• Elon Musk's Twitter latest: First system breaks; emergency service concerns; Trump back

    12 days ago - By 9to5Mac

    Elon Musk's Twitter is continuing to generate concern and entertainment in roughly equal measure.
    With the majority of the site's engineers having resigned or been fired, former employees had warned that it was only a matter of time before systems started to break, and we've now seen the first major example of this...
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  • Mastodon will lose to Hive as the 'next Twitter' if it doesn't fix 3 big problems

    Mastodon will lose to Hive as the 'next Twitter' if it doesn't fix 3 big problems

    12 days ago - By Tech Radar

    Since Twitter CEO Elon Musk took over the social media platform, users have been flocking to alternatives such as Mastodon to see if they could be suitable replacements for Twitter. Users have been moving away for a variety of reasons, such as Twitter's subscription service Blue being made available for $8 / £7 / AU$9 and offering Blue Ticks to subscribers, before hastily being taken away after a few days, and an increasing number of bugs plaguing users, such as the app crashing, and images refusing to load, which I've been experiencing lately. Hive has recently been touted as another...
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  • US government investigation into Elon Musk's Twitter is still on the cards

    US government investigation into Elon Musk's Twitter is still on the cards

    12 days ago - By Android Headlines

    The US government may be mulling an investigation into Elon Musk's relationships with foreign countries following his $44 billion buyout of Twitter last month. The Biden administration has raised concerns about national security after Musk teamed up with a conglomerate of investors from Saudi Arabia and Qatar to purchase the social media company. President Joe Biden recently said that this relationship is “ worthy of being looked at .”
    According to a Bloomberg report , the US government is looking into whether Twitter's foreign investors have access to user data. The government has sought...
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  • Twitter's moderation system is in tatters

    Twitter's moderation system is in tatters

    12 days ago - By Ars Technica

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    Even before Twitter cut some 4,400 contract workers on November 12, the platform was showing signs of strain. After Elon Musk bought the company and laid off half of its 7,500 full time employees , disinformation researchers and activists say, the team that took down toxic and fake content vanished. Now, after years of developing relationships within those teams, researchers say no one is responding to their reports of disinformation on the site, even as data suggests Twitter is becoming more toxic.
    The issue is particularly acute in Brazil, where a runoff presidential election...
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  • Twitter mayhem, staff cuts have advertisers bailing on the platform

    Twitter mayhem, staff cuts have advertisers bailing on the platform

    12 days ago - By Ars Technica

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    Advertisers pulling out of Twitter as the platform remains unstable under Elon Musk's leadership have many reasons to be concerned about brand safety, Reuters reported .
    Major brands pausing advertising include Audi of America, United Airlines, General Mills, General Motors, Volkswagen, Modelez International , and Omnicon (which manages advertising for brands like McDonalds and Apple). Beyond the damage of brand impersonations through the Twitter Blue paid verification scandal, spokespersons for these groups have pointed to increases in...
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  • Former Waze CEO wants to offer a Twitter alternative with 'Post'

    Former Waze CEO wants to offer a Twitter alternative with 'Post'

    13 days ago - By Android Headlines

    Ever since Elon Musk took over Twitter , things have been... well, irregular. Soon after the deal closed, he made a number of controversial decisions, and that reflected on users. While some are still enjoying Twitter, others are looking for alternatives. Well, a former Waze CEO, Noam Bardin, wants to offer a Twitter alternative in the form of ‘Post'.
    ‘Post' is a Twitter alternative created by a former Waze CEO
    What is ‘Post'? Well, it's a new platform that is supposed to create a “civil place to debate ideas; learn from experts, journalists, individual creators, and each other; converse...
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  • Donald Trump is back on Twitter after Elon Musk poll

    Donald Trump is back on Twitter after Elon Musk poll

    13 days ago - By Android Headlines

    Donald Trump is back on Twitter after almost two years. New Twitter owner, Elon Musk , reversed the permanent ban on the former US president's account over the weekend following a public poll on the platform.
    “Reinstate former President Trump,” Musk's poll read, with buttons to pick Yes and No. The poll quickly gained steam, with the Twitter boss claiming around a million votes per hour. Before Musk ended the poll, more than 15 million people voted. 51.8 percent of those favored a reversal of the former US president's permanent Twitter ban. Musk said over 134 million people saw the...
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