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Twitter cracking down on ‘tweet bots’ allegedly used by Russians.

Twitter said it would no longer allow people to post identical messages from multiple accounts, cracking down on a tactic that Russian agents and others have allegedly used to make tweets or topics go viral. The San Francisco-based social network also said on Wednesday it would not allow people to use software to simultaneously perform...
Time: 11:25     Date: 22.02.2018
Last US Business News: Twitter cracking down on ‘tweet bots’ allegedly used by Russians. NY Post 24 - US News

The San Francisco-based social network also said on Wednesday it would not allow people to use software to simultaneously perform other actions such as liking or retweeting from multiple accounts.

Twitter, known for freewheeling discussions in short messages, is under pressure from users and Western governments to stem the spread of false news and foreign propaganda, often done with the help of automated accounts known as bots.

Twitter bots disseminated propaganda before the 2016 US elections and have continued to inflame US politics under cover of anonymity, academic researchers and US authorities say.

On Friday, the office of US Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians and three Russian companies, including St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency known for trolling on social media. The court document said those accused “had a strategic goal to sow discord in the US political system, including the 2016 US presidential election.”

Twitter’s new restrictions are aimed at improving “information quality,” Yoel Roth of the company’s policy team said.

Posting identical messages to multiple accounts, or simultaneously retweeting or liking a message from multiple accounts, could help vault something into Twitter’s trending list, giving a false impression of how viral it is among real people.

Twitter said it would give users until March 23 to comply before suspending accounts. It made an exception for bots of broad interest such as earthquake alerts.

Twitter has cracked down on other violations of its terms of service, including fake accounts by people inflating their following.

Some US users with conservative politics complained their number of followers had gone down after Twitter asked them to verify their identity. #TwitterLockOut was among the trending topics.

Former Twitter user Jared Taylor, editor of the white supremacist magazine American Renaissance, sued Twitter on Tuesday in state court in San Francisco, saying the decision to ban him violated California law governing “privately owned public forums.”

Twitter did not respond to a request for comment.

Business

Last US Business News: ‘Mystery buyer’ of Necco wafers and Sweethearts revealed. NY Post 24 - US News
‘Mystery buyer’ of Necco wafers and Sweethearts revealed.
Spangler Candy Co. announced that it is the mystery buyer of the shuttered maker of Necco wafers and Sweethearts. The purchase...
Last US Business News: Nike shares mysteriously dip despite reporting strong quarter. NY Post 24 - US News
Nike shares mysteriously dip despite reporting strong quarter.
Nike has its mojo back — but investors wanted even more. Despite turning in a strong quarter — beating Wall Street’s...
Last US Business News: Wealthy families investing less money in hedge funds. NY Post 24 - US News
Wealthy families investing less money in hedge funds.
The country’s wealthiest families last year — soured by hedge funds’ high fees and poor returns — continued to turn...
Last US Business News: Yahoo Finance poaches 2 editors from TheStreet.com. NY Post 24 - US News
Yahoo Finance poaches 2 editors from TheStreet.com.
Andy Serwer, editor-in-chief of Yahoo Finance, has lured two editors from TheStreet.com to join the Verizon-owned site. Brian...

Opinion

Last US News - Opinion: Why it was up to Trump to call bull on Kavanaugh allegations. NY Post 24 - US News
Why it was up to Trump to call bull on Kavanaugh allegations.
With apologies to Rud­yard Kipling, “If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs . . .” you are Donald...
Last US News - Opinion: Schumer’s bid to stop airline seat-shrinking. NY Post 24 - US News
Schumer’s bid to stop airline seat-shrinking.
Sen. Chuck Schumer deserves massive bipartisan support for his push to stop airlines from shrinking seats any more. The Senate...
Last US News - Opinion: Democrats’ ‘investigation’ calls are just code for delay. NY Post 24 - US News
Democrats’ ‘investigation’ calls are just code for delay.
Democrats are still calling for an FBI investigation of the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh — as if their actual preferred...
Last US News - Opinion: How to make Russia back off in the Middle East. NY Post 24 - US News
How to make Russia back off in the Middle East.
For the first time in decades, Israel finds itself on the receiving end of Russian threats. The tensions follow the downing...
Last US News - Opinion: Sorry: It still doesn’t feel like the subways are getting better. NY Post 24 - US News
Sorry: It still doesn’t feel like the subways are getting better.
‘The statistics show that we are turning the corner where we need to turn it,” NYC Transit chief Andy Byford said Monday...

Living

US Living News: Marilyn Monroe’s 1956 Ford Thunderbird set for auction. NY Post 24 - US News
Marilyn Monroe’s 1956 Ford Thunderbird set for auction.
The only thing more cherry than Marilyn Monroe was her cars — and now you can own one. Up for auction in the coming months...
US Living News: Millennials behind America’s shrinking divorce rate. NY Post 24 - US News
Millennials behind America’s shrinking divorce rate.
Millennials are shirking yet another American tradition: divorce. Thanks to younger couples getting married later, presumably...
US Living News: Anthony Bourdain’s return to bookstands isn’t what you’d expect. NY Post 24 - US News
Anthony Bourdain’s return to bookstands isn’t what you’d expect.
In 1984, a young Anthony Bourdain showed up uninvited on the doorstep of a Lower East Side literary magazine. Dressed in...
US Living News: How to make Anthony Bourdain’s classic meatballs. NY Post 24 - US News
How to make Anthony Bourdain’s classic meatballs.
From “Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts” Classic meatballs 3 tablespoons plus ½ cup extra virgin olive...
US Living News: Humans may be why Earth wobbles more than it should. NY Post 24 - US News
Humans may be why Earth wobbles more than it should.
When looking at the Earth from afar it appears to be a perfect sphere, but that actually isn’t the case. Because Earth...
US Living News: Brown-bag it like a pro by mastering this surefire sandwich formula. NY Post 24 - US News
Brown-bag it like a pro by mastering this surefire sandwich formula.
Suffering from turkey-and-cheese ennui? Bust out of brown-bag boredom with help from NYC’s top sandwich pros. “All of...
US Living News: Man mistakes airplane’s emergency exit with bathroom. NY Post 24 - US News
Man mistakes airplane’s emergency exit with bathroom.
A passenger on a GoAir flight from Delhi to Patna, India, created “pandemonium” when he tried to open the emergency exit...
US Living News: These are the most sex-crazed states in America. NY Post 24 - US News
These are the most sex-crazed states in America.
The smallest state in America is also the most “sex-crazed.” Google data shows people in Rhode Island are the...

Business

Last US Business News: ‘Mystery buyer’ of Necco wafers and Sweethearts revealed. NY Post 24 - US News
‘Mystery buyer’ of Necco wafers and Sweethearts revealed.
Spangler Candy Co. announced that it is the mystery buyer of the shuttered maker of Necco wafers and Sweethearts. The purchase...
Last US Business News: Nike shares mysteriously dip despite reporting strong quarter. NY Post 24 - US News
Nike shares mysteriously dip despite reporting strong quarter.
Nike has its mojo back — but investors wanted even more. Despite turning in a strong quarter — beating Wall Street’s...
Last US Business News: Wealthy families investing less money in hedge funds. NY Post 24 - US News
Wealthy families investing less money in hedge funds.
The country’s wealthiest families last year — soured by hedge funds’ high fees and poor returns — continued to turn...
Last US Business News: Yahoo Finance poaches 2 editors from TheStreet.com. NY Post 24 - US News
Yahoo Finance poaches 2 editors from TheStreet.com.
Andy Serwer, editor-in-chief of Yahoo Finance, has lured two editors from TheStreet.com to join the Verizon-owned site. Brian...
Last US Business News: This shocked trader woke up $89M richer — kind of. NY Post 24 - US News
This shocked trader woke up $89M richer — kind of.
He was the $89 million man — if only for a few hours. Daniel Levene, a Manhattan venture capitalist, lived every day-trader’s...
Last US Business News: Uber wins legal battle to keep drivers independent contractors. NY Post 24 - US News
Uber wins legal battle to keep drivers independent contractors.
Uber won a legal victory on Tuesday as a federal appeals court said drivers seeking to be classified as employees rather...
Last US Business News: Walmart plans to use blockchain to track lettuce. NY Post 24 - US News
Walmart plans to use blockchain to track lettuce.
Walmart and its unit Sam’s Club said on Monday leafy greens suppliers will be asked to implement real-time, farm-to-store...
Last US Business News: WeddingWire to buy XO Group in $933M deal. NY Post 24 - US News
WeddingWire to buy XO Group in $933M deal.
Event planning company XO Group Inc will be taken private by wedding planning group WeddingWire Inc in a $933 million deal,...

Metro

Metro News: Richard Carranza visits high school in voter registration push. NY Post 24 - US News
Richard Carranza visits high school in voter registration push.
You’re never too young to think beyond class president. City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza and a handful of student...
Metro News: Court officers say shortages are leaving staffers in line of fire. NY Post 24 - US News
Court officers say shortages are leaving staffers in line of fire.
Severe staffing shortages are leaving state court officers in the line of fire and struggling to keep up with a slew of weapons...
Metro News: Residents hit hard by inhumane NYCHA conditions to speak out in court. NY Post 24 - US News
Residents hit hard by inhumane NYCHA conditions to speak out in court.
Dozens of New Yorkers who have suffered horrendous living conditions in the city’s public-housing complexes — including...
Metro News: NYC’s older apartment buildings more likely to have water that tests positive for lead: report. NY Post 24 - US News
NYC’s older apartment buildings more likely to have water that tests positive for lead: report.
New York has another lead contributor: old pipes. Smaller, older apartment buildings that dot the outer boroughs are more...
Metro News: City Councilman Rory Lancman announces bid for Queens DA. NY Post 24 - US News
City Councilman Rory Lancman announces bid for Queens DA.
City Councilman Rory Lancman on Wednesday became the first person to announce his candidacy for Queens district attorney,...
Metro News: Judge sentences killer to 25 to life, says he deserves ‘no mercy’. NY Post 24 - US News
Judge sentences killer to 25 to life, says he deserves ‘no mercy’.
A Queens judge threw the book at an unrepentant man who was convicted for fatally stabbing a stranger in 2015. “He clearly...
Metro News: Woman accused of helping boyfriend dismember her pal describes horrific scene. NY Post 24 - US News
Woman accused of helping boyfriend dismember her pal describes horrific scene.
A woman accused of dismembering her friend after her boyfriend killed her recounted the horrific incident to police, describing...
Metro News: White supremacist accused of murder wanted to purge black people from Earth. NY Post 24 - US News
White supremacist accused of murder wanted to purge black people from Earth.
The crazed racist who murdered an African-American man in Manhattan last year told investigators that he was on a mission...

Sport

Last US Sport News: Jamal Adams: We weren’t prepared for Baker Mayfield. NY Post 24 - US News
Jamal Adams: We weren’t prepared for Baker Mayfield.
Jets star safety Jamal Adams took an indirect shot at his coaches on Tuesday during a radio interview. Adams said the Jets’...
Last US Sport News: Mets bullpen ruins Noah Syndergaard gem. NY Post 24 - US News
Mets bullpen ruins Noah Syndergaard gem.
That wasn’t “Drew” resonating from the stands at Citi Field on Tuesday. Drew Smith was a bright spot among the relievers...
Last US Sport News: ‘I have three jobs’: Ron Darling doesn’t want to be Mets’ GM. NY Post 24 - US News
‘I have three jobs’: Ron Darling doesn’t want to be Mets’ GM.
It looks like Ron Darling really doesn’t want to be the next general manager of the Mets. Darling emphatically denied a...
Last US Sport News: Gary Sanchez rewards Boone’s faith for one day as Yankees roll. NY Post 24 - US News
Gary Sanchez rewards Boone’s faith for one day as Yankees roll.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Aaron Boone can see the sun in a hurricane when it comes to how he feels about a struggling player....
Last US Sport News: New Net Alan Williams has service in his blood. NY Post 24 - US News
New Net Alan Williams has service in his blood.
The Nets signed Alan Williams hoping for a rebounder. They may have gotten so much more. One day into training camp, he already...