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Crunch Report | Twitter tests a new tweetstorm feature and Tesla unveils a semi truck

Crunch Report | Twitter tests a new tweetstorm feature and Tesla unveils a semi truck 15 minutes ago by Sarah Buhr Code2040 raises $5.6 million from The Knight Foundation and others 4 hours ago by Megan Rose Dickey Germany bans smartwatches for kids over spying concerns 6 hours ago by Brian Heater Identity solutions business SailPoint up 8% […]

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Crunch Report | The tech companies helping to educate the public on fake news and how to get free Postmates Unlimited

Crunch Report | The tech companies helping to educate the public on fake news and how to get free Postmates Unlimited 15 minutes ago by Sarah Buhr Stitch Fix set to raise $120M from downsized IPO 16 minutes ago by Jon Russell Seizing partnership opportunities in emerging markets 4 hours ago by Chen Amit They turned ‘Rampage’ into […]

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Far-right personalities around the world are feeling the impact of Twitter’s new verification policy

Twitter has changed its verified profiles policy, saying it will strip the blue checkmark from accounts that don’t follow the new guidelines.  And its impact is now being felt among far-right personalities in the U.S. and UK.  Tommy Robinson, prominent British rightwing personality and founder of the English Defence League (EDL), said on Twitter he […]

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Twitter Might Be Removing Verification From a Whole Lot of Accounts Soon [Update: Far-Right Purge Begins]

Image: Gizmodo Late Wednesday, the official Twitter Support account announced big changes to the murky rules concerning which accounts get verified with a bright blue check mark on the site, and which don’t. The new guidelines come just a week after it verified Jason Kessler, the organizer behind August’s deadly neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. […]

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Twitter may now remove “verified” status if users break rules outside of site

Twitter / Sam Machkovech reader comments 3 Share this story A Twitter rules update rolled out on Wednesday to address the site’s “verification” system, and it attached a new set of standards to any user whose account receives a “blue check mark.” Twitter’s “verification” system is used to confirm accounts of celebrities and other accounts […]

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Bloomberg Is Starting a ’24-Hour Social News Network’ Based on Twitter

Photo: AP Twitter has not exactly survived the last few months with a sterling reputation, in between continued controversy over its failure to adequately address rampant harassment, allegations it sold political ads to Russian foreign agents, and most recently news it had verified the account of neo-Nazi Charlottesville organizer Jason Kessler. Then there’s Twitter’s, uh, […]

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Alabama Robocalls Are Allegedly Spreading Twitter-Fueled Roy Moore Conspiracy Theories

Photo: AP Over the course of the past week, Republican candidate Roy Moore’s already contentious campaign to win the Alabama senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Session went full garbage fire over allegations he molested children decades ago. Moore refused to back down, endorsing a Twitter-fueled conspiracy theory the Washington Post paid women to […]