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 2022-11-25 19:09 

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Musk says he'll launch Twitter premium service again...

Twitter had put the revamped premium service on hold days after its launch earlier this month after accounts impersonated companies including pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly & Co., Nintendo, Lockheed Martin, and even Musk's own businesses Tesla and Spa...

 2022-11-25 13:15 

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Blow: How seven months on a strict Twitter diet has affected my life...

I stopped checking every day. I stopped publishing original thoughts there. I stopped responding to other accounts....

 2022-11-25 11:45 

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Review: 'Glass Onion' is a worthy follow-up to 'Knives Out'...

Rian Johnson could not have predicted that his movie would be coming out while we watched another tech billionaire attempt to run Twitter, but Miles' bravado may sound familiar to anyone listening. Perhaps these disruptors aren't as unpredictable ...

 2022-11-24 21:45 

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Musk says he is granting 'amnesty' to suspended Twitter accounts...

In the month since Musk took over Twitter, groups that monitor the platform for racist, anti-Semitic and other toxic speech say it's been on the rise on the world's de facto public square. That has included a surge in racist abuse of World Cup soc...

 2022-11-24 20:59 

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EU review knocks Twitter, others over hate speech removal...

Tech companies that signed up to the EU's disinformation code agree to commit to measures aimed at reducing disinformation and file regular reports on whether they're living up to their promises, though there's little in the way of punishment....

 2022-11-22 22:44 

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Dave Hyde: Yesterday isn't today, finally, as Groundhog Day Dolphins are icon of the past...

For most of the past 15 years, I' ve changed my Twitter icon around this point in the Miami Dolphins season to one of Bill Murray from" Groundhog Day," the movie where he repeats the same day forever. The Groundhog Day icon became a milestone ...

 2022-11-22 14:02 

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Ravens Q&A: ILB Patrick Queen on his 2021 struggles, 2022 breakthrough and pitch to Odell Beckham Jr....

Three days before maybe the best game of his career, Ravens inside linebacker Patrick Queen stood outside the team' s locker room and talked about sharks. His handle on Twitter is a shark emoji. On Sunday, he had a season-high 12 tackles, recorded his...

 2022-11-22 13:18 

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As Meta and Twitter slash staff, TikTok plans to keep hiring...

While much of Silicon Valley is grappling with hiring freezes and job cuts, at least one social media company is still planning to keep hiring: TikTok....

 2022-11-22 01:50 

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East Bay deacon under fire over anti-LGBT tweet following Club Q shooting...

The Oakland Diocese has issued a statement after a Livermore deacon called members of the LGBTQ+ community "gravely disordered" on Twitter...

 2022-11-21 21:14 

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Elon Musk's Twitter reinstates Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene...

She was banned from the service in January for violating the platform's COVID misinformation policies at the time....

 2022-11-20 01:38 

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Musk to restore Trump to Twitter after holding online poll...

Elon Musk says he will reinstate Donald Trump's account on Twitter, reversing a ban that has kept the former president off the social media site since a pro-Trump mob attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, as Congress was poised to certify Joe Bid...

 2022-11-18 19:53 

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Twitter risks fraying as engineers exit over Musk upheaval...

Elon Musk's managerial bomb-throwing at Twitter has so thinned the ranks of software engineers who keep the world's de-facto public square up and running that industry insiders and programmers who were fired or resigned this week agree: Twitter ma...

 2022-11-18 18:51 

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What to do if you are worried about your Twitter account going away...

The hashtag #TwitterMigration has erupted as a way for people to signal they are on the way out — and offer other accounts to stay in touch....

 2022-11-18 14:51 

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In surprise move, Qatar bans sale of beer at World Cup games...

As the news broke, Budweiser's Twitter account tweeted: "Well, this is awkward...." The tweet was later deleted....

 2022-11-18 12:54 

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More Twitter workers flee after Elon Musk's 'hardcore' ultimatum...

Twitter continued to bleed engineers and other workers after new owner Elon Musk gave them a choice to pledge to "hardcore" work or resign with severance pay....

 2022-11-18 00:41 

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Twitter shutters offices as many workers head for exits...

On Thursday afternoon, Twitter staffers began posting the salute emoji, which has become a signal that someone is exiting the company. One Twitter employee said in a tweet that deciding to join the company was "one of the easiest decisions ever made. ...

 2022-11-16 15:14 

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Elon Musk tells staff accept 'hardcore' Twitter or leave in email...

Elon Musk sent an email to Twitter Inc. employees requiring them to pledge to stay with the company, working long hours at "high intensity" during its transformation, or to accept a buyout....

 2022-11-15 17:20 

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Twitter-Elon Musk legal fight officially ends as judge dismisses suit...

Twitter Inc.'s four-month court battle with new owner Elon Musk is officially over, after one of the most contentious merger fights in US history....

 2022-11-12 19:57 

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Pat Leonard's NFL Notes: Colts' Jim Irsay makes mockery of NFL coaching profession with Jeff Saturday hiring...

It' s hard to believe that Twitter' s new blue check policy resulted in several fake breaking news items in professional sports the past week, and Jeff Saturday' s hiring as Indianapolis Colts head coach wasn' t one of them. Owner Jim Irsa...

 2022-11-11 20:00 

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Did Elon Musk drive 'Sully' Sullenberger from Twitter?...

The 'Miracle on the Hudson' pilot announced Thursday he was stepping away from Twitter, but news about his personal and professional updates could be found on other social media platforms....

 2022-11-11 16:46 

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Twitter pauses $8 subscription program after fake accounts proliferate...

The company has also reinstated "official" badges for high-profile accounts, with the gray badge reappearing below the profiles of businesses and major media outlets....

 2022-11-10 20:49 

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Racial slurs reportedly soar on Twitter since Musk takeover...

Within just 12 hours of Musk's purchase being finalized, references to a specific racist epithet used to demean Black people shot up by 500%, according to an analysis conducted by the Network Contagion Research Institute, a Princeton, New Jersey-based...

 2022-11-10 14:07 

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Elon Musk's first email to Twitter staff ends remote work...

Prior to Musk's arrival, Twitter had established a permanent work-from-anywhere arrangement for its workers, many of whom had initially been pushed into remote work by the pandemic....

 2022-11-09 00:47 

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Twitter reportedly to debut a gray 'official' check mark...

A visit to Twitter's currently live profile did not display the gray check mark, suggesting the feature has not yet been implemented....

 2022-11-08 15:05 

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Niles: Is there a post-Elon Musk future for Disney Twitter?...

Disneyland fans who don't want to promote ignorant, hateful or abusive content on social media have the power in their own hands....

 2022-11-08 13:30 

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Opinion: Twitter was never free. The question is, what's the cost?...

This should make everyone see the downsides of having a few people have so much influence over the digital public sphere....

 2022-11-08 00:11 

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People are fleeing Twitter for Mastodon. What is it?...

"It is not as large as Twitter, obviously, but it is the biggest that this network has ever been," said Rochko, who originally created Mastodon as more of a project than a consumer product (and, yes, its name was inspired by the heavy metal band M...

 2022-11-07 18:00 

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Giants safety Xavier McKinney to miss 'a few weeks' after ATV accident...

Giants free safety Xavier McKinney said on Twitter Monday that he will miss" a few weeks" due to a hand injury sustained while riding ATVs in Cabo during the team' s bye week. Losing McKinney, 23, a second round pick out of Alabama in 2020, is...

 2022-11-07 15:08 

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Kathy Griffin calls Elon Musk a 'hack,' trolls him from dead mom's account after suspension...

The comedian found a way to spar with Musk on Twitter overnight after he banned her and others from the platform for impersonating him in recent days, humorously protesting his takeover of the company....

 2022-11-07 14:53 

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Elon Musk walks back on Twitter job cuts, blue checks in second week...

Twitter Inc. is heading into its second full workweek under Elon Musk with half its workforce, mounting losses and a couple of unexpected reversals to its plans....

 2022-11-07 08:48 

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Musk threatens to boot Twitter account impersonators...

Elon Musk says Twitter will permanently suspend any account that impersonates another. The social media platform's new owner issued the warning Sunday after some celebrities changed their Twitter display names — not their account names — t...

 2022-11-07 01:22 

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Musk threatens to boot Twitter account impersonators...

Elon Musk says Twitter will permanently suspend any account that impersonates another. The social media platform's new owner issued the warning Sunday after some celebrities changed their Twitter display names — not their account names — t...

 2022-11-05 19:48 

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Twitter launches $8 monthly subscription with blue checkmark...

The update does not mention a verification procedure....

 2022-11-05 14:52 

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Twitter lays off about 900 in Bay Area after Elon Musk takeover: official state report...

Twitter has decided to chop nearly 900 jobs in the Bay Area and nearly 1,000 in California, Elon Musk-ordered layoffs that affect workers in San Jose and San Francisco....

 2022-11-05 12:45 

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Elon Musk sows chaos at key Bay Area tech company Twitter. What's next?...

Musk, the world's richest man, is beloved by legions of fans who admire his innovations and contrarianism. He's also hated passionately by those opposing his right-wing politics and defiance of laws and social norms. The wealth and notoriety he ha...

 2022-11-04 19:30 

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Twitter's top celebrities — Barack Obama, Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian — silent on Elon Musk's changes...

Thus far, some of the most influential people on Twitter seem inclined to carry on with tweeting as usual and to ignore all the furor over Musk becoming the company's new owner....

 2022-11-04 19:01 

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Kevin Durant reacts to Kyrie Irving's suspension from the Nets: 'I just don't like none of it'...

After initially saying Friday he wished the Nets had" kept quiet as an organization," Kevin Durant took to Twitter to try and clarify those comments. "I see some people are confused," Durant tweeted about his shootaround comments he made w...

 2022-11-04 17:16 

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Read the Twitter memo sent to employees ahead of mass layoffs...

Billionaire Elon Musk plans to eliminate half of Twitter's workforce to slash costs at the social media platform he acquired for $44 billion...

 2022-11-04 13:27 

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Twitter layoffs begin as Elon Musk seeks to steady wobbly tech firm...

Massive job cuts began at Twitter on Friday in the wake of Elon Musk's purchase of the social media platform, which is battling to generate a more robust revenue stream as it attempts to diminish a lake of red ink....

 2022-11-04 04:54 

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Kyrie Irving apologizes amid Twitter controversy and suspension by Brooklyn Nets over 'failure to disavow antisemitism'...

Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving apologized late Thursday for tweeting a link to a documentary criticized as antisemitic, saying he takes full responsibility for his decision to share the content with his nearly five million followers....

 2022-11-04 00:40 

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Kyrie Irving suspended by Brooklyn Nets over 'failure to disavow antisemitism' after Twitter controversy...

The Nets said Thursday they were "dismayed ... that Kyrie refused to unequivocally say he has no antisemitic beliefs, nor acknowledge specific hateful material in the film. This was not the first time he had the opportunity — but failed — ...

 2022-11-04 00:11 

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Political Cartoons: Elon Musk's first week at Twitter...

In addition to firing several top executives and unveiling a plan to lay off about half of the company's workforce, Musk has bickered with celebrities and come under fire for a tweet about Paul Pelosi....

 2022-11-03 20:00 

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Leah Remini accuses Scientology of covering up 'horrifying sex crimes' by Danny Masterson, others...

Remini's Twitter thread irked Danny Masterson's defense attorneys by alleging that Scientology 'obstructed justice' in covering up his crimes and hundreds of others 'involving sexual violence.'...

 2022-11-03 14:24 

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Elon Musk Plans to eliminate almost 3,700 Twitter employees to cut costs...

Musk also intends to reverse the company's existing work-from-anywhere policy, asking remaining employees to report to offices — though some exceptions could be made, the people said....

 2022-11-03 12:55 

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Meet the Silicon Valley dad who has Elon Musk's ear. His gushing tweets prove it...

@teslaownersSV -- aka John Stringer -- has tagged @elonmusk thousands of times. He often hears back....

 2022-11-02 11:45 

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Opinion: To tweet or not to tweet, now that Elon Musk is Twitter's boss...

For now, a lot of people appear to be heading for the Twitter exits even without a solid alternative....

 2022-11-01 16:04 

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Elon Musk's Twitter investors include Saudi Prince, Jack Dorsey and Qatar...

Elon Musk bought Twitter Inc. last week for $44 billion with the help of Wall Street bank loans and shareholders who agreed to roll over their interest in the social media service in exchange for a stake of the new private company....

 2022-11-01 12:30 

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Editorial: Musk's tweet reflects the sad state of today's tech industry...

By spreading unfounded rumor, Twitter's new owner signals he won't accept social media platform's most basic responsibility....

 2022-11-01 11:55 

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A plea on Twitter reconnects a once at-risk Bay Area youth with a woman who cared...

Heather Ringo and Nancy Frumkes were brought together through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Marin when Ringo was an at-risk youth. The two were reunited through Twitter after 21 years....

 2022-10-31 18:48 

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Senate Dem wants feds to look into Saudi role in Twitter deal...

"We should be concerned that the Saudis, who have a clear interest in repressing political speech and impacting US politics, are now the second-largest owner of a major social media platform," Murphy said in a tweet on Monday....

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