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Twitter shuts down 125,000 ‘terrorist accounts’

Twitter Inc has shut down more than 125,000 terrorism-related accounts since the middle of 2015, most of them linked to the Islamic State group, the company said in a blog post on Friday. Twitter has said it only takes down accoun

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Top Twitter executives to leave company

Four senior Twitter executives are leaving the media company, which is also adding a new chief marketing officer and two board members, a source said on Sunday, outlining the biggest leadership changes since Jack Dorsey returned as chief executi

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Twitter mulls 10,000-character limit for tweets

Twitter Inc is building a new feature that will allow users to post tweets as long as 10,000 characters, well beyond its current 140-character limit, technology news website Re/code reported on Tuesday. An expansion of the limit t

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Twitter clarifies rules on banned content

Twitter Inc has clarified its definition of abusive behaviour that will prompt it to delete accounts, banning "hateful conduct" that promotes violence against specific groups. The social media company disclosed the chang

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Big brands don't mind live Periscope stumbles

When Benefit Cosmetics, a San Francisco-based maker of skin care and makeup, used Twitter's Periscope live-streaming video service to make a product demonstration, a heckler became part of the live show, typing to the presenter, "I can

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Amid chaos, Parisians offer refuge to strangers via Twitter

People in Paris took to social media to find and offer refuge on Friday night, as the city was gripped by chaos following a string of attacks that left dozens dead. The Twitter hashtag #porteouverte, which means "open door&qu

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Twitter eyes better ties with advertisers, developers

In his second public appearance since being named Twitter's permanent chief executive earlier this month, Jack Dorsey on Wednesday apologized to the developers who work with the social media company to create apps. His admissi

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Microsoft ex-CEO Ballmer buys 4pc stake in Twitter

Former Microsoft Corp chief executive Steve Ballmer has taken a four per cent stake in Twitter, according to his spokesman, making him the third-biggest individual shareholder in the social media company. Ballmer's stake is wo

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Twitter appoints Google executive as chairman

Twitter has lured Google executive Omid Kordestani to become the social media company's executive chairman, the latest step in the company's turnaround efforts under Jack Dorsey, who last week was named permanent CEO. &nbs

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Twitter plans layoffs next week

Twitter is planning company-wide layoffs next week, technology news website Re/code reported on Friday, citing sources. The news comes after Jack Dorsey was appointed permanent chief executive on Monday. It is uncle

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