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Twitter says Russia-linked accounts more widespread

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Twitter on Friday said the number of Russia-linked accounts firing off tweets evidently aimed at the US election in 2016 was more widespread than initially determined. The social media company found, and shuttered, an additional 1,062 accounts associated with the Internet Research Agency, …

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Donald Trump bungles, again

Kampala, Uganda |THE INDEPENDENT | Just hours after British Prime Minister Theresa May had said it was “wrong” of the U.S. President Donald Trump to re-tweet three anti-Muslim videos posted by a British far-Right group, Trump duly fired off his response on Twitter. In his haste to tweet his testy riposte, …

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Twitter to double tweet limit to 280 characters

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Twitter announced Tuesday it would double the limit for tweets to 280 characters in a bid to draw in more users and boost engagement at the social network. “We’re expanding the character limit! We want it to be easier and faster for everyone …

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Twitter steps up security after Trump account cut off

Washington, United States | AFP |  Twitter said it had boosted security measures Friday in response to a rogue employee’s move cutting off Donald Trump’s account, an 11-minute outage which drew mocking praise from the president’s critics but also warnings of a dangerous precedent. The US social network initially said …

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Twitter reveals Russia-backed ads ahead of US election

Washington, United States | AFP | Twitter on Thursday revealed that nearly 2,000 ads were placed on the messaging service in 2016 by a Russian media group suspected of trying to interfere with the US presidential election. A Twitter statement said the social media company shared data with congressional investigators about …

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Russian group spent $274,000 on Twitter ads during US election

Washington, United States | AFP | A Russian media group with links to the Moscow government spent $274,000 in 2016 on Twitter ads which may have been used to try to influence the US election, the social media firm said Thursday. Twitter said it shared data with congressional investigators about ads …

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Twitter aims to boost appeal with new 280-character tweet limit

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Twitter is testing allowing tweets to be expanded to 280 characters — double the existing limit — in the latest effort to boost flagging growth at the social network. San Francisco-based Twitter said Tuesday that the new limit, a major shift for the messaging …

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Twitter gets wordy!

Twitter aims to boost appeal with new 280-character tweet limit San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Twitter is testing allowing tweets to be expanded to 280 characters — double the existing limit — in the latest effort to boost flagging growth at the social network. San Francisco-based Twitter said …

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