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Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Twitter's Promoted Sticker ad campaigns have a minimum $500K ad spend, while the company has been lowering minimums on other ad products   —  Advertisers who want to run Promoted Sticker ad campaigns on Twitter will have to fork over at least $500,000 to do it, multiple sources tell BuzzFeed News.
Aug 25, 2016, 4:45 PMIn context
Caroline O'Donovan / BuzzFeed:
Nextdoor, a social network for neighbors, debuts a new tool to stem racial profiling on its platform, claims 75% success rate in tests   —  Nextdoor, a location-based social network for neighbors that has more than 10 million registered users, is rolling out a new tool today that the company …
Aug 25, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Facebook Messenger is testing “Add Contact” request to include non-Facebook friends   —  Facebook is testing an “Add Contact” feature in its Messenger app, the company confirmed to BuzzFeed News today.  —  The feature allows people to connect on the popular messaging app …
Aug 23, 2016, 3:30 PMIn context
Mitch Prothero / BuzzFeed:
Belgian officials asked NSA for help in snooping on bulk cellphone metadata from a terrorist's funeral, which helped in catching Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam   —  A breakthrough in the four-month-long manhunt for key suspect in the Paris attacks only came when Belgian officials asked the NSA for assistance …
Aug 21, 2016, 8:50 PMIn context
Sheera Frenkel / BuzzFeed:
Inside Google's push in Indonesia, a key market for start of its Next One Billion Project   —  “We can't say go to hell to Google or to technology.  But we also cannot allow them to do everything they want to do."  BuzzFeed News' Sheera Frenkel reports from Jakarta.  —  Reporting From
Aug 20, 2016, 8:05 AMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Twitter rolls out quality filter setting to all, letting users filter “lower-quality content” from notifications, but it may not stop targeted non-spam abuse   —  Today, Twitter announced two product features that seem intended to help users handle abuse on the platform.
Aug 18, 2016, 3:15 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Sources: in 2015, then-Twitter CEO Dick Costolo secretly ordered employees to filter out abusive replies to President Obama during a Q&A session   —  In 2015, Then-Twitter CEO Dick Costolo secretly ordered employees to filter out abusive and hateful replies to President Obama during a Q&A session, sources tell BuzzFeed News.
Aug 11, 2016, 12:20 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Ten former employees shed light on Twitter's 10-year failure to stop abuse on its platform   —  For nearly its entire existence, Twitter has not just tolerated abuse and hate speech, it's virtually been optimized to accommodate it.  With public backlash at an all-time high and growth stagnating …
Aug 11, 2016, 11:30 AMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Reporter uses Facebook to buy an AR-15 assault rifle, despite Facebook banning gun sales   —  Facebook banned the coordination of private gun sales earlier this year, but it's still easy to arrange the purchase of firearms on its platform.  I should know: I bought one.
Aug 10, 2016, 12:25 PMIn context
John Stanton / BuzzFeed:
Obama administration is mulling designating the election system as critical infrastructure, which would trigger significant new cybersecurity investments by DHS   —  Jeh Johnson said the Obama administration is considering ways to further protect the system from a cyber attack.
Aug 3, 2016, 11:45 AMIn context

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