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12-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Twitter India launches #PowerOf18 initiative for youth civic engagement

Voting rights emerged as the top response when asked what people would consider the power of turning 18 years old, according to a new survey from Twitter India. With this empowering insight, Twitter is launching today a social initiative called #PowerOf18 aimed...

12-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Twitter CEO meets Rahul Gandhi, discusses fake news

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Monday met Congress President Rahul Gandhi and discussed various steps the social network was taking to curb the spread of fake news and boost healthy conversation on its platform."Jack Dorsey, the Co Founder and CEO of Twitter dropped...

03-Nov-2018 San Francisco

Twitter records 10 mn tweets on US midterms

Twitter has recorded over 10 million tweets about voting since October 1 as the US midterm elections loom."This has already been the most tweeted-about US midterm election ever. Nearly 15,000 US users even have 'vote' in their display name," Bridget Coyne, Senior...

01-Nov-2018 San Francisco

Twitter testing home button to switch tweet order

Twitter is testing a home-screen button to help its 326 million users switch the order of the tweets they see, the social network announced on Thursday.The micro-blogging platform said a small number of iOS users will soon see a button on the home screen that...

30-Oct-2018 San Francisco

Twitter considers removing 'Like' button but not so soon

Twitter has confirmed it was considering removing the heart-shaped 'Like' button after its CEO Jack Dorsey admitted that he was not a fan and would be getting rid of it "soon".After The Telegraph first reported about this on Monday, the micro-blogging platform...

14-Oct-2018 San Francisco

Twitter under Irish investigation over data collection

Twitter is reportedly facing an investigation by privacy regulators in Ireland over data collection in its link-shortening system, the media reported.Privacy regulators in Ireland have launched an investigation into exactly how much data Twitter collects from...

10-Oct-2018 San Francisco

Twitter kills ability to create 'Moments' on mobile

Twitter has announced killing the ability to create "Moments" within the iOS and Android apps because it was apparently not seeing a lot of use of the feature that essentially gives users a way to stitch multiple tweets together to tell a story.Making Moments...

02-Oct-2018 San Francisco

Twitter steps up fight against fake accounts

To further protect the integrity of elections, Twitter on Tuesday said it will now delete fake accounts engaged in a variety of emergent, malicious behaviours.As platform manipulation tactics continue to evolve, the micro-blogging platform said it is expanding...

02-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Twitter India celebrates Gandhi Jayanti with customised emoji

Twitter India on Tuesday celebrated 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with the announcement of a new customised "Gandhi Emoji".The "Gandhi Emoji" was officially launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the micro-blogging site, which features a caricature...

25-Sep-2018 San Francisco

Twitter launches 'BeAVoter' campaign for US mid-term polls

Ahead of the US mid-term polls in November, Twitter has launched #BeAVoter campaign that will be featured in top US trends and in a prompt in users' timelines on its platform.Through the campaign, Twitter would connect users to TurboVote -- a non-profit organisation...

08-Sep-2018 San Francisco

Twitter now allows live audio-only broadcasts

Twitter has launched an audio-only broadcasting feature so your followers can hear, but not see you.The new feature announced on Friday is currenly publicly available for all iOS users of the main Twitter app and its live-streaming app Periscope, The Verge reported.To...

15-Aug-2018 San Francisco

Twitter temporarily bans radio show host Alex Jones' account

After facing protests on its platform, Twitter has temporarily banned the account of US conspiracy theorist and radio host Alex Jones.Twitter confirmed to NBC News on Tuesday that Jones' Twitter account was "put in read-only mode".It means Jones can browse...

27-Jul-2018 Washington

'Shadow banning' due to technical issue, resolved : Twitter

After US President Donald Trump slammed Twitter for "shadow banning" Republicans, the micro-blogging platform on Friday said it is not involved in banning people based on political viewpoints and there was a technical issue in its search that has been resolved.Trump...

27-Mar-2018 San Francisco

Twitter to ban cryptocurrency ads from Tuesday

Twitter has confirmed that it will begin blocking cryptocurrency-related ads on the platfrom from Tuesday even as the micro-blogging site updated its policy relating to such advertisements."We are committed to ensuring the safety of the Twitter community. As...

11-Oct-2017 San Francisco

Twitter launches 'Happening Now' feature for new users

Twitter has launched a new feature called "Happening Now" that will showcase newcomers on its platform tweets about events."Happening Now" will highlight groups of tweets about a topic -- starting with sports -- and will expand to other areas like entertainment...

29-Sep-2017 San Francisco

Twitter bans 200 accounts, identified RT's role in US elections

 As the probe into Moscow's alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election intensifies, Twitter announced that it has deleted over 200 fake Russian accounts and identified Russia Today of buying bought ads targeted at American users' accounts.In a...

27-Sep-2017 San Francisco

To Donald Trump's delight, Twitter now testing 280-character limit

In a move that will surely delight US President Donald Trump and frustrate many, Twitter has begun testing 280-character tweets -- doubling the previous 140-character limit - to help users become more expressive.Currently, the 280-character tweet facility...

26-Sep-2017 San Francisco

Trump's tweets are 'newsworthy', will stay: Twitter

As twitteratis wondered why the micro-blogging platform did not remove US President Donald Trump's latest controversial tweet on North Korea that clearly violated its guidelines, Twitter has given a confusing reply.Trump tweeted last weekend: "Just heard...

20-Sep-2017 WASHINGTON

Account information requests jump 55% from India: Twitter

Between January and June this year, the Indian government made 261 account information requests -- a 55 per cent increase from the previous period -- and asked for 102 accounts to be removed, Twitter's 11th Transparency Report has revealed.The micro-blogging...

08-Jun-2017 San Francisco

Twitter hires Emily Horne to foresee policy issues

Micro-blogging website Twitter has hired Emily Horne as its new communications director to handle policy and user safety issues.Horne will start from June 19 as Global Policy Communications Director and report to Kristin Binns, Senior Director of Comms, Twitter. "Horne...

01-Apr-2017 New York

'Twitter egg' hatches into 'human'

After being trolled on several social media platforms, Twitter has now changed its default profile photo from "Twitter Egg" it has used since 2010 for users who do not upload their own photo, to a new human silhouette.The reason for the change is that the...

23-Mar-2017 Las Vegas

Twitter takes away the fear of reaching out to people : Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling, who has achieved superstar status after his role as a passionate jazz musician in "La La Land", says Twitter takes away the fear of reaching out to people but not the consequence of it.Gosling was a star attraction here at the Adobe annual summit...

22-Mar-2017 New York

Twitter shut six lakh terror-related accounts in 18 months

Micro-blogging website Twitter has blocked more than six lakh terror-related accounts in last one and a half years, media reported.According to a report in CNET on Tuesday that quoted Twitter's 'Transparency Report', the micro-blogging site has suspended a total of...

21-Mar-2017 New York

Twitter to launch Live video API later this week

In a bid to make easier for media firms to post live video broadcasts, micro-blogging website Twitter will launch Live video application programming interface (API) later this week."The API will let companies hook up professional broadcasting and video...

28-Jan-2017 New York

Twitter releases NSLs that forced it to reveal users' data

Twitter on Saturday became the latest tech giant after Yahoo, Cloudflare and Google to release national security letters (NSLs) from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that forced them to reveal user data to the government.The tech companies have been...

09-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Vijay Mallya's twitter account hacked

The official twitter handler of controversial liquor baron Vijay Mallya appeared to be hacked on Friday morning.A series of abusive and embarrassing tweets were sent out to over 5.51 million followers by a cracker group or individual named 'Legion'.A group...

09-Dec-2016 New York

Twitter rolls back changes after 'confusion'

Twitter timelines were full of complaints against the experimental change where the names mentioned would be stripped from the start of replies in the notification tab and would not be counted towards the character count in replies.According to a report in BuzzFeed...

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