Twitter

Twitter

Twitter is a micro-blogging internet service founded in 2006 by Evan Williams, Biz Stone, Jack Dorsey and Noah Glass.

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Timeline

August 3, 2020

Twitter says it was under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission for potentially misusing people's personal information to serve ads, adding that it faced fines of $150 million to $250 million.

July 21, 2020

Twitter announces that many accounts spreading the pervasive right-wing conspiracy theory known as QAnon would no longer be welcome on its platform.

March 9, 2020

Twitter announces that it has received a $1 billion investment from Silver Lake.

February 21, 2020

Twitter announces that it was suspending 70 pro-Bloomberg accounts for violating its policies on "platform manipulation and spam.

October 10, 2019

Twitter releases new Catalyst app for macOS Catalina

September 19, 2019

Twitter announces that it's giving people more control over the conversations they start with a new feature that lets them hide replies.

February 2019

Twitter announces 'hide replies' feature.

2017

Twitter announces it would ban Russia-based RT and Sputnik from advertising on its platform.

2016

Twitter starts releasing state-backed influence operations data for evaluation.

December 1, 2006

Twitter raises a $100,000 seed round.

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Yueqi Yang | Bloomberg
August 9, 2020
@bsindia
Its unclear whether Twitter will pursue a deal, which would involve TikToks U.S. operations, the people said
DNA Web Team
August 8, 2020
DNA India
Is Paytm 'Binod'? Know all about Twitter's latest viral trend that has sparked some hilarious memes - Twitter is one platform that makes you think, "Why is this trending" The latest inclusion to this bucket list of jokes is Binod memes. But you must be wondering 'what exactly is this Binod' and why is this trend viral. Let us fill you in.
Brian Barrett
August 8, 2020
Wired
Plus: A Canon ransomware hack, a nasty Twitter bug, and more of the week's top security news.
Stacy Liberatore
August 6, 2020
Mail Online
To combat foreign influence an state-controlled media outlets such as China Daily, Russia Today and Sputnik. These outlets are those where the state exercise editorial control.
BBC News
August 6, 2020
BBC News
The social networks say a post of a TV interview Mr Trump gave contained Covid-19 "misinformation".
Sky
August 6, 2020
Sky News
Facebook says it is the first time it has removed a Trump post for coronavirus "misinformation".
BS Web Team and Agencies
August 6, 2020
@bsindia
Facebook removed from Trumps official account the post of a video clip from a Fox News interview in which he said children are almost immune from Covid-19
Davey Alba
August 5, 2020
www.nytimes.com
The call from 20 state officials adds to the rising pressure facing Mark Zuckerberg and his company.
BBC News
August 3, 2020
BBC News
The Labour MP got the backing of Home Secretary Priti Patel after receiving abuse over social media.
Natasha Lomas
August 4, 2020
TechCrunch
Twitter has disclosed it's facing a potential fine of more than a hundred million dollars as a result of a probe by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) which believes the company violated a 2011 consent order by using data provided by users for a security purpose to target them with ads. In an SEC filing, [...]
IANS
August 4, 2020
@bsindia
Twitter last month suffered its biggest data breach when three young individuals (including one juvenile) compromised the accounts of 130 high-profile celebrities, politicians and businesses
Kate Conger
August 4, 2020
www.nytimes.com
The social media company said the agency was examining whether it had misused people's personal information to serve ads.
Stacy Liberatore
August 3, 2020
Mail Online
Twitter recently confirmed plans for a subscription model and is now surveying users about potential features. There could be the option to undo sent tweets, as well as profile customization.
Nathaniel Popper, Kate Conger, Kellen Browning
August 3, 2020
@bsindia
The teenage mastermind of the recent Twitter breach, who had a difficult family life, poured his energy into video games and cryptocurrency
Kate Cox
July 31, 2020
Ars Technica
The 17-year-old is facing 30 felony fraud charges.
Kate Conger and Nathaniel Popper
July 31, 2020
www.nytimes.com
The authorities arrested a 17-year-old who they said ran a scheme that targeted the accounts of celebrities, including former President Barack Obama and Elon Musk. Two others were also charged.
Natasha Lomas
July 31, 2020
TechCrunch
Twitter has confirmed it has permanently banned the account of David Duke, former leader of white supremacist hate group the Ku Klux Klan. Duke had operated freely on its platform for years -- amassing a following of around 53k and recently tweeting his support for president Trump to be re-elected. Now his @DrDavidDuke account page [...]
Alexandra Mae Jones
July 31, 2020
CTVNews
Twitter says they are reviewing their internal access tools in an update into their investigation of the massive Bitcoin scam launched on the platform after it was hacked in mid-July.
David McCabe
July 29, 2020
www.nytimes.com
The request comes as President Trump continues to accuse tech platforms like Facebook and Twitter of suppressing conservative content.
BBC News
July 29, 2020
BBC News
The grime artist apologises for "generalising" Jewish people after being banned from social media.
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