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Twitter releases 2016 biggest moments tagged #ThisHappened
Dec06

Twitter releases 2016 biggest moments tagged #ThisHappened

Twitter has released its top 10 global trending topics for 2016. Unsurprisingly, the Olympics held in Brazil and the U.S election topped the list. Tagged #ThisHappened, the list released by Twitter late on Monday showed that the Summer Olympics was the biggest buzz on the microblogging platform with 187 million tweets. The event, which only holds every four years witnessed the attendance of great athletes like Usain Bolt of Jamaica,...

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Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Twitter Joining Forces To Fight Terrorist Propaganda
Dec05

Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Twitter Joining Forces To Fight Terrorist Propaganda

Well, you read it correctly. Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Twitter are teaming up to fight terrorist propaganda. Announced on Monday, the new program would create a database of unique digital fingerprints. “Starting today, we commit to the creation of a shared industry database of “hashes” — unique digital “fingerprints” — for violent terrorist imagery or terrorist recruitment videos or images that we have removed from our services....

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EU says Twitter and Facebook not doing enough to tackle hate speech
Dec05

EU says Twitter and Facebook not doing enough to tackle hate speech

Apparently Twitter and Facebook are not doing enough to tackle hate speech, and the EU has vowed to go tough on them. The European Commission said it will force both companies to go hard on trolls if they fail to act or adopt stricter measures to deal with the issue that is fast assuming an alarming dimension. Vera Jourova, the EU Justice Commissioner was quoted in the Financial Times as urging the companies to expedite action on hate...

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Twitter adds Conversation Ranking to mobile devices
Nov30

Twitter adds Conversation Ranking to mobile devices

Twitter users woke up to a new design for replies on Tuesday as the microblogging website added a new way to rank conversations. Called Conversation Rankin, the new feature will rank tweets within conversations according to signal. Such conversation ranking could include whether you follow the person who replied your tweet and whether the author replied. Conversation Rankin means different set of people will see a different set of...

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Twitter launches tools for muting and reporting hate speech
Nov16

Twitter launches tools for muting and reporting hate speech

Twitter has launched two new tools as it intensifies efforts to curb harassment. The tools will empower users to report and mute harassments. Twitter users are used to tools and features like these, but the truth is that the microblogging website has a long way to go deal with the issue. Twitter’s reputation has received a lot of jabs in the past, and no sign things will change even with these new tools. However, the microblogging...

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