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Twitter suspend 70 million accounts in two months—report
Jul07

Twitter suspend 70 million accounts in two months—report

In spite of threat to user growth, Twitter is going ahead with plans to purge its platform—suspending a whopping 70 million accounts in the last two months. That figure amounts to about 1 million accounts every day, which by the way could be the company’s latest attempt at stamping out fake news. According to The Washington Post, the microblogging company suspended 70 million accounts in the months of May and June, with similar trend...

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Twitter users can now view who paid for ads in new transparency drive
Jul02

Twitter users can now view who paid for ads in new transparency drive

Twitter has announced a new transparency drive that will allow users to view who paid for an ad. The tool which was launched a couple of days ago, will allow users to view all active campaigns an advertiser has run in the last seven days. This, they [users] would be able to use by searching for the advertiser’s Twitter handle. To view ads from any advertiser you will be able to simply search for a specific handle and see the creative...

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Twitter wants to be your main source for breaking news
Jun14

Twitter wants to be your main source for breaking news

Twitter is gradually repositioning itself as the number one source for breaking news and live events. The microblogging company over the years has been partnering with several media outlets to bring its users live sporting events—and now it seems things are beginning to take shape. On Wednesday, Twitter announced that it will start alerting you to live events and present you with curated list of tweets at the top of your timeline. The...

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Twitter introduces new label to profiles of US election candidates
May24

Twitter introduces new label to profiles of US election candidates

Twitter has come up with a new label for all US election candidates. All Midterm candidates in the US will have new labels added to their profiles. The badges will appear below a candidate’s name on tweets in users’ timelines. All candidates running for state governor, the US Senate and the House of Representatives during this year’s midterm election will have the labels added to their accounts. Over the years, Twitter has become one...

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Twitter’s latest plan to tackle trolls will hide abusive content
May15

Twitter’s latest plan to tackle trolls will hide abusive content

Twitter is not giving up on putting trolls in their right place—the company’s latest effort will probably bury abusive content so that users will no longer see them. The microblogging company said it has developed a new system that will deal with “troll-like” behavior. The latest effort from Twitter will effectively identify those users or accounts that usually disrupt public conversation on its platform, and subsequently have their...

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Twitter is reportedly working on an encrypted DM feature
May08

Twitter is reportedly working on an encrypted DM feature

As the social media world continues to debate the issue of online privacy, one company has now considered it important to add a feature to calm anxious users. Twitter is working on a secret conversation feature that will allow you to send encrypted direct messages to your followers. TechCrunch reports that the new feature is buried somewhere inside the Twitter for Android APK, and was first spotted by Jane Manchun Wong. The feature...

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