Twitter election stunt shows how political groups are brazenly weaponizing social media

A debate between U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn revealed how brazenly political groups are exploiting social media.Read More Social – VentureBeat

Twitter launches a way to report abusive use of its Lists feature

Like many things found on today’s social media platforms, Twitter’s Lists feature was introduced without thinking about the impact it could have on marginalized groups, or how it could otherwise be used for abuse or surveillance if put in the hands of bad actors. Today, Twitter is taking a step to address that problem with […]

Twitter makes its political ad ban official

The ban on political ads announced by Twitter two weeks ago has come into effect, and the rules are surprisingly simple — perhaps too simple. No political content as they define it may be promoted; candidates, parties, governments or officials, PACs and certain political nonprofit groups are banned from promoting content altogether. The idea intended […]

Twitter Introduces Conversation Insights and Upcoming Features for 2020

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Social Media Marketing Talk Show, a news show for marketers who want to stay on the leading edge of social media. On this week’s Social Media Marketing Talk Show, we explore Twitter’s newest conversation tools and other features coming to the platform in 2020 with special guest, Madalyn […]

Twitter to introduce ‘Topics’ on Nov. 13

The feature will allow users to “follow” particular interests, and then show users top tweets related to the topic. Read more… More about Tech, Twitter, Mashable Video, Topics, and Social Media Social Media

Twitter proposes flagging deepfakes, but would only remove content that threatens harm

Twitter has proposed features to help its users spot manipulated media, but it plans to stop short of removing this content unless it poses a direct threat.Read More Social – VentureBeat

Twitter drafts a deepfake policy that would label and warn, but not always remove, manipulated media

Twitter last month said it was introducing a new policy to help fight deepfakes and other “manipulated media” that involve photos, videos or audio that’s been significantly altered to change its original meaning or purpose, or those that make it seem like something happened that actually did not. Today, Twitter is sharing a draft of […]

Major changes may be coming to Twitter

The VP of Design and Research tweeted a few of the features he hopes to see the site. This resulted in the internet being ablaze with discussion regarding the effects of those potential changes. Read more… More about Tech, Twitter, Mashable Video, Jack Dorsey, and Social Media Social Media

Saudi Arabia reportedly recruited Twitter employees to steal personal data of activists

Saudi Arabian officials allegedly paid at least two employees of Twitter to access personal information on users the government there was interested in, according to recently unsealed court documents. Those users were warned of the attempt in 2015, but the full picture is only now emerging. According to an AP report citing the federal complaint, […]

Twitter suspends accounts affiliated with Hamas and Hezbollah

Twitter suspended several accounts affiliated with Hamas and Hezbollah over the weekend after being repeatedly asked to do so by a bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives. The lawmakers — Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), Tom Reed (R-NY), Max Rose (D-NY) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) — criticized the company for allowing the accounts to stay up even though […]