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Twitter suspends Thai royalist account linked to influence campaign

BANGKOK — Twitter has suspended a Thai pro-royalist account linked to the palace that a Reuters analysis found was connected to thousands of others created in recent weeks spreading posts in favor of King Maha Vajiralongkorn and the monarchy.

Link clicks instead of ‘likes’: brands should value passive engagement, explore...

Passive engagement on social media is just as important as active engagement when it comes to quantifying success, according to Hootsuite, a social media...

‘More power than traditional media’: Facebook, Twitter policies attacked by senators

WASHINGTON — Republican senators on Tuesday attacked the chief executives of Facebook and Twitter for what they called censorship of President Trump and his allies during the US election while Democrats bemoaned the spread of misinformation on social media.

Twitter launches disappearing ‘fleets’ worldwide

TWITTER, INC. said on Tuesday it was globally launching tweets that disappear after 24 hours, similar to the stories feature that is popular on Snapchat and Facebook’s photo-sharing app Instagram.

Twitter, Facebook suspend some accounts as election misinformation spreads

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter, Inc. and Facebook, Inc. on Tuesday suspended several recently created and mostly right-leaning news accounts posting information about voting in the hotly contested US election for violating their policies.

During elections, online social networks are powerful—but so are personal relationships

Social media platforms are highly influential during election campaigns, but online clout doesn’t necessarily translate into real-world results, according to Richard Heydarian, a public educator and academic. 

Twitter is testing how its misinformation labels can be more obvious,...

TWITTER is rethinking how the labels it applies to misinformation look and work, its head of site integrity told Reuters in an interview, as the social media company tries to make these interventions more obvious and cut its reaction times.

Social media abuse drives girls off Facebook, Instagram, Twitter — poll

LONDON — Online abuse is driving girls to quit social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, with nearly 60% experiencing harassment, a global...

Questions swirl about possible racial bias in Twitter image function

NEW YORK — Social media giant Twitter said on Monday it would investigate its image-cropping function that users complained favored white faces over black.

Indonesia adds Twitter, Zoom to tech companies that must pay 10%...

JAKARTA — Indonesia on Tuesday added 12 more companies, including social media firm Twitter and video-conferencing site Zoom, to a list of Internet-based businesses that must pay a 10% value-added tax on sales.

Facebook, Twitter pull Trump posts over coronavirus misinformation

Facebook Inc. on Wednesday took down a post by US President Donald J. Trump, which the company said violated its rules against sharing misinformation...

Twitter says hackers saw messages from 36 accounts, including Netherlands official

Twitter said on Wednesday that the hackers who breached its systems last week likely read the direct messages of 36 accounts, including one belonging to an elected official in the Netherlands.

Tech firms begin to abandon Hong Kong because of security law

China’s sweeping national security law has forced technology firms to reconsider their presence in Hong Kong. The nimblest among them—the city’s startups—are already moving data and people out or are devising plans to do so.

Twitter says attackers downloaded data from up to eight non-verified accounts

Twitter Inc. said on Saturday that hackers were able to download account information from up to eight accounts involved in the hack of its systems this week, but said none of them were verified accounts.

Tech companies suspend processing Hong Kong government data requests

Facebook Inc., Google Inc., and Twitter Inc. suspended processing government requests for user data in Hong Kong, they said on Monday, following China’s establishment of a sweeping new national security law for the semi-autonomous city.

Facebook will label newsworthy posts that break rules, as ad boycott...

Facebook Inc. said on Friday it will start labeling newsworthy content that violates the social media company’s policies, and label all posts and ads about voting with links to authoritative information, including those from politicians.

Lessons from the Valley: Twitter allows work from home indefinitely

"If our employees are in a role and situation that enables them to work from home and they want to continue to do so forever, we will make that happen. If not, our offices will be their warm and welcoming selves, with some additional precautions, when we feel it’s safe to return."

The rewards and perils for brands latching on to issues

BRANDS CONNECTING to an issue or a purpose they are passionate about and making it into a marketing campaign is a trend that a Twitter regional executive said exploded in the past two years as more and more users look for authenticity in marketing.

iflix’ new original movie to be streamed on Twitter

ASIAN video-on-demand (VOD) service iflix has finally launched Mystified, the company’s first foray into creating original content from the Philippines, with a special arrangement for it to be streamed on Twitter tonight.

Twitter launches global in-stream video ads, partners with ABS, GMA

TWITTER, INC. announced on Thursday it is making its in-stream video advertisements available globally and has forged partnerships with local companies ABS-CBN Corp. and GMA Network, Inc.

Twitter curbs access for over 100,000 apps

WASHINGTON -- Twitter said Tuesday it had removed more than 143,000 apps from the messaging service since April in a fresh crackdown on “malicious” activity from automated accounts.

Trump warns Iran’s Rouhani to ‘never, ever threaten’ the US

US President Donald Trump launched a new broadside against Iran, warning of unspecified “consequences” if counterpart Hassan Rouhani again threatened America. In a Twitter post...

British caver considering legal action after Elon Musk ‘pedo’ tweet

Bangkok -- A British caver who helped rescue 12 boys from a Thai cave said Monday he may take legal action against Elon Musk...

Twitter to predict what you want to see, when it happens

Twitter Inc. will personalize news for users and send them notifications of events, trying to attract a bigger, broader audience with one of its...

A Kanye West and Elon Musk Tesla bromance in tweets

Kanye West and Elon Musk’s bromance is hitting an all-time high. Rapper and entrepreneur West took to Twitter to praise his Tesla Inc. car, with...

Snap royalty Kylie Jenner helped erase $1.3 billion in one tweet

Snap Inc.’s flagship platform has lost some luster, at least according to one social-media influencer in the Kardashian-Jenner clan. Shares of the Snapchat parent company...

Scandal, the show that Twitter built, bows out

LOS ANGELES — ABC’s prime-time political soap Scandal launched mid-season with little fanfare in the spring of 2012, to tepid reviews and disappointing ratings. Following...

Understanding ADHD through Twitter

Millions of people log in to Twitter to say pretty much anything, mainly what they think and feel at any one time, as often...

More govt’s manipulate media with ‘bots,’ trolls — study

WASHINGTON -- More governments are following the lead of Russia and China by manipulating social media and suppressing dissent online in a grave threat...

Twitter highlights victories in war on extremist content

SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter on Sept. 20 touted victories in the battle against tweets promoting extremist violence, saying it has been vanquishing those kinds...

What you may gain when you quit social media: Career, friends,...

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman While Paraguay champions positivity and Papua New Guinea is best known for propagating diversity, the “International Number Ones: because...

Why US millennials are crushing the dreams of marketing directors

COMPANIES BENDING OVER backward to sell to millennials are doing the one thing the cohort hates most: trying too hard. Attempts at wooing the emoji...

How Twitter users reacted to #PiliPinasDebates2016

Twitter released data on what Twitter users talked about during the second Commission on Elections (Comelec) presidential debates held in Cebu last March 20, 2016. Here's a...

Up Periscope for Nescafé in tandem with Twitter

TWITTER, Inc. partnered with Nescafé last weekend to show off the Nescafé RED MUG Machine via the tech firm’s live video service Periscope, according...

Climb a mountain, take pics, and share in real time

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman MOST FILIPINOS are currently addicted to two things. One, the lure of travel and adventure thanks to promos and...

(1) New Notification: Your candidate is now online

By Pola E. del Monte    YOUR CANDIDATE is now online. Political campaigning has expanded beyond the realm of TV, radio, and print media. Today,...