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Twitter tests new e-commerce features for tweets

Twitter confirmed it’s testing a new way to display tweets that link out to e-commerce product pages — like products on a Shopify store, for example. With a new Twitter card format, the company is experimenting with tweets that include a big “Shop” button and integrate product details directly into the tweet itself, including the ...

Twitter will now ban users for spreading coronavirus vaccine misinformation

03.02.2021 · Posted in Technology Articles

Twitter has introduced a new strikes system intended to combat coronavirus vaccine misinformation. Under the new policy announced in a blog post on Monday, users who repeatedly spread harmful or misleading information on the COVID-19 vaccines may soo... ...

Twitter’s ‘Super Follow’ will finally let you charge for your precious tweets

02.25.2021 · Posted in Technology Articles

Your #content will definitely be worth every penny. During a Thursday investor call, Twitter announced a plan to let users charge followers for access to "exclusive content." Dubbed "Super Follow," the service will bring an element of Patreon-like mo... ...

Twitter is now adding a controversial ‘hacked materials’ warning label to tweets

02.23.2021 · Posted in Technology Articles

“These materials may have been obtained through hacking,” reads the disclaimer affixed to a tweet linking to a story from independent news outlet, The Grayzone. Leaked files show Reuters' & the BBC’s role in covert British Fore... ...

Twitter relaunches test that asks users to revise harmful replies

Twitter is running a new test that will ask users to pause and think before they tweet. According to the company’s announcement, when Twitter detects what appears to be a potentially harmful or offensive reply to someone else’s tweet, it will prompt you to consider revising your text instead of tweeting. Users whose tweets are ...

Twitter bans Project Veritas after posting video of Facebook employee’s home

02.11.2021 · Posted in Technology Articles

Project Veritas won’t be able to spread its deceptively edited videos on Twitter any longer. The conservative activist group, founded by right-wing provocateur James O’Keefe, has been permanently banned from Twitter. O’Keefe’s... ...

Twitter plans to ban Trump until heat death of universe and possibly beyond

No matter what, Trump will not be allowed back on Twitter, according to its CFO, Ned Segal. Here's what he said about it on CNBC's Squawk Box: "When are removed from the platform, you are removed from the platform. Whether you are a commen... ...

What Apple’s big tech frenemies think of its iOS 14 privacy updates

02.10.2021 · Posted in Technology Articles

Changes are underway on iOS, and not everybody is happy about it. Apple's iOS 14 contains privacy updates affecting apps that rely on user data to make money. While the changes first began rolling out in iOS 14, they're becoming mandatory in upcoming... ...

CD Projekt hit by ransomware attack, refuses to pay ransom

Polish video game maker CD Projekt, which makes Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher, has confirmed it was hit by a ransomware attack. In a statement posted to its Twitter account, the company said it will “not give in nor negotiate” with the hackers, saying it has backups in place. “We have already secured our IT ...

Twitter confirms plans to experiment with new models, like subscriptions, in 2021

Twitter is continuing to explore the addition of subscription services and other paid features to supplement its advertising revenues, according to a report from Bloomberg this morning. The company is considering a range of ideas, the report said, including tipping, paid consumer-facing features like profile customizations or an “undo send” option, or subscription-based access to ...