Twitter has expanded its character limit from 140 to 280 starting from Wednesday after it announced the plan in September this year. Citing a data, the company explained how character constraints impacted users differently depending on their language. However, many argued that the increase to 280 characters will make Twitter less readable.
The Chennai Police has reportedly said that nothing criminal is found in actor Kamal Haasan’s tweet on Nilavembu Kudineer and no action will be initiated against him. An activist named Devarajan filed a complaint after the actor, in his tweet, urged his fans not to distribute the Nilavembu Kudineer until a proper research is carried out. The Madras High Court had directed the Chennai Police to file an FIR against Kamal Haasan if a prima facie office is made out.
According to the latest report by Twiplomacy, PM Modi is the third most followed world leader on Twitter with over 34 million followers. US President Donald Trump has taken the top spot with over 39 million followers. Trump overtook Pope Francis by over 200,000 followers. Meanwhile, India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj is the most followed female world leader in the world with 9.6 million followers.
Twitter on Tuesday reportedly said it is testing 280-character tweets, which is double the previous character limit. According to Twitter, about 9 percent of all tweets are exactly 140 characters. The move will help users to be more expressive as they frequently have to edit their initial thoughts to get them under the limit.
Twitter reportedly banned a Japanese man after he posted a photo of a mosquito that he killed. After killing the mosquito, along with the picture, the man tweeted, "Where do you get off biting me all over while I'm just trying to relax and watch TV? Die! (Actually, you're already dead)". US business magazine Fortune reported that Twitter launched an algorithm to detect abusive behavior by looking and picking up key offensive words and the tweet could be flagged by an automated program and not by a human moderator.