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Twitter Bans Alex Jones, Infowars From Tweeting for Seven Days

August 16, 2018

Twitter has banned US conspiracy theorist Alex Jonesand his website Infowars from tweeting for seven days, saying their tweets violated company’s rules against abusive behaviour. The microblogging site said it had asked Jones late Tuesday to delete the tweet that contained a video, which according to a company spokesman had a segment that is an “incitement to violence”. […]

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Twitter Says It Doesn’t ‘Shadow Ban’ US Republicans After Trump Tweet

July 28, 2018

President Donald Trump accused Twitter Inc on Thursday of restricting the visibility of prominent U.S. Republicans, without providing evidence, and the avid user of the social media platform promised to investigate. Trump accused the company of targeting fellow Republicans with a practice dubbed “shadow banning,” limiting the visibility of a Twitter user including in the […]

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Twitter Makes It Easier for Consumers, Brands to Interact With Direct Messages

February 21, 2016

Micro-blogging website Twitter has launched new feature that is making it easier for businesses to directly receive messages from customers and address their problems. Twitter in blog post Friday said, “A business can now add a deep link to their Tweets that automatically displays a call to action button, which allows the customer to send […]

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Islamic State Finds ‘Diminishing Returns’ on Twitter

February 18, 2016

The Islamic State’s English-language reach on Twitter has stalled in recent months amid a stepped-up crackdown against the extremist group’s army of digital proselytizers, who have long relied on the site to recruit and radicalize new adherents, according to a study being released on Thursday. Suspensions of English-speaking users affiliated with Islamic State from June […]

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Twitter Launches Gif Image Search for Tweets, Direct Messages

February 18, 2016

Twitter Inc’s introduction of a search function for moving images commonly used on social media prompted users of the website on Wednesday to tweet their own pictures expressing enthusiasm over the feature. Twitter said on Wednesday in a blog post that users could search and browse a GIF library when composing a tweet or direct […]

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Twitter Not Reliable Predictor of Election Outcomes

February 17, 2016

In politics, it is said that all press is good press. But that does not necessarily apply to tweets, according to a study released this week. In fact, it is difficult to predict the outcome of an election based on the amount of Twitter buzz a candidate gets, according to the study from the Social […]

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