Twitter set to ban global political advertising from November 22

Twitter Inc will ban political advertising on its platform next month, the company’s chief executive said on Wednesday, a move that won praise from Democrats and scorn from Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. “We’ve made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally,” said Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in a statement. “We believe political… Read More Twitter set to ban global political advertising from November 22

U.S. President Donald Trump challenges court ruling barring from blocking Twitter users

President Donald Trump is challenging a federal appeals court decision that ruled he violated the U.S. Constitution by blocking people whose views he disliked from his Twitter account. In court papers filed late on Friday by the U.S. Justice Department, Trump sought a rehearing by the full 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump challenges court ruling barring from blocking Twitter users

Twitter suspends thousands of accounts for creating new ones after suspension

Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it had suspended 100,000 accounts for creating new accounts after a suspension during January-March period, a 45 percent increase from last year. “Previously, we only reviewed potentially abusive Tweets if they were reported to us. We know that’s not acceptable, so earlier this year we made it a priority to… Read More Twitter suspends thousands of accounts for creating new ones after suspension

Canada to regulate social media firms as measure against election meddling

The world’s major social media companies are not doing enough to help Canada combat potential foreign meddling in this October’s elections and the government might have to regulate them, the cabinet minister in charge of ensuring a fair vote said on Monday. Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould spoke shortly after Canada’s electronic signals spy agency… Read More Canada to regulate social media firms as measure against election meddling

BlackBerry files lawsuit against Twitter over patent infringement

BlackBerry Ltd on Wednesday filed a patent infringement lawsuit accusing Twitter Inc of illegally using technology in its mobile messaging applications that had been developed by the former smartphone maker. The lawsuit said Twitter wrongly sought to compensate for being a relative latecomer to mobile messaging by co-opting Blackberry’s inventions for such services as the… Read More BlackBerry files lawsuit against Twitter over patent infringement

Twitter to boost hiring, liaise with electoral body in India

Twitter Inc plans to boost hiring in India and appoint an officer to liaise with the Election Commission (EC), a senior executive said on Tuesday, responding to concerns about political misuse of social media ahead of this year’s general elections. Speaking a day after an Indian parliamentary committee told the company to engage more with… Read More Twitter to boost hiring, liaise with electoral body in India

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams to step down from board at end of month

Twitter Inc said on Friday one of its co-founders, Evan Williams, will be stepping down as a member of its board at the ending of the month. Williams, who also announced the move in a series of tweets, is currently the chief executive officer of online publishing website Medium and had also served as the… Read More Twitter co-founder Evan Williams to step down from board at end of month