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Another day, another $50 million ICO exit scam

Savedroid, a German company that purportedly raised $50 million in ICO and direct funding, has exited with a bang. The site is currently displaying the above image and the founder — one Dr. Yass

Bots on Twitter share two-thirds of links to popular websites: Pew

It’s official: Bots are doing a lot of PR grunt work on Twitter — especially when it comes to promoting porn websites. That perhaps unsurprising conclusion about what automated Twitter acc

Tumblr also lousy with Russia-backed US election trolls: Report

The meme-laden Tumblr platform is the latest social media and blogging outlet to be unmasked as a distribution channel for Russian agents to rip at America's societal fault lines and seek to influence

Twitter now says 1.4 million people interacted with Russian trolls during 2016 presidential campaign

Twitter has now updated the number of people engaging with Russian trolls during the 2016 presidential campaign to 1.4 million. That's more than double the initial 677,775 Twitter originally said had

Twitter to revoke verification for some accounts as part of overhaul

Twitter says that it's making progress on its plan to review its authentication system, which it's conducting in the wake of backlash against the social network verifying the account of a white suprem

Twitter makes another rule change; this time tackling revenge porn

In the latest of its (likely fruitless) attemptsto govern the seething mob that comprises its user base, Twitter rolled out a change in how it oversees the publication of what it euphemistically r

Twitter shares are skyrocketing after it says it might finally make money soon

It’s been quite a day for Twitter and the West Coast is barely past breakfast. Besides a surprise earnings beat and the decision to ban Russian media firms RT and Sputnik from its advertising pl

Here’s how to kick nazis off your Twitter right now

While you wait for Twitter to roll out "more aggressive" rules regarding hate speech, which CEO Jack Dorsey promised are coming within "weeks" as of late Friday, here's a quick workaround to kick naz

Twitter CEO promises to crack down on hate, violence and harassment with “more aggressive” rules

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey took to…Twitter today to promise a “more aggressive” stance in its rules and how it enforces them. The tweet storm was based in a response to the #WomenBoycot

The sorrow of Biz Stone

A friend of mine wakes up every morning and reports every single instance of crass, homophobic, and racist behavior she sees on Twitter. She sees it as her duty, an ordering of things in an unordered

So why oh why is Twitter doing #280?

Late yesterday Twitter announced the unthinkable for time-pressed journalists everywhere by revealing it is testing doubling the character length of tweets. Farewell sweet brevity of 140chars. Hello p

Twitter users are calling out participants in the Charlottesville white supremacist rallies

As the nation recovers from yesterday’s tragic violence caused by pro-nazi and white supremacist rallies that took place in Charlottesville, Va., Twitter users have been mobilizing to identify t

Trump2Cash lets you invest automatically whenever the president mentions a publicly-traded company

With the rise of algorithmic stock trading it’s gotten harder and harder for humans to actually trade strategically. However, now that Trump’s chaotic twitter feed can make or break a comp

Understanding our new president’s priorities through Twitter

While President-elect Donald Trump built a campaign around making America great again, his public statements don't seem to reflect a similar focus. Because Twitter seems to be the primary source of co

Twitter targets extremism, suspends an additional 235,000 terror accounts

Over the last year, Twitter has been suspending accounts for promoting terrorism. The social network had already made it public that 125,000 accounts were suspended between mid-2015 and early 2016. T

An interview with the anonymous founder of PostGhost

PostGhost was a service that stored and displayed the deleted Tweets of celebrities and politicians. Created as a way to keep public discourse honest, Twitter shut it down with a cease and desist warn

Deleted Tweet archive PostGhost shut down after Twitter cease and desist

PostGhost was a nascent website that archived the tweets of the famous, rich, and important. The site got popular for finding and storing the deleted Tweets of politicians and even Lindsay Lohan who p

¡Finalmente! Facebook makes it easier to post status updates in multiple languages

Facebook today announced a new feature that makes it easier to publish status updates in multiple languages. Until now, you either had to post long updates that included all of the translations of th

Twitter launches a standalone analytics and engagement app for power users

Twitter has announced a new standalone analytics app aiming to better serve its celebrity and power/marketing users, and -- it surely hopes -- eke out more activity on its platform in the process by m

Twitter Forms A “Trust & Safety Council” To Balance Abuse Vs Free Speech

Twitter’s latest step in the tricky balancing act of championing free speech without also handing a free pass to orchestrated harassment via its platform is the announcement today that it&#821
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