President Trump's executive order relating to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act has now been signed, triggering a healthy debate over what this means for social media platforms, free speech and moderation. Thankfully for all of us, nothing is set to change in the near term.
Twitter's new drive to prevent misinformation sees the company applying labels on tweets spreading COVID-19 misleading information. In some cases where the risk of harm is severe, it may pull them entirely.
Twitter is testing a Snapchat-like stories feature, dubbed Fleets. Like the app which spawned the format, users will be able to post content visible for only 24 hours. The firm is also rolling out pinned lists to its Android app, a few months later than iOS.
Twitter is shuttering its SXSW appearance as the firm dials down all non-essential travel in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The firm will keep this policy in place until "the World Health Organization or Centers for Disease Control deem it appropriate to step back from pandemic precautionary measures."
Twitter is testing new ways to take on misinformation, including bright orange warning banners over tweets judged to be wrong or misleading by fact-checkers. The firm is also testing a point-based community ranking system.
If you're having problems with Twitter today, you're not alone. The social media service is experiencing problems this afternoon, preventing people from sending new tweets and others from refreshing their timelines.