Twitter and Bloomberg Media to launch 24-hour streaming news channel

May 2, 2017

Twitter and Bloomberg Media to launch 24-hour streaming news channel

Twitter is launching a 24-hour streaming news channel in partnership with Bloomberg Media in a major expansion of the social media firm’s video operations. The new streaming channel “will combine the vast global editorial and newsgathering capabilities of Bloomberg with the digital power of ...

Twitter users spin turn minister's Tohoku gaffe into praise for region

Apr 27, 2017

Twitter users spin turn minister's Tohoku gaffe into praise for region

Thousands of Twitter users are posting positive comments about Tohoku using the hashtag #Tohokudeyokatta (“It was good that it was in Tohoku”), playing on the job-ending gaffe of reconstruction minister Masahiro Imamura. Imamura resigned Wednesday a day after saying “it was good that” the ...

/ Apr 23, 2017

EU seeks uniform approach to taking down hate speech online

The European Union is considering legislative measures to harmonize how online platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Google take down hate speech and incitement to violence, a draft document seen by Reuters shows. The proliferation of hate speech and fake news on social media has ...

Tech-writing 'sleuth' outs FBI chief's secret Twitter account

Mar 31, 2017

Tech-writing 'sleuth' outs FBI chief's secret Twitter account

When FBI Director James Comey teased that he had joined the world of social media with secret Instagram and Twitter accounts, tech writer Ashley Feinberg took the dare. After four hours of FBI-level sleuthing, she was pretty sure she had the answer: On both ...

Twitter eyes paid 'premium' service for power users

/ Mar 25, 2017

Twitter eyes paid 'premium' service for power users

Twitter confirmed Friday it is considering a paid subscription service that would give frequent users more tools to use the social network for marketing, journalism and other fields. Earlier in the week, the company began conducting a user survey that showed it was looking ...