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

Today’s Stories Apple pushes back on the release of the Homepod Twitter tests a new tweetstorm feature Tesla unveils a new semi truck Walmart will pilot the new Tesla Semis Credits Written by: Sarah BuhrHosted by: Sarah BuhrFilmed by: Chris GatesEdited by: John Murillo Notes: Tito continues his journey in the Outback this week so you’re with me til Friday. Let’s enjoy this ...

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

Today’s Stories Apple pushes back on the release of the Homepod Twitter tests a new tweetstorm feature Tesla unveils a new semi truck Walmart will pilot the new Tesla Semis Credits Written by: Sarah BuhrHosted by: Sarah BuhrFilmed by: Chris GatesEdited by: John Murillo Notes: Tito continues his journey in the Outback this week so you’re with me til Friday. Let’s enjoy this ...

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Twitter confirms it’s testing a tweetstorm feature

Twitter confirms it’s testing a feature that allows users to more easily create “tweetstorms” – those series of connected tweets that have grown to be a popular workaround for Twitter’s character count limitations. The feature, which was recently spotted in the wild, offers a new interface for composing tweets, where individual tweetstorm entries can be written one-by-one then published to ...

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Twitter strips Tommy Robinson & other far-right users of coveted blue tick

Prominent members of the far right including former English Defence League (EDL) leader Tommy Robinson have been stripped of their blue-tick verification badge on Twitter. Robinson tweeted the “quisling elite censor us because they know they can’t refute us.” Twitter announced new guidelines for blue ticks, saying users can lose their status if they “promote hate,” harass or threaten people ...

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Twitter removes verified checkmarks from several white supremacists’ profiles

A few hours after announcing a review of its verification program, Twitter began revoking the verified status of some accounts. White supremacists Richard Spencer and Jason Kessler are among the users who no longer have a blue checkmark displayed on their profiles. On Wednesday, Twitter admitted in a thread on its support account that “verification has long been perceived as ...

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Study: Russian Twitter bots sent 45k Brexit tweets close to vote

To what extent — and how successfully — did Russian backed agents use social media to influence the UK’s Brexit vote? Yesterday Facebook admitted it had linked some Russian accounts to Brexit-related ad buys and/or the spread of political misinformation on its platform, though it hasn’t yet disclosed how many accounts were involved or how many rubles were spent. Today the The ...

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Twitter to revoke verification for some accounts as part of overhaul

Twitter says that it’s making progress on its plan to review its authentication system, which it’s conducting in the wake of backlash against the social network verifying the account of a white supremacist rally organizer. In a series of tweets today, the Twitter Support account acknowledges that verification comes across as endorsement, and that the social network’s treatment of verification ...

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Study: Russian Twitter bots sent 45k Brexit tweets close to vote

To what extent — and how successfully — did Russian backed agents use social media to influence the UK’s Brexit vote? Yesterday Facebook admitted it had linked some Russian accounts to Brexit-related ad buys and/or the spread of political misinformation on its platform, though it hasn’t yet disclosed how many accounts were involved or how many rubles were spent. Today the The ...

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‘It’s no aircraft’: UFO over western Germany baffles Twitter (VIDEO)

Published time: 15 Nov, 2017 17:32 Residents of western Germany and France have taken to Twitter to report sightings of a mysterious bright light streaking across the sky into France. Huge fireball over Western Germany observed tonight (Nov 14, ~16h50 UT) from Germany, Eastern France, Italy and Switzerland. More than 200 reports received in 3 hours! If you observed, recorded, ...

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Mystery Alabama ‘boom’ rattles Twitter theorists, NASA unsure of origin

Published time: 15 Nov, 2017 11:58 Witnesses across Alabama reported a mysterious “boom” that rocked their counties on Tuesday evening. NASA said the origin of the blast “remains unclear” as social media went awash with conspiracy theories and even devoted a song to the unexplained event. The sound blast could have been generated by a “bolide, large supersonic aircraft or ...

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