Twitter Tackles Harassment by Tweaking Its Algorithm, Hides Mean Tweets

In its latest effort to rein in trolling on the micro-blogging platform, Twitter has announced a new approach to hiding mean tweets by tweaking its algorithm. This move is part of the company’s ongoing attempt at addressing rampant harassment and abuse…

Twitter Tests Feature that Puts Breaking News at the Top of User Timelines

The latest news always breaks on Twitter faster than on any other social media platform. Now the company is working to solidify that edge by testing a breaking news feature that will deliver the hottest and most relevant stories straight…

Twitter Cracks Down on Tweetdeckers With Mass Account Suspensions

Twitter continues its fight against spam and “tweetdecking” on its platform. On Friday, the social media website suspended a slew of accounts known for stealing and retweeting viral tweets without crediting their original creators. Twitter has suspended a number of…

After 12 Years of Losses, Twitter Finally Turns a Profit

Even seasoned Wall Street analysts were a bit surprised by Twitter’s latest financial report for the fourth quarter of 2017. No, the surprise was not really in the amount of profit it made for that quarter but on the fact…

Twitter Users are Buying Millions of Fake Followers, Black Market Exposed

Twitter is a platform that has always encouraged—perhaps unwittingly—competition in terms of user popularity. These days, fellow users of the social media platform will gauge your online status based on the number of likes your tweets generate, the number of…

Twitter is Reportedly Trying to Copy Snapchat’s Video-Sharing Feature

Twitter may soon be introducing a new feature to its platform as part of the company’s strategy to boost user growth. The San Francisco-based social media company is reportedly working on a feature that will mimic rival Snapchat making it easier…

Are Twitter Employees Snooping Through Your DMs? Undercover Video Raises Concern Over User Privacy

Twitter is going on the offensive; adamantly stating that the company is not reading users’ direct messages. The denial comes on the heels of allegations raised that Twitter employs hundreds of people tasked with reading account holders private messages. Project…

Facebook, Twitter and Google Hire German Censorship Army to Avoid Millions in Fines

According to a Wall Street Journal article, Facebook, Google and Twitter have hired censorship teams to remove user posted content that German law prohibits. As of January 1, 2018 a new law in Germany puts tech companies that allow user…

Is Twitter Working on a System to Automate Censorship of Republicans and Conservatives?

Project Veritas, an undercover conservative journalistic organization, has caught Twitter engineers exposing how Twitter currently censors Republicans and conservative tweets. They sometimes allegedly use a concept called shadow banning, where a Twitter user continues to tweet without realizing that Twitter…