Twitter’s News tab lets you know what’s going on in the world today

Twitter's experimental News tab, which is live in Japan, aggregates top headlines from around the social network in a single list. It's one of the company's many ongoing attempts to curate Twitter's firehose of hashtags and tweets.
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Twitter’s U.S. user growth stalls as revenue jumps

Data published Tuesday for Twitter's Q2 showed sluggish global user growth, while in the U.S it didn't increase at all on the previous quarter. Better news came in relation to revenue, which jumped 61 percent on a year earlier to reach…
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Donald Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ baseball hat lights up Twitter

Donald Trump's new ball cap with the "Make America Great Again" slogan is all the rage on social media. When the billionaire debuted the hat at the U.S.-Mexico border, he got many on Twitter to talk about it.
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Twitter deletes tweets that include the text of stolen jokes, points to copyright policy

Did you hear the one about Twitter deleting tweets because they were reported as stolen jokes? The company is cracking down on joke theft and it’s using the notorious DMCA as justification for deleting jokes reported as stolen, no…
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Why you might soon be able to edit your tweets, thanks to Kim Kardashian

Do you ever wish you could go back and edit your tweets? If you do, you're not alone, and Twitter has hinted it's thinking about adding the feature — thanks to some celebrity star power.
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Glif is the social media tool that lets you tell branded-content stories

Glif is the new social media tool that lets brands create branded video content that feels less like marketing, but more like a conversation. It doesn't require an app to download--just the use of a simple hashtag.
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Unhappy users want to know why Twitter just killed background images

Twitter has taken away users' background images on their profiles, notifications pages, and timelines, the company confirmed. Now, all that users see is a dull and drab white background, and it doesn't make them happy.
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Twitter’s new ‘Safety Center’ is a hub for its anti-abuse tools, and more

Since Twitter's former boss said in February that the service was failing to deal with trolls and abuse effectively, it's has been rolling out all manner of tools and features in a bid to get to grips with the situation. On Monday came the…
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Twitter shares spike on fake Bloomberg story about $31bn takeover offer

An apparent Bloomberg news article claiming Twitter was in talks to be acquired for $31 billion caused shares in the social media company to spike on Tuesday. However, the article was exposed as a hoax, and now the SEC may investigate it as…
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Twitter may have a new future if co-founder Evan Williams has his way

In an interview Tuesday morning with journalist Walter Isaacson about the future of Twitter, Evan (Ev) Williams revealed that his hope is for Twitter to become a real-time news platform.
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Twitter, Facebook becoming dominant news sources for more American adults

A new study from the Pew Research Center shows that an increasing number of adult Americans is getting its current-events news from either Twitter or Facebook – affirming a trend that began in the last couple of years.
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Twitter pulls flashing Vine ads following claims they could cause seizures

Twitter bowed to pressure from a U.K. epilepsy charity recently after it was accused of posting "massively dangerous" ads that had the potential to cause seizures. The flashing, looping Vine ads were removed by the social media company…