Twitter representatives have assured The Independent that there is no truth at all in the claims
The site goes down fairly regularly – and usually comes back up again
Mr Trump appears to send his own, angry tweets from an Android phone; while the more calm, measured ones are from somebody else using an iPhone, according to research by a data scientist
The singer has left the website for the time being saying she can no longer subject herself to the racial hate she has been receiving
The 18-year-old beauty pageant winner said there is 'no excuse' for her use of racist language
'Hillary Clinton should not be given national security briefings in that she is a lose cannon with extraordinarily bad judgement & insticts'
The company is now far more than just a social network and has blown Wall Street away with its latest results. But should we be concerned about its growing power?
Andrew Bachelor is the single most popular human on Vine, the Twitter-owned, short-form video network that was once described as the future of popular culture. Under the handle @KingBach, Bachelor has developed his own genre of slapstick, seconds-long sketch comedy and amassed a following of 16 million.
By enabling ostentatious rabble-rousers like Yiannopoulos to present themselves as martyrs in the cause of liberty, there is a danger that Twitter shifts the focus away from their misdemeanours, instead of holding a mirror to them.
The move came after sustained criticism of the way that Twitter protects those who are attacked on the platform
The site appears to be keeping the same rules for getting verified – meaning that you’ll still need to be ‘of public interest’ – but it is now easier to flag yourself up for consideration
Yiannopoulos is one of Twitter’s most notorious trolls and is editor of conservative website Breitbart
With social media has come an increase in rapid, direct and sometimes grovelling celebrity apologies
The company has been praised for its swift movement against extremist propaganda on the site, after years of struggling to contain it
Isis still has not claimed responsibility for the attack, but many official accounts are celebrating it
'Well, scumbag, enjoy the fact you were wrong you loathsome tit," says the former Conservative MP