IPL Franchise team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has confirmed that the team’s official Twitter account was “compromised” for a few hours. However, they have managed to get access to the account restored. The team also tweeted condemning the hackers who had accessed their account, stating that they did not endorse any tweets posted when the account was compromised and said that those tweets have now been deleted.
Microblogging giant Twitter is planning to test and release a new “Communities” feature, allowing people to create digital hubs of like-minded people, and tweet to them. The tweets will still be public, but replies will be restricted to community members. Testing will begin soon, with the micro-blogging site saying that “community” will be “limited” for now, only allowing certain people to make their groups.
Twitter is conducting tests to try out more visually immersive formats, with edge-to-edge Tweets soon to be tested on iOS. Earlier, Twitter had introduced bigger images with crop controls, much to the happiness of visual content creators. The current tests involve tweets spread from the left edge to the right, which allow for a cleaner, more modern design, with images and videos looking better.
Twitter, having opened registrations in June, has now launched its premium subscription option, titled “Super Follows”.Eligible micro-blogging site accounts can set prices ranging from $2.99 to $9.99, which when paid will allow users to see exclusive content from those accounts. Super Followers will be marked differently from regulars, allowing more interaction for them. For now, the process is application-only.
Source: Business Standard
Under pressure to protect its users from online abuse, Twitter has said that it is testing a new feature that automatically blocks hateful messages. Activating “Safety Mode” will ensure that users see their “mentions” filtered for seven days so that messages flagged as likely to contain hate speech or insults are not seen. Still a work in progress, the feature will be tested initially by English speakers.
Twitter has announced a new function that allows users to report tweets as misleading. Still, in the testing phase, the feature will start to appear for some users in the US, S. Korea, and Australia soon. Users can specifically flag tweets as misleading related to “health”, “politics” or “other”. Twitter has introduced the feature in an effort to curb the spread of misinformation, which has been on the rise during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Twitter, after admitting that several fake accounts had been verified, has stopped the verification process again. The micro-blogging platform claimed that they were changing criteria and application processes for verification. Users who have already applied might still get their account blue-tick verified. But new applications will not be accepted. by Twitter According to a report on The Verge, the application process might restart in a few weeks.
Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari, two years after joining the microblogging giant, will move to the US to fulfill the role of Senior Director, Revenue Strategy and Operations. The move comes amidst Twitter’s faceoff against the Indian govt regarding non-compliance of the new IT rules. Maheshwari found himself being targeted and summoned for questioning, as Twitter lost legal indemnity in India before the company finally complied with the rules.