Facebook, Twitter, and Google Summoned to Congressional Panel on Russian Election Interference

Hearing is scheduled for Nov. 1. Representatives of Facebook, Twitter and Google have been asked to appear on Nov. 1 at hearings on alleged Russian interference in U.S. politics called by the U.S. Senate and House Intelligence Committees, officials said. Facebook and Twitter have already agreed to send representatives to the Senate committee hearing, a […] Read more »

Women Are Boycotting Twitter Today in Solidarity with Rose McGowan

The site suspended the actress’s account after she tweeted about the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Women on Twitter have Rose McGowan’s back. Female users of the site have launched a boycott of the social media platform after it briefly suspended McGowan’s account following her tweets about the alleged sexual misconduct of film producer Harvey Weinstein. McGowan […] Read more »

Facebook, Google, Twitter asked to testify on Russian meddling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Executives from Facebook, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Twitter have been asked to testify to the U.S. Congress in coming weeks as lawmakers probe Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election, committee sources said on Wednesday. A Senate aide said executives from the three firms had been asked by the Senate Intelligence […] Read more »

Twitter Isn’t Doing Enough About Leslie Jones’ Racist Trolls

In a perfect world, Leslie Jones would’ve spent her Monday celebrating the release of her new childhood-ruining movie, Ghostbusters : Attack of the Feminmiminismsists, but instead she’s putting up with some bullshit on Twitter. Monday night, Jones exposed and called out the insanely racist abuse she’s been receiving. Read more… All articles Read more »

The Pokemon GO Craze, Nintendo’s Surge, And How Twitter Predicted It All

By now you’ve read the stories. People staring at their phones, trying to capture small digital creatures and walking blindly into traffic. A woman discovering a corpse while hunting for a cartoon on her phone near a river. Groups of gamers congregating near complete strangers’ homes, seemingly at random. All of it, connected to the […] Read more »

Twitter app ads now support autoplay video

App ads are about on Twitter are about to get a bit more lively; brands can now promote their products with video. Previously, companies had to use regular old promoted text or image tweets as their best bet to advertise apps to their audiences. Twitter says video leads to higher user engagement and nearly triple the app […] Read more »

Facebook goes down and Twitter lights up

Facebook crashed for at least 10 minutes today and then struggled to fully come back online. When users tried to open or refresh their Facebook pages a little after 12:30 p.m. ET today, they were greeted not with their news feed but with a largely blank screen that simply said, “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re […] Read more »

Twitter confirms it’s experimenting with native polls in tweets

Twitter is looking at possibly letting users add quick polls to their tweets. A company spokesperson confirmed the move in a statement to VentureBeat saying, “We’re experimenting with a new way to poll users on Twitter.” Right now, it looks like polls are only visible on Twitter’s mobile apps and website, but not on desktop […] Read more »

Lyft, Uber poach key Twitter engineers, managers amid turmoil

By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Ride services Lyft and Uber have poached dozens of key Twitter employees over the past year, including top engineering managers, to help personalize their apps. Twitter’s management turmoil and 44 percent stock fall over the last 12 months have helped Lyft and Uber recruit key talent, as the […] Read more »