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Julia Fioretti / Reuters:
Twitter removed 300K terror-related accounts in first half of 2017, a 20% decline from previous six months, with 75% suspended before posting first tweet   —  BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) said that its internal controls were allowing it to weed out accounts being used for the …
Sep 19, 2017, 4:35 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Patreon confirms it's raised a $60M Series C led by Thrive Capital; sources say the valuation was $450M   —  Patreon upgrades content creation from a passion to a profession by paying artists 95% of subscription payments from fans instead of 55% of skimpy ad revenue like Facebook and YouTube.
Sep 19, 2017, 11:22 AMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Former Facebook and Snap ad exec Sriram Krishnan announces he is joining Twitter as senior director of product   —  Krishnan, who previously worked on ad tech, is trying something new.  —  Twitter has hired Sriram Krishnan, a former ad tech executive from Facebook and Snap, but he won't be working on ads.
Sep 18, 2017, 9:25 PMIn context
New York Times:
Facebook and other tech giants are increasingly coming into conflict with governments around the world that are exerting greater control over the internet   —  On a muggy, late spring evening, Tuan Pham awoke to the police storming his house in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Sep 18, 2017, 5:00 AMIn context
JP Mangalindan / Yahoo! Finance:
Facebook says Messenger now has 1.3B monthly active users, up from 1.2B in April, while Messenger Day has 70M daily active users   —  FB) users hate change — that's just a fact.  —  Back in 2014, many users became incensed when Facebook Messenger was spun out into a separate app people …
Sep 17, 2017, 1:35 PMIn context
Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
Source: Facebook handed over data on Russian ad buys to special counsel Mueller under search warrant, including ad copies, targeting info, and account details   —  What $100,000 can buy you on Facebook  —  Special counsel Robert Mueller and his team are now in possession of Russian-linked ads run …
Sep 16, 2017, 7:30 PMIn context
Business Insider:
Social Capital and Hedosophia raised $600M in IPO for holding company they say will invest in late-stage startups to help them avoid IPO process   —  - Chamath Palihapitiya, a “Midas touch” investor, has raised $600 million in the initial public offering for his new firm, Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings.
Sep 16, 2017, 2:15 PMIn context
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
Users' reactions to “disputed” labels on Facebook are largely irrelevant as those labels are more about reducing reach of false stories and training algorithms   —  When it comes to Facebook's effort to stop the flow of misinformation on its platform, the labels can be misleading …
Sep 16, 2017, 2:05 AMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook gave special counsel Mueller data on Russian ad buys including copies of ads, targeting and account info, withheld same details from Congress   —  Social-media company shared copies of ads and account information, people familiar with the matter said
Sep 15, 2017, 8:55 PMIn context
Brian Patrick Byrne / The Daily Beast:
Twitter says it has fixed a “bug” that allowed advertisers to target users based on racist and derogatory terms like the n-word and “Nazi”   —  Twitter's advertising platform tells prospective customers it has 26.3 million users interested in the derogatory term …
Sep 15, 2017, 3:30 PMIn context

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