BBC Teams Up With Tech Giants To Fight Fake News Before It Spreads

While fake news and misinformation isn’t new, in this day and age of social media, it can spread a lot faster than back in the day. This has created a problem and it looks like the BBC will be working with several tech giants to help fight this problem before it spreads too far and impacts too many people.


Twitter Temporarily Disables The Ability To Tweet Via SMS

Recently, Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey had his Twitter account hacked. Apparently how the hackers managed to gain access to his account and send out some hateful tweets from it was through the “tweet to SMS” feature, which for those unfamiliar, allows users to send tweets via SMS instead of having to go to Twitter’s website or use the app.


Twitter’s CEO Just Had His Account Hacked

Being the CEO of a company usually comes with certain perks that customers of the company might not be able to enjoy. In Twitter’s case, we imagine that maybe the account of the company’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, would be extra safe with perhaps additional layers of security and monitoring.


Twitter Testing A Filter Feature For Direct Messages

The problem with putting ourselves on social media and having a public profile is that you sometimes get subject to harassment from random strangers online. This kind of harassment can come in many forms, such as comments on your posts or messages sent directly and privately to you.


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Twitter And NBC Team Up For Live Coverage Of 2020 Olympics

NBC and Twitter are teaming up for limited live coverage and highlights during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. There’s also going to be a 20 minute Olympics show daily. The content will be available through Twitter’s website and apps. NBC previously had a similar arrangement with Snapchat during the 2018 Winter Games where some highlights packages and live coverage was provided through the app’s Discover tab.


Airline Apologizes For Tweeting Which Seats Are Safest In A Crash

When you get on a plane you’re not thinking about which seats might be the safest in the event of a crash. You’re hoping that the plane doesn’t crash in the first place. That might have been lost on Dutch airline KLM’s social media team when they tweeted about which seats might be the safest in the event of a plane crash.


Twitter Will Add More Context To ‘This Tweet Is Unavailable’

We’re sure that we’ve all come across a Twitter page for a particular tweet, only to be greeted by the message that says, “This tweet is unavailable”. Now, there are many reasons why a tweet could be unavailable. For example, the person who tweeted it decided to delete it, or it could have been removed by Twitter for violating its Terms of Service.


Senators Ask The FTC To Investigate How Social Networks Curate Their Content

How do websites like Facebook, Google, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter determine topics that are supposedly relevant to you? Presumably, this is based on how you use their websites, where based on your searches, history, browsing habits, and so on, it will surface information that it thinks is most suitable for you.


Facebook And Twitter May Not Be Present At White House Social Media Summit

A social media summit without two of the biggest players in social media might not make much sense but apparently, that’s going to be the case for the upcoming summit at the White House. According to reports, the White House has not invited the two most popular social media companies to attend the event.


Twitter Direct Messages Are Facing An Outage

This hasn’t been a particularly kind week for online services. After Cloudflare’s troubles yesterday which knocked a fair bit of the internet offline, Facebook’s services have been acting up today for users across the globe. Twitter is now facing its very own outage with direct messages not working as they should be.


Twitter Now Hides Harmful Tweets From Public Figures

Twitter executives had recently hinted that the platform could make a change soon which reduces the reach of harmful tweets from public figures. It has officially announced this change today. A new notice for tweets from public figures is rolling out today, particularly the tweets that break its community guidelines. So if a public figure were to tweet something against the guidelines, Twitter can notify users of the violation and […]


Twitter To Remove Precise Geotagging Feature From Tweets

On social media platforms, users have the ability to post status updates, photos, and so on and share their location at the same time. Some might view this as giving up your privacy and if you’re not comfortable with the feature, you might be interested to learn that Twitter has announced that they will be removing it.


Native Twitter App For Mac Will Be Making A Comeback

Back in early 2018, Twitter announced that they would be discontinuing its app for Mac. The company instead directed users to the web version of Twitter. However, for those who prefer having a native Mac app for their Twitter needs, you’ll be pleased to learn that the app will be making a comeback.


Guests Can Now Join Your Twitter Live Video Broadcasts

It has long been possible to broadcast video live on Twitter but even though the company allowed Periscope users to open their streams to guests back in February this year, it waited to offer this same functionality on Twitter proper. The company today confirmed that users will now be able to add guests to their live video broadcasts on Twitter. The feature will be available in both the iOS and […]