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Elon Musk on Friday confirmed that he is putting Twitter's acquisition on hold while his team verifies the social media platform's claims that less than 5% of the Twitter users are fake or spam bots.
In an interview, Elon Musk has stated that he would unban Donald Trump from Twitter if his acquisition completes. He called the original decision "morally wrong", "foolish", and "flat-out stupid".
Under Elon Musk's leadership, Twitter will always be free for casual users. But Musk is proposing that governments and commercial users may need to pay a small fee to use the micro-blogging site.
Elon Musk has reportedly informed potential investors he plans to return the social-media company back to public ownership after just a few years. He seems to be seeking additional funding partners.
Twitter is testing Twitter Circle, a free feature that will allow users to send out Tweets to up to 150 people. These limited-visibility Tweets can be muted, but users cannot remove themselves.
A new screenshot has surfaced showing what edited tweets will look like as the feature rolls out to more users. Details of the feature weren't really elaborated on so details remain to be uncovered.
According to an SEC filing, last week Elon Musk sold around 9.6 million Tesla shares worth $8.5 billion. On Friday, Musk confirmed that he does not plan to sell any more Tesla shares at the moment.
In his pitch to the lenders, Elon Musk said he would introduce new ways to monetize tweets to grow business revenue. Under his leadership, users might need to pay a fee to quote a viral tweet.
Twitter has reportedly put a temporary ban on product changes to preemptively prevent sabotage from employees who might go rogue following the deal with Elon Musk. Employees are divided on the topic.
In an unprecedented turn of events, it looks like Elon Musk may finally get his hands on Twitter as a new report claims that the deal has been finalised and may go public as early as today.
Twitter is apparently in the final stage of negotiations to accept Elon Musk's takeover bid of $43 billion, causing share price to go up. The executive has pledged to take the company private.
Twitter is gradually rolling out a new CC button that offers its users the ability to switch on or off the Closed Captions for a video. Previously, subtitles would just vanish if audio was unmuted.
A reverse engineer has given us a glimpse of how the edit button in Twitter could work when it becomes available. It will reportedly be available for Twitter Blue testers first in a couple of months.
Twitter's board has officially launched its poison pill plan to fend off Elon Musk's $43 billion takeover. This means that shares may be offered at discounts to dilute the stake of hostile parties.
It seems that Twitter's board is preparing to reject Elon Musk's offer to acquire the company for $43 billion. Two plans under consideration are poison pill and telling him that the offer is too low.
Elon Musk has offered to buy Twitter for $43 billion and expressed intentions to take the company private and make it a bastion of free speech. If the offer is not accepted, he may dump his shares.
An NFT of the first tweet ever sold for $2.9 million to crypto entrepreneur Sina Estavi last year. However, Estavi is now struggling to get a bid of over $7,000 for the same NFT while demanding $50M.
Elon Musk is the subject of a class-action lawsuit that alleges that the executive artificially deflated Twitter's share price, allowing him to buy more shares while cheating others out of a profit.
TikTok, which is by far the most popular social media app among teenagers and young adults across the world, has a projected ad revenue which is more than that of Twitter and Snapchat combined.
It seems that Tesla CEO Elon Musk is not joining Twitter's board after all. Twitter's CEO has also made cryptic references to background checks and "distractions" that may originate from this news.
Twitter is experimenting with "Unmentioning", that would enable users to remove themselves from certain conversations by untagging their username, prevent future mentions, and stop notifications.
Twitter has rolled out an improved and simplified ALT Badge for all its users. It offers descriptions for images that users embed in their Tweets. The network won't rely on auto-generated text.
Twitter has revealed that it really is working on edit functionality and that it will come to Twitter Blue before being refined and rolled out to the wider public. Twitter Blue will get it in months.
Elon Musk has joined the Twitter board after buying a 9.2% stake in the company. Twitter CEO Para Agrawal confirmed the appointment on Twitter and said it's a result of weeks of discussions.
A researcher uncovered several work-in-progress pages on Twitter indicating that TweetDeck, a powerful Twitter web app, might become a feature locked behind the Twitter Blue subscription paywall.
Twitter has time and again attempted to tweak users' Tweet feed or timeline with its own algorithms. However, the micro-blogging network is shelving the "tabbed interface" for now.
Twitter is seemingly working on a podcasts-related capability. An interface is already being implemented but it's in very early stages, making it difficult to decipher what it may look like.
Twitter will now allow developers who use the Twitter API to label their bots as "Automated". The label could help inspire trust, but the opt-in method seems open to misuse by bad bots.
Twitter is rolling out the beta version of its Safety Mode capability in more countries today. One of its key features include automatic blocking of potentially toxic and abusive accounts.
Vodafone wants big tech, which is driving up data usage, to shoulder the burden of upgrading mobile networks as it and other operators are failing to do this and turn much of a profit.
Twitter will more widely deploy a test that lets people vote on content they want to see less of. Such a system may also be negative as it could turbocharge political echo chambers.
According to a leak from a credible source, Twitter is working on a new feature that will enable users to write longform articles on the platform. The ability to edit tweets still remains elusive.
According to Twitter's transparency report for January-June 2021, the platform faced a record number of account and content takedown requests from governments, with Japan leading the pack.
A Twitter bot called The Wordlinator has been replying to Wordle result tweets today with a comment providing the answer to tomorrow's Wordle puzzle in a bid to get people to stop "bragging".
Twitter has been ordered to disclose the details and documentation about the manpower that it utilizes to combat hate speech in France after losing a court case against six plaintiffs in the country.
Instagram is now testing out support for subscriptions for a bunch of creators in the US. It is said to expand to more creators in the coming months. The price ranges from $0.99 to $99 a month.
Twitter has permanently suspended U.S. congresswoman's Marjorie Taylor Greene's account for repeatedly posting fake news related to COVID-19 and vaccines. Her government account remains live.
Instagram posts shared on Twitter will now carry a better preview image to help people scrolling down feeds understand what you're sharing, making it more likely you'll get new followers.