Twitter removed 299,649 accounts tied to terrorism in the first half of 2017

(Reuters) — Twitter Inc said that its internal controls were allowing it to weed out accounts being used for the “promotion of terrorism” earlier rather than responding to government requests to close them down. U.S. and European governments have been pressuring social media companies including Twitter, Facebook Inc, and Alphabet Inc’s Google to fight harder […]

Twitter claims tech wins in quashing terror tweets

 In its latest Transparency report, which covers requests it’s received from governments pertaining to content on its platform, Twitter has reported a big decline in the proportion of pro-terrorism accounts being reported over the past six months, as well a drop in the number of accounts it removed for terrorism-related content during this period. Read […]

Twitter replaces board member who left for Microsoft with ex-Google CFO

 Crossing the social media divides isn’t common in Silicon Valley, so it’s notable that Twitter and Microsoft have played a spot of musical chairs with their boards. Twitter board member Hugh Johnston — day job: Pepsi vice chairman and CFO — has left Twitter’s board to join Microsoft’s board as of today. Johnston’s replacement at the […]

Snap, Facebook, Pop: Sriram Krishnan joins Twitter as senior director of product

 In the ever-moving musical chairs that is the tech industry, Twitter has added a new person to its product team. Sriram Krishnan is now senior director of product at the social media platform. He announced the news himself, appropriately on Twitter, with a hearty endorsement from CEO Jack Dorsey. He will be reporting to Keith […]

The Miami Airport Twitter feed is working overtime to correct Hurricane Irma misinformation

The people running social media for Miami International Airport deserve some hazard pay. The airport’s Twitter feed has been feverishly countering bad information and responding to inquiries, as Florida is slammed by Hurricane Irma. SEE ALSO: This Snapchat feature can help you keep tabs on Harvey’s devastation The airport, which sits on the southeastern tip […]

Twitter has an unlaunched tweetstorm feature

 Subverting the 140 character limit by chaining tweets together into a cohesive “tweetstorm” takes some know-how, or you’ll screw it up. Luckily Twitter has built but not yet launched a feature for easily composing tweetstorms. Hidden inside the current Android app is a way to write out a tweetstorm and see it broken into distinct […]

No, Twitter did not delete your lists

An unknown number of Twitter users are experiencing an issue that makes them unable to view their lists on iOS devices, a Twitter spokesperson told VentureBeat today. “There is currently a bug affecting lists on Twitter for iOS, but people should still be able to see their lists on twitter.com,” a Twitter spokesperson told VentureBeat in […]

Twitter enables account sharing in its mobile app, powered by TweetDeck Teams

 TweetDeck Teams — a feature that lets users share access to Twitter accounts without having to share a password — will now work in the Twitter app for iOS and Android. This change will make it easier for those who run social media accounts for businesses and brands to post updates, check replies, send direct […]

Twitter brings its dark ‘Night mode’ theme to the web

 Twitter’s dark-toned ‘Night mode’ interface theme is now rolling out to its web client, after debuting first on its iPhone and Android apps. The dark theme will let you more easily monitor key real-time information from your Batcave to help make sure Gotham is safe if you happen to be Batman – and it could […]

High Court’s same-sex marriage survey result sent Twitter into a frenzy

One of the biggest decisions in Australia’s marriage equality debate drew just about everyone onto social media on Thursday. Australia’s High Court handed down a decision Thursday to allow the federal government to lawfully use $ 122 million to implement a postal plebiscite on the matter of same-sex marriage. The non-binding, no-compulsory survey will ask the […]