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FOX show Ghosted will stream on Twitter before airing on TV

FOX show Ghosted will stream on Twitter before airing on TV

FOX is embracing the change in viewer habits and will be piloting one of its new television shows on Twitter before it airs on television. Ghosted is a comedy series, and its pilot episode will air on Twitter's livestreaming platform before it airs on the TV network's channel. Anyone with access to Twitter will be able to watch it; there's no cable subscription requirement. FOX will also air a pre-show before Empire weekly over its next season.

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Twitter transparency report details crackdown on abusive accounts

Twitter transparency report details crackdown on abusive accounts

Twitter has released its most recent transparency report, and in it we see that most of the allegedly abusive accounts reported to it for terms of service violations were allowed to stay live on the service. The reasons vary, according to Twitter, and include things like the company failing to find evidence of content that violated the company terms, as well as a failure on the reporter's part to identify which content was in violation of Twitter's TOS.

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Twitter Night Mode arrives for everyone on desktop

Twitter Night Mode arrives for everyone on desktop

Following a test of the feature that had it appearing for only some users, Twitter has officially launched its Night Mode for everyone on its desktop website. The feature, which turns the screen dark for more comfortable night-time viewing, has already been available to mobile users for a while. When enabled, many bright elements are turned dark grey or black.

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Twitter’s Xbox One app puts timeline next to streaming videos

Twitter’s Xbox One app puts timeline next to streaming videos

The Twitter app for Microsoft just received a much-needed update that brings a handful of features already accessible on other platforms. Chief among them is the addition of the Twitter timeline next to a streaming video, enabling users to scroll through tweets while watching a video. The update doesn't address all of the app's deficits, though, and some users are still unhappy.

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Twitter ‘Night Mode’ on desktop in testing: here’s where to find it

Twitter ‘Night Mode’ on desktop in testing: here’s where to find it

If you enjoy the Night Mode option that Twitter introduced on its mobile apps last year, we've got good news: the company is now testing that same feature on its desktop website. Some Twitter users have access to the Night Mode feature right now, though it hasn't rolled out for everyone. A launch date for when Twitter plans to make the feature available across the board is unknown, but we do know where you can find the feature (if you have it).

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Twitter’s user growth just came to a halt

Twitter’s user growth just came to a halt

Twitter's latest round of financials isn't looking all that hot. The social media company has delivered its reporting for quarter 2, and on top of posting a loss, it also didn't experience any significant user base growth throughout the three month period. That, as you can probably guess, isn't very encouraging for a company that still has yet to turn a profit.

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How to mute Twitter notifications from accounts you don’t know

How to mute Twitter notifications from accounts you don’t know

Twitter, as part of its seemingly endless effort to combat the trolls on its platform, has introduced some new capabilities, namely the ability to mute users you don't know. This means, as one example, you won't get notifications if you're mentioned by accounts that you don't follow or by accounts that you don't follow. This convenient muting feature only works if you turn it on, though; that process is pretty simple.

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Twitter is testing a tool for reporting fake & offensive content

Twitter is testing a tool for reporting fake & offensive content

In this post-2016 presidential election world, the way social networks combat the spread of fake news has become a major issue. Facebook is the big culprit here, and it's admitted it needs to take steps to improve, but Twitter isn't far behind. While the company has yet to pledge to take action, it appears at least internally they're testing one solution: a tool that allows users to flag tweets that contain things like fake news and harmful content.

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New Twitter update gets lighter and faster

New Twitter update gets lighter and faster

Twitter is getting a bit of a redesign across a number of different versions today. Though this redesign isn't anything drastic - you'll still know Twitter when see it, in other words - it does make quite a few quality of life improvements across the board. These new features and tweaks are coming to iOS, Android, TweetDeck, and Twitter Lite, though you may not see them right away.

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Twitter toying with ‘premium’ features or membership option

Twitter toying with ‘premium’ features or membership option

Twitter has toyed with the idea of offering some kind of premium, possibly subscription, option for its platform, company CEO Jack Dorsey has revealed. Though the company isn't ready to introduce such a service, it seems the option is still very much in play and may be something users see introduced at some point in the future. Dorsey talked about the idea during Twitter's shareholder meeting yesterday.

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Vine just screwed up your privacy from beyond the grave

Vine just screwed up your privacy from beyond the grave

Vine may be dead, but it's still managing to cause headaches for some former users, with warnings that some registered email addresses were inadvertently exposed. Twitter, Vine's owner, announced it was pulling the plug on the six-second video clip social network back in October 2016, though it still maintains an online archive of all the publicly shared footage. It's that Vine Archive that is causing headaches now.

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It’s time to update your Twitter advert settings

It’s time to update your Twitter advert settings

You may be the product when you're using Twitter, but the social network is adding new privacy and advertising settings to help those tweeting adjust who gets their data. Launched today, and joined by an updated Privacy Policy, the suite of new tools will roll out to Twitter users over the next few days. It also allows some insight into what Twitter has decided your interests are.

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