Software 'bots' seen skewing support for Trump on Twitter

Nov 8, 2016

Software 'bots' seen skewing support for Trump on Twitter

Software robots generated a significant number of Twitter messages in support of Donald Trump, distorting the Republican presidential nominee’s backing on the social network, a study showed Monday. The study by University of Southern California computer scientists found that both Trump and Democrat Hillary ...

Oct 27, 2016

Twitter to cut 9% of staff, plots new growth strategy

Twitter announced plans Thursday to cut 9 percent of its workforce as the struggling social network reaffirmed its strategy to drive growth after failing to find a buyer. “We see a significant opportunity to increase growth as we continue to improve the core service,” ...

Oct 13, 2016

Twitter locks up Melbourne Cup live-streaming deal

Twitter will live-stream Australia’s Melbourne Cup horse race next month, its first sports deal outside the United States as the company pushes to reignite growth. The social media platform has been seeking to broaden its audience by offering users live video streaming of events, ...

Oct 12, 2016

U.S. police used Facebook, Twitter data to track protesters: ACLU

U.S. police departments used location data and other user information from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to track protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, according to a report from the American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday. Facebook, which also owns Instagram, and Twitter shut off ...