Tuesday February 18, 2020

Sin City a strange choice of venue for Twitter’s big announcement

The social network chose the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to let the world know that it is to reduce abuse by giving tweeters control over who can respond to their stories

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
12th January, 2020
Twitter has announced that it will give users control over who can reply to their tweets. Picture: Getty Images

Twitter could hardly have picked a stranger location to make one of the most important announcements in its history. The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, far better known by its acronym CES, was where the company told the world it would empower its users like never before.

In a move that was immediately warmly welcomed online, the social network announced that it was going to give users control over who could reply to their...

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