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Twitter Changes Strategy In Battle Against Internet ‘Trolls’

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SAN FRANCISCO- Twitter Inc on May 15 revised its strategy for fighting abusive Internet “trolls”, saying it would use behavioural signals to identify harassers on the social network and then limit the visibility of their tweets. San Francisco-based Twitter, known for freewheeling discussions since it was founded in 2006, has been trying to rid itself…

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Unbeliebable! Justin Bieber Hits 100 Million Followers

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JUSTIN BIEBER has reached a major milestone on social media. The 23 years old pop star has reached 100 million followers Twitter, becoming only the second person to do so behind Katy Perry. Twitter marked the occasion posting a video featuring some of Bieber’s most popular hashtags and wrote: ‘In each other’s company since Tweet…

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Twitter’s China Boss Kathy Chen Quits After Eight Months

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NEW YORK/BEIJING: Twitter Inc executive Kathy Chen, brought in to run Greater China just over eight months ago, has quit, according to a tweet sent by her over the weekend. Twitter has been blocked in China since 2009 but is still used through virtual private networks (VPN). Domestically, the Sina Weibo microblogging platform and Tencent’s…

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Britney Spears Victim Of Sony Music Twitter Hack

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LOS ANGELES: Britney Spears (pic) is still alive.The pop singer was a subject of an attack on Sony Music Global Twitter account Monday morning. The account, which has 614,000 followers, posted these now-deleted tweets. The first read: “britney spears is dead by accident! we will tell you more soon,” followed by another that tagged her…

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Tweet Your Vomit, Britain’s Food Standards Agency Tells Britons

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LONDON: If you are vomiting and suffering from diarrhoea, tweet about it. Britain’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) is asking Britons to do so as a means of charting the spread of norovirus, the BBC reported on Tuesday (Dec 13). Since 2013, the FSA has been sieving Twitter data to identify norovirus outbreaks. Norovirus, also known…

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And The Most-Tweeted Travel Destination Goes To…..

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London has emerged the most popular travel destination on Twitter, according to a new report that looked at the number of times the world’s most popular cities were tweeted along with the hashtag “travel.” According to data from London and Partners, the words “London” and “travel” were tweeted together more than 630,000 times in 2015,…

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Twitter Users Condemn London Subway Stabbings With Hashtag #YouAintNoMuslimBruv

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SINGAPORE: A 29-year-old man who allegedly stabbed three people with a knife in a London Tube station last Saturday (Dec 5) has become the target of a Twitter hashtag campaign. #YouAintNoMuslimBruv first topped the trending chat in Twitter in the aftermath of the incident at Leytonstone underground station, before catching on with users across the…

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Only 2% Of Twitter Users Think Umno Was Behind Anwar’s Sodomy Conviction

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A survey ran by research firm Politweet concludes that only two percent of Malaysian Twitter users believed Malay-rights association Umno masterminded the sodomy conviction that caused opposition party Pakatan Rakyat’s de facto leader, Anwar Ibrahim, to be locked down in prison recently. The poll results, which were released yesterday, showed 37% of surveyed Malaysian Twitter…

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Priyanka Chopra’s Twitter Fans Reach Seven Million

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MUMBAI – Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has seven million followers on social networking site Twitter, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported. The 32-year-old “Mary Kom” star, who joined Twitter in January 2009, thanked her fans for their support. “Thank you all for 7MillionPcManiacs…Our family is getting larger…Your love keeps me going,” she tweeted. Priyanka, who…

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