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Rudy Giuliani blames Twitter for his spectacular typo fail
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Rudy Giuliani, once Trump's "cyber advisor," has again demonstrated his lack of even the most basic internet knowledge. In part one of a three-act blunder, he tweeted about special council Robert Mueller, but left out spaces between the sentences, ac…

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Twitter Deletes Over 10,000 Bots That  Discouraged US Midterm Voting
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Twitter has deleted over 10,000 disinformation bots discouraging Americans from voting in Tuesday’s midterm elections. An anonymous reader quotes CNN: Twitter said that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee had brought the accounts to their attention. “For the election this year we have established open lines of communication and direct, easy escalation paths for state election […]

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Twitter apologizes for not addressing threat later linked to mail bombs     – CNET
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The social network says it should’ve responded differently when a user flagged a threatening tweet she says turned out to be from pipe-bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc.

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Twitter sees another drop in users amid fake-account crackdown     – CNET
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CEO Jack Dorsey says Twitter’s doing a better job cleaning up suspicious activity.

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Facebook, Twitter reportedly haven’t seen any China election meddling
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Though President Trump and Vice President Pence have repeated claims that China is actively trying to meddle in the upcoming US midterm elections, officials at Facebook and Twitter have now said they haven't come across any such attempts. Anonymous p…

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A Twitter employee groomed by the Saudi government prompted 2015 state-sponsored hacking warning
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An explosive report in The New York Times this weekend sheds new light on the apparent targeting of Twitter accounts by “state-sponsored actors” three years ago. It comes in the wake of the confirmed death of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Friday, two weeks after he disappeared in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Khashoggi […]

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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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