Concern as Twitter stops enforcing policy against Covid-19 misinformation

Twitter will no longer enforce its policy against Covid-19 misinformation, raising concerns among public health experts that the change could have serious consequences if it discourages vaccination and other efforts to combat the still-spreading virus. Eagle-eyed users spotted the change on Monday night, noting that a one-sentence update had been made to Twitter’s online rules: … Read more

Musk ‘kills’ new Twitter label, hours after launch | The Citizen

The social media platform unveiled its long-awaited Twitter Blue subscription service, which allows users to pay $7.99 per month for a coveted blue tick, as well as a separate gray “official” badge for some high-profile accounts. But the new gray label was almost immediately scrapped, overshadowing the launch of Twitter Blue, which is currently only … Read more

Twitter employees open up about their ‘strange week’ after Elon Musk takeover | The Citizen

The whirlwind week that Elon Musk took over Twitter began with sleepless nights for company engineers – and ended with half the staff getting the axe. “It was a strange week,” said one former employee speaking on condition of anonymity. “Executives were getting fired or were resigning, but there was basically no official communication until … Read more

New Twitter boss Elon Musk wants you to pay for your blue tick | The Citizen

Elon Musk, the world’s richest man wants more money and verified Twitter users may have to pay $20 (R365) per month, or lose Blue Tick verification status. The social media site’s new owner, whose profile now reads “Chief Twit”, paid $44 billion to buy the company and said the verification process on the platform, which … Read more

What will Elon Musk’s Twitter look like? | The Citizen

After months of controversy, Elon Musk is now at the head of one of the most influential social networks on the planet, whose “tremendous potential” he has promised to unleash. What changes can we expect for the platform from the multi-billionaire chief executive of Tesla and founder of SpaceX? New boss One of Musk’s first decisions … Read more

Harry Styles’s Merman Makeover Has Twitter Reeling

Have we reached the age of peak Harry Styles? I would have thought so since recent gossip about him being the proud recipient of a very in-demand salad dressing from his girlfriend — actor and director Olivia Wilde — reached such a fever pitch I would have thought it impossible for the 28-year-old musician to … Read more

It’s Happening: Elon Musk Officially Runs Twitter

This article was originally published by Vanity Fair. Elon Musk, the world’s richest person, now owns one of the world’s most powerful platforms. The tech magnate’s $44 billion bid to buy Twitter closed Thursday, according to multiple reports, the culmination of an on-again, off-again deal that began six months ago and often played out, fittingly, … Read more

‘I bought Twitter to help humanity’, says Musk while passing ads as content

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk took to Twitter on Thursday with a brief statement addressed to ‘Dear Twitter Advertisers’ in which he explained why he purchased the platform. Musk wanted to set the record straight because “there has been much speculation about why I bought Twitter and what I think about advertising. Most of it has … Read more

Type 1 Diabetes and Depression: Real-Life Stories from Twitter

“The prevalence of depression is three times higher in people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) than in the general population.” – Tapash Roy and Cathy E. Lloyd, in Journal of Affective Disorders “Adults with T1D who also have untreated depression face worse health outcomes, lose more time from work, have increased healthcare costs, and have … Read more