Spotify suspends political adverts to fight fake news
30 December 2019 | 3:25 pm
Music streaming service Spotify joined Twitter in suspending political advertising on its platform and podcasts in 2020. Fake news is increasingly a problem with fears of foreign manipulation of the US election in 2020.
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Elon Musk's social media platform Twitter replaced its official bird logo with the logo of the cryptocurrency Dogecoin.
Twitter has changed its Blue Bird Logo to Shiba Inu dog meme which is also the logo of the Dogecoin cryptocurrency. This was confirmed on the platform and also by Twitter CEO, Elon Musk while posting a conversation and responding “as promised" on the microblog.
Twitter CEO Elon Musk said on Wednesday (April 12) the social media company is "roughly breaking even," as most of its advertisers have returned and its aggressive cost-cutting efforts have started bearing fruit after massive layoffs.
National Public Radio is quitting Twitter after the social media platform owned by Elon Musk stamped NPR's account with labels the news organization says are intended to undermine its credibility.
Twitter began the mass removal of blue ticks, which were used to verify the identity of high-profile figures. The change comes after owner Elon Musk introduced a paid service to verify accounts last year.
On Friday Twitter removed its iconic blue check from profiles not paying the $8 monthly subscription. The mark is no longer proof of authenticity. Is this another step in Twitter's demise? Plus, Russian meddling in German politics.
Twitter Chief Executive Elon Musk has revealed details about new features including adding calls and encrypted messaging coming to the platform.
The South-African born billionaire said his replacement at the helm of the social media giant will start the job in around six weeks.
The governor of Florida announced his bid during a Twitter Spaces with Elon Musk. However, the 2024 presidential pitch was knocked out for large parts by the platform's inability to produce audio.
Twitter owner Elon Musk announced new restrictions for verified and unverified users in a bid to address "data scraping & system manipulation."
Threads resembles Twitter in its format, and allows users to sign in with their Instagram account. It has not been launched in the EU yet, due to data privacy concerns. Tech giant Meta officially launched Threads on Wednesday, a rival to Twitter, with more than 10 million sign ups in its first seven hours.3
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