Far-right accounts lose Twitter verified tick

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Twitter has stripped several far-right accounts of their “verified” badge, after changing its policy. Among them are Jason Kessler who helped organise a far-right march in Charlottesville, and white supremacist... Read More

Twitter halts 'broken' verified-profile system

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Twitter has suspended its verified-profile scheme and described it as “broken”, following complaints over the type of accounts being verified. Typically, prominent people, including musicians, journalists and company executives, get... Read More

Twitter to expand 280-character tweets

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Twitter plans to increase the number of characters in tweets from 140 to 280 for the majority of users. The new limit will not apply to tweets written in Japanese,... Read More

Twitter criticised for 'erasing' bisexual photos

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Twitter is being criticised for failing to show any photos under the bisexual hashtag. Some are calling it bi-erasure, as photo results for “lesbian” and “gay” still exist. Users are... Read More

Thousands share their invisible disabilities on Twitter

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Using the hashtag #InvisiblyDisabledLooksLike, Twitter users across the world with hidden disabilities have been sharing pictures and stories to challenge society’s perceptions. Many people live with hidden disabilities – a... Read More

Tweeters get cheeky after Twitter ups character limit

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Twitter has announced it is trialling a new 280-character limit to allow users to “easily express themselves” – but the site’s users have been predictably snarky. The fun started when... Read More

Twitter trials 280-character tweet limit

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Social media site Twitter is trialling longer character limits to help users “easily express themselves”. Twitter currently limits tweets to 140 characters, but has doubled that to 280 characters for... Read More