Twitter starts showing all US users election misinformation warnings

Starting today, Twitter users in the U.S. will see two large notices at the top of their feeds that aim to “preemptively debunk” misinformation related to voting. The striking messages are designed to push back against the deluge of false claims about the 2020 election. One notice warns users that they “might encounter misleading information” […]

Twitter already warning users about early election result claims

Twitter hopes you’re all prepared to wait. And then wait some more.  As we approach a U.S. presidential election marked by the coronavirus and a corresponding increase in mail-in ballots, the social media giant that encourages users to “see what’s happening in the world right now” is taking a different approach. On Monday, Twitter began […]

With an eye toward deal-seekers, Google releases promotions, pricing updates for both advertisers and users this holiday season

Pricing and promotions in Google Shopping could be more important than ever this year. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. Search Engine Land: News & Info About SEO, PPC, SEM, Search Engines & Search Marketing

Pew finds 69% of Twitter’s most prolific users are Democrats

A Pew Research Center study found that 10% of Twitter users generate the bulk of tweets, and 69% of those identify as Democrats.Read More Social – VentureBeat

Twitter is now allowing users to share that controversial New York Post story

Twitter has taken another step back from its initial decision to block users from sharing links to or images of a New York Post story reporting on emails and other data supposedly originating on a laptop belonging to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son, Hunter. The story, which alleged that Hunter Biden had set up […]

Pew: Most prolific Twitter users tend to be Democrats, but majority of users still rarely tweet

A new study from Pew Research Center, released today, digs into the different ways that U.S. Democrats and Republicans use Twitter. Based on data collected between November 11, 2019 and September 14, 2020, the study finds that members of both parties tweet fairly infrequently, but a majority of Twitter’s most prolific users tend to swing […]

Twitter may let users choose how to crop image previews after bias scrutiny

In an interesting development in the wake of a bias controversy over its cropping algorithm, Twitter has said it’s considering giving users decision-making power over how tweet previews look, saying it wants to decrease its reliance on machine learning-based image cropping. Yes, you read that right. A tech company is affirming that automating certain decisions […]

Twitter will make users remove tweets hoping Trump dies of COVID-19

President Donald Trump’s positive COVID-19 result has made Twitter a busy place in the past 24 hours, including some tweets that have publicly wished — some subtly and others more directly — that he die from the disease caused by coronavirus. Twitter put out a reminder to folks that it doesn’t allow tweets that wish […]

India’s ShareChat raises $40 million, says its short-video platform Moj now reaches 80 million users

ShareChat, an Indian social network that focuses entirely on serving users in non-English languages, said on Thursday it has raised $ 40 million from a clutch of investors after the Indian startup added tens of millions of new users in recent months. The five-year-old Bangalore-based startup said Dr. Pawan Munjal, chief executive and chairman of […]

TikTok hits 100M users in Europe as the clock ticks on its US business

TikTok may or may not be making a deal for its U.S. operations, which the U.S. government says it will shut down over national security concerns come September 20th if its Chinese ownership is not resolved. But something that the U.S. narrative has not really addressed is that the company is still growing like a […]