Twitter

Platform Industry: Sleepy Joe Biden talking to a small room of activists

Returning the favour? Biden revokes Trump’s social media order

US President Biden has officially revoked an executive order by President Donald Trump that had directed regulators to limit liability protections for social media businesses.

Audio Streaming app, Clubhouse

Clubhouse launches Android app as downloads plummet

Live audio app Clubhouse began introducing a test version of its app to Google’s Android users in the US on Sunday, the company said, in a potentially big expansion of its ma...

FinTech player, Square

Square sails past profit estimates as bitcoin volumes surge

Payments firm Square Inc has beaten Wall Street expectations for quarterly profit, as surging demand for bitcoin fuelled a jump in cryptocurrency transactions on its peer-to-peer p...

Platform News: Twitter bias in US Politics

Activism: Twitter shuts down accounts for attempting to evade Trump ban

Twitter Inc suspended several accounts this week that were set up to share statements from a new part of President Donald Trump’s website, saying they broke its rules against...

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter hears from record respondents over world leader rules

Twitter has received a record number of responses to a survey on how it should handle world leaders, a spokeswoman said, an issue in the spotlight ahead of the possible return of f...

Platform News: Social media Twitter button

Twitter to introduce ticketing for audio ‘Spaces’ feature

Twitter Inc has said it will introduce a new feature to let users charge admission to their live audio chat rooms in its “Spaces” feature, as the social media company s...

Platform News: Twitter stock market and financial performance

Analysts: Twitter may struggle to replicate bumper 2020 growth

Twitter Inc will struggle to replicate a bumper 2020 dominated by the U.S. political battles, civil unrest and the COVID-19 crisis as people venture out following vaccine rollouts,...

Platform News: Twitter stock market and financial performance

Twitter breaks tech’s blockbuster streak, shares fall on tepid outlook

Twitter Inc shares sank 9% in post-market trading yesterday as it offered tepid revenue guidance for the second quarter, warned of rising costs and expenses and said user growth co...

Platform News: Social media Twitter button

India asks Twitter to take down tweets critical of its COVID-19 strategy

e Indian government asked social media platform Twitter to take down dozens of tweets, including some by local lawmakers, that were critical of India’s handling of the COVID-...

Platform News: Microsoft-owned professional networking giant LinkedIn

LinkedIn says some user data scraped and posted for sale

Some LinkedIn data, including publicly viewable member profile, has been scraped and posted for sale, Microsoft Corp’s professional networking site said based on an investiga...

Platform Industry: President Trump, Social Media, Section 230 and Fake News

Supreme Court brings end to Trump Twitter fight

The US Supreme Court brought an end to a legal fight over former President Trump’s effort to block critics from following his now-frozen Twitter account, deciding the dispute...

Platform News: Russia and Twitter

Russia extends punitive Twitter slowdown until mid-May

Russia has said it would extend a punitive slowdown of Twitter until May 15, though it acknowledged the US social media company had speeded up deletion of what Moscow calls banned ...

Platform News: Twitter stock market and financial performance

Twitter says looking for independent director to replace Elliott’s Cohn

Twitter has announced it is looking for an independent board director after hedge fund Elliott Management’s managing partner, Jesse Cohn, decided to relinquish his board seat...

Platform News: Social Media Giants, including Facebook, Google and Twitter

GOP lawmakers press Big Tech for internal research on kids’ mental health

Four GOP lawmakers in the US have requested Facebook, Twitter and Google turn over any studies they have done on how their services affect children’s mental health.