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Some investors are calling for Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to step down due to minimal growth and the recent revelation that tens of millions of accounts are bots. A study found at least 48 million accounts on the site aren't real people. That's about 15% of the user base.
Twitter has significantly increased its suspensions of pro-terrorism accounts over the past year. A new transparency report from the social network reveals terrorism-related suspensions tripled during the second half of 2016. It suspended 376,000 accounts during that period.
Twitter has come out with a livestreaming API that'll build upon the network's current livestreaming capabilities. The new Periscope Producer API lets broadcasters use professional cameras and editing software for their streams. Videos can be shared from Periscope on Twitter.
Twitter is close to releasing a Live video API that'll make it easier for big broadcasters to utilize the network for livestreaming. With the API, Twitter's live video capabilities will grow beyond its existing Periscope integration. The API will be out tomorrow, March 21.
Facebook, Google, and Twitter may face legal action from the European Commission for two reasons: unfair terms and conditions as well as not tackling scams. The Commission began speaking with the companies about these problems in November of last year.
It is pretty much safe to say that OnePlus confirmed a new color option for its flagship smartphone. Just days after the original teaser image was posted on Twitter, which had the date 3/15/17 written on a blue background, a new image has now confirmed that we are talking about
Numerous Twitter accounts, including those belonging to high-profile and verified users, have been hacked as part of a pro-Erdogan campaign. Possibly thousands of accounts saw their profiles covered with Nazi swastikas and the hashtags #Nazialmanya and #Nazihollanda.
A large portion of the accounts on Twitter aren't from humans, according to a study from the University of Southern California and Indiana University. The study has found an estimated 4.8 million accounts are bots and the problem of bots is one many users will be familiar with.
Twitter is trying out a feature that warns users when they encounter an account that has "potentially sensitive content." If you visit a profile that's been marked as potentially problematic, this warning appears: "Caution: This profile may include sensitive content."
Like every other smartphone manufacturer, OnePlus is also working on a flagship model for 2017. Due to several reasons, the company won't call it OnePlus 4, but the OnePlus 5, and the phone is now teased in the leaked Never Settle image, the company's signature quote.
Earlier this month, Google held a meeting with journalists where the company's SVP for Hardware Rick Osterloh said that they won't be making Pixel-branded laptops anymore. However, it looks like he was misunderstood, as Google's own Chromebooks aren't "dead" as has been reported.
Twitter has signed livestreaming deals with ESL and DreamHack that'll see the network be home to 1,500 hours of live eSports content. The deals cover 15 events, such as ESL One and Intel Extreme Masters. ESL will also provide live original content for Twitter.
Twitter continues to introduce more anti-abuse measures, with the latest option letting users filter out mentions from accounts that lack a profile photo, known as "eggs." It's also possible to filter out content from accounts that lack verified phone numbers or email addresses.
Twitter is adding custom profiles for customer support providers so that users don't feel as though they're speaking to bots when interacting with businesses. With the feature, users can see a customer support employee's profile when direct messaging a company.
Abusive accounts that Twitter doesn't deem worthy of complete suspensions are now being hit with temporary restrictions. When an account is restricted, their reach on the platform significantly declines. Restricted users won't have their tweets shown to non-followers.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey isn't planning to change his leadership position at Twitter and Square. During a conference call about the network's fourth-quarter earnings, Dorsey said to investors that he will remain the chief executive of both tech companies.
Twitter has outlined three changes it's implementing to deal with abuse and harassment on the platform. First, it wants to make bans more effective by doing what it can to prevent people from making new accounts. It'll try to identify people who've been permanently suspended.
Twitter has been signalling its commitment to addressing abuse on the network for many months and it's about to roll out "long overdue" fixes that'll address some of the network's perceived problems. Ed Ho, VP of engineering, says there are tweaks to the mute and block functions.
Twitter has revealed two data requests from the FBI that some believe could be unconstitutional and a major overreach from the agency. It received the national security letters (NSLs) in 2015 and 2016. They were delivered along with gag orders, preventing their disclosure.
Twitter has updated its "explore" tab to help people discover more new content. That section of the app will now show you a collection of Moments, live video, and trending topics. It replaces the section previously dedicated to Moments, which no longer seems as important.