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Twitter’s Audio Spaces test includes transcriptions, speaker controls, and reporting features

Twitter’s Audio Spaces test includes transcriptions, speaker controls, and reporting features Earlier this month, Twitter announced it would soon begin testing its own Clubhouse rival, called Audio Spaces. The new product will allow Twitter users to gather in dedicated spaces for live conversations with another person or with groups of people. While […]

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Talking tech’s exodus, Twitter’s new labels, and Medium’s future with founder Ev Williams

Talking tech’s exodus, Twitter’s new labels, and Medium’s future with founder Ev Williams Earlier today, we had the chance to talk with Twitter and Medium cofounder Ev Williams, along with operator-turned investor James Joaquin, who helps oversee the day-to-day of the mission-focused venture firm they separately cofounded six years ago, Obvious Ventures. […]

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A bug meant Twitter Fleets could still be seen after they disappear

A bug meant Twitter Fleets could still be seen after they disappear Twitter is the latest social media site to allow users to experiment with posting disappearing content. Fleets, as Twitter calls them, allows its mobile users post short stories, like photos or videos with overlaying text, that are set to vanish […]

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Google, Facebook and Twitter threaten to leave Pakistan over censorship law

Google, Facebook and Twitter threaten to leave Pakistan over censorship law Global internet companies Facebook, Google and Twitter and others have banded together and threatened to leave Pakistan after the South Asian nation granted blanket powers to local regulators to censor digital content. Earlier this week, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan granted […]

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Trump will lose protected Twitter status after his presidency

Trump will lose protected Twitter status after his presidency Twitter has at various times acknowledged that Donald Trump isn’t bound by the same rules that govern the rest of us. This executive privilege has allowed him to continue posting comments that could have long ago gotten any normal person banned from the […]

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Twitter labeled 300,000 US election tweets — around 0.2%

Twitter labeled 300,000 US election tweets — around 0.2% Just over a week after the U.S. elections, Twitter has offered a breakdown of some of its efforts to label misleading tweets. The site says that from October 27 to November 11, it labeled some 300,000 tweets as part of its Civic Integrity […]

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Twitter brings its Stories feature, Fleets, to Japan

Twitter brings its Stories feature, Fleets, to Japan Twitter’s own version of Stories, which it calls “Fleets,” have arrived in Japan. The new feature allows users to post ephemeral content that automatically disappears after 24 hours. Though Fleets previously launched in Brazil, India, Italy, and South Korea, Japan is notably Twitter’s second […]

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Twitter may slow down users’ ability to ‘like’ tweets containing misinformation

Twitter may slow down users’ ability to ‘like’ tweets containing misinformation Twitter is working to expand the use of its “misinformation” labels on misleading tweets. The company has developed a new feature, not yet live, that would pop up a “misleading information” label when a user tries to “Like” a tweet that’s […]

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Steve Bannon’s show pulled off Twitter and YouTube over calls for violence

Steve Bannon’s show pulled off Twitter and YouTube over calls for violence Former Presidential advisor and right-wing pundit Steve Bannon had his show suspended from Twitter and an episode removed by YouTube after calling for violence against FBI director Christopher Wray and the government’s leading pandemic expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci. Bannon, speaking […]

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Daily Crunch: Social media confronts election misinformation

Daily Crunch: Social media confronts election misinformation You may have heard that the United States had a presidential election yesterday, with plenty of implications for the tech world, particularly with social media as one of the battlegrounds in the fight over the results. Meanwhile, major tech-relevant ballot measures, like California’s Proposition 22, […]

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