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Twitter is a micro-blogging internet service founded in 2006.

Twitter is a social network platform that was created to be a global real-time communication platform. The platform was first launched in 2006, by Biz Stone, Evan Williams, Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, in San Francisco, California, United States.

The platform allows users to communicate with others through micro-blogs known as tweets which can be posted and shared through the web platform, SMS, and mobile applications. The platform has over 250 million active users around the world and is available in over thirty five languages.

Twitter encourages users to connect from everywhere around the world, debate, share information, and more. Users can share text, images, and videos, and are able to reply or re-post (retweet) others. The platform is used by celebrities, public figures, athletes, musicians, and other well known figures. The platform generates the majority of their revenue from advertising, as well as from licensing user data.

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Twitter holds offices throughout the United States, and international offices in Bangalore, Berlin, Bogota, Brussels, Cologne, Dubai, Dublin, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London, Madrid, Manchester, Manila, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Mumbai, New Delhi, Osaka, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, Seoul, Tokyo, Toronto, Vancouver, and more.

Timeline

May 5, 2021
Twitter announce it's released a feature that detects "mean" replies on its service before a user presses send.

May 3, 2021
Twitter announces the wide release of Spaces, a Clubhouse-like audio platform.
March 1, 2021
Twitter announces that it set to begin injecting new labels into users' timelines to push back against misinformation that could disrupt the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines.
February 2021
Twitter announces a new paid service called Super Follow, which will let users pay to access tweets, fleets, and other exclusive content from creators.
January 26, 2021
Twitter announces acquisition of newsletter platform Revue

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed by the company. Twitter's acquisition of Revue is the company's first foray into generating subscription revenue.

January 25, 2021
Twitter launches Birdwatch, a fact-checking program intended to fight misinformation

Twitter has launched its Birdwatch program, meant to address misinformation on the platform by allowing users to fact-check tweets, the company announced Monday.

January 22, 2021
Twitter restarts verified blue tick.
January 15, 2021
Biden launches new Twitter account to build following before taking command of White House @POTUS on Inauguration Day
January 8, 2021
On Friday evening, Twitter announced that it was permanently banning Trump's account.
January 6, 2021
Twitter acqui-hires full-service creative agency Ueno in-house to work alongside Twitter’s own design and research teams.

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By BARBARA ORTUTAY
November 29, 2021
AP NEWS
Newly named Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal has emerged from behind the scenes to take over one of Silicon Valley's highest-profile and politically volatile jobs.But his prior lack of name recognition coupled with a solid technical background appears to be what some big company backers were looking for to lead Twitter out of its current morass.
November 29, 2021
AP NEWS
The Associated Press (AP) -- Shares of Twitter are surging on a report that co-founder Jack Dorsey will step down as the company's chief executive. Twitter's stock, which has consistently underperformed the market, jumped more than 10% at the opening bell Monday.
By BARBARA ORTUTAY
November 16, 2021
AP NEWS
Twitter users will soon see new warning labels on false and misleading tweets, redesigned to make them more effective and less confusing. The labels, which the company has been testing since July, are an update from those Twitter used for election misinformation before and after the 2020 presidential contest.
November 10, 2021
AP NEWS
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Prince Harry said he warned the chief executive of Twitter ahead of the Jan. 6 Capitol riots that the social media site was being used to stage political unrest in the U.S. capital.
October 28, 2021
AP NEWS
LONDON (AP) -- British lawmakers are set to grill Facebook and other tech giants Thursday over how they handle online safety as European efforts to regulate social media companies gain momentum. Representatives from Facebook, Google, Twitter and TikTok will be questioned by members of a parliamentary committee scrutinizing the British government's draft online safety legislation.
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