Twitter reports first net profit but user growth misses estimates

By David Ingram and Pushkala Aripaka(Reuters) - Twitter Inc on Thursday reported its first quarterly net profit and topped Wall Street targets as video ad sales rose, but the number of people using the social network fell short of expectations as Twitter shut down fake accounts. Twitter's previous inability to turn a profit had confounded investors given the company's ubiquitous presence in the media and popularity among celebrities, athletes and politicians such as U.

S. President Donald Trump.Twitter in October had signaled the breakthrough.....

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