Twitter sees jump in user base amid US election turmoil

San Francisco (AFP) – Twitter said Tuesday its user base jumped to 192 million in the quarter marked by US presidential election turmoil and a battle against misinformation. Ranks of “monetizable” daily active Twitter users rose 27 percent from a year earlier during the fourth quarter, which ended just days before former president Donald Trump was booted from the service. Chief executive Jack Dorsey said the San Francisco platform remained focused on “promoting healthier conversations for those who use our service.” Twitter and Facebook suspended Trump in early January over posts accused of in…

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