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Third-party Twitter app makers turn their attention to Mastodon

Open source Twitter alternative Mastodon has gained a bit of attention in the wake of Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition. Now, it’s gaining interest from third-party Twitter app developers, a

Elon Musk vicariously publishes internal emails from Twitter’s Hunter Biden laptop drama

Elon Musk reminded his followers on Friday that owning Twitter now means he controls every aspect of the company — including what its employees said behind closed doors before he took over. Earlier

Elon Musk just brought an infamous neo-Nazi back to Twitter

Ye might have crossed the line by tweeting a swastika superimposed with a Star of David, but you can’t blame other Nazi apologists for getting mixed signals. On Thursday night, Musk personally inter

Elon Musk suspends Kanye West’s account for breaking Twitter rules

Elon Musk has suspended Kanye West’s (aka Ye) Twitter account after the latter posted antisemitic tweets and violated the platform’s rules. In a reply to Mega founder Kim Dotcom, Musk clar

What’s a Twitter user to do?

In the older days of the web, an app called Trillian emerged to solve the problem of allowing users to connect to their friends across multiple messaging services, like AIM, Jabber, Yahoo! Messenger,

Twitter alternative Hive shuts down its app to fix critical security issues

The team at the newly popular Twitter alternative Hive is in over its head. The company has now taken the fairly radical step of fully shutting down its servers for a couple of days in response to con

Twitter is going to show you more tweets from people you don’t follow

As new Twitter owner Elon Musk tinkers around with the social network’s feature set, more algorithmic recommendations are apparently on the way. Twitter’s support account tweeted about the

Musk at Twitter has ‘huge work’ ahead to comply with EU rules, warns bloc

European Union regulators have fired another warning shot at Elon Musk over his erratic piloting of Twitter since his takeover last month — saying he has “huge work” ahead if the soc

How to turn off World Cup notifications from Twitter

The football World Cup — yes, the “soccer” one — is one of the biggest sporting events on the globe. And it’s really fun to follow it on Twitter with all the memes, commentary an

Twitter says it’s no longer enforcing COVID-19 misleading information policy

Twitter is no longer enforcing its policy against misleading information about COVID-19, per an update posted to an official company blog page. Reuters spotted the change earlier — which said th

New tool ‘Movetodon’ makes it easier to find your Twitter friends on Mastodon

Open source Twitter alternative Mastodon has seen sizable growth following Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition, topping a new milestone of 1 million monthly active users in just over a week after th

Despite ban, Twitter downloads surge in China amid COVID protests

Twitter saw a surge in downloads in China as protests against the country’s stringent COVID restrictions erupted nationwide over the last few days. The social media app ranked 9th amongst all th

Elon Musk’s next trick? Picking a fight with Apple

After decimating Twitter’s workforce, imperiling its infrastructure and emptying its ad coffers all within his first month at the company, it’s on to the next thing for Elon Musk. The erra

Twitter says crowdsourced fact-checking system updated to better address ‘low quality’ contributions

Twitter’s crowdsourced fact-checking system, Community Notes, just received an update that the company claims will help to identify more “low quality” fact checks — meaning, th

Great Wall of porn obscures China protest news on Twitter

Search any major Chinese city on Twitter, and you will see a cascade of spam tweets showing porn, escort services and gambling content that are published every few seconds, making it impossible to get

Elon Musk says Twitter’s new multicoloured verification will launch next week

After messing up the first launch of Twitter’s “power to the people” verification system, Elon Musk said that the social network will tentatively roll out a new multicolored verifica

Musk says Twitter will offer ‘amnesty’ to suspended accounts

Elon Musk said Thursday Twitter will grant “a general amnesty” to accounts that had been suspended from the platform beginning next week. The CEO posted a poll the day earlier over whether

Twitter layoffs trigger oversight risk warning from Brussels

In another move that’s being frowned upon by European Union regulators, Elon Musk-owned Twitter has closed its Brussels office per a report in the Financial Times — citing sources with kno

Aura, the frame and photo startup, raises $26M as it nears 3M app users with 1M frames sold

Aura, a startup founded by early Twitter employees that makes digital frames and photo sharing apps that can also be used to update those frames, has pulled in some funding to expand its business as i

Indian social network Koo gains popularity in Brazil but faces moderation challenges

Elon Musk taking over Twitter has sent some people to look for alternatives such as Mastodon and Hive. In Brazil, however, many are showing more inclination toward the India-based social network Koo.
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