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Congressman Nunes looking at ‘legal remedies’ to Twitter ‘shadowbanning’

Congressman Devin Nunes (R-California) is looking into “legal remedies” to stop Twitter from “shadowbanning” certain users and decreasing their visibility on the social media platform. Vice News reported last week that Nunes and some other conservative figures were suddenly not showing up in Twitter search results and were temporarily much harder to find on the platform, prompting accusations of “shadowbanning” ...

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Twitter will suspend repeat offenders posting abusive comments on Periscope live streams

As part of Twitter’s attempted crackdown on abusive behavior across its network, the company announced on Friday afternoon a new policy facing those who repeatedly harass, threaten or otherwise make abusive comments during a Periscope broadcaster’s live stream. According to Twitter, the company will begin to more aggressively enforce its Periscope Community Guidelines by reviewing and suspending accounts of habitual ...

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Collusion! Twitter melts down as Trump Jr. and Mueller spotted at same airport gate

Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Donald Trump Jr. were photographed at the same airport gate, setting tongues in Washington wagging about the ongoing ‘Russiagate’ investigation, flying in coach class, and the notorious Gate 35X. The photo, published by Politico on Friday, shows Mueller and Trump Jr. at Gate 35X of the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). The special prosecutor ...

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Twitter posts record $100M profit but loses 1M users

The social media apocalypse is on us this week. Days after Facebook’s stock took a record $ 123 billion plunge on a poor earnings report, Twitter’s shares are down nearly 20 percent after the company announced falling users numbers. The microblogging service recorded a drop of one million monthly users in Q2, with 335 million overall and 68 million in the ...

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Twitter vows to continue spam fight despite negative impact on user numbers

Twitter has no intention of easing up on its fight against spam users and other factors that jeopardize the “health” of its service, despite the approach costing it three million in ‘lost’ monthly active users. Investor panic sent Twitter’s stock price down by nearly 20 percent in early trading today following its latest financial report. Twitter posted a record profit ...

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Twitter posts record $100M profit but loses 1M users

The social media apocalypse is on us this week. Days after Facebook’s stock took a record $ 123 billion plunge on a poor earnings report, Twitter’s shares are down nearly 20 percent after the company announced falling users numbers. The microblogging service recorded a drop of one million monthly users in Q2, with 335 million overall and 68 million in the ...

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Twitter says it does not shadow ban, despite complaints by Republicans

After President Donald Trump accused Twitter of “shadow banning” prominent Republicans, the company denied that it uses the practice, in which someone’s posts are made invisible or undiscoverable without them knowing. In a blog post titled “Setting the record straight on shadow banning,” Vijaya Gadde and Kayvon Beykpour, Twitter’s legal and product leads, respectively, were blunt: “We do not shadow ...

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Twitter ‘shadow banning’ is Trump’s latest social media cause

The president’s latest Twitter target is Twitter itself. This morning, Trump took to the platform to call out the alleged “shadow banning” of Republican users. It’s the latest in long standing conservative and right-wing complaints regarding perceived unfair treatment at the hands of social media platforms. This latest round stems, in part, from a recent Vice story highlighting Twitter’s removal ...

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Shadowbanned: Prominent Republicans missing from Twitter search

Searching Twitter for the accounts of several prominent Republican lawmakers, and even the chairwoman of the Republican Party, produces, it seems, no results in the drop-down menu, prompting complaints of a “shadowban.” If you were looking for the account of GOP chairwoman Ronna McDaniel or representatives Mark Meadows (R-North Carolina), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), and Matt Gaetz (R-Florida), you’d be out ...

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9 times Trump took on the world via Twitter

After, once again, taking to Twitter to threaten war with another nation over the weekend, RT takes a look at US President Donald Trump’s most threatening tweets targeting world leaders, celebrities and even restaurants. Trump’s twitter feed is literally one for the history books – a logbook of the time when one of the most powerful people on Earth got ...

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