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May 10, 2024 at 2:48 AM

Exploring the history and evolution of Black Twitter in new Hulu docuseries

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with Prentice Penny about Hulu's three-part docuseries "Black Twitter: A People's History," inspired by Jason Parham's Wired series "A People's History Of Black Twitter."
May 10, 2024 at 2:48 AM
VIDEO: Exploring the history and evolution of Black Twitter in new Hulu docuseries
1 month ago

By The Numbers: X

A look at the numbers behind the decrease in the amount of daily users for the social media platform X as both Tesla and X face record low profits.
1 month ago
VIDEO: By The Numbers: X
2 months ago

X gives out blue verification checks

Accounts with more than 2,500 verified subscribers are receiving the checks for free.
2 months ago
VIDEO:  X gives out blue verification checks
2 months ago

Supreme Court sets rules on when public officials can block social media users

The Supreme Court laid out a new test for determining when actions taken by government employees on social media constitute official business verses personal conduct.
2 months ago
The U.S. Supreme Court is seen on June 23, 2023 in Washington, D.C.
3 months ago

Potential changes coming to X

The company is considering removing the ability for users to see how many times a post has been liked and reposted.
3 months ago
VIDEO:  Potential changes coming to ‘X’
3 months ago

Supreme Court hears major cases on free speech, laws regulating social media

The nation's highest court is weighing laws in Texas and Florida that would limit internet companies' power to moderate political content.
3 months ago
The Facebook application on a smartphone arranged in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, Feb. 1, 2023.
4 months ago

The Swift-Kelce phenomenon: Decoding celebrity fascination

Dr. Jonathan Fader delves into the psychology of why we’re so obsessed with Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce’s relationship.
4 months ago
VIDEO: The Swift-Kelce phenomenon: Decoding celebrity fascination
4 months ago

Tech executives grilled on Capitol Hill over child exploitation

CEOs for some of the most popular digital platforms acknowledged shortfalls and highlighted efforts they've taken to improve them during the four-hour grilling before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Tech executives grilled on Capitol Hill over child exploitation
4 months ago

Florida House of Representatives approves bill to ban social media for kids under 16

A Florida bill that would prohibit kids under 16 from signing up for most social media platforms has passed the state House of Representatives.
4 months ago
Stock photo
4 months ago

New York City mayor declares social media an 'environmental toxin'

New York City is classifying social media as a "public health hazard," Mayor Eric Adams announced on Wednesday during his State of the City address.
4 months ago
Mayor Eric Adams delivers remarks during Martin Luther King Day celebrations at the Covenant Baptist Church in the Harlem Section of Manhattan, Jan. 15, 2024.
4 months ago

Court rejects Twitter's appeal of ruling that let special counsel access Trump's DMs

The full D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected Twitter's appeal of a ruling that let special counsel Jack Smith access records from Donald Trump's Twitter account.
4 months ago
In this Aug. 1, 2023, file photo, Special Counsel Jack Smith delivers remarks on an unsealed indictment, including four felony counts against former President Donald Trump, in Washington, D.C.
5 months ago

X worth roughly 70% less than when Musk bought it: Fidelity

The valuation amounts to tens of billions of dollars in losses.
5 months ago
The valuation amounts to tens of billions of dollars in losses.
5 months ago

Would Elon Musk sell X as losses mount? Experts weigh in.

Ongoing losses could make a sale attractive for Elon Musk but obstacles to such a move remain.
5 months ago
Elon Musk speaks onstage during The New York Times Dealbook Summit 2023 at Jazz at Lincoln Center on November 29, 2023 in New York City.
5 months ago

Value of X reportedly plunges

According to Axios, Fidelity estimates the platform is worth 71% less than when Elon Musk bought it.
5 months ago
VIDEO:  Value of X reportedly plunges
6 months ago

Elon Musk lashes out at companies that pulled ads from X: 'Don't advertise'

Musk said at the annual New York Times DealBook Summit companies that pulled their advertisements over hate speech on the platform are engaging in “blackmail.”
6 months ago
VIDEO: Elon Musk lashes out at companies that pulled ads from X: 'Don't advertise'
6 months ago

X sues Media Matters after report about neo-Nazi ads

Elon Musk’s social media platform alleges that the watchdog organization defamed X after it published a report that said ads for major brands had appeared next to posts touting Nazism.
6 months ago
VIDEO: X sues Media Matters after report about neo-Nazi ads
6 months ago

Elon Musk threatens legal actions after companies pull ads from X over antisemitic post

Apple, IBM, Lionsgate, Paramount and Disney pulled ads from X, formerly Twitter, after Musk posted in agreement with a false and antisemitic conspiracy theory about Jewish people on the platform.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Elon Musk threatens legal actions after companies pull ads from X over antisemitic post
6 months ago

Elon Musk tweet fallout

Major companies are halting their advertising on "X" following an antisemitic post from owner Elon Musk.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Elon Musk tweet fallout
6 months ago

How passengers who complain on X are being targeted

Airlines warn passengers to message them directly to avoid having a conversation with a scammer.
6 months ago
VIDEO: How passengers who complain on X are being targeted
7 months ago

X rolls out audio and video call feature

The platform formerly known as Twitter, now allows users to call people in their address books, verified users or those you follow.
7 months ago
VIDEO:  X rolls out audio and video call feature
7 months ago

Tech platforms under scrutiny for war misinformation

The European Union is investigating Meta, TikTok, and X for their handling of potentially illegal content and disinformation related to the Israel-Hamas war.
7 months ago
VIDEO: Tech platforms under scrutiny for war misinformation
7 months ago

Twitter influencer sentenced for trying to trick Clinton supporters to vote by text

A social media influencer has been sentenced to seven months for falsely telling Hillary Clinton supporters they could cast their 2016 vote for Clinton via text message.
7 months ago
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks ahead of the unveiling of her official portrait at the State Department in Washington, D.C., Sept. 26, 2023.
7 months ago

X launches ‘Not a Bot’ program

The subscription service will charge new users $1 per year to post. It's being tested in New Zealand and the Philippines.
7 months ago
VIDEO:  X launched ‘not a bot’ program
7 months ago

Social media companies under scrutiny over false, violent posts amid Israel-Hamas war

European Union sent letters to platforms over possible content violations.
7 months ago
Smoke plumes billow during Israeli air strikes in Gaza City on Oct. 12, 2023.
8 months ago

SEC seeks to force Elon Musk to testify in investigation into Twitter purchase

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday sought to force Elon Musk to sit for a deposition as part of an ongoing investigation about his purchase of Twitter.
8 months ago
In this June 16, 2023, file photo, Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer of SpaceX and Tesla and owner of Twitter, attends a conference in Paris.
8 months ago

Does social media negatively impact teen mental health?

The increase in teen girls feeling “sad or hopeless” from 2011 to 2021 correlates with the rise in social media during the same period, according to the CDC.
8 months ago
The increase in teen girls feeling “sad or hopeless” from 2011 to 2021 correlates with the rise in social media during the same period, according to the CDC.
9 months ago

Mark Zuckerberg says Elon Musk 'isn't serious' about cage match: 'Time to move on'

The billionaire entrepreneurs have gone back and forth on the plans for weeks.
9 months ago
Meta Platforms Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg leaves federal court after attending the Facebook parent company's defense of its acquisition of virtual reality app developer Within Inc., in San Jose, Calif., Dec. 20, 2022.
9 months ago

Rebranded Twitter platform rolls out new feature

The CEO of X says users will be able to make video chat calls without giving out their phone number.
9 months ago
VIDEO:  Rebranded twitter platform rolls out new feature
9 months ago

X vs. Threads

Experts weigh in on whether Threads can overtake X, formerly known as Twitter.
9 months ago
Experts weigh in on whether Threads can overtake X, formerly known as Twitter.
9 months ago

Will Threads kill X? Experts weigh in.

The task of overtaking X poses a formidable challenge but Threads holds advantages, they said.
9 months ago
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks about "News Tab" at the Paley Center, Oct. 25, 2019, in New York.
10 months ago

City of San Francisco investigates flashing X logo on top of company’s headquarters

Plus, Apple will fix a bug that doesn’t allow parents to restrict children’s screen time, and Apple is set to release a new line of iPhones in September.
10 months ago
VIDEO: City of San Francisco investigates flashing X logo on top of company’s headquarters
10 months ago

Elon Musk's Twitter rebranded as X. Here's why

X said it plans to become an online messaging and payments hub.
10 months ago
Twitter's new logo is projected onto the corporate headquarters building in downtown San Francisco, July 23, 2023.
10 months ago

Twitter begins rebrand into ‘X’

Twitter's little blue bird is undergoing a transformation as the company transitions to "X" as part of a gigantic rebrand meant to signal even higher aspirations for the social media behemoth.
10 months ago
VIDEO: Twitter begins rebrand into ‘X’
10 months ago

Bye bye birdie at Twitter?

The social media company says it’s doing away with its iconic blue bird logo, replacing it with an X. ABC News’ Derricke Dennis has reaction.
10 months ago
VIDEO: Bye bye birdie at Twitter?
10 months ago

Musk: Twitter to change logo

Owner Elon Musk said that Twitter's familiar bird logo will soon be replaced by the letter "X."
10 months ago
VIDEO: Musk: Twitter to change logo
10 months ago

Elon Musk says Twitter has 'negative cash flow' and 'heavy debt'

Elon Musk says Twitter has "negative cash flow" and "heavy debt" due to lack of advertisers.
10 months ago
FILE PHOTO: Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer of SpaceX and Tesla and owner of Twitter, gestures as he attends the Viva Technology conference dedicated to innovation and startups at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre in Paris, France, June 16, 2023. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo
1 year ago

Twitter threatens legal action against Meta’s Threads

In a cease-and-desist letter, Twitter accused Meta of misappropriating Twitter’s trade secrets and claiming Meta knowingly hired former Twitter employees who retained proprietary information.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Twitter threatens legal action against Meta’s Threads
1 year ago

Twitter sends Meta cease-and-desist letter over new Threads app: Sources

Twitter sent Meta a cease-and-desist letter over the newly launched Threads.
1 year ago
Meta Threads app logo is seen in this illustration taken, July 6, 2023.
1 year ago

Twitter threatens to sue Meta over its new app, Threads

Elon Musk alleges that Mark Zuckerberg’s new company stole trade secrets. Meta denies the claims.
1 year ago
VIDEO:  Twitter threatens to sue Meta over its new app, Threads
1 year ago

Threads may be the ‘biggest competitive threat to date’ for Twitter

ABC News’ Phil Lipof spoke with The Washington Post’s Naomi Nix about the battle between Twitter and Meta over the new Threads app.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Threads may be the ‘biggest competitive threat to date’ for Twitter
1 year ago

Twitter threatens Meta with legal action over Threads app

Twitter sent Meta a cease-and-desist letter over the newly launched Threads app, sources told ABC News.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Twitter threatens Meta with legal action over Threads app
1 year ago

2 million sign-ups in 2 hours: What to know about newly launched Threads

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, officially launched Threads on Wednesday.
1 year ago
Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc., speaks during the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit in Salt Lake City, Jan. 31, 2020.
1 year ago

Threads, an Instagram app, is dubbed ‘The Twitter Killer’

Mark Zuckerberg said 10 million people had signed up in the first seven hours.
1 year ago
VIDEO:  Threads, an Instagram app is dubbed ‘The Twitter Killer’
1 year ago

Meta officially launches social media app Threads

The platform is going head-to-head with Twitter.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Meta officially launches social media app Threads
1 year ago

Meta debuts Threads app

The parent company of Facebook and Instagram launched Threads on Thursday, looking to unravel Twitter’s hold on the short-form social media space.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Meta debuts Threads to rival Twitter
1 year ago

Meta appears to take on Twitter with new Threads app

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, revealed Monday a new app called Threads that appears to be the firm's long-awaited counterpart to Twitter.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Meta appears to take on Twitter with new Threads app
1 year ago

How Meta is taking on Twitter with new app Threads

Threads is set to launch on July 6 with plans to utilize Meta's over 2 billion active monthly users.
1 year ago
Meta's strategy for taking on Twitter with it's new app Threads
1 year ago

Mark Zuckerberg is set to take on Elon Musk with launch of rival app

New app Threads is one of several platforms trying to snatch users who are unhappy with Musk's changes to Twitter.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Mark Zuckerberg is set to take on Elon Musk with launch of rival app
1 year ago

Twitter limits number of tweets users can view each day

Plus, Bloomberg reports new health features may be coming to Apple’s AirPods, and Spotify is exploring adding full-length music videos to compete with Apple Music and YouTube.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Twitter limits number of tweets users can view each day
1 year ago

Twitter institutes user viewing limits

Twitter owner Elon Musk said he implemented a new temporary restriction on how many tweets users can view.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Twitter institutes user viewing limits