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Twitter Is Testing Audio DMs

The follow-up to June's voice tweets.

Google, Twitter Take Further Steps to Curb Election Misinformation

Both will more aggressively label and hide inaccurate posts and remove misleading Autocomplete predictions.

Twitter Promises to Better Explain Why Certain Things Are Trending

Baffled by Twitter's trending topics section? The company plans to make it easier to see why a person, place or thing is showing up on everyone's feed.

Twitter Labels Trump's Mail Drop Boxes Tweet for Violating Election Integrity Rules

The unsubstantiated tweet comes with a warning notice, but remains on the service "given its relevance to ongoing public conversation."

According to His Tweets, Bill Gates Is Way More Stressed Out Than Elon Musk (Infographic)

Researchers are using an academic tool to analyze how taxing 2020 has been for these business leaders.

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Twitter is a popular microblogging social network service. The San Francisco-based company was founded by Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone and Evan Williams in 2006.

Users are able to send and read messages -- also known as tweets -- that are up to 140 characters long. Tweets are publicly visible unless a user protects his or her account so that only approved users have access to it. Users can "follow" friends and colleagues, as well as their favorite brands, news outlets and other institutions. Twitter has also become a useful marketing tool for businesses.

A username, or user's "handle," is generally a series of letters and numbers preceded by the "@" sign. For instance, Entrepreneur magazine's Twitter handle is @EntMagazine. Tweets can be tracked in groups by using a hashtag, or the "#" sign, before the word or phrase.