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Twitter Grows Users 27% to 192 Million Despite Trump Ban

Twitter said its total revenue rose to $1.3 billion in the fourth quarter, a 28% increase from the year-ago period, narrowly beating the consensus estimate by Wall Street analysts of $1.2 billion. Its net income climbed to $222 million, driven by the introduction of new ad formats and targeting capabilities. But the company fell shy of expectations for user growth, reporting 192 million daily...

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