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Twitter bars tactics used by ‘bots’ to spread false stories

In a crackdown against false stories, micro-blogging platform Twitter has said it will not allows users to like and retweet from multiple accounts, or use ‘bots’.

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Tweeting in cities lower than expected: Study

A study examining telecommunication activity found that city dwellers spend lesser time tweeting than previously expecting.

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Facebook, Twitter ill-equipped to stop repeat of 2016 US election meddling

US Special Counsel Robert Mueller has indicted social media companies Facebook and Twitter over political ads created by Russian actors over the course of the 2016 US elections.

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How to disrupt an election: Fake IDs, fraud and Facebook

The indictment of 13 Russians by special counsel Robert Mueller Friday revealed that the now well-documented Russian social media campaign also relied on extensive intelligence work by operatives on US soil.

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Twitter will soon live-stream news to curb misinformation, fake stories

Twitter is considering live streaming of news in order to stop unverified content, and prevent fake news incidents.

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There’s value in Twitter remaining independent: CEO Jack Dorsey

Twitter values being independent, said the company’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, as speculation of the micro-blogging website being open to a sale looms.

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Why Twitter can’t pull the trigger on new products

Twitter badly needs to attract new users—something it failed to do this past quarter. Facebook does it in part by innovating and rolling out a steady stream of new products.

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Twitter posts first real profit, though active users remain unchanged

Micro-blogging platform Twitter has recorded a profit after four quarters, even though the rising stocks didn’t translate into many new users.

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Twitter bans fake celebrity porn content, accounts

Twitter has cracked down on accounts and users that spread fake porn content of celebrities developed through machine learning, as a part of its adult content policy.

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Tech platforms hijacking minds and society: Early Facebook, Google, Apple employees

Former employees of Google and Facebook have come together to create an experts union, that will help people understand the extent to which tech companies have been influencing our lives.

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Twitter notifies 1.4 million users about Russian accounts

Micro-blogging platform Twitter has alerted 1.4 million users who had interacted with Russian accounts during the 2016 presidential elections.

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From emoji to livestreams, Twitter gears up for ‘Auto Expo 2018’

Micro-blogging website Twitter has collaborated with the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) for coverage of the Delhi Auto Expo 2018.

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Firm selling fake Twitter followers to be probed

A digital marketing company will be under investigation in New York for selling fake Twitter accounts. The company, called Devumi, claims to use its ‘blend of marketing tactics’ to increase post interactions across social media.

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Twitter COO Anthony Noto resigns, joins online lender SoFi as CEO

Twitter’s chief operating officer, Anthony Noto, will leave the micro-blogging website and join online money-lending firm Social Finance(SoFi) instead.

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Twitter launches ‘India Gate’ emoji for Republic Day; feature to last till January 29

In honour of Republic Day 2018, Twitter has introduced an ‘India Gate’ emoji alongside the hashtags #RepublicDay #HappyRepublicDay and #RepublicDay2018.