Twitter tests full-size images previews in your feed on iOS and Android

The next time you’re browsing through your Twitter timeline on your phone, you may notice a small but impactful change to how the service handles images. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/twitter-full-size-image-preview-tests-182811509.html

Twitter kept gaining new users after it banned Trump

Twitter kept gaining new users after it banned Trump

Twitter doesn’t need Donald Trump to keep growing. The company said today that it ended 2020 with 192 million daily users, and the figure continued to grow in January — the month when Trump was banned from the platform.

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Trump returns to Twitter and promises a smooth transition of power

Trump returns to Twitter and promises a smooth transition of power

Twitter has lifted its ban on President Donald Trump, and his latest tweet is very different than the ones we’ve seen for many months. Though he does not say he lost, his latest video feels like a concession speech.

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Senator Ted Cruz asks DOJ to investigate Twitter over Iran sanctions

Senator Ted Cruz asks DOJ to investigate Twitter over Iran sanctions
Twitter is facing yet more scrutiny over its approach to politicians, albeit for different reasons. Axios (via The Verge) has learned that Senator Ted Cruz sent letters to the Justice and Treasury Departments ‘urging’ them to investigate Twitter for allegedly violating sanctions against Iran.
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Tweet scheduling comes to Twitter.com

Tweet scheduling comes to Twitter.com
You don’t need to use Tweetdeck or any other third-party app to schedule tweets anymore: The social network now lets you schedule tweets right from its website. Twitter has been experimenting with the feature since last year and started giving select users access to it in early May.
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Twitter hides Trump ‘shooting’ tweet over ‘glorification of violence’

Twitter hides Trump ‘shooting’ tweet over ‘glorification of violence’
As a possible result of that action, Trump signed an executive order yesterday limiting legal protections for social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. However, critics have said that the order was ill advised and not likely to be legally enforceable.
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Twitter hides Trump ‘shooting’ tweet over ‘glorification of violence’

Twitter hides Trump ‘shooting’ tweet over ‘glorification of violence’
As a possible result of that action, Trump signed an executive order yesterday limiting legal protections for social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. However, critics have said that the order was ill advised and not likely to be legally enforceable.
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Trump supporters target Twitter employee after fact check

Trump supporters target Twitter employee after fact check
Trump supporters target Twitter employee after fact check Twitter’s decision to fact check Donald Trump has resulted in has resulted in mass harassment of one of its employees — even though Twitter says the choice was made by a group, not one individual.
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Twitter says disappearing ‘Fleets’ are reported less often than tweets

Twitter says disappearing ‘Fleets’ are reported less often than tweets
Interestingly, Twitter notes early testing has shown that Fleets might be leading to healthier interactions. “We’re seeing less abuse with Fleets as only a small percentage are reported each day,” the company tweeted of its Brazil testing. 
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