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Ex-Twitter execs to testify on block of Hunter Biden story

The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Oversight Committee is set to hear testimony from former Twitter employees involved in the social media platform’s handling of reporting on President Joe Biden’s son Hunter. The committee confirmed Monday that the…

Twitter suspends journalists who wrote about owner Elon Musk

The Associated Press Twitter suspended the accounts of several journalists who cover the social media platform, the latest battle over what can and cannot be said on the site since billionaire Elon Musk took control of it. Accounts of reporters…

Musk's Twitter disbands its Trust and Safety advisory group

The Associated Press Elon Musk’s Twitter has dissolved its Trust and Safety Council. That's the advisory group of nearly 100 independent civil, human rights and other organizations that the company formed in 2016 to address hate speech, child exploitation, suicide,…

Report: Tweets with racial slurs soar since Musk takeover

The Associated Press The number of posts on Twitter containing racial slurs has soared since Elon Musk purchased the influential platform, new research shows. Analysts at the Center for Countering Digital Hate searched for English-language posts containing one of several…

Musk ends remote work at Twitter, warns of troubles ahead

The Associated Press Elon Musk has emailed Twitter employees ordering them to return to the office for at least 40 hours a week and warning of “difficult times ahead.” A pair of Wednesday night missives seen by The Associated Press…

Musk seeks to reassure advertisers on Twitter after chaos

The Associated Press Elon Musk is seeking to reassure big companies that advertise on Twitter that his chaotic takeover of the social media platform won’t harm their brands. He acknowledged that some “dumb things” might happen on his way to…

Elon Musk sells $3.95 billion worth of Tesla stock

The Associated Press Twitter's new owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has sold nearly $4 billion worth of Tesla shares, according to regulatory filings. Musk, who bought Twitter for $44 billion, sold 19.5 million shares of the electric car company…

Twitter to add 'official' mark to verified big accounts

The Associated Press Twitter says it will add a gray “official” label to some high-profile accounts it currently verifies. The move is part of new owner Elon Musk's overhaul of the platform's verification system. Twitter on Saturday announced it will…

Musk in control of Twitter but where will he go from here?

The Associated Press Elon Musk has taken control of Twitter after a protracted legal battle and months of uncertainty. The question now is what the billionaire Tesla CEO will actually do with the social media platform. Two people familiar with…

Musk doesn't seek a “free-for-all hellscape” for Twitter

The Associated Press Elon Musk is telling Twitter advertisers he is buying the platform to “help humanity” and doesn’t want it to become a “free-for-all hellscape” where anything can be said with no consequences. The message to advertisers posted Thursday…

EXPLAINER: Musk Twitter turnaround reflects legal challenges

WASHINGTON (AP) - Elon Musk’s sudden about-face on a $44 billion agreement to acquire Twitter, reversing an earlier attempt to rescind that offer, came as a surprise even from the mercurial billionaire who loves to shock. But it wasn’t all…

Report: Musk proposes to proceed with Twitter takeover

Trading in shares of Twitter were halted after the stock spiked on reports that Elon Musk would proceed with his $44 billion deal to buy the company after months of legal battles. The news, based on anonymous sources, was first…

Whistleblower: China, India had agents working for Twitter

WASHINGTON (AP) - Twitter’s former security chief told Congress Tuesday there was “at least one agent” from China’s intelligence service on Twitter’s payroll - and that the company knowingly allowed India to add agents to the company roster as well.…