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UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 3:04 p.m.

Musk tweets out another Tesla forecast in midst of SEC talks

Elon Musk, already in hot water over his Twitter use, posted another Tesla production forecast reminiscent of the one that landed him before a federal judge earlier this month.


The ridiculousness of Devin Nunes suing Twitter accounts

Nunes is suing @DevinCow, along with another parody account called @DevinNunesMom, Republican strategist Liz Mair and Twitter as an organization, alleging a concerted effort to defame him and work against …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 12:20 p.m.

Elon Musk ordered to tell judge why he’s not in contempt

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has until March 11 to explain to a federal judge in New York why he shouldn’t be held in contempt of court.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:22 p.m.

Twitter tightens up EU political ad rules ahead of election

Twitter said Tuesday it is tightening up rules for European Union political ads ahead of bloc-wide elections this spring, following similar moves by fellow tech giants Facebook and Google.


Twitter reveals its daily active user numbers for first time

In its earnings report released Thursday morning, Twitter said it has 126 million daily active users, a figure that is dwarfed by Facebook’s 1.2 billion daily users and that falls …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Demi Lovato deletes Twitter account over 21 Savage backlash

Singer Demi Lovato has deleted her Twitter account following criticism that she was laughing at memes about 21 Savage.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 3:53 p.m.

How a star chef’s angry MAGA-hat tweet triggered a storm of misleading news

The tweet, sent out on a Sunday, did not make a big splash at the time. By Wednesday, the remark had been retweeted a relatively modest 200 times. But then …


David Von Drehle: Twitter, the crystal meth of newsrooms

Twitter is a drug that insinuates itself into journalists’ vulnerabilities only to leave us toothless and disgraced.


On Twitter, a limited number of characters spreading fake info

A tiny fraction of Twitter users spread the vast majority of fake news in 2016, with conservatives and older people sharing misinformation more, a new study finds.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 3:48 p.m.

Human rights group report gains traction, Twitter hammered

A report on Twitter by the human rights group Amnesty International is gaining traction and the company’s shares were punished Thursday, suffering one of their worst declines this year.


Social media and misinformation: It’s a game of whack-a-mole

Social media companies are fighting an expensive and increasingly complex battle against Russian trolls who are using catchy memes, bots and fake accounts to influence elections and sow discord in …


Nigerian army deletes tweet that quoted Trump on protesters

Nigeria’s military is facing criticism after sending out a tweet that appeared to use President Trump’s comments as justification for shooting and killing protesters in the West African nation.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 7:24 p.m.

Couch Slouch: Nothing good comes from tweeting

Couch Slouch: I’m in a bad mood today – Effexor can only unclog the brain drain so much – and most of it is self-inflicted, due to my reluctant, ought-to-know-better, …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 3:38 p.m.

Melania Trump puts on happier face during Africa tour

It took Melania Trump’s first big solo international trip for her to show a different side of herself – a playful, less serious one.


Actor James Woods bashes Twitter after getting locked out

MINNEAPOLIS – Actor James Woods has been locked out of his Twitter account over a tweet he sent out months ago that was found to be in violation of Twitter’s …


Twitter finds software privacy bug affecting direct messages

Twitter says it found a software bug that may have sent some private messages to the wrong people.


Twitter’s Alex Jones ban: Blip in sea of abuse?

Twitter’s decision to permanently ban conspiracy-slinger Alex Jones shows it’s serious about enforcing its policy against abuse. But it has a long way to go.


Facebook, Twitter pledge to defend against foreign intrusion

Facebook and Twitter executives assured Congress on Wednesday that they are aggressively working to root out foreign attempts to sow discord in America, and they pledged to better protect their …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 8:34 p.m.

McMorris Rodgers to Twitter CEO: Get a better system for removing threatening tweets

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers urges Twitter to do a better job of removing offensive tweets to restore the public’s trust.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter pledge to defend against foreign intrusion

Facebook and Twitter executives assured Congress on Wednesday that they are aggressively working to root out foreign attempts to sow discord in America, and they pledged to better protect their …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 7:20 p.m.

Twitter CEO says company isn’t biased, wants healthy debate

Twitter’s CEO says the company isn’t biased against Republicans or Democrats and is working on ways to ensure that debate is healthier on its platform.


Twitter suspends conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for 1 week

Twitter says it is suspending the account of the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for one week after he violated the company’s rules against inciting violence.


Rain pouring, Trump rages on Twitter and hangs with bikers

As rain dumped on his golf club, President Donald Trump raged on Saturday, lashing out at his Justice Department on Twitter before welcoming members of a “Bikers for Trump” fan …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 2:05 p.m.

Tech giants still stumbling in the social world they created

Social media bans of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones have thrust Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and others into a role they never wanted – as gatekeepers of discourse on their platforms, deciding …


Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones, Infowars

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended his company’s decision not to ban right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his “Infowars” show, as many other social media platforms have done, saying he …


Musk tweets video parody of Hitler ‘shorting Tesla stock’

Elon Musk is struggling with his own pledge to get a better handle on his use of Twitter, posting a version of an Adolf Hitler clip that lampoons fund managers …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 9:41 a.m.

Election crackdown runs into speed-tweeting human ‘bots’

Twitter and other sites also have targeted automated or robot-like accounts known as bots, which authorities say were used to cloak efforts by foreign governments and political bad actors in …


Trump urges end to probe ‘right now,’ setting off new storm

President Donald Trump bluntly declared on Wednesday his attorney general should terminate “right now” the federal probe into the campaign that took him to the White House, a newly fervent …


Do Trump tweets cross legal line for obstruction of justice?

President Donald Trump’s tweet on Wednesday calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the Russia investigation raises difficult questions about whether Trump’s frequent use of Twitter might be used …


Tim Dahlberg: What is the punishment for offensive tweets?

Sean Newcomb had enough problems explaining the pitch he threw to Chris Taylor when he was within a strike of throwing a no-hitter against the Dodgers. Then he had to …