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The U.S. Library of Congress is giving up on Twitter — sort of. The Library has announced its decision to stop collecting all public tweets as of Dec. 31. “After this time, the Library will continue to acquire tweets but will do so on a very selective basis,” the Library said in a blog post. That means […]

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Twitter has begun enforcing its new rules to crack down on hateful or abusive tweets, resulting in the suspension or banishment of some well-known accounts. Banned accounts include Britain First, a far-right, ultranationalist British political organization, the American Nazi Party and white supremacist publication American Renaissance. The personal accounts of American Renaissance editor Jared Taylor and leaders of Britain First Jayda […]

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Get ready for some tweetstorms. Twitter has officially debuted its new thread feature to enable users of the microblogging site to post a series of connected tweets that are easier to post and find. “Hundreds of thousands of threads are Tweeted every day,” Twitter product manager Sasank Reddy said in a blog post. “But this […]

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Twitter is removing its verification badge from accounts tweeting offensive content. The microblogging site for years has placed a blue checkmark atop Twitter accounts of verified users — usually celebrities, athletes, politicians, the media and other well-known figures. The problem, Twitter says, is the checkmark badge appears to be a stamp of approval rather than […]

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As if Twitter didn’t have enough problems on its plate with faltering user numbers and accusations of fake news, the microblogging site has now been linked to a series of murders in Japan. An alleged serial killer, known as the ‘Twitter killer,’ in Japan, is thought to have used the platform to lure to his […]

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The 280-character limit is here. Twitter is officially rolling out expanded tweets to users worldwide, upping its character limit to 280 from the original limit of 140 characters. The move comes after a brief test period during which a limited number of users were given access to the long tweets feature. After a little more […]

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Facebook, Google and Twitter officials may be contrite for their role in Russia’s interference with the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, but company officials did little more than promise to do better in the future when testifying on Capitol Hill Tuesday. And the Senate Judiciary Committee was less than impressed with the response. Members of the committee […]

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Facebook ads purchased by a Russian-linked fake news group during last year’s U.S. presidential race were actually seen by 126 million Americans — far more than the 10 million Facebook originally estimated. The social networking firm also admitted that far more than 3,000 ads were purchased by the Russia-backed group to spread misinformation about the presidential candidates. In […]

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The House Intelligence Committee has announced it will make public the Facebook ads purchased by Russian-backed groups to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. The announcement comes after representatives met with Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg Wednesday. “We’ve asked for Facebook’s help to scrub any personally identifiable information, but it’s our hope that […]

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Twitter is about to get a lot more interesting for news junkies and sports fans. The microblogging site is introducing Happening Now, a new feature that brings events to the top of your feed in carousel form. To start, Happening Now will focus on sports, although Twitter has said it will expand the feature to include breaking news and […]

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 Facebook will not be the only technology company to appear before a House Intelligence Committee to address Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Google and Twitter representatives have also been asked to testify in front of the Nov. 1 panel, sources told Fortune. It is bound to be a stressful day for those […]

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Twitter wants to let you have your say without having to mince words. That is why the microblogging site has announced it is upping its character limit to 280 — a decided increase from the original limit of 140 characters. If this is a change you have been waiting for, don’t get too excited yet. Twitter […]

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Twitter shutdown 299,649 accounts linked to terrorism during the first half of 2017, the microblogging site said in its latest transparency report. Published Tuesday, the report indicated 95 percent of the suspended accounts were identified as a result of Twitter’s own internal efforts with 75 percent of these accounts suspended before a tweet could even be posted. “We have suspended a […]

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There is much less abuse on Twitter today than there was at the beginning of 2017, the social media site claims. Twitter said although there is “still much work to be done,” it is now taking action on 10 times the amount of abusive accounts compared to the same time period last year. It is also limiting account functionality […]

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