Marketing Day: Twitter verification, GDPR Insights by Namogoo, attack sites & more

Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web. The post Marketing Day: Twitter verification, GDPR Insights by Namogoo, attack sites & more appeared first on Marketing Land. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies […]

House rep suggests converting Google, Facebook, Twitter into public utilities

Amidst questions about how conspiracy theorists’ accounts are treated during today’s House Judiciary hearing with Facebook, Google and Twitter on social media filtering practices, Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) dropped a bombshell. “What about converting the large behemoth organizations that we’re talking about here into public utilities?” King’s suggestion followed his inquiries about right-wing outlet Gateway […]

Twitter puts verification process work on hold to focus on elections integrity

Twitter’s head of product says his team is pausing work on the Bluecheck/Verification process to focus on the health of the app ahead of elections. The post Twitter puts verification process work on hold to focus on elections integrity appeared first on Marketing Land. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – […]

Marketing Day: Amazon Prime Day, Twitter takes a hit & more

Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web. The post Marketing Day: Amazon Prime Day, Twitter takes a hit & more appeared first on Marketing Land. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies & […]

Twitter is holding off on fixing verification policy to focus on election integrity

Twitter is pausing its work on overhauling its verification process, which provides a blue checkmark to public figures, in favor of election integrity, Twitter product lead Kayvon Beykpour tweeted today. That’s because, as we approach another election season, “updating our verification program isn’t a top priority for us right now (election integrity is),” he wrote […]

Congress questions YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter on what it takes to ban an account

During a Tuesday Congressional hearing, representatives from Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube emphasized that if a user on their platform garners too many strikes — that is, they violate too many of the platform’s rules — they’re out. But how many strikes a user gets, and whether or not a strike will be handed out, is […]

We need to talk about the Keebler cookie Twitter account

Ernie Keebler — the most well-known cookie-making elf of the famous Keebler Elves — is taking over my Twitter timeline with weirdly sexual tweets written in Spanish and he needs to chill. If you’re a fan of Kellogg’s snacks, you probably recognize Ernest J. Keebler as the cute little elf lurking on boxes of buttery […]

ProBeat: I hope Twitter has many more purges planned

OPINION: Twitter is finally doing some solid cleanup work and, surprise, surprise, everyone from Russian bots to Wall Street is pissed. The social network has made many asinine mistakes over the years, but removing locked accounts from your follower count is not one of them. I’m thrilled Twitter is doing this, and frankly, I hope […]

Papa John’s gets absolutely scorched on Twitter after report that founder used the n-word

Pizza lovers no longer care how good your ingredients are, Papa John’s. They’re jumping ship and taking their appetite for subpar pizza elsewhere. On Wednesday, after Forbes reported that John Schnatter, founder and former CEO of Papa John’s, used the n-word during a conference call in May, people came for the brand on Twitter. SEE […]

Hold for the drop: Twitter to purge locked accounts from follower metrics

Twitter is making a major change aimed at cleaning up the spammy legacy of its platform. This week it will globally purge accounts it has previously locked (i.e. after suspecting them of being spammy) — by removing the accounts from users’ follower metrics. Which in plain language means Twitter users with lots of followers are […]