Category: Twitter

Twitter makes its political ad ban official
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Twitter makes its political ad ban official

The ban on political ads announced by Twitter two weeks ago has come into effect, and the rules are surprisingly simple — perhaps too simple. No political content as they define it may be promoted; candidates, parties, governments or officials, PACs and certain political nonprofit groups are banned from promoting content altogether. The idea intended…

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Jack Dorsey says Twitter will ban all political ads
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Jack Dorsey says Twitter will ban all political ads

CEO Jack Dorsey just announced, via tweet, that Twitter will be banning all political advertising — albeit with “a few exceptions” like voter registration. “We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought,” Dorsey said. While it’s not totally clear how broad those exceptions will be, it sounds like the ban will apply to…

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How Twitter’s Bizarre ‘World Leader’ Policy Could Impact President Trump
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How Twitter’s Bizarre ‘World Leader’ Policy Could Impact President Trump

Governments are usually not on the opposite end of regulation. The popularity of social media companies, however, is challenging the status quo as Twitter’s latest press release highlights. The company that pioneered the art of digital short-form messaging Tuesday announced that it plans to deal with world leaders on its platform in its own special…

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‘Crypto Twitter Sentiment’ Algo Claims 281% Returns After Reading Bitcoin Tweets
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‘Crypto Twitter Sentiment’ Algo Claims 281% Returns After Reading Bitcoin Tweets

Brokerage firm eToro has brought a new tool to the market that’s supposed to help investors crack the code of investing in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin – crypto Twitter. In a recent blog, eToro announced that it is partnering with cryptocurrency information service provider TIE, which uses algorithms based on crowd-driven sentiment to develop trading…

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Twitter admits it used two-factor phone numbers and emails for serving targeted ads
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Twitter admits it used two-factor phone numbers and emails for serving targeted ads

Twitter has said it used phone numbers and email addresses, provided by users to set up two-factor authentication on their accounts, to serve targeted ads. In a disclosure Tuesday, the social media giant said it did not know how many users were impacted. The issue stemmed from the company’s tailored audiences program, which allows companies…

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Twitter details new policies designed to crack down on financial scams
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Twitter details new policies designed to crack down on financial scams

Twitter today says it’s expanding its policies to prohibit financial scams on its platform — something you’d think would have already been banned, but apparently was never directly addressed through Twitter’s policy documentation. Instead, financial scams until now have been handled through Twitter’s spam reporting tool, which was expanded last year to specifically identify what…

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