The social network Twitter is celebrating its 10th birthday. It has proven to be a must-have tool for journalists, politicians, activists and celebraties alike. But the company hasn't been able to expand beyond its devoted "Twitterati."
Russia's media regulators are demanding Twitter and YouTube delete the accounts of "undesired" NGOs. If they don't, authorities say both sites will be blocked in the country. Will Moscow follow through on its threat?
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.
The social media giant Facebook is working on a tool to let users know if they 'liked' any of the accounts allegedly pushing Russian propaganda. The company believes some 146 million Americans were exposed to such posts.
The Bundestag's new speaker, Wolfgang Schäuble, has asked lawmakers not to tweet during sessions. The call has been met with resistance and raised questions about social media's role in German politics.
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