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Musk Says He'll Make 'Alternative Phone' if He Has To

He asks if Apple hates 'free speech in America'

(Newser) - Elon Musk has declared that a " general amnesty " for suspended Twitter accounts will begin this week, as long as the users haven't broken the law—and while some analysts warn that the move and other content moderations issues could lead to a ban from Apple and Google'...

Late Surge May Make This the 'Emoji of the Year'

Saluting face has become ubiquitous thanks in part to the chaos at Twitter

(Newser) - The year is almost up, but there's a late entrant for "emoji of the year" honors. It's the saluting face emoji that has lately surged in popularity and use, thanks largely to the mass layoffs and firings at Twitter. However, the New York Times notes that it'...

Irish Court to Elon Musk: No, You Can't Fire This Exec

Sinead McSweeney won an injunction in Ireland

(Newser) - It's another sign of the chaos at Twitter: A company executive in Ireland has won a court injunction that prevents Elon Musk from firing her. The odd case involves Sinead McSweeney, Twitter's global VP for public policy, reports Politico . McSweeney says she didn't respond to Musk's...

Musk Comes 'Full Circle' on Twitter Verification

Blue checks will be manually authenticated under new 3-color system

(Newser) - Just under a month after Elon Musk completed his acquisition of Twitter, he appears to have settled on a verification system. The CEO tweeted Friday that the new system is "tentatively" scheduled to be launched in one week. He said the checkmarks will come in three colors: "Gold...

After Online Vote, Musk Says Banned Accounts Will Return

Watchdogs fear platform will be 'an engine for radicalization'

(Newser) - Elon Musk announced Thursday that he'll reinstate almost all Twitter accounts that had been suspended by the platform's previous owners, a move that alarmed experts and sparked calls for moves against the company. He posted his decision after opening a vote Wednesday on the site, in which he...

Sources: Musk Balking at Paying Some Big Bills

Travel expenses incurred under old leadership are reportedly an issue

(Newser) - Just how deep is Elon Musk's cost-cutting at Twitter going? Current and former Twitter employees tell the New York Times that the company under Musk is now refusing to pay bills incurred for travel that was carried out before the takeover. And they say those bills, which are tied...

Some of Twitter's Biggest Advertisers Have Bailed

'Washington Post' analysis reveals a big drop

(Newser) - It's probably not a huge surprise to learn that advertisers are leery about pushing their products on Twitter amid the recent chaos. But a Washington Post analysis makes clear just how bad the problem is becoming for Elon Musk. Dozens of firms that have been some of Twitter's...

As Musk Fiddles With Twitter, Tesla Burns

EV manufacturer's shares plummet to 2-year low, which some attribute to Musk's 'loss of focus'

(Newser) - Elon Musk recently tweeted that he'd be "working & sleeping" at Twitter, his newest acquisition, "until the org is fixed." But that intense dedication to Twitter (and the chaos that has ensued since Musk took over) is among the factors that have investors in his other...

Trump Hasn't Tweeted Yet, but Kanye West Has

After October removal for anti-Semitic tweets he posts 'Shalom :)'

(Newser) - Ye, or Kanye West as he was formally known, was restricted from Twitter in October after posting a slew of anti-Semitic remarks. He tweeted a flurry of messages around Nov. 3 and 4 (including one that said he was taking a verbal fast for a month), then nothing until Sunday,...

Latest Twitter Chaos: People Uploading Entire Movies
Chaos Continues at Twitter
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Chaos Continues at Twitter

People are uploading entire movies to the social network, for one thing

(Newser) - In the latest sign of disarray on Twitter, people are uploading entire films to the social network with what Mashable refers to as "little oversight." While some movies, like the more than 50 tweets of about 2 minutes each making up The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,...

Elon Musk Allows Trump Back on Twitter

Former president's ban, instituted after Capitol riot, has been lifted

(Newser) - Elon Musk reinstated Donald Trump’s account on Twitter Saturday, reversing a ban that has kept the former president off the social media site since a pro-Trump mob attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Musk made the announcement in the evening after holding a poll that asked Twitter users...

Musk Wants You to Weigh In on Trump's Twitter Return

Owner of social media platform is conducting a user poll to see if they want ex-president back

(Newser) - Earlier this month, Twitter owner Elon Musk announced that suspended accounts wouldn't be brought back online for "at least a few more weeks," and only after a "clear process" was put in place to determine who could return and who couldn't. It's not yet...

Twitter Closes Offices as Hundreds Reject Ultimatum
Twitter Closes Offices as
Hundreds Reject Ultimatum
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Twitter Closes Offices as Hundreds Reject Ultimatum

Sources say critical engineering teams have been gutted

(Newser) - Elon Musk's ultimatum for Twitter employees to pledge to be "extremely hardcore" was rejected by many workers—perhaps more than the company's new owner bargained for. The Verge reports that according to internal Slack messages and tweets from departing employees, hundreds of employees chose not to respond...

Astronomer's Meteor Video Was Way Too Sexy for Twitter

Mary McIntyre's account was locked for 3-plus months after automated tools flagged the clip

(Newser) - Astronomers think celestial bodies are sexy, so much so that they often post about them on social media. For one UK space scientist, however, her video of a Perseid fireball over the summer was deemed too sexy for Twitter, resulting in her getting locked out of her account for three-plus...

Musk: 'I Frankly Don't Want to Be the CEO of Any Company'

The CEO/CEO/CEO testified in a Tesla shareholder trial in Delaware

(Newser) - Elon Musk is a CEO in triplicate: It's the title he has at Tesla, SpaceX, and now Twitter. But as he tells it, he'd prefer the count to be zero. Musk said as much from the witness stand Wednesday while in a Delaware court where he was battling...

Twitter Employees Get an Ultimatum From Elon Musk

They have until 5pm Thursday to decide if they're ready to be 'hardcore'

(Newser) - Those who remain employed by Twitter were given an ultimatum on Wednesday morning by Elon Musk, and they reportedly have until 5pm ET Thursday to make up their minds. The Washington Post reports staffers were sent an email from Musk that contained a link to an online form. The email...

Trump Re-Ups Fight Against the 'Cat's Paws' of Twitter

Former president files lawsuit in appeals court regarding his ban on social media platform

(Newser) - Elon Musk has previously said he would lift former President Trump's Twitter ban, and now it looks as if it might be just a matter of time before that happens. Trump doesn't seem to want to wait for the social media platform's answer on that, however: On...

Senator to Elon Musk: 'Fix Your Companies. Or Congress Will'

Dem Sen. Ed Markey of Mass. got into it with the Twitter CEO over the weekend

(Newser) - Elon Musk had it out over the weekend with a US senator on the platform he now owns. Axios reports that Democratic Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts kicked things off on Friday with a letter to Musk that he posted on Twitter , asking Musk to fill him in on how...

Twitter Pulls Check Marks as Tumblr Matches the Deal

Fake accounts sprang up immediately

(Newser) - Twitter has suspended the chaotic sale of its $7.99-a-month blue check mark after one day, when it became clear the internet could not be trusted to use it responsibly. The verification badge, which the company no longer verifies, immediately began showing up on fake accounts, the Washington Post reports....

In First Address to Twitter Staff, Musk Warns of 80-Hour Weeks

He also discussed plans for platform to offer financial services, spoke of bankruptcy

(Newser) - Elon Musk warned of possible bankruptcy Thursday when he addressed Twitter employees for the first time since taking over the company, insiders say. The Verge says it has obtained a recording of the session, in which Musk took questions from employees and discussed offering banking services through Twitter. He said...

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