Twitter shares surge 17th as users rise

Shares in Twitter have surged over 17th when the firm reported rising numbers of users and higher revenues, days after its chief executive promised to improve how it tackles online abuse.

The company’s revenue rose to $787m (£605m) in the first quarter, up eighteenth from a year earlier.
The number of daily active users rose eleventh to 134 million.
The results prompted criticism from U.S.A. President Donald Trump, who accused the platform of political “discrimination”.
The firm’s founder, Jack Dorsey, has said he regrets that Twitter’s style encourages “outrage”.

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