Twitter has topped estimates for earnings and revenue in the third quarter amid higher spending from advertisers, marking a much-needed boost for the social networking site.
The end of MTN’s free Twitter promotion may have led to a huge reduction in the volume of tweets by the users of that service, but it doesn’t seem to have had a significant effect on the volume of activity on the social network in South Africa.
Elon Musk will give up the role of Tesla chairman and pay a $20-million penalty to settle fraud charges brought by the US over his claims about taking the company private.
MTN South Africa is pulling the plug on its popular zero-rated Twitter offering, saying it is no longer feasible to offer the service without charging for data use.
US President Donald Trump has accused Google of rigging its search results to give preference to negative stories about him, adding his voice to conservatives who accuse social media companies of favouring liberal viewpoints.