How social media became a part of our everyday lives
Did you know that the world’s first recognisable social media site was created in 1997 and was called Six Degrees? Watch this short video to see how much has changed since Six Degrees began the trend of enabling users to upload photos and connect with others. Have a Happy Social Media Day.
Facebook, Twitter shares drop as European consumer giant pulls ads
The company behind brands such as Ben and Jerry's, Dove and Marmite said it would halt US advertising on the social media platforms. Ad boycotts have led Facebook to institute a ban on hateful conduct and false claims.
Twitter rolls out audio tweets feature
Twitter has announced a new audio feature that will allow users to record their messages and tweet for others to listen to. The new feature has got users of the social media platform excited but there are concerns over how Twitter will monitor and check harassment, abuse, and misinformation on the new audio feature.
Twitter removes state-linked accounts used by China, Russia and Turkey
Twitter said the accounts were part of a network used to push propaganda, attack critics of the government and spread misinformation. A majority of the accounts were linked to China.
Global COVID-19 cases worldwide stand at 7.28 million, Edo/Ondo 2020: INEC won’t endorse fraud, says Yakubu and more
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Donald Trump: Twitter hides tweet for 'glorifying violence'
The post, referring to the unrest in Minneapolis, can now only be viewed if users click past a disclaimer. It's the latest in a growing row between the White House and the social media giant.
Zamfara declares COVID-19 patient wanted, Bauchi Governor authorises the use of chloroquine for COVID-19 treatment and more
Here is why you should pick up a copy of The Guardian on Friday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Friday.
Twitter's Jack Dorsey offers $1bn for COVID-19 relief effort
Twitter co-founder and chief executive Jack Dorsey said Tuesday he would transfer his equity in his digital payments group Square to his limited liability corporation Start Small, contributing around 28 percent of his overall wealth. of Twitter founder Jack Dorsey.
Twitter client allows users to edit tweets
A new extension for Twitter is letting users edit their tweets, through a third party client called Brizzly+.