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Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla and owner of social media site X, attends the Viva Technology conference in Paris in June.
Oct 11, 2023
EU warns Musk over 'illegal' disinformation on X after Israel attack
Everything from video game and movie clips to old images of conflicts are being used to push false narratives across Elon Musk's platform.
Alma Zadic, Austria's justice minister, during an interview in Vienna on Sept. 26
WORLD / Politics
Oct 11, 2023
In Europe's politics, disinformation and hate pose growing threat
Austrian Justice Minister Alma Zadic believes public institutions simply don’t have the resources to match the output of bad actors.
Elon Musk, owner of X, formerly known as Twitter. The social media platform said it was cutting half of its global team dedicated to monitoring and limiting disinformation and fraud around major elections.
Sep 29, 2023
Musk culls X's election integrity teams ahead of major votes
The job cuts appear to contradict recent statements by X's CEO Linda Yaccarino.
Elon Musk, CEO of X (formerly Twitter), in Washington on Sept. 13
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 19, 2023
Musk says X will charge all users a 'small monthly payment'
Since buying the platform last October, Musk has fired thousands of employees, cut content moderation and halved its advertising revenue.
Twitter owner Elon Musk attends the Viva Technology conference in Paris in June.
Sep 3, 2023
X community notes: Weapon against fake news or free speech?
Despite being touted by Elon Musk as the way to police Twitter, experts remain unimpressed, citing opportunities for abuse.
Twitter's new X logo at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California, on July 29
Aug 31, 2023
Elon Musk's X to collect biometric data, work and school history
It’s unclear how X will collect the data or how it may be used.
X is planning to remove the headline and text while retaining just the lead image from links to news articles shared on the platform, Elon Musk has said.
Aug 23, 2023
X plans to remove headlines from links to news articles
It is not immediately clear how the move will impact advertisers on the platform, which Musk claimed in July had 540 million monthly users.
Elon Musk
Aug 19, 2023
Elon Musk says X will strip ability to block accounts
The block function on X allows a user to restrict specific accounts from contacting them, seeing their posts or following them.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump has been charged with conspiring to obstruct the results of the 2020 election.
WORLD / Politics
Aug 17, 2023
Musk accused of favoring Trump in battle with DOJ over tweets
The special counsel’s office argued that Twitter was asking for "special" treatment for Trump that wouldn’t be available to other users.
The streets of Kagoshima city on Wednesday amid strong winds from Typhoon Khanun.
JAPAN / Society
Aug 9, 2023
Japan prefectures drift away from posting disaster warnings on X
A growing number of prefectures have stopped posting disaster warnings on the platform due to limits on the number of free posts allowed.
The company formerly known as Twitter could face myriad legal issues defending its X brand in the future.
Jul 25, 2023
The problem with X? Meta, Microsoft, hundreds more own trademarks to new Twitter name
Billionaire Elon Musk renamed the social media platform as X on Monday, unveiling a new logo: a stylized black-and-white version of the letter.
Elon Musk has changed Twitter's logo, replacing its signature blue bird with a stylized X as part of the billionaire's vision of transforming the 17-year-old service into an "everything app."
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 25, 2023
Twitter turning into X is set to kill billions in brand value
Musk’s move wiped out anywhere between $4 billion and $20 billion in value, according to analysts and brand agencies.
Unlike other social media platforms, including Threads, Twitter has a way of pushing you out of your comfort zone.
Jul 20, 2023
Can Threads dethrone Twitter in Japan?
Netizens in Japan jumped onto the Threads bandwagon soon after its launch, but the honeymoon phase is beginning to end, experts say, with many Japanese users remaining on Twitter.
Elon Musk said he was looking to change Twitter's logo, tweeting: "And soon we shall bid adieu to the twitter brand and, gradually, all the birds."
Jul 24, 2023
Elon Musk says Twitter to change logo and bid adieu to 'all the birds'
In a tweet Sunday, the social media platform's billionaire owner added: "If a good enough X logo is posted tonight, we'll make go live worldwide tomorrow."
Japan Times
Jul 23, 2023
Twitter challenger Threads struggles for traction
Threads was quickly billed as a potential death knell for Twitter, a platform that has tumbled into chaos under the leadership of mercurial tycoon Elon Musk.
Japan Times
Jul 23, 2023
Elon Musk says Twitter to change logo and bid adieu to 'all the birds'
In a tweet Sunday, the social media platform's billionaire owner added: 'If a good enough X logo is posted tonight, we'll make go live worldwide tomorrow.'
Japan Times
Jul 17, 2023
Does Mark Zuckerberg even want Threads to replace Twitter?
Meta is going to have a hard time engaging users if posts lack wit, personality and a taste of the real world.
Japan Times
Jul 16, 2023
How the deteriorating Twitter experience affects its prized Japan market
Concerns are growing over the fate of the site following a series of revisions since Elon Musk acquired it that have prompted a chorus of complaints by users and companies.
Japan Times
Jul 11, 2023
Meta's Twitter rival Threads surges to 100 million sign-ups faster than ChatGPT
Now the fastest-growing online platform to hit the milestone, Threads has been setting records for user growth since its launch Wednesday.
Japan Times
Jul 8, 2023
Meta's 'friendly' Threads collides with unfriendly internet
Mark Zuckerberg has pitched Meta's Twitter copycat app, Threads, as a 'friendly' refuge for public discourse online. Maintaining that idealistic vision for Threads is another story.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan