Twitter just realised an array of tools to limit abuse on the platform – the trouble is they can also be used to block your brand.
It’s been a week since independent journalist Tim Pool took up InfoWars editor-at-large and alt-right conspiracy theorist Paul Joseph Watson’s offer to come to Malmo, Sweden, to investigate violence allegedly committed by migrants and refugees in the country.
So far, Pool has posted a clip for each day he’s been in the country. Topics have ranged from a sit-down with a business owner, chatting with Ivar Arpi about self-censorship, and one Muslim resident’s perspective on the situation.
There’s also video of Pool exploring the supposed most violent “no-go zones,” escorted by Deputy Mayor Nils Karlsson. Read more…
There’s a strange idea circulating among Mexican currency traders. Well, more of a joke really. But there’s a certain logic to it.
It goes like this: Instead of spending its precious reserves to defend the peso, Mexico should just buy Twitter Inc. — at a cost of about $ 12 billion — and immediately shut it down. The notion made the rounds this week after the central bank revealed it had already blown through $ 2 billion of reserves in a largely futile effort to shield the peso from a steady stream of anti-Mexico Tweets from Donald Trump.
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Twitter inspired backlash from thousands of users following the network’s decision to suspend the account @Instapundit, which belongs to University of Texas professor of law Glenn Reynolds.
That suspension came after a tweet, sent Wednesday evening, that said “Run them down,” with a quoted tweet from @WBTVNews about the protest in Charlotte over the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by police officer Brentley Vinson.
The decision inspired conversation around how Twitter defines and reacts to threats on its network. Twitter has long been scrutinized for its apparent inability to effectively address abuse. Read more…
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Five days after the launch, Pokémon Go — an augmented reality game in which you hunt virtual Pokémon on your phone in real-life locations — is huge.
It’s so big, actually, that it’s already catching up with some of the largest social networks out there, at least on Android. According to mobile app analytics company SimilarWeb, the game had been installed on an enormous 5.16% of all Android devices in the U.S. by July 8.
To put things into perspective, SimilarWeb compared the numbers with several top Android apps out there. As of July 8, Pokémon Go was installed on twice as many Android devices in the U.S. as dating app Tinder. Read more…
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 applications like TweetDeck. There’s no indication of whether this capability will be rolled out to the rest of the 316 million monthly active users, as it’s an experiment that could wind up being shelved.
This isn’t the first time that Twitter has rolled out polls on its communications service. Previously, companies were able to poll their followers through custom card polls. In 2014, Twitter revealed that it was testing out a feature that would enable native ads for publishers. Today’s sightings may hint that these could be rolled out to a wider audience.
From what we’ve seen, all polls have a 24-hour time limit on them.
While Twitter declined to provide more information, a quick query on the site showed that at least Twitter employees and also some verified profiles, including those in the media and in sports, have access to embed these polls.
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