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Black lawmakers call on Facebook and Twitter to purge racist ads

Phil Roeder, Flickr Facebook and Twitter are facing renewed calls from US lawmakers to ensure ads on their respective platforms aren’t used to spread hate. The two firms are currently cooperating with Congressional investigators looking into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. And now, black Congress members are urging them to probe new ads, and make leadership changes. In a letter obtained by Recode, Reps. Robin ... Read More »

Twitter’s most powerful female engineer heads to Outcome Health

Twitter’s former vice president of engineering, Nandini Ramani, has joined Outcome Health as its chief engineering officer. Ramani, who was ranked one of the world’s most powerful female engineers, joined Outcome Health earlier this month. “I love the mission-driven aspects of health care and also the re-energizing of an industry,” she told CNBC. Chicago-based Outcome makes technology for doctor’s offices, which ... Read More »

Twitter is now testing out Night Mode on its desktop website

Last July, Twitter finally released Night Mode for its mobile app, which brings a much darker UI when scrolling through your timeline. There’s been a Chrome extension since last September that brought similar functionality to Twitter on your desktop/laptop, but it now looks like Twitter is officially testing out its Night Mode directly… Sigma 18-35mm Lens Night Mode for Twitter on the desktop doesn’t ... Read More »

Artist takes revenge on Twitter in very public way over ‘unanswered’ hateful tweets

Shahak Shapira claims Twitter failed to delete hateful tweets  CREDIT: YOUTUBE / SHAHAK SHAPIRA 8 AUGUST 2017 • 4:10PM An artist has taken revenge on Twitter in a very public manner for the company’s alleged failure to delete racist and abusive tweets. Shahak Shapira spray-painted a collection of hateful tweets outside the social media company’s offices in Hamburg, Germany, that he says the company ... Read More »

Twitter is having a very bad day

Twitter reported its second-quarter earnings today, and it did not go over well. As a result, the stock is down more than 12% in trading today — which is a very Twitter thing to happen, so to speak. Here’s the chart, which could pretty much be summed up with a 😐: Today also wiped out most of the gains that it accrued ... Read More »

Twitter no longer at ‘death’s door’ as earnings report approaches

FILE PHOTO: People holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo in this illustration picture taken September 27, 2013.Kacper Pempel/Illustration//File Photo SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter Inc heads toward its quarterly earnings report on Thursday with a stock that has risen more than 40 percent since April when much of Wall Street was ready to ... Read More »

Twitter Takes Another Step to Fight Cyber Bullying

Twitter, in its latest step to curb abusive behavior on its platform, rolled out new features on Monday to help users disable notifications from accounts that they want to avoid. The microblogging website said its “advanced filter settings” will now have options for users to mute notifications from accounts that they do not follow as well as from accounts that do not ... Read More »

Twitter Now Filters Direct Messages From People You Don’t Follow

HIGHLIGHTS Twitter has added new feature that’ll filter DMs from unfollowed accounts Those Direct Messages will be contained in ‘Requests’ It’s available on Twitter for Android and iOS Twitter has added a new feature to Direct Messages (DMs) that will now filter DMs from people not followed by users. DMs from people you do not follow will be contained in ... Read More »

Twitter thinks Trump should hold Q&As on, shockingly, Twitter

by Roger ChengMay 12, 2017 9:16 AM PDT @RogerWCheng Screenshot by Roger Cheng/CNET Will President Donald Trump hold all of his future briefings via Twitter? Twitter Chief Operating and Financial Officer Anthony Noto doesn’t think that’s such a bad idea. After Trump on Friday tweeted the idea of canceling future press briefings and handing out written responses instead, Noto responded ... Read More »

Twitter Is Finally Dishing Out Data on Likes

Brands and agencies using Twitter’s Gnip application-programming interfaces finally have access to data on likes via the Decahose, the social network’s stream that provides a 10 percent random sample of its full real-time Firehose. Data product manager Adam Tornes announced in a blog post that likes have been one of the most requested features by Gnip API users, adding that starting Tuesday, they ... Read More »