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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

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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Nicole Wetsman
April 1, 2020
Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
Press Trust of India
March 30, 2020
@bsindia
Taking to Twitter, the Zero star said the couple will donate to both, Maharashtra Chief Ministers relief fund and Prime Ministers Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund.
AFP
March 30, 2020
CTVNews
Two tweets by Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro in which he questioned quarantine measures aimed at containing the novel coronavirus were removed Sunday, on the grounds that they violated the social network's rules.
AFP/PTI
March 30, 2020
@bsindia
If it continues like this, with the amount of unemployment what we will have later is a very serious problem that will take years to be resolved, he said of the isolation measures.
Kevin Roose, Sheera Frenkel and Nicole Perlroth
March 29, 2020
www.nytimes.com
After spending billions to avoid a repeat of 2016, the tech giants are careening from crisis to crisis as their foes change tactics.
March 27, 2020
Firstpost
Coronavirus Outbreak LATEST Updates:The Tata Trusts pledged to contribute Rs 500 crore for COVID-19 relief fund on Saturday. The contribution will be used for buying personal protective equipment for medical personnel, respiratory systems for treating increasing cases, testing kits, setting up modular treatment facilities and training of health workers. Watch LIVE News, Latest Updates, Live blog, Highlights and Live coverage online at firstpost.com.
Emma Grey Ellis
March 27, 2020
Wired
It's time to debunk the worst--and most dangerous--Covid-19 misinformation.
Zack Whittaker
March 25, 2020
TechCrunch
The social network said the tweet violated its new coronavirus-related rules.
Rob Thubron
March 25, 2020
TechSpot
On Tuesday, the WHO announced that Facebook, Microsoft, Slack, Pinterest, TikTok, Twitter, WeChat, Giphy, and Slow Ventures were just some of the companies taking part in the #BuildforCOVID19 hackathon. The firms "will be sharing resources to support participants throughout the...
Reuters Editorial
March 23, 2020
U.S.
Twitter Inc said on Monday it is withdrawing revenue and operating income forecast for the first quarter of 2020, citing the growing impact of the coronavirus outbreak.
Connie Loizos
March 24, 2020
TechCrunch
April Underwood, who until early last year was Slack's chief product officer, has joined Obvious Ventures as a venture partner, she announced on Twitter today. Underwood said that as part of the firm's team, she will "invest in great companies seeking to solve the big problems facing humanity: our climate, human health and wellness, and [...]
Taylor Hatmaker
March 19, 2020
TechCrunch
You don't have to go far to find someone online downplaying the severity of a global pandemic that's shut down entire economies and ground everyday life to a halt. Knowing that, Twitter will take extra steps to remove tweets that put people at risk of contracting the novel coronavirus as it rapidly sweeps through communities [...]
Jason Snell
March 17, 2020
Macworld
Learn about the tools, techniques, and behaviors that can help you work more efficiently on your Mac or iPad from home.
Samuel Woolley
March 17, 2020
Wired
Facebook, YouTube, et al. should pay into a $10 billion public trust that funds the institutions they've undermined: journalism, fact-checking, and media literacy.
By Ian Randall For Mailonline
March 16, 2020
Mail Online
The emoji released by Twitter UK can been generated in your tweets by using any one of the following hashtags - #HandWashing, #HandWashChallenge, #SafeHands or #WashYourHands.
Steven Levy
March 13, 2020
Wired
Plus: Jack Dorsey's own words, the value of anonymity on the internet, and hard times for monkeys.
Sarah Perez
March 12, 2020
TechCrunch
Brizzly, the name associated with a long-gone Twitter client, and later, a goofy project highlighting our addiction to social media, is coming back. And this time, it's focused on serving the needs of Twitter power users in search of features Twitter itself has failed to build -- like an Edit button and an auto-deletion option [...]
Louise Matsakis
March 11, 2020
Wired
The company touts its efforts to remove misleading and overpriced supplies related to the pandemic, but has been more reluctant to comment on books.
Press Trust of India
March 11, 2020
@bsindia
The court will hear the matter on April 13
Sarah Perez
March 10, 2020
TechCrunch
Twitter today updated its Developer Policy to clarify rules around data usage, including in academic research, as well as its position on bots, among other things. The policy has also been entirely rewritten in an effort to simplify the language used and make it more conversational, Twitter says. The new policy has been shortened from [...]
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