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As Musk is learning, content moderation is a messy job

Dec. 04, 2022 13:17 PM EST

Now that he’s back on Twitter, neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin wants somebody to explain the rules. Anglin, the founder of an infamous neo-Nazi website, was reinstated Thursday, one of many previously banned users to benefit from an amnesty granted by Twitter's new owner Elon Musk. The next...

Today in History: November 29, Warren Commission appointed

Nov. 29, 2022 00:07 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 29, the 333rd day of 2022. There are 32 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 29, 1947, the U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution calling for the partitioning of Palestine between...

Musk says granting 'amnesty' to suspended Twitter accounts

Nov. 25, 2022 12:43 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — New Twitter owner Elon Musk said Thursday that he is granting "amnesty” for suspended accounts, which online safety experts predict will spur a rise in harassment, hate speech and misinformation. The billionaire's announcement came after he asked in a poll...

Twitter users can soon get blue check for $7.99 monthly fee

Nov. 05, 2022 22:46 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter has announced a subscription service for $7.99 a month that includes a blue check now given only to verified accounts as new owner Elon Musk works to overhaul the platform’s verification system just ahead of U.S. midterm elections. In an update to...

Timeline of billionaire Elon Musk’s bid to control Twitter

Oct. 28, 2022 06:41 AM EDT

On Oct. 4, Elon Musk reversed himself and offered to honor his original proposal to buy Twitter for $44 billion — a deal he had spent the previous several months trying to wriggle out of. He made the latest offer just two weeks before a Twitter lawsuit aimed at forcing Musk to go through with the...

Twitter under Musk? Most of the plans are a mystery

Oct. 05, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A super app called X? A bot-free free speech haven? These are some of Elon Musk's mysterious plans for Twitter, now that he may be buying the company after all. After months of squabbling over the fate of their bombshell $44 billion deal, the billionaire and...

A timeline of billionaire Elon Musk's bid to control Twitter

Oct. 04, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

Elon Musk is offering to go through with his original proposal to buy Twitter for $44 billion. The offer comes just two weeks before Twitter’s lawsuit seeking to force Musk to go through with the deal goes to trial in Delaware Chancery Court. Twitter said it intends to close the transaction after...

Musk and Twitter CEO Agrawal were briefly pals, texts show

Sep. 30, 2022 00:14 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Newly disclosed text messages between Elon Musk and Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal showed that the two men briefly bonded in the spring over their love of engineering — at least until Musk publicly tweeted this message early on April 9: ‘ Is Twitter dying? ’” ...

Whistleblower: China, India had agents working for Twitter

Sep. 13, 2022 21:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter's former security chief told Congress Tuesday there was “at least one agent” from China's intelligence service on Twitter's payroll and that the company knowingly allowed India to add agents to the company roster as well, potentially giving those nations access to...

Twitter whistleblower bringing security warnings to Congress

Sep. 12, 2022 19:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, the Twitter whistleblower who is warning of security flaws, privacy threats and lax controls at the social platform, will take his case to Congress on Tuesday. Senators who will hear Zatko’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary...