when she first alerted it about an apparent threat made against her by mail bombing suspect Cesar Altieri Sayoc. “The Tweet clearly...
  18. Jamie McKane

    Twitter soars after beating Wall Street expectations

    Twitter soars after beating Wall Street expectations Twitter Inc. topped estimates for earnings and revenue in the third quarter amid higher spending from advertisers, marking a much-needed boost for the social-networking site after months of scrutiny from lawmakers and criticism about fake or...
  19. Jamie McKane

    Twitter will indicate when a reported tweet is taken down

    Twitter will indicate when a reported tweet is taken down Twitter will soon include a feature that indicates to users when a reported tweet is taken down for violating Twitter's rules, according to The Verge. The aim of this new feature is to give clarity to users that a tweet was forcibly...
  20. Jamie McKane

    Twitter publishes millions of tweets linked to Russian operatives

    Twitter publishes millions of tweets linked to Russian operatives Twitter Inc. has published data sets comprising millions of tweets, images and videos and thousands of accounts linked to operatives based in Russia and Iran, shedding light on how bad actors outside the U.S. sought to manipulate...
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