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Theresa May seeks allies in fight with big tech

n a break from Brexit, British Prime Minister Theresa May takes her crusade against technology giants to Davos. “No one wants to be known as ‘the terrorists’ platform’ or the first choice app for paedophiles,” May is expected to

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Facebook admits social media has a dark side

Facebook acknowledged on Monday that social media can have a negative impact on democracies, and that the company has more work to do in order to ensure that the good outweighs the bad. “From the Arab Spring to robust elections around the

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Why Twitter won’t ban Donald Trump

Twitter has defended its decision to allow US President Donald Trump’s controversial tweets to remain on the service, saying that blocking a world leader or removing their tweets “would hide important information people should

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Twitter doubles tweet limit for all users

Bye Twitter brevity. Twitter said on Tuesday that users can send tweets with as many as 280 characters, double the current limit, the latest attempt by the social media company to revive user growth. The roll-out

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Twitter in crackdown on abusive tweets

Twitter is introducing new policies to combat harassment and unwanted sexual advances on the social media site after a recent decision to disable the account of a famous actress sparked an uproar. The company said it will immediately

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Tech giants scramble to keep regulators at bay

Google summoned about 200 policy staff from around the world last month for a debate on whether the company’s size has made it too attractive as a target for government regulators. The two-day retreat in Monterey

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Twitter may scrap 140-character limit

Twitter, struggling to attract new users, will lift its 140-character limit on tweets in an experiment with a small group that may expand to the entire social media platform. The test announced on Tuesday will let users

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