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Twitter's political ad ban will also curb ads for hot-button issues

Twitter has finally outlined how its ban on political ads will work, and it's considerably clearer — if not as clear as some would like. When the ban takes effect on November 22nd, it'll bar ads for anything referring to candidates, parties, existi… Source: Engadget | Twitter's political ad ban will also curb ads for …

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Twitter is rolling out a fix for the 'auto-scrolling' bug on iOS

Has the Twitter timeline been extra jumpy on your iPhone or iPad? Yesterday Twitter acknowledged the "frustrating" issue, and now an update to address it is rolling out via the App Store. It's unclear if it was supposed to be a seamless addition of n… Source: Engadget | Twitter is rolling out a fix for …

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Twitter outlines when it would restrict world leaders' tweets

Twitter is shedding more light on its approach to restricting world leaders' tweets — not that it'll satisfy everyone. The social network stressed in a blog post that leaders "are not above our policies entirely" and that it would take enforcement… Source: Engadget | Twitter outlines when it would restrict world leaders' tweets

Twitter temporarily banned pro-Trump meme creator Carpe Donktum

This afternoon, Twitter caused a stir when it suspended the prolific pro-Trump meme creator, Carpe Donktum. People were quick to speculate that Carpe Donktum was suspended for his alleged connection to the violent video shown at Trump's Miami resort… Source: Engadget | Twitter temporarily banned pro-Trump meme creator Carpe Donktum

Twitter banned 2,600 Iran-linked accounts for election meddling

Since September, Twitter has suspended 2,617 accounts linked to Iran, it said in a report on its US midterm election efforts. Some of the accounts claimed they were American news outlets and discussed US political and social issues. Twitter claims it… Source: Engadget | Twitter banned 2,600 Iran-linked accounts for election meddling

How to Deal With Online Hate 

Dylan Marron likes to talk to his enemies, until they’re not quite enemies. On his podcast Conversations With People Who Hate Me, Dylan gets on the phone with people who have sent him hate mail, left angry comments, or tweeted nasty things about him. He also moderates conversations between others who have insulted…Read more… Source: …

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China cracks down on Twitter users critical of its government

It won't surprise you to hear that China keeps a tight lid on homegrown social networks, but it's now doing more to stifle free expression on outside networks, too. The New York Times reported that Chinese law enforcement recently began a crackdown o… Source: Engadget | China cracks down on Twitter users critical of its …

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How to Purge Social Media 'Friends' So You Can Have Fun Online Again

It now seems to be a truth universally acknowledged that social media is bad—bad for our well-being and privacy, too much of a time-sink, and so on. But does it have to be? Can it be made good? Or, slightly less bad? Shaking up who you follow and share with can do wonders for your …

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The Game Awards will stream on more than 40 platforms next month

The end of the year is fast approaching, which means awards season is getting into full swing. The Game Awards takes place December 6th at 9PM ET at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, and this year, it will stream live on more than 40 video platfo… Source: Engadget | The Game Awards will stream …

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Dear tech: Stop doing business with Nazis

Kicking Nazis off tech companies' services is so easy, and such a simple thing to do. It is such a basic act of human decency, a trivial task that would stop PayPal, Stripe, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, GoDaddy and many more from being unquestionabl… Source: Engadget | Dear tech: Stop doing business with Nazis

Twitter expands its reporting options for spam tweets and accounts

Until now, Twitter's reporting process has offered limited options for you to let the company's staff know exactly why you're flagging iffy tweets. That changed somewhat on Wednesday, as you can specify the type of spam you're drawing attention to wh… Source: Engadget | Twitter expands its reporting options for spam tweets and accounts

Twitter May Soon Remove 'Likes' in Ongoing Effort to Promote Healthy Conversations

Twitter is reportedly planning to remove “likes” from the social media platform as its CEO Jack Dorsey told employees at an in-house event last week that he was “not a fan of the heart-shaped button,” and that it would be eliminated “soon” (via Variety). In a Tweet, the Twitter Communications team said it is “rethinking …

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