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Twitter bans Russia Today and Sputnik from advertising on its service

Twitter has banned Russian media companies Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik from advertising on its service after it found that both had “attempted to interfere with the [2016 U.S.] election on behalf of the Russian government” using the social network. “This decision was based on the retrospective work we’ve been doing around the 2016 U.S. election and the U.S. intelligence community’s ...

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Twitter announces policy decision to off-board advertising from all accounts owned by RT

Published time: 26 Oct, 2017 14:26 Edited time: 26 Oct, 2017 14:53 Twitter has banned RT and another Russian news outlet, Sputnik, from placing any advertisements. The action comes after they “attempted to interfere with the election on behalf of the Russian government.” The social network says it will give away money already earned from the two companies. “Early this ...

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Twitter gets a surprise beat in Q3 on sales of $590M and EPS of $0.10

Twitter reported its earnings this morning for Q3, and watchers of the company, used to seeing declines across the board, got an unexpected piece of news: the social media platform reported revenues of $ 590 million on adjusted earnings per share of $ 0.10. Total monthly active users for Q3 were 330 million, up 4 million from the prior quarter ...

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Bot-hunting Twitter bot sniffs out bogus political tweets

If you’ve ever wondered if the hashtag heavy, politically far afield Twitter user you’re about to eviscerate in 140 characters is totally delusional or merely not quite sentient, well, wonder no more. On Wenesday, Quartz just launched a handy Twitter bot known as @probabot_ to sort so much automated chaff from Twitter’s proverbial fields of wheat. Probabot identifies political tweets ...

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Journalist's ‘Russian wife’ Twitter dig betrays last acceptable prejudice

Published time: 25 Oct, 2017 17:15 A British journalist’s tweet, in which he makes an insinuation about a political donor’s wife for no other reason than the fact she is Russian, has left some asking whether he would be happy to treat other nationalities in the same way. Tim Walker is a journalist who most, beyond London’s chattering classes, will ...

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Top Trump Tweets – NFL criticism is 2nd-most popular topic on US President's Twitter account

Published time: 25 Oct, 2017 13:20 Edited time: 25 Oct, 2017 13:37 While President Donald Trump is known for both ruling US politics via Twitter and being an avid sports fan, his recent social media activity has been increasingly affected by the ongoing scandal in the National Football League (NFL). Trump has posted NFL-related tweets since calling for players to ...

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Twitter Turns Red: Relive the climax of the Russian Revolution with #1917LIVE

Published time: 25 Oct, 2017 12:45 Edited time: 25 Oct, 2017 12:55 With just 13 days left until the Bolsheviks seize power, RT’s #1917LIVE project brings readers a wealth of material, including a trusty Twitter Messenger Bot from the Russian Telegraph, providing  access to the Revolution and its heroes. [embedded content] If you’re a new subscriber and want to delve ...

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Twitter announces new ‘transparency center’ for ads

Twitter is responding to political scrutiny over the role it may have played in spreading Russian misinformation, and to a bipartisan Congressional bill proposing new regulations for online ads, with some new initiatives of its own. So it’s launching an Advertising Transparency Center where users should be able to see all the ads running on Twitter, the content/creative of those ...

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Twitter bows to Congress, announces political ad ‘transparency’ ahead of Russia testimony

As social media companies face mounting political pressure from US senators investigating Russia, Twitter says it will “dramatically increase transparency” of political ads by disclosing information about who’s running adverts on their platform. Bruce Falck, the general manager of revenue product at Twitter, announced Tuesday that the company will launch “an industry-leading transparency center” that will provide users with additional ...

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James Comey confirms he is Reinhold Niebuhr on Twitter

James Comey, the former FBI director who was abruptly fired in May, has seemingly revealed himself as Twitter user Reinhold Niebuhr. In March, the account tweeted out the famous Anchorman meme — “Actually, I’m not even mad. That’s amazing! — alongside a link to the FBI’s jobs website. But how did anyone know to look at such a random and ...

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