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Twitter updates level the playing field for emoji character counts
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Twitter announced today on its developer forum that all emojis will count evenly toward the platform's maximum 280 character limit. Before this update, various modifiers such as gender and skin tone caused certain emojis to use up more characters tha…

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Twitter sunsets the ability to create Moments on mobile
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Starting on October 23rd, you'll have to go straight to Twitter's website if you want to create a Moment. The platform has killed the ability to create Moments within the iOS and Android apps, because it's apparently not seeing a lot of use. "When fe…

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Twitter now puts live broadcasts at the top of your timeline
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Twitter will now put live streams and broadcasts started by accounts you follow at the top of your timeline, making it easier to see what they’re doing in realtime. In a tweet, Twitter said that that the new feature will include breaking news, personalities and sports. The social networking giant included the new feature in its […]

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Twitter permanently bans Alex Jones and Infowars     – CNET
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The social network says new videos prompted the move.

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It’s time for Facebook and Twitter to coordinate efforts on hate speech
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Since the election of Donald Trump in 2016, there has been burgeoning awareness of the hate speech on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. While activists have pressured these companies to improve their content moderation, few groups (outside of the German government) have outright sued the platforms for their actions. That’s because of a […]

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Twitter CEO to testify before House committee on September 5th
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on September 5th about the company's use of algorithms and how it monitors content.

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Senators ask Facebook, Twitter, Google to block 3D-printed gun blueprints     – CNET
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Facebook has already said it’ll ban sites that share and host the designs. Will others follow suit?

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Twitter suspends Infowars host Alex Jones' ability to tweet     – CNET
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Twitter finally follows the lead of every other social media platform.

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Democratic National Committee serves Wikileaks a summons on Twitter
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You'll have to be creative to serve a secretive online organization like Wikileaks whose founder is hiding out in a foreign embassy. It definitely became an issue for the Democratic National Committee, which filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit again…

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