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Twitter, Facebook Removed Thousands Of Fake Accounts Ahead Of Midterms

The social media companies said Thursday that the accounts in question were linked to Russia, Iran and Venezuela.

 | Cristina Mutchler

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Not Many US Twitter Users Spread Fake News During The 2016 Election

A new study in the journal Science found less than one percent of Twitter users surveyed were responsible for spreading misinformation in 2016.

 | Cristina Mutchler

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Twitter Wants To Make It More Clear When A Tweet Has Been Removed

The social media company will now display a notice when a tweet has been removed for a rule violation.

 | Cristina Mutchler

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Twitter Releases Millions Of Tweets Linked To Russia, Iran Campaigns

Twitter is publishing data sets that include over 10 million tweets from accounts affiliated with the Russia-linked Internet Research Agency or Iran.

 | Briana Koeneman

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Report: Majority Of Twitter's 2016 Fake News Accounts Still Active

‚ÄčThe study examined how fake news spread on Twitter both during and after the last presidential election.

 | Ahmed Jawadi

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Alex Jones Is Now Permanently Banned From Twitter And Periscope

Other sites including Facebook, YouTube and Spotify have already banned Jones from posting content.

 | Jake Jones

Twitter CEOr Jack Dorsey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee

After Denying Former Requests, Twitter's CEO Testifies Before Congress

Jack Dorsey's first Congressional hearings involved questions about Russian election interference, as well as policing conservative media on Twitter.

 | Tyler Adkisson

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Twitter Is Cracking Down On Ads Linked To Hot-Button Political Issues

Twitter said the new policy goes into effect Sept. 30.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

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Twitter Suspends Hundreds Of Accounts For 'Coordinated Manipulation'

Twitter said it worked with industry peers when suspending the accounts.

 | Katie Cammarata

Alex Jones

Twitter Is Temporarily Cracking Down On Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones

Twitter has suspended far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from its platform for a week, citing a policy violation.

 | Cristina Mutchler

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No, Twitter Wasn't 'Caught Leaking' Trump's Private Messages To DOJ

An article said Twitter was leaking the president's private messages to the Department of Justice and was caught in an "undercover sting." Nope.

 | James Packard

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Judge: Trump Should Try Muting Critics On Twitter Instead Of Blocking

President Trump is facing a lawsuit that argues him blocking people on Twitter is unconstitutional. A federal judge wants the case settled.

 | Lindsey Pulse

Sean Hannity

Conspiracy Theories Swirl After Sean Hannity's Twitter Goes Dark

Theories involve "Deep State" actors, a rogue Twitter employee and Hannity deleting the account himself.

 | Ethan Weston

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Twitter Released An Update On Its Investigation Into The 2016 Election

Twitter says it will continue cooperating with congressional investigators.

 | Casey Mendoza

Donald Trump campaigns in Iowa.

Twitter (Again) Announced It Wouldn't Block World Leaders

The announcement doesn't mention President Donald Trump by name, but it's likely about one of his latest tweets.

 | Casey Mendoza

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Twitter Is Too Big For The Library Of Congress To Archive

The Library of Congress has recorded the first 12 years of Twitter's life.

 | Casey Mendoza

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There Are Signs Of Russian Meddling In Another Major Vote

A London paper reports Russia-based Twitter accounts posted over 45,000 messages within 48 hours during last year's Brexit referendum.

 | Lindsey Pulse

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To Change Its Verification Program, Twitter Is Revoking Checkmarks

Now-unverified users include far-right activists Laura Loomer, Richard Spencer and Jason Kessler.

 | Casey Mendoza

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Twitter Verified A White Nationalist's Account, And It Didn't Go Well

Twitter is rethinking its verification process after the company got major backlash for adding a blue check mark to a white nationalist's account.

 | Briana Koeneman

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Twitter Doesn't Have As Many Monthly Users As Previously Reported

The social media company revealed the mistake in a recent shareholder report.

 | Katherine Biek

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Twitter Bans Ads From Two Russian Media Outlets

RT and Sputnik can no longer run ads on Twitter. The company said its decision is based on the outlets' involvement in 2016 election interference.

 | Lindsey Pulse

New design for political ads on Twitter

Twitter Is Changing Up The Look Of Political Ads On Its Site

Twitter is under scrutiny from U.S. politicians following allegations of Russian meddling during the 2016 election.

 | Casey Mendoza

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Twitter Just Laid Out Its Schedule To Tackle Online Abuse

The news comes one week after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said, "We're still not doing enough."

 | Casey Mendoza

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#MeToo Sparks National Discussion On Sexual Assault

Many survivors are sharing their stories after a tweet by actress Alyssa Milano.

 | Gabrielle Ware

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Another Social Media Giant Met With Lawmakers To Discuss Russia

Twitter is the latest social media platform to meet with lawmakers about Russia's influence in the 2016 election.

 | Austin Kim

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Twitter Is Testing A Change For One Of Its Most Iconic Features

Twitter admits some users may still have an "emotional attachment to 140 characters."

 | Casey Mendoza

President Donald Trump speaks at the United Nations General Assembly.

Why Twitter Won't Remove Trump's Controversial Tweet On North Korea

President Trump sent out a tweet that appeared to threaten North Korea, but Twitter says it won't remove the tweet because it's of public interest.

 | Lindsey Pulse

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Twitter Promises It's Doing Way Better With Harassment These Days

Twitter says it's taking 10 times as many actions against abusive accounts as it was last year.

 | Matt Picht

President Donald Trump

Trump's Twitter Use Prompted A New Lawsuit Against Him

The lawsuit argues the @realDonaldTrump account is a public forum and that it's therefore unconstitutional to block users from seeing it.

 | Katherine Biek

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CNN Loses Faith In Reza Aslan, Drops 'Believer'

Religion scholar Reza Aslan loses CNN show "Believer" after tweeting profanity about President Donald Trump.

 | Casey Mendoza