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Twitter's new policy to hide tweets with false information during crisis

The platform mentioned that, to determine whether claims are misleading, it requires verification from multiple credible, publicly available sources.

Dont feel for me, pray for Twitter instead: Parag Agrawal
Twitter board wants $44 bn deal to go through amid Musk-Agrawal tussle

Goldman Sachs Group Inc and JPMorgan Chase & Co may earn a combined $133 million in fees for advising Twitter on the acquisition, but only if the deal goes through.

Elon Musk wants US SEC to probe Parag Agrawal's claim on Twitter users
Elon Musk wants US SEC to probe Parag Agrawal's claim on Twitter users

On Monday, Musk attacked Agrawal after the Twitter CEO went into finer details on how the micro-blogging platform is fighting spam and fake accounts.

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Musk hints paying less for Twitter as he fights with Agrawal over bots

Musk, who has put the $44 billion takeover deal on hold, believes bots make at least 20 per cent of Twitter users, and a lower price may not be "out of the question".

Vijaya Gadde
Vijaya Gadde's legal team at Twitter tells Musk he violated NDA

Musk earlier said that his team was busy finding out the presence of fake/spam accounts with the random sampling process, a reason why he has put the $44 billion Twitter takeover deal on hold.

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Musk brings Trump's America back on Twitter before 2022 US mid-term polls

Musk first attacked Gadde, the person who took the call to ban Trump and banned political advertising on the platform.

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Parag Agrawal explains why a 'lame-duck' CEO will keep changing Twitter

Breaking his silence, a defiant Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal has explained why a "lame-duck" CEO has made key changes at the micro-blogging platform amid the $44 billion takeover by the Tesla CEO.

Elon Musk puts $44 bn Twitter deal 'on hold' over fake user accounts
Elon Musk puts $44 bn Twitter deal 'on hold' over fake user accounts

Twitter estimated in a filing earlier this week that false or spam accounts represented fewer than 5 per cent of its monetisable daily active users during the first quarter.

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Parag Agrawal shakes up Twitter, fires key executives & freezes hiring

In a memo sent to employees, Agrawal said there is a hiring freeze now and Twitter will also pause spending in most areas

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Is Trump making a comeback on Twitter?

Tesla CEO and the current Twitter boss Elon Musk said that he would reverse the Twitter ban on former US president Donald Trump.

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Elon Musk says he would reverse Twitter's ban of Donald Trump

Speaking virtually at an auto conference, the Tesla CEO said Tuesday that Twitter's ban of Trump following the Jan 6, 2021 insurrection at the US Capitol was a morally bad decision and foolish in the extreme .

New Europe rule to tame Big Tech aligns with my free speech thinking: Elon Musk
New Europe rule to tame Big Tech aligns with my free speech thinking: Elon Musk

The Commission will act against any violations made by "gatekeepers", such as Meta, Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon, as soon as the law comes into force.

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Elon Musk thinks he can double Twitter's revenue from subscriptions by 2028

Musk expects a huge growth in total Twitter users as well, growing from the 217 million users reported last year to 600 million Twitter users in 2025 and, eventually, 931 million in 2028

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Elon Musk says Twitter staff may face 'extreme' workloads if he takes over

While replying to an earlier tweet he shared about his plans for the micro-blogging site, Elon Musk mentioned that he will still graft even harder than them to make the firm a success

Parag Agrawal's wife Vineeta linked with Elon Musk's $44 bn Twitter takeover
Parag Agrawal's wife Vineeta linked with Elon Musk's $44 bn Twitter takeover

She has collaborated with academic researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the Broad Institute, where she did graduate work in computational biology and human genetics.

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Twitter to focus more on engineering, design if acquisition completes: Musk

He tagged an article from Fortune, along with one of his tweets that said "Job interest in Twitter skyrocketed more than 250 per cent since Musk moved to take over".

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Bill Gates doubts Elon Musk's Twitter buy: Report

Public attention has zeroed in on Gates' relationship with Musk in recent weeks after Musk tweeted an unflattering picture of Gates and accused him of shorting Tesla's stock, the report said.

Elon Musk may take over as temporary CEO of Twitter: Reports
Elon Musk may take over as temporary CEO of Twitter: Reports

Musk received $1 billion from Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison and $5 million from Honeycomb Asset Management, which invested in his SpaceX company, the report mentioned.

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2 in 5 Indian users happy at Musk's Twitter acquisition: Report

Talking about the anticipated user behaviour as a result of the change in leadership, close to two-thirds (64 per cent) of those who currently use Twitter say they will continue using the platform as always.

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Twitter woos worried advertisers with premium video offerings

Earlier this week, Twitter acknowledged for the first time that its core advertising business could be at risk amid the takeover by Musk.

Business, govt users need to pay for using Twitter: Musk
Business, govt users need to pay for using Twitter: Musk

In a tweet, the soon-to-be Twitter boss revealed what is coming next for the users.

Elon Musk takeover: Twitter fears risk of losing advertisers, executives
Elon Musk takeover: Twitter fears risk of losing advertisers, executives

Musk's 'free speech' call has left Twitter advertisers worried as this could put their brands next to posts filled with hatred and bias.

Don't feel for me, pray for Twitter instead: Parag Agrawal
Don't feel for me, pray for Twitter instead: Parag Agrawal

Amid multiple reports that Musk has lined up a new CEO to replace him, Agrawal has already said that he took the job to change Twitter for the better, course correct where we need to, and strengthen the service.

Twitter experiment lets select developers to build 3rd-party apps
Twitter bans 2 right-wing accounts as Elon Musk promotes free speech

The micro-blogging platform permanently suspended their accounts shortly after the duo rejoined it with creating new Twitter handles, for violating platform rules against evading bans, reports The Verge.

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Nearly half of Elon Musk's 90mn Twitter followers are 'fake'

According to Twitter auditing tool SparkToro, of Musk's 87.9 million followers (at the time of the research audit), roughly 48 per cent are fake, reports Time.

Employees grill Twitter CEO over fear of mass exodus post Musk takeover
Employees grill Twitter CEO over fear of mass exodus post Musk takeover

In a town hall meeting on Friday, the employees demanded answers from Agrawal as to how the company is planning to handle an "anticipated mass exodus prompted by Musk".

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Elon Musk gains 6 mn followers amid $44 bn Twitter deal saga

The Tesla CEO likely had around 83 million followers before the Twitter deal. However, as of now, he has over 89 million followers on the microblogging site.

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Musk sells Tesla stock worth $4 bn amid Twitter takeover

Musk is expected to provide equity financing of approximately $21 billion on his own.

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Musk now targets Indian-origin Twitter legal head Vijaya Gadde

Even as tech billionaire Elon Musk took over Twitter, he slammed Indian-origin lawyer Vijaya Gadde over censoring exclusive stories related to US President Joe Biden's son Hunter's laptop in the wake of the Capitol Hill violence, early this year.

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India's social media norms won't change with Musk's Twitter takeover: Minister

Minister of State for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar said on Wednesday that despite the Twitter board accepting Elon Musk's $44 billion takeover offer, the Indian guidelines for social media platforms will not change in order to protect users' data privacy and safeguard them from any harm.

Elon Musk declines Gates request to discuss philanthropy in new leaked texts
Tesla loses $125 bn in market value as Musk buys Twitter

According to media reports, Musk could face conflict with China over free speech, which is a key market for Tesla as it produces vehicles at the Shanghai Gigafactory.

Jack Dorsey to take home nearly $1 bn once Musk's Twitter deal closes
Jack Dorsey to take home nearly $1 bn once Musk's Twitter deal closes

Dorsey holds 2.4 per cent or a little over 18 million shares in the company and after once the $44 billion deal is closed, his Twitter shocks will be converted into cash, reports The Warp.

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Elon Musk and the $44 billion deal: Unfolding of Twitter takeover

It all started with a casual conversation. Who knew a few words exchanged on the platform in 2017 would end on a high note as big as buying the platform itself in 2022! That is Elon Musk for you.

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Twitter under Musk's 'free speech' can see advertisers' exodus

With Elon Musk acquiring Twitter for $44 billion, advertisers are having nightmares as free speech can kill their prospects on the platform as their brand's name may appear alongside hate speech and abusive or dangerous content without moderation.

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Elon Musk And Twitter: The $44 Billion Deal And The Timeline Of Takeover

What exactly led to this billion dollar deal? Here's a timeline of Twitter takeover by Elon Musk

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Parag Agrawal
Parag Agrawal to get $42 mn if sacked, says Twitter's future 'uncertain'

Agrawal took over from Jack Dorsey in November 2021.

Donald Trump won't join 'boring' Twitter
Donald Trump won't join 'boring' Twitter

Trump said that he will not return to Twitter and will instead use his own 'TRUTH Social' as the only social media platform.

Explainer: What's next now that Twitter agreed to Musk bid?
Explainer: What's next now that Twitter agreed to Musk bid?

The deal is expected to close sometime this year. But before that, shareholders still have to weigh in, as well as regulators in the US and in countries where Twitter does business, before the deal is completed.

What next for Parag Agrawal with Elon Musk as Twitter boss
What next for Parag Agrawal with Elon Musk as Twitter boss

The Twitter buyout casts doubts on the future of Agrawal, and it is still unclear whether he would like to remain at the helm, with Musk now being at the very top of the platform.

Twitter soars after commentariat scents imminent Musk takeover
Twitter soars after commentariat scents imminent Musk takeover

Twitter announced late on Monday evening that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an entity wholly-owned by Musk for $54.20 per share in cash in a transaction valued at nearly $44 billion.

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