German police keep the public informed on emergency situations using Twitter. Postings on social media are becoming indispensable to the functioning of many government agencies. They're a direct line to the citizens.
Twitter users will soon be able to post tweets of up to 280 characters. The social network hopes the change will boost engagement, and ultimately narrow the gap in it profits between it and its great rival, Facebook.
Germans are taking to Twitter with twice the gusto now that the site has doubled its character limit to 280. Some used the opportunity to showcase examples of the German language's notoriously long word constructions.
Facebook is testing a new function across six countries. With this, media outlets' and other companies' products will be less prominently placed on its page. Will the move impede freedom of the press?
A congressional committee has released a trove of Russian-funded Facebook ads that were disseminated during the 2016 presidential election. DW looks at the politically divisive messages aimed at sowing discord in the US.
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