Stories tagged: twitter
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 11:54 a.m.
President Donald Trump on Monday said Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is under assault, following a New York Times story about a sexual misconduct allegation that was revised to reflect …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 11:36 a.m.
I woke up this morning thinking about – and even smelling … OK, not really – chicken sandwiches because the Twitter-verse has run a-fowl – get it? – over the …
Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Twitter said Monday it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong.
Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 2:41 p.m.
The Republican Party, the Trump campaign and other GOP organizations said Thursday that they are freezing their spending on Twitter to protest the platform’s treatment of Senate Majority Leader Mitch …
UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 1:18 p.m.
‘Give me a call’: How Spokane-area politicians deal with uncivil comments on their social media accounts
In the wake of a federal court ruling that President Donald Trump was in violation of the First Amendment when he blocked a critic on Twitter, local politicians said they …
UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 7:08 p.m.
President Donald Trump is applauding far-right social media provocateurs even as he concedes that some of them are extreme in their views
Tue., July 9, 2019, 5:04 p.m.
President Donald Trump lost a major Twitter fight when a federal appeals court said he violated the First Amendment whenever he blocked a critic to silence a viewpoint.
UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 12:18 p.m.
Twitter now prohibits hate speech that targets religious groups by using dehumanizing language, a ban it says may extend to other categories like race and gender.
UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019, 8:21 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s next tweet might come with a warning label. Starting Thursday, tweets that Twitter deems to involve matters of public interest, but which violate the service’s rules, will …
Thu., June 13, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Twitter says it has deleted nearly 4,800 suspect accounts linked to Iran that the company says secretly pushed that government’s agenda.
UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 8:59 p.m.
Livestreaming terrorist attacks. Using social media to spread deadly ideas. Manipulating banned videos to keep sharing them online. World leaders and tech bosses are meeting Wednesday in Paris to find …
UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 9:38 p.m.
In what could be a grim preview of how investors might react to a full-out trade war between the world’s two largest economies, shares in multinational corporations sank Monday after …
Mon., April 29, 2019, 6:48 p.m.
The NFL and Twitter have announced a multiyear extension, including six new live shows for the league’s 100th season. The six shows will be focused on some of the league’s …
UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
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.
Tue., March 19, 2019, 9:17 a.m.
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.
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 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.
Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 5:13 p.m.
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.
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.
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 …
Sat., Jan. 26, 2019
Twitter is a drug that insinuates itself into journalists’ vulnerabilities only to leave us toothless and disgraced.
Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 9:05 p.m.
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.
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.
Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 2:55 p.m.
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 …
Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
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: 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.
It took Melania Trump’s first big solo international trip for her to show a different side of herself – a playful, less serious one.
Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 8:56 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 2:34 p.m.
Twitter says it found a software bug that may have sent some private messages to the wrong people.
Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 10:36 a.m.
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.