Twitter is experimenting with breaking news alerts

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Twitter has been quietly testing a feature that could push it further into the news business.

The social network is now sending some of its mobile app users push notifications about breaking news events that lead into relevant “moments” — or curated collections of tweets around a topic of note. 

A Twitter spokesperson confirmed to Mashable on Monday that the alerts are part of an ongoing trial.

While the test has been happening seemingly unreported for months now, two major alerts on Monday — one on a horrific attack in Berlin and another on Donald Trump securing an electoral college victory — drew attention to its existence among many unacquainted users (myself included) for the first time. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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