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Ohio man, 24, allegedly made death threats directed at Donald Trump on Twitter

After allegedly tweeting threats directed toward President-Elect Donald Trump, 24-year-old Zachary Benson of Ohio has found himself in hot water, and in danger of some serious time behind bars.
Social Media

Notable Twitter accounts hacked, posting links promoting free followers

It appears all of the tweets had been sent via Twitter Counter (@thecounter), a tool that provides statistics of Twitter usage and tracks over 14 million users and sells ad space to free followers services.
Social Media

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey apologizes for Neo-Nazi ad, blames automated system

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has publicly apologized for a Neo-Nazi advert that made it on to the platform earlier in the week. Despite initially denying the validity of the promo, Twitter has now accepted responsibility.
Home Theater

Twitter’s live video app for NFL streams is now available on Android TV

Twitter has launched its live video app on Android TV. The app is devoted to its live-streams, including its NFL, NHL, and MLB broadcasts. Best of all, you don't even need an account to view the action.
Social Media

Twitter takes a page out of Snapchat’s playbook with the launch of profile QR codes

Well, whaddya know. Keen to try everything it can to boost its stagnating user base, Twitter has taken a page out of Snapchat's playbook and launched QR codes for profiles.
Social Media

Twitter just suspended a number of accounts associated with the alt-right

Twitter has suspended a number of accounts associated with the alt-right movement, including those belonging to verified users such as Richard B. Spencer. The move is being viewed as an extension of its crackdown on abuse on its platform.
DT Daily

Twitter tries to address hate speech issue with new user tools 2:39

Plus: WhatsApp rolls out encrypted video calling feature, is it going to stay encrypted? And Apple publishes a big glossy book about Apple's design history.
Social Media

Twitter has rolled out a ‘muted words’ filter to protect users from abusive tweets

Twitter's planned keyword filtering tool, designed to shield its users from abusive tweets on the platform, has been spotted on its app. The feature comes in the wake of a number of high-profile instances of harassment on the site.
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Trump says he’s going to be ‘very restrained’ on Twitter when he takes office

In comments that will surprise many, President-elect Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that he intends to be "very restrained" on Twitter now that he has the keys to the White House.

Apple wins customer support kudos from Twitter

In the olden days, say, prior to social media, the antiquated landline phone was the sole means to get customer support's attention. Then along came Twitter, with Apple Support taking full advantage.

Think tech tilted the 2016 election? Just wait for 2020

This week, the USA voted in a new president — but could the next election cycle be impacted by an injection of new technology?
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Twitter isn’t for the faint of heart, so here’s how to delete your account

Getting tired of all the hashtags and 140-character drivel in your Twitter feed? Check out this guide for a quick rundown on what you need to do in order to delete your account and wipe your presence from the social media behemoth.