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 2022-12-06 20:43 

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Schumer open to reforming tech liability protections amid rising hate speech on Twitter...

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) told reporters Tuesday that he is open to revising Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act in response to rising hate speech on Twitter directe......

 2022-12-05 14:17 

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Oxford Dictionaries names 'goblin mode' its word of the year...

First seen on Twitter in 2009, "goblin mode" gained popularity in 2022 as people around the world emerged uncertainly from pandemic lockdowns....

 2022-12-03 16:49 

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Dec. 3, 2022...

Happy Saturday! Here's another edition of my weekend column for WPRI.com — as always, send your takes, tips and trial balloons to tnesi@wpri.com and follow me on Twitter and on Facebook......

 2022-12-02 23:11 

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Musk says Twitter has suspended rapper Ye over swastika post...

Twitter has suspended rapper Ye after he tweeted a picture of a swastika merged with the Star of David....

 2022-12-01 17:19 

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EU warns Musk to beef up Twitter controls ahead of new rules...

A top European Union official warned Elon Musk on Wednesday that Twitter needs to beef up measures to protect users from hate speech, misinformation and other harmful content to avoid violating new......

 2022-12-01 04:00 

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Musk says he met with Apple CEO Tim Cook amid public tensions...

Elon Musk on Wednesday said he met with Apple CEO Tim Cook, just two days after he claimed the tech company had threatened to pull Twitter from its app store. In a late afternoon tweet, Musk thanke......

 2022-11-30 20:52 

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Bill Clinton tests positive for COVID...

Former President Clinton announced on Twitter Wednesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms. Clinton tweeted that he is "doing fine overall" and is grat......

 2022-11-29 20:21 

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Twitter ends enforcement of COVID misinformation policy...

Twitter will no longer enforce its policy against COVID-19 misinformation, raising concerns among public health experts that the change could have serious consequences if it discourages vaccination......

 2022-11-28 20:37 

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Musk asks if Apple hates 'free speech in America' after Twitter advertising drop-off...

Twitter owner Elon Musk publicly slammed Apple on Monday for suspending some of its advertising on the social media platform, asking if leaders of the tech company "hate free speech." "Apple ......

 2022-11-26 18:13 

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FCC bans import, sale of certain Chinese tech over 'unacceptable risk to national security'...

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr said in a statement on Twitter that the commission's unanimous decision is the first time in U.S. history that it has voted to prohibit the authorization of equipment ......

 2022-11-25 14:30 

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Kanye West says he asked Trump to be his 2024 running mate...

Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, said he asked former President Trump to be his running mate in 2024. The rapper, in a Twitter video posted on Thursday evening, said he mentioned a campaign during......

 2022-11-25 14:26 

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Musk says Twitter will relaunch verified service with 3 different check marks...

Elon Musk on Friday said Twitter is tentatively planning to relaunch its paid verification check service next week after delays over impersonation concerns....

 2022-11-22 20:35 

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Authorities: 2 dead in North Carolina helicopter crash...

urg County EMS service said Tuesday on Twitter that two people were pronounced dead at the scene of the helicopter crash along Interstate 77 in the Charlotte area....

 2022-11-22 17:48 

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TSA officer finds cat in checked bag at NYC airport...

The TSA shared a photo of the traveler's luggage on Twitter Tuesday morning, with the cat's orange hair visibly peeking through an opened portion of the zipper....

 2022-11-22 15:09 

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'Going to be legendary': Dolly Parton to co-host 'New Year's Eve Party' with Miley Cyrus...

Country music icon and legend Dolly Parton announced on Twitter about helping to bring in the 2023 year with Miley Cyrus....

 2022-11-22 13:05 

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Musk puts Twitter blue check relaunch on hold 'until there is high confidence of stopping impersonation'...

Twitter chief Elon Musk announced on Monday night that he would delay the relaunch of his new Twitter blue check program until the platform develops a strategy with "high confidence of stopping imp......

 2022-11-21 19:42 

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Twitter reinstates Marjorie Taylor Greene's personal account...

Twitter reinstated the personal account for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) Monday, reversing the ban put in place in January over Greene violating the platform's COVID-19 misinformation policy......

 2022-11-20 20:02 

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What Twitter knows about you and what you can do about it...

Sure, you've given Twitter some of your personal information. But did you know it has already inferred some details about you?...

 2022-11-20 01:25 

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Musk to restore former President Trump's Twitter account after online poll...

Elon Musk said Saturday 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. Cap......

 2022-11-18 19:50 

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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 ......

 2022-11-18 17:13 

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Worried Twitter will disappear? How to download your tweet history...

With hashtags such as #RIPTwitter and #GoodbyeTwitter trending amid reports of mass resignations at the social media company recently bought by Elon Musk, may have some people feeling nostalgic abo......

 2022-11-18 03:33 

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

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

 2022-11-16 00:45 

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Musk gives Twitter Blue update, says legacy checkmarks to be removed in 'a few months'...

Elon Musk tweeted Tuesday that he's delaying Twitter Blue until later this month "to make sure it is rock solid."...

 2022-11-15 21:31 

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Looking for Twitter alternatives? Mastodon, others emerging as options...

Ready to swap tweeting for tooting?...

 2022-11-14 20:24 

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Musk's latest Twitter cuts: Outsourced content moderators...

Twitter's new owner Elon Musk is further gutting the teams that battle misinformation on the social media platform as outsourced moderators learned over the weekend they were out of a job....

 2022-11-14 14:24 

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Twitter Blue 'probably' coming back soon, Musk says...

Twitter Blue will probably come back soon following users creating parody accounts of public figures and companies....

 2022-11-11 17:21 

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Twitter Blue signups unavailable after raft of fake accounts...

Before billionaire Elon Musk took control of the social media platform two weeks ago the blue check was granted to celebrities, journalists and verified by the platform — precisely to prevent imper......

 2022-11-11 12:45 

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Musk warns Twitter's survival is at stake as staff quits...

Elon Musk is warning Twitter employees to brace for "difficult times ahead" that might end with the collapse of the social media platform if they can't find new ways of making money....

 2022-11-11 12:20 

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Tweets with racial slurs soar since Musk took over, according to report...

Instances of racial slurs have soared on Twitter since Elon Musk purchased the influential platform, despite assurances from the platform that it had reduced hateful activity, a digital civil right......

 2022-11-10 17:05 

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Musk ends remote work at Twitter, warns of troubles ahead...

Elon Musk has emailed Twitter employees, most working remotely, ordering them to return to the office immediately for at least 40 hours a week and warning of "difficult times ahead."...

 2022-11-09 22:46 

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Biden says Musk's Twitter deal 'worth being looked at'...

Biden's remarks about Musk's deal came while he was answering questions following his remarks about Tuesday's midterm elections....

 2022-11-09 15:53 

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Elon Musk sells $3.95 billion worth of Tesla stock...

Musk, who bought Twitter for $44 billion, sold 19.5 million shares of the electric car company from Nov. 4 to Nov. 8, according to Tuesday's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commissio......

 2022-11-09 15:07 

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Twitter adds gray 'official' mark to some major verified accounts...

Twitter has begun adding gray "official" labels to some high-profile accounts to indicate that they are authentic, the latest twist in new owner Elon Musk's chaotic overhaul of the platform's verif......

 2022-11-09 02:38 

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Twitter to add 'official' mark to verified big accounts...

Twitter said Tuesday it will add a gray "official" label to some high-profile accounts to indicate that they are authentic, the latest twist in new owner Elon Musk's chaotic overhaul of the platfor......

 2022-11-08 17:04 

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Twitter's pared-down staff struggles with misinformation...

Twitter is struggling to respond to political misinformation and other harmful posts on the social media platform after Elon Musk fired roughly half of its workforce just days before the U.S. midte......

 2022-11-08 12:08 

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Musk's partisan tweets call Twitter neutrality into question...

The direct endorsement of one party over another raises questions about Twitter's ability to remain neutral under the rule of the world's richest man....

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