Twitter makes it easier to switch between top and latest tweets

Twitter updates the way the timeline now works for iOS users. (Supplied)
Updated 18 December 2018
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Twitter makes it easier to switch between top and latest tweets

JEDDAH: Twitter announced Tuesday that it’s now giving users the ability to switch between tweets chosen by the app’s algorithm and the latest tweets from profiles users follow.
The update, which will be available this week, is only for iOS users and will allow for better conversations, the company says.
“Twitter sees people having more conversations and coming back to Twitter more often likely because they are finding Twitter more useful, informative, and fun. These are people who have turned off ‘Show the best Tweets first” previously’,” a statement said. The company released the algrothim driven trimeline in 2014 but provided a mechanism to disable it. With the changes the company will in the next few months remove the feature completely.
The move, to give the user a better choice of what tweets they see, will likely provide a better balance of relevant and timely content in users’ feeds.
 
 


Turkey prosecutors seek jail terms for two Bloomberg reporters

Updated 14 June 2019
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Turkey prosecutors seek jail terms for two Bloomberg reporters

  • Prosecutors accuse the two reporters of trying to undermine Turkey’s economic stability
  • An Istanbul court accepted the indictment and the first hearing is set for Sept. 20

ISTANBUL: Turkish prosecutors are seeking a jail term of up to five years for two Bloomberg reporters who had written about how authorities responded to last summer’s currency collapse, the US-based news agency reported.
The charges come after Turkey’s banking regulator agency, BDDK, complained about an August 2018 Bloomberg story on the currency crisis amid tensions with the United States.
Prosecutors accuse the two reporters, Kerim Karakaya and Fercan Yalinkilic, of trying to undermine Turkey’s economic stability, Bloomberg said late Thursday.
The news agency’s editor-in-chief John Micklethwait said: “We condemn the indictment issued against our reporters, who have reported fairly and accurately on newsworthy events. We fully stand by them and will support them throughout this ordeal.”
An Istanbul court accepted the indictment and the first hearing is set for September 20.
Turkish media reported 50 others, including journalists and columnists, were also indicted for commenting on the currency crisis on their social media accounts.
In April, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized Western media coverage of the country’s economy after a Financial Times report questioned the central bank’s management of foreign currency reserves.
Turkey’s economy has slipped into its first recession in a decade after a currency crisis last year battered the lira, leaving foreign investors jittery over the government’s policies to manage growth.