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TECH 27 Jun 2018 | 7:38 AM

Twitter to confirm new accounts in spam fight

Twitter said it will begin asking for e-mail addresses or phone numbers to confirm new accounts as part of a battle against manipulation, particularly by automated bots.

TECH 22 Feb 2018 | 6:30 AM

Americans prefer bank branches over mobile apps for opening new accounts

Mobile banking apps keep getting better, but 60% of Americans would still rather open a new checking account in person at a bank branch than on a phone, tablet or desktop computer, according to a new survey.

Twitter 17 Apr 2019 | 4:16 AM

Twitter suspends 100k accounts for creating new ones after suspension

Twitter Inc said on April 16 it had suspended 100,000 accounts for creating new accounts after a suspension during January-March period, a 45% increase from last year.

TECH 21 May 2019 | 4:28 AM

Coordinated anti-Trump campaign emerges on Instagram: study

Accounts tagged 'hatetrump' and 'ihatetrump' are part of a coordinated campaign to undermine US President Donald Trump that has emerged on social media site Instagram, an independent study has revealed.

TECH 02 Mar 2017 | 1:32 AM

Twitter turns to algorithms to clamp down on abusive content

Twitter Inc launched a wider effort to use algorithms to identify accounts as potentially engaging in abusive behaviour.

TECH 06 Apr 2017 | 8:23 AM

Twitter drops egg icon in battle with Internet ‘trolls’

An egg icon that for years marked profiles of new Twitter users was gone April 3, a victim of “trolls” who often hid behind them to launch anonymous online attacks.

TECH 08 Feb 2017 | 6:30 AM

Twitter steps up effort to curb harassment

Twitter unveiled a new initiative to crack down on “abusive accounts,” in the latest attempt by the social network to curb online harassment.

TECH 06 Sep 2018 | 3:40 AM

Trump claims Twitter shadow bans conservatives. What exactly is shadow banning?

The sinister-sounding term “shadow banning” has been in play recently, mostly thanks to conservatives – including US President Donald Trump – accusing Twitter and other technology companies of political bias.

TECH 19 Aug 2016 | 4:03 AM

Twitter suspended 360,000 accounts for 'promotion of terrorism'

Twitter Inc has shut down 360,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts since the middle of 2015, the company said in a blog post on Aug 18.