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Twitter iOS App: Privacy Settings not working.

Things are starting to look up for Twitter with advertisers returning and the App to remain on the App Store. However, there are major problems with the Twitter iOS app when it comes to privacy settings: they are not working. Hmm…how could no one seen this coming? This is exactly what happens when three-quarters of your staff is gone either being fired, laid off or quits…shit starts breaking. In this case it is major stuff such protecting tweets or toggle direct message privacy settings. User on iOS are reporting a pop-up will appear that says “some settings failed to save.”…

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Apple has ‘fully resumed’ Advertising on Twitter

Last week Twitter’s Chief Twit through a fit claiming “Apple hates free speech” and Apple was going to remove Twitter from the App Store. Of course as we found out later in the week it was all a “big misunderstanding“. This is good news given Twitter Blue is only supported on iOS (though the relaunch keeps getting pushed back).  Not sure why Musk is so infatuated with Apple (other then it is only platform Twitter Blue will be offered on). Perhaps it is bandwagon logic is since Apple is Twitter’s largest advertiser on Twitter than others will follow too. According…

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Twitter offering ‘incentives’ to get Advertisers Back

In Elon Musk’s notable Tweet replying to American author Stephen King about Twitter Blue’s pricing he admitted “Twitter cannot rely entirely on advertisers’”. With the on going issues of getting Twitter Blue up and going again after the ‘Blue Checkmark’ disaster and with many advertisers leaving, it seems Musk may be charging his toon in hope of getting revenue flowing again to avoid bankruptcy. Musk recently tried to assure advertisers “none of Twitter Policies Have Changed” (though he omitted their COVID Misinformation Policy did change). In his defense though Musk is right, the policies haven’t changed…just the enforcement;’ either because…

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EU Threating Twitter Ban over Content Moderation Issues

Besides death and taxes, another thing certain in life is if the EU comes after your company it is going to hurt. This is something Google, Apple and HP know all too well. A European regulator today reportedly threatened Elon Musk with a continent-wide ban on Twitter if the company fails to enforce content moderation rules required by the Digital Services Act. Also today, Twitter claimed it hasn’t changed any policies—even though it stopped enforcing rules against COVID misinformation. A very literal interpretation of Twitter’s “none of our policies have changed” claim might say it’s technically accurate—instead of rewriting the COVID…

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Twitter to remain on App Store

Seems Twitter’s Elon Musk’s and Apple’s Tim Cook have resolved their ‘misunderstanding’. Musk has been assured that Apple Inc. 142,91 -3,72 -2,54% will not remove Twitter from the App Store. Elon Musk said he had a “good conversation” with Apple chief executive Tim Cook and “resolved the misunderstanding” about his claim that Twitter could be removed from the App Store, just days after the world’s richest man unleashed a tirade against the most valuable tech company. In a tweet on Wednesday, Musk said that “Tim was clear that Apple never considered” potentially removing Twitter from the App Store, describing it…

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Twitter: None of our Policies Have Changed

Chief Twit is sounding more like a politician everyday. First he is claiming Apple is going to remove Twitter from the App Store and won’t tell him why. Now he can not understand why more and more advertisers are leaving Twitter. Twitter is right now facing a massive decline in ad revenue as major advertisers have halted spending amid concerns over policy changes instituted by Musk. In the blog post, though, Twitter says that “brand safety is only possible when human safety is the top priority” and that “none of our policies have changed.” Bullshit! Just Monday it was discovered Twitter secretly…

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Twitter No Longer Enforcing COVID Misinformation Policy

Is this part of Musk’s “free speech” movement or simply a side-effect of gutting nearly 2/3 of Twitter’s workforce within his first month of taking ownership? Regardless, this is going to advance Twitter’s doomsday clock by another couple minutes. Twitter’s long-running effort to fight COVID-19 misinformation is at an end, at least for now. As Twitter users and CNN noticed, the social media firm has quietly updated its transparency site to reveal that it stopped enforcing its COVID misinformation policy on November 23rd. It’s not clear if the company will restore any accounts banned for sharing misinformation as part of Elon Musk’s planned amnesty, but this indicates…

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Apple Threating to Pull Twitter from App Store

It has finally happened, Chief Twit has pissed off Apple Inc. 142,91 -3,72 -2,54% (though we are not sure exactly what he did)! Apple has also threatened to withhold Twitter from its App Store, but won’t tell us why — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 28, 2022 Elon Musk has taken aim at Apple’s App Store policies amid claims that the company has “threatened to withhold” Twitter from its store. According to Musk, Apple “won’t tell us why” it has an issues with Twitter, but the threats have In subsequent tweets, Musk railed against Apple’s 30 percent “tax” on in-app purchases,…

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Cyber Monday Twitter Update

Today is Cyber Monday. If you need a break from searching for those last minute deals…here’s some Twitter news from the past few days: Elon Musk is gloating “Twitter new user signups at an ‘all-time high’”. A month after completing his takeover of Twitter, Elon Musk says new user signups are at an “all-time high.” On Saturday evening, the billionaire shared a slide deck that details the current state of Twitter and his vision for the platform. As of November 16th, Twitter was adding more than 2 million new users per day over the last seven days, according to one of the graphs Musk…

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Twitter is Hiring!

Yep, you’ve read that right Twitter has announced they are hiring for sales (which came the same day they laid off employees from same department) and engineering. This announcement also backs my theory the reason the new Twitter Blue re-release is on hold is not (at least entirely) to ensure the verification issues have been resolved, but rather Twitter doe not have the needed staff to accomplish this (and all the new features Musk wants to add). Twitter won’t be firing and laying off more people, Elon Musk reportedly told the staff members who remained after asking employees to commit to…

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