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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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.
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Jamie McKane

    Google, Facebook, and Twitter commit to fighting fake news in Europe

    Google, Facebook, and Twitter commit to fighting fake news in Europe Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and other tech and advertising companies have committed to implementing new measures and investing in new technologies to fight the spread of hoax news online in Europe...
  12. Jamie McKane

    Facebook and Twitter under pressure from US to make rules clearer

    Facebook and Twitter under pressure from US to make rules clearer The more U.S. lawmakers learn about how Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. work, the more they want to know. In the latest congressional hearings on misinformation and election interference, which featured first-time appearances by...
  13. Jamie McKane

    Twitter testing status indicators and threaded conversations

    Twitter testing status indicators and threaded conversations Twitter director of product management Sara Haider announced that the company is testing new features aimed at making the platform more conversational. These changes include the addition of threaded conversations and status indicators.
  14. Jamie McKane

    Blocking political content would stoke fears of abuse - Twitter CEO

    Blocking political content would stoke fears of abuse - Twitter CEO While lamenting abusive conduct on Twitter Inc., Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey said any move to block content based on political or social views would stoke already rising concern about the power of social-media...
  15. Jamie McKane

    Twitter disabling API features crippling third-party apps

    Twitter disabling API features crippling third-party apps Twitter will soon remove several features from its application programming interface, impacting third-party Twitter apps such as Tweetbot and Twitterific. Tweetbot recently released an update for its iOS app which disabled the features...
  16. Jamie McKane

    Twitter plunges most in four years after monthly user drop

    Twitter plunges most in four years after monthly user drop Twitter Inc. shares plunged the most in four years after the social media company said monthly users dropped by 1 million in the second quarter from the first and predicted further declines as it continues to fight against spam, fake...
  17. Jamie McKane

    Twitter shares plunge as monthly users decline

    Twitter shares plunge as monthly users decline Twitter Inc. said monthly users dropped by 1 million in the second quarter, and predicted that number will decline further as the company continues to fight against spam, fake accounts and malicious rhetoric on its social network. The shares...
  18. Jamie McKane

    Twitter CEO loses 200,000 followers in fake account purge

    Twitter CEO loses 200,000 followers in fake account purge Twitter Inc.’s top executive didn’t slide by unscathed in the social-media site’s crackdown on fake followers. Jack Dorsey, chief executive officer and co-founder, said in a tweet Thursday that he lost 200,000 followers, bringing...
  19. Jamie McKane

    Twitter to show who pays for adverts

    Twitter to show who pays for adverts Twitter Inc. said it will show detailed information about advertisers on the social-media service, addressing concerns from lawmakers that the company let foreign meddlers run rampant during the U.S. presidential election. Starting on Thursday, anyone...
  20. Jamie McKane

    Twitter joins the S&P 500

    Twitter joins the S&P 500 Twitter Inc. was a stock market swamp for three years after going public, saddling investors with as much as $32 billion in equity losses. It took another step Monday toward putting that era behind it. In an action that forces index funds with trillions of dollars...
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