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Twitter will start deleting inactive accounts in December

Twitter is notifying users that it’ll start removing accounts that haven’t signed in for at least six months. It’ll begin the purge after December 11th, although a Twitter spokesperson stressed that the account closures will take place over “many months” you won’t see legions of usernames become available on December 12th. You don’t have to […]

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Twitter will put a stop to political ads on November 22nd

Twitter has found a way to get around the ethical questions surrounding political ads like TikTok, it’s getting rid of them entirely. Jack Dorsey has announced that the social network is stopping all political ads outside of non-partisan exceptions, whether they come from candidates or interest groups. It’ll provide the finished policy on November 15th, […]

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Twitter ‘accidentally’ misused user data to sell targeted ads

Twitter this week said it recently realized that some e-mail addresses and phone numbers submitted for account security purposes (two-factor authentication, for example) may have actually been used for targeted advertising purposes. We recently found that some email addresses and phone numbers provided for account security may have been used unintentionally for advertising purposes. This […]

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Twitter may have shared your data without permission

Twitter came clean about a data mishap. According to the company, it may have shared data it didn’t have permission to with advertisers. The microblogging network said in a company blog post Tuesday that it may’ve shared certain data even though you didn’t give it permission to do so. We recently discovered and fixed issues […]

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Twitter didn’t flag Trump’s racist tweets

Twitter said that it would label tweets from political figures that violate its rules, but it’s not clear if the social network is applying that policy yet. CNET noted that Twitter hasn’t labeled a series of President Trump tweets that are widely considered to be racist. The politician suggested that “Progressive Democrat Congresswomen” critical of […]