microblogging News of 12/10/19
Twitter Says It Will Restrict Users From Retweeting World Leaders Who Break Its Rules
Twitter said it will restrict how users can interact with tweets from world leaders who break its rules. The social media giant said it will not allow users to like, reply, share or retweet the offending tweets, but instead will let users to ...
Twitter Blocks State-Controlled Media Outlets From Advertising On Its Social Network
Twitter is now blocking state-run media outlets from advertising on its platform . The new policy was announced just hours after the company identified an information operation involving hundreds of accounts linked to China as part of an ...
Instagram And Facebook Are Experiencing Outages
Users reported issues with Instagram and Facebook Sunday morning. The mobile apps wouldn’t load for many users beginning in the early hours of the morning, prompting thousands to take to Twitter to complain about the outage. ...
Twitter To Attempt To Address Conversation Gaps Caused By Hidden Tweets
Twitter’s self-service tools when it comes to blocking content you don’t want to see, as well as a growing tendency for users to delete a lot of the content they post, is making some of the conversations on the platform look like Swiss ...
Twitter Returns After An Hour-Long Outage
After an hour of sweet freedom, the world has been returned to the grasp of Twitter. At about 2:50 pm ET, the desktop and mobile site were down, displaying a “Something is technically wrong” error. The app was also not working. The site ...
Tumblr – Finally – Enables HTTPS For All Accounts
Better late than never, Tumblr has rolled out HTTPS across its entire site. In a brief post on Tumblr’s engineering page, the company said all Tumblr sites will now have the web encryption setting enabled by default, though it admitted the ...
Twitter’S Latest Test Focuses On Making Conversations Easier To Follow By Labeling Tweets
Twitter continues to experiment with ways to make conversations on its platform easier to follow. In addition to its prototype app twttr, which is testing threaded replies, the company also recently tested labeling replies to highlight those from ...
Even Years Later, Twitter Doesn’T Delete Your Direct Messages
When does “delete” really mean delete? Not always or even at all if you’re Twitter . Twitter retains direct messages for years, including messages you and others have deleted, but also data sent to and from accounts that have ...
Indonesia Unblocks Tumblr Following Its Ban On Adult Content
Indonesia, the world’s fourth largest country by population, has unblocked Tumblr nine months after it blocked the social networking site over pornographic content. Tumblr — which, disclaimer, is owned by Oath Verizon Media Group just ...
Twitter Warned Of Phone Country Code Leak Two Years Ago – But Did Nothing, Security Researcher Says
A security researcher found a bug in Twitter’s support form two years ago that exposed the country codes of phone numbers attached to user’s accounts. At the time, his bug report was closed as it did “not appear to present a ...
Twitter Says Governments Are Ramping Up Their Demands For User Data
Twitter says the number of government demands for data on its users has shot up in the past year. In its latest transparency report out Thursday, the social media giant said it received 10 percent more requests between January and June than on ...