Jack Dorsey takes leaf out of Zuckerberg’s book, says Twitter has no influence on elections

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Wednesday’s Big Tech Senate hearing has turned into a Congressional grilling. Wednesday’s Big Tech Senate hearing —which convened the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google to discuss Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act—quickly morphed into an opportunity for Congress to grill Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey on either their overzealous (if you ask Republicans) or underwhelming (per Democrats) content moderation on social media. Read Full Story

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Here’s what we know about the attack on Twitter verified accounts so far

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Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey summed up the historic attack in concise Twitter fashion: “Tough day for us at Twitter.” Late last night, an historic attack hit Twitter , which saw dozens of high-profile verified accounts being taken over. The compromised accounts included those of Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Joe Biden, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Barack Obama, Uber, and Apple—among many, many others. Read Full Story

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Twitter Q2 2020 earnings: Revenue falls 19% YOY, but daily active users up 39% YOY to 186 million

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Ad revenue took a kicking, but 20 million more users came to Twitter in the last quarter. Twitter has announced its second-quarter earnings for 2020. Unlike prior earnings reports, one thing that loomed large over this one’s was the unprecedented hack of high-profile accounts earlier this month. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey did address the incident in a statement released with the earnings. But first, the numbers: Read Full Story

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