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EU warns Musk to beef up Twitter controls ahead of new rules

Nov. 30, 2022 20:10 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A top European Union official warned Elon Musk on Wednesday that Twitter needs to beef up measures to protect users from hate speech, misinformation and other harmful content to avoid violating new rules that threaten tech giants with big fines or even a ban in the 27-nation bloc. ...

Twitter ends enforcement of COVID misinformation policy

Nov. 29, 2022 16:50 PM EST

Twitter will no longer enforce its policy against COVID-19 misinformation, raising concerns among public health experts and social media researchers that the change could have serious consequences if it discourages vaccination and other efforts to combat the still-spreading virus. ...

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...

Musk plans to relaunch Twitter premium service, again

Nov. 25, 2022 12:37 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Elon Musk said Friday that Twitter plans to relaunch its premium service that will offer different colored check marks to accounts next week, in a fresh move to revamp the service after a previous attempt backfired. It's the latest change to the social media platform...

Twitter, others slip on removing hate speech, EU review says

Nov. 24, 2022 12:28 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Twitter took longer to review hateful content and removed less of it in 2022 compared with the previous year, according to European Union data released Thursday. The EU figures were published as part of an annual evaluation of online platforms' compliance with the...

Asian stocks mixed after Wall St slide, China virus fears

Nov. 21, 2022 23:12 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street sank and Chinese anti-virus controls fueled concern about an economic slowdown. Shanghai and Hong Kong declined while Tokyo advanced. Oil prices gained. Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index...

Amid Musk Twitter chaos, athletes & celebs cope just like us

Nov. 21, 2022 13:48 PM EST

No, LeBron James does not want to be traded — that was put into the world by a fake Twitter feed purporting to belong to the Los Angeles Lakers superstar when a pay-$8-and-pretend-to-be-anyone verification system made a brief appearance. And no, actor Edward Norton is not all that...

Musk restores Trump's Twitter account after online poll

Nov. 19, 2022 22:25 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elon Musk reinstated Donald Trump’s account on Twitter on Saturday, reversing a ban that has kept the former president off the social media site since a pro-Trump mob attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, as Congress was poised to certify Joe Biden’s election victory....

With Twitter in chaos, some ways to protect your account

Nov. 18, 2022 19:10 PM EST

Twitter is in chaos. Elon Musk, its new owner, has decimated its staff and this week gave those remaining an ultimatum — work grueling hours and be “extremely hardcore ” or leave. Hundreds chose the latter and headed for the door. There are already signs that the exodus is...