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Twitter Makes the Biggest Auction on HQ Items


Get ready, because Twitter is transforming its iconic San Francisco headquarters into a treasure trove of unique memorabilia and essentials. Don’t miss your chance to own an item straight from the heart of this pioneering social media giant.

Twitter is looking for a new home for a range of one-of-a-kind objects: from whimsical ones, like a huge Twitter statue to a bird and an oversized ‘@’ shaped planter, to more practical pieces, like projection systems and espresso machines.

What if you need some extra motivation in your work from home life? Check out their electric bike charging station.

Heritage Global Partners recently announced an exciting online auction event kicking off on January 17 offering a selection of items with opening bids ranging from just $25 to $50. The virtual marketplace will only be open for one day – real bargains not to be missed. 

Elon Musk’s massive takeover of Twitter has resulted in an unexpected cost reduction. As a result, approximately 50% of the company’s staff were fired, prompting a class action lawsuit from former employees who alleged violations of workers’ rights.

“Twitter has had a massive drop in revenue due to activist groups pressuring advertisers, even though nothing has changed with content moderation, and we did everything we could to appease the activists,” Musk tweeted on November 4.

When Fortune magazine asked if the auction offered financial protection, HGP President Nick Dove responded emphatically, saying anyone who believes such a thing is “an idiot.”

“We don’t determine which assets a company doesn’t need,” Dove said. “Just like a real estate broker doesn’t determine which houses or buildings their client would need to sell.”

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Twitter Files

Thanks to Musk’s latest announcement, Twitter users now have more control over their content. Users will soon be pushing the limits of viewing posts, giving opinions and ideas more opportunities to reach a wider audience online.

The business magnate has become the champion of conservatives who feel their content is being unfairly censored on social media, shaking up an issue that’s been a central talking point for many.

“Twitter is working on a software update that will show your true account status, so you know clearly if you’ve been shadowbanned, the reason why and how to appeal,” Musk said on Thursday. 

However, he remained tight-lipped, leaving us in the dark about when or how the social media platform might accomplish this.

After releasing new internal Twitter documents on Thursday, Musk highlighted an announcement that put the practice of restricting potentially damaging content under a magnifying glass. 

Despite occasionally denouncing it, he seemed to fully support this tactic, which has become normalized within the tech industry.

Last month, the billionaire weighed in on the ongoing debate about free speech online with a sharp one-liner, summarizing how many digital platforms approach this contentious issue.

“Negative/hate tweets will be max-deboosted & demonetized, so no ads or other revenue to Twitter,” he said. 

What is it

Musk’s announcement of his Republican vote sparked heated debate among conservatives, who criticized him for embracing an issue they had previously opposed.

Despite Musk spelling out a desire to promote “free speech,” Twitter has struggled to maintain its reputation as an open platform while assuring advertisers and users that the company will still take action against inappropriate content.  

It remains to be seen how they’ll successfully strike this delicate balance amidst growing tension in the company.

With a groundbreaking tweet on Thursday and the release of must-read Twitter Files, Trump attempted to win back support from conservative circles.

In the second installment of her Twitter Files series, journalist Bari Weiss revealed that Twitter had implemented a system to reduce the reach of potentially dangerous or harmful content. 

Users can no longer be exposed to specific accounts, tweets or topics by limiting their visibility in search and trending sections on its platform.

Without users being aware, Twitter has taken strong measures to limit or suspend the account of those who violate its rules. The platform is open about these enforcement actions and may even use a system of “strikes,” which correspond with suspensions in more severe cases.

If a strike is issued, users are notified that their accounts have been paused until they can resolve the issue.

The whirlwind of news surrounding Hunter Biden and his laptop continues, with Matt Taibbi recently delivering an intriguing package: the first edition of “Twitter Files,” a batch of internal emails detailing decisions regarding suppression. 

Weiss has followed up on this saga by tweeting her analysis of what was discovered in those emails. 

That’s the case

Elon Musk spilled the beans on his fascinating story about internal documents, this time via Twitter. On Friday, he shared Weiss’ thread with a punny caption – “The Twitter Files Part Deux!!,” followed by two popcorn emojis.

Capitol Hill and some influential social media voices have raised heated concerns about the limitations on certain content by platforms like Twitter. With mounting pressure to address this issue, how will these major firms respond?

Twitter is actively taking a stand against content moderation bias, ensuring the company can hear everyone’s voice safely. All users are held to the same standard and treated fairly when enforcing its policies.

In a 2018 interview with CNN, founder and then-CEO Jack Dorsey said the company does “not look at content regarding political viewpoint or ideology. We look at behavior.”

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