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Ron DeSantis’ Presidential Campaign Kickoff on Twitter Mired by Major Glitches

Turns out Twitter Spaces isn’t the best place to make a major announcement. Ron DeSantis learned this the hard way Wednesday evening, when the Florida governor was scheduled to kick off his presidential campaign during a live audio conversation with Elon Musk on Twitter Spaces after filing paperwork with the Federal Election Commission earlier Wednesday. […]

Linda Yaccarino Speaks Out on Twitter After Becoming Social Platform’s New CEO

Linda Yaccarino is speaking out on Twitter a day after being named the social platform’s new CEO by owner Elon Musk. “I’ve long been inspired by your vision to create a brighter future,” she wrote. “I’m excited to help bring this vision to Twitter and transform this business together!” On Friday, The Hollywood Reporter learned […]

NBCUniversal Ad Sales Chief Linda Yaccarino Reportedly In Talks to be Twitter’s Next CEO

The next CEO of Twitter is likely to be a familiar face for advertisers. NBCUniversal’s head of advertising sales, Linda Yaccarino, is in talks for the CEO role at the social media company, which is now owned by Elon Musk, The Wall Street Journal reports. Yaccarino is currently slated to be on stage at NBCU’s […]

HBO Lands Elon Musk Doc From Alex Gibney

Musk, Alex Gibney’s doc about the tech giant Elon Musk, has landed at HBO Documentary Films in North America. Musk has been described as a “definitive and unvarnished examination” of the controversial and headline-making CEO of Tesla, SpaceX and Twitter. (When the doc was first announced, in characteristic fashion, Musk made a comment on Twitter, […]

Tucker Carlson Says He Will Bring “New Version” of His Fox News Show to Twitter

It appears that Tucker Carlson will not be off the air for long. In a video posted to his Twitter account with the line “we’re back,” Carlson said that he will be bringing “a new version of the show that we have been doing for the past six and a half years to Twitter.” “We’ll […]

Twitter Inexplicably Adds Verification Back to Some Accounts, Including Dead Celebrities

For further proof that Elon Musk’s approach to verification on Twitter can change on a whim, some top users on the social platform with significant followings — including stars who have died — were reverified over the weekend with no explanation from the company. The reverification comes after Twitter mass removed blue verification check marks […]

As Twitter Removes Legacy Verification, Elon Musk Says He’s “Personally” Paying for Some Users’ Blue Subscriptions

Twitter made good on its promise to remove legacy verification badges from users Thursday, but the company’s CEO, Elon Musk, appears desperate enough to keep some top users — including LeBron James, Stephen King and William Shatner — on the platform by paying for their Twitter Blue subscriptions. In a tweet shared Thursday afternoon, Musk […]

Elon Musk Tells BBC About “Rollercoaster” Time at Twitter, Shares Take on a TikTok Ban and Why “I Should Not Tweet After 3 A.M.”

Twitter owner Elon Musk has a reputation for surprising people. On Tuesday evening, he made good on it by granting the U.K. public broadcaster BBC an impromptu interview at the technology firm’s headquarters, discussing how his time at the social media giant has been “a rollercoaster” and how he felt layoffs were “painful,” acknowledging that […]

On Doge Twitter, Everything Is Meaningless

The purge siren was more like a whimper. As verified Twitter users braced for the Elon Musk–run social media company to begin removing verification badges en masse over the weekend, the Twitter product team appeared focused on something else entirely: replacing Twitter’s blue bird icon on Monday with that of a Shiba Inu, the dog […]

Twitter’s Verification Purge Set to Begin

Leave it to Elon Musk to choose April Fool’s Day to begin Twitter’s version of the Purge. Beginning on Saturday, users with legacy verification badges — notable accounts who were verified under Twitter’s previous leadership — are expected to lose their blue check, as the social media company has been hinting at for months but […]

Elon Musk Counts Disney, Apple Among Twitter Advertisers, Sees HBO Opportunity

Elon Musk says Twitter “has a shot” at being cashflow positive next quarter, even as the social media network contends with site breakages and reports of advertisers leaving the platform.  In an interview at a Morgan Stanley investor conference Tuesday, the billionaire, who took over as Twitter CEO in October 2022, after acquiring the company […]

Alex Gibney Working on Elon Musk Documentary

Elon Musk is getting the Alex Gibney treatment. Gibney, who has tackled Scientology, Wikileaks and Russian president Vladimir Putin, announced Monday that tech entrepreneur and multi-billionaire Elon Musk is the focus of his latest work. Titled Musk, the feature project already months into making is described as a “definitive and unvarnished examination” of the controversial […]