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Twitter bans “series of accounts” over racist remarks
Aug22

Twitter bans “series of accounts” over racist remarks

Last Monday, Paul Pogba, one of the biggest players on the pay roll of Manchester United was at the receiving end of some racial abuse on Twitter. The online assault against the player came as a result of a missed penalty which if scored would have given the English soccer club all three points at stake. This was not to be as Pogba missed the penalty as the goalkeeper of the opposing team saved his spot kick—that did not go down well...

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Twitter will no longer accept ads from state-controlled media outlets
Aug19

Twitter will no longer accept ads from state-controlled media outlets

Twitter has announced a policy change—an update that means ads from state-owned media outlets will no longer find their way to its platform. The change was announced a couple of hours after the microblogging company identified hundreds of accounts linked to China. The accounts according to Twitter, were trying to “sow political discord” around ongoing events in Hong Kong. “Today, we are updating our advertising policies with respect...

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YouTube Originals no longer behind paywall—but not without ads
Aug18

YouTube Originals no longer behind paywall—but not without ads

Everyone loves some good quality entertainment sometimes; but this is sometimes not achievable especially if this comes with a monthly subscription. Even if we do get entertained by some of the videos we watch on YouTube, it is nothing compared to getting original content—YouTube Originals. Well, if you don’t have issues seeing ads while gulping content you originally would have paid for as a way of subscription every month, then the...

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Instagram users will soon be able to report misleading info within the platform
Aug16

Instagram users will soon be able to report misleading info within the platform

There seems to be a sustained approach towards making Instagram and other social media platforms safe for all users these days. Instagram in particular has been updating its platforms with different tools to help every user stay safe. A new feature is now being tested to give everyone the opportunity to report misleading information within the platform. The new reporting tool according to Matt Navarra is currently being tested, and...

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Twitter is testing a “filter” feature to keep out unwanted messages in DM
Aug16

Twitter is testing a “filter” feature to keep out unwanted messages in DM

Some DMs are way annoying; and Twitter is starting to look towards that direction. Something is about now being done about providing you with the right tool to keep off those messages that are not worth your precious time. Without mincing words, the microblogging platform is testing a new filter feature that will allow you to keep those annoying messages far from your direct message. There is no point hiding the truth; not all of...

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Twitter confirms it is testing a “Snooze Notification” feature on Android
Aug14

Twitter confirms it is testing a “Snooze Notification” feature on Android

Twitter has confirmed earlier report that a feature that will allow you to temporarily pause notification was on the card. The feature, according to earlier report by Jane Manchun Wong, will let you place a temporary pause on notifications that may come as a result of a viral tweet—and Twitter just confirmed it via another tweet. “We’re testing a way to temporarily snooze notifications on Android, just in case you go viral at an...

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