Tag Archives: Twitter

Twitter to Soon Live Stream News in an Effort to Curb Misinformation

HIGHLIGHTS Twitter live-streamed footage from Miami’s WSVN 7 channel The media outlet was covering the shooting at a Florida school Twitter to partner regional news stations to select the footage In a bid to stop the spread of fake news, Twitter will soon live stream news, in a window next to the users’ timelines, whenever a major incident takes place. In a ... Read More »

Facebook, Twitter Not Fully Complying With Consumer Rules: EU

The European Commission said Thursday that certain social media companies need to do more to fully comply with EU consumer rules, singling out in particular Facebook and Twitter. “While Google’s latest proposals appear to be in line with the requests made by consumer authorities, Facebook and, more significantly, Twitter, have only partially addressed important issues about their liability and about how users are ... Read More »

Developers Can Now Access Full Twitter Archive – for a Fee

Twitter has launched “premium full-archive search endpoint”, a premium product for developers that will provide them access to the full Twitter archive, including the first tweet from its CEO Jack Dorsey in 2016. Starting Friday, the full archive search endpoint is available in beta for the developers’ community. This is the first time that this data is available outside of Twitter’s enterprise application ... Read More »

Twitter Starts Testing ‘Bookmarks’ Save for Later Feature

Twitter has started testing the ‘save for later’ bookmarking feature that it had teased last month. Called ‘Bookmarks’, the feature is aimed at helping its 330 million monthly active users privately flag tweets for personal viewing at their convenience. To recall, Twitter had announced in October that it is developing a bookmarking feature to save tweets. Keith Coleman, Head of Product, had revealed that a ... Read More »

Twitter bans Russia Today and Sputnik from advertising on its service

Twitter has banned Russian media companies Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik from advertising on its service after it found that both had “attempted to interfere with the [2016 U.S.] election on behalf of the Russian government” using the social network. “This decision was based on the retrospective work we’ve been doing around the 2016 U.S. election and the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion ... Read More »

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 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 »