Musk threatens to launch copycat Twitter accounts

Musk threatens to launch copycat Twitter accounts

BOSTON (AP) — Elon Musk tweeted Sunday that Twitter will permanently suspend any account on the social media platform that impersonates another. The platform’s new owner issued the warning after some celebrities changed their Twitter screen names – not their account names – and tweeted as ‘Elon Musk’ in response to the billionaire’s decision to … Read more

Musk threatens to launch copycat Twitter accounts

Musk threatens to launch copycat Twitter accounts

BOSTON (AP) — Elon Musk tweeted Sunday that Twitter will permanently suspend any account on the social media platform that impersonates another. The platform’s new owner issued the warning after some celebrities changed their Twitter screen names – not their account names – and tweeted as ‘Elon Musk’ in response to the billionaire’s decision to … Read more

Drain or courtesy? Elon Musk’s Twitter is at a crossroads

Drain or courtesy?  Elon Musk’s Twitter is at a crossroads

Discourse was never so civil on Twitter. The loudest voices have often drowned out softer, more nuanced recordings. After all, it’s much easier to rage-tweet a perceived enemy than to seek common ground, whether the argument is about transgender children or baseball. In the chaos that has enveloped the Twitter platform – and the Twitter … Read more

Twitter users can soon get blue check for $7.99 monthly fee

Twitter users can soon get blue check for $7.99 monthly fee

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Twitter has announced a $7.99-a-month subscription service that includes a blue check now given only to verified accounts as new owner Elon Musk works to overhaul the platform’s verification system ahead of the U.S. midterm elections. In an update for Apple iOS devices available in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand … Read more

Twitter layoffs begin 1 week after Elon Musk takes over

Twitter layoffs begin 1 week after Elon Musk takes over

Twitter began sweeping layoffs Friday as new owner Elon Musk overhauls the company, raising serious concerns about chaos engulfing the social media platform and its ability to combat disinformation just days before the US midterm elections. The speed and size of the cuts also opened Musk and Twitter to lawsuits. At least one complaint was … Read more

Twitter’s Blue Check: Vital Verification or Status Symbol?

Twitter’s Blue Check: Vital Verification or Status Symbol?

The story of Twitter’s blue tick — a simple verification system that has been seen as an elite status symbol — began with some high-profile copycats just as the site began to take off in 2008 and ’09. Celebrities who saw their likenesses faked included Kanye West, now Ye, basketball star Shaquille O’Neil and actor … Read more

Musk’s past tweets reveal clues about Twitter’s new owner

Musk’s past tweets reveal clues about Twitter’s new owner

He may be good at rockets and electric cars, but don’t turn to Elon Musk for public health forecasting. “Probably close to zero new cases also in US by end of April,” the world’s richest man tweeted about COVID-19 in March 2020, just as the pandemic was ramping up. It’s one of many tweets that … Read more

Influencers are debating leaving Twitter, but where would they go?

Influencers are debating leaving Twitter, but where would they go?

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pariss Chandler built a community for black tech workers on Twitter that eventually became the foundation of her own recruiting firm. Now she fears it could all fall apart if Twitter becomes a haven for racist and toxic speech under the control of Elon Musk, a serial provocateur who has indicated he … Read more

Twitter assures that employees who have acquired shares will be paid out this month

Twitter assures that employees who have acquired shares will be paid out this month

The Twitter profile page of Elon Musk is viewed on an Apple iPhone mobile phone. Nurphoto | Nurphoto | Getty Images After Elon Musk closed his $44 billion purchase Twitter last week employees in the company prepared for cutbacks. Some told CNBC they were worried about losing their equity compensation if Musk sent them packing … Read more

Advertising giant IPG advises brands to pause Twitter usage

Advertising giant IPG advises brands to pause Twitter usage

The Twitter logo is seen on a mobile device in this stock photo in Warsaw, Poland on October 30, 2022. Twitter is losing its most active users, according to research by Reuters. Despite the fact that the most influential tweeters make up only 10 percent of monthly users, they are collectively responsible for 90 percent … Read more