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Twitter’s Earnings Falter as It Fights with Elon Musk

Twitter is embroiled in a grueling legal fight with Elon Musk as he tries to back out of a $44 billion acquisition of the company. It has slowed its hiring as it grapples with a flagging economy. Its stock price has slumped. On Friday, Twitter revealed the toll from those challenges. In an earnings report, […]

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As Midterms Loom, Mark Zuckerberg Shifts Focus Away From Elections

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, made securing the 2020 U.S. election a top priority. He met regularly with an election team, which included more than 300 people from across his company, to prevent misinformation from spreading on the social network. He asked civil rights leaders for advice on upholding voter rights. The core election team […]

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Supreme Court Blocks Texas Law Regulating Social Media Platforms

The law also does not cover sites that are devoted to news, sports, entertainment and other information that their users do not primarily generate. The covered sites are largely prohibited from removing posts based on the viewpoints they express, with exceptions for the sexual exploitation of children, incitement of criminal activity and some threats of […]

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Elon Musk Says His Takeover of Twitter Is ‘On Hold.’

Twitter and Mr. Musk have been, so far, working together to close the deal, a person with knowledge of the matter said, though those dynamics can quickly change. How Elon Musk’s Twitter Deal Unfolded Card 1 of 6 A blockbuster deal. Elon Musk, the world’s wealthiest man, capped what seemed an improbable attempt by the […]

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New Focus on How a Trump Tweet Incited Far-Right Groups Ahead of Jan. 6

The next day, prosecutors say, Mr. Reffitt began to make arrangements to travel to Washington and arrive in time for “Armageddon all day” on Jan. 6, he wrote in the Three Percenters group chat. He told his compatriots that he planned to drive because flying was impossible with “all the battle rattle” he planned to […]

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Twitter’s Mixed Fourth-Quarter Earnings Show Challenges Ahead

Last year, Twitter executives set ambitious goals for their company, with hopes of attracting more than 100 million new users and doubling revenue by 2023. The last three months of 2021, however, showed the challenges the company must overcome before it can hit its objectives. Twitter said on Thursday that its revenue grew more slowly […]

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A Teenager Tracked Elon Musk’s Jet on Twitter. Then Came the Direct Message.

Mr. Sweeney made a counteroffer to Mr. Musk, according to the screenshots of the exchange, saying that he would abandon the account if Mr. Musk upped the ante to $50,000. He said that he would also accept a Tesla Model 3, an electric car that costs more than $38,000, adding that he was joking. In […]

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Parag Agrawal Shakes Up Twitter’s Security Team

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter shook up the top ranks of its security team this week with the termination of the head of security and the exit of the chief information security officer, the company told employees on Wednesday, as its new chief executive reorganizes the social media service. Peiter Zatko, the head of security who […]

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