Twitter: Business Issues

Twitter’s ad revenue jumps 18% as marketers invest more on the platform

Twitter saw an 18% increase in ad revenue year-over-year, generating $679 million during the first quart of 2019 according to its earnings report released on Tuesday. Total revenue was also up 18% year-over-year at $787 million. “We’ve never been more confident in our strategy and execution and see a great opportunity to grow our audience and …

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Twitter hires Google exec to head US agency development

Doug Brodman. Image: Twitter Twitter has hired Doug Brodman as its U.S. agency development director. Brodman comes to Twitter from Google where he spent the last five years on Google’s U.S. agency team. Why you should care In his new role, Brodman will lead the team that works with the big holding companies and their …

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Twitter looks to crowdsource content policies

Twitter has launched a user survey asking for feedback on its policies defining dehumanizing language before it makes the policy part of its Twitter Rules. Survey questions include “How would you rate the clarity of the dehumanization policy?” and “How can the dehumanization policy be improved?” — as well as a request citing examples of …

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Twitter: A bug may have sent some direct messages to business account developers

On Friday, Twitter began alerting some users that their direct messages or protected tweets may have been sent to Twitter developers who were not authorized to receive them due to a bug identified nearly two weeks ago. The company says it identified the bug on Monday, September 10. What happened? In a developer notice posted …

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Facebook, Twitter grilled by Senate committee; Dorsey says company may label bots

via C-SPAN Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday appeared before a Senate committee to face questions over their companies’ failure to keep bad actors off of their platforms, allegations of bias against conservative content, and what they’re in fact doing to address lawmakers’ concerns. Google, which was also asked to testify, chose not …

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Twitter to enforce new rules around issue ads starting September 30

Twitter announced it will begin enforcing a new policy for US-specific issue ads starting September 30, along with a new certification process for the advertisers promoting such ads. The move is part of the company’s initiative to improve the health of its platform and rid its feed of bad actors looking to influence US political …

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