News tagged: Twitter
Many respectable and even well-known people still haven't received a verification from Twitter, yet Jason Kessler did on Tuesday. Kessler's claim to fame is being the white supremacist who has helped organize racist rallies like the Unite the Right march in Charlottesville.
It's not just tweets that are getting longer on Twitter. The social network has updated its display name restriction, enabling people to use names as long as 50 characters, up from 20. This will help people add more emoji and it'll be useful for those who have longer names.
Twitter has launched a $99/month tool that lets users promote their content. Known as "Promote Mode," the subscription is first rolling out in beta form in the United States and UK. Users paying for promotion will see their tweets and profile show up in other users' feeds.
Twitter began introducing its new 280-character limit in September, with a select group of users joining a test of the new feature. Now the social network is rolling out the updated character limit to all of its users around the globe, meaning 280-character tweets are staying.
Twitter has apologized to users for a bug that led to an absence of results for terms like "bisexual." It says an error was discovered with its search system that led to photo and search results being blocked for affected terms. Posts were inaccurately treated as sensitive.
It was only a matter of time before OnePlus releases another teaser for its upcoming flagship smartphone. The latest teaser image posted today on Twitter reveals when the company will hold a press conference in New York City. The event will take place on November 16 in New
Facebook and Twitter are trying to distance themselves from Russia, yet they'll have a harder time doing so now that it's been revealed Russia invested in both. Two state-owned companies, Gazprom and VTB Bank, poured millions into the social media platforms through DST Global.
In order for Silicon Valley to make up for letting their platforms become home to large amounts of Russian propaganda, Senator Mitch McConnell believes they should help the US government "retaliate." He said companies like Facebook and Twitter could help the US.
It is already known that OnePlus is preparing a new flagship version of the OnePlus 5 smartphone, and today, the company has released another image of the handset on Twitter. The image shows rear side of the OnePlus 5, which hides the entire silhouette of the OnePlus 5T.
Twitter has updated its guidelines so that it's now easier for users to figure out what actions will lead to them being banned. A new version of the "Twitter Rules" went out on Friday. In it, the company fleshes out its abuse and suspension-related sections.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has requested a significant amount of data from Twitter and Facebook ahead of their presence at a Senate hearing about Russia's interference in the 2016 election. Feinstein is asking for data about the accounts set up by Russia.
Twitter has updated its policy against revenge porn and other forms of non-consensual nudity to "better protect victims." The social network is growing its definition of non-consensual nudity and it's also implementing more significant penalties for sharing the content.
Twitter has admitted it accidentally inflated user growth figures for three years. In its quarterly earnings report, the company says it discovered it had been including Digits users in its monthly user figure. Digits was the social network's developer toolkit.
Russia Today and Sputnik, two large news organizations funded and run by the Russian government, are now being blocked from advertising on Twitter. This is one step the social network is taking to impede Russia's ability to use the platform for political purposes.
Twitter is close to turning a quarterly profit for the first time in the social network's history. Its latest financial information reveals the company had net losses of only $21 million during Q3 and Twitter believes a profit could be obtained in the fourth quarter.
Twitter is going to become much more transparent with advertisements on its platform in the wake of Russia's interference in the last US election via ads on social media sites. The company's new Advertising Transparency Center will provide a significant amount of info.
Twitter has laid out a timeline for its plan to reduce abuse, harassment, and bad behavior on the platform. CEO Jack Dorsey recently said the social network understands more needs to be done and now it's explaining how changes will be implemented in the coming months.
Auto-play video ads are going to become more common in your Twitter feed. All advertisers can now utilize the social network's Video Website Cards, which Twitter found was a fairly successful format in beta tests. This format generates a higher clickthrough rate.
Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, says the platform hasn't responded adequately to hate speech and abuse on the platform. It's working hard to adopt a "more aggressive stance" that'll combat issues like "unwanted sexual advances, non-consensual nudity, and hate symbols."
To assist with the Senate's investigation into Russia's influence campaign during the 2016 presidential election, Twitter handed over the names of 201 Russia-linked accounts. According to the Associated Press, the accounts are "linked to attempts" to influence the election.