The kingdom silences dissent online by sending operatives to swarm critics. It also recruited a Twitter employee suspected of spying on users, interviews show.
Twitter and Facebook have vast control over our online lives. Here are six ways to take it back.
There are now more ways to tell if your tweet was bad. That’s because of the ratio.
Twitter faces more challenges than most technology companies: ISIS terrorists, trolls, bots, and Donald Trump. But its last line of defense, the company’s head of trust and safety, Del Harvey, isn’t making things easier. “Del overcomplicates things . . . and you can see that in the way some of these things are handled publicly.”
Actor who has spoken out in Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal is banned in move that will reignite controversy around Twitter abuse rules
In June, Twitter discontinued its support for Do Not Track (DNT), the privacy-protective browser signal it has honored since 2012. EFF argued that Twitter should reconsider this decision, but that call has gone unheeded. In response, EFF’s Privacy Badger has new features to mitigate user tracking...
Extremist content is spreading online and law enforcement can’t keep up. The result is a private workforce that’s secretive, inaccurate and unaccountable
Facebook en Twitter hebben na de aanslag in Londen gezegd harder te willen optreden tegen terroristische content op hun netwerken.
Yesterday, an anonymous Twitter user targeted Vanity Fair contributing editor Kurt Eichenwald with a tweet meant to trigger a seizure, the writer revealed this morning. Eichenwald has epilepsy, and...
How to keep your secret activist Twitter account a secret
Researchers discover hundreds of thousands of unsuspected, Star Wars-themed twitterbots hiding in plain sight
First, a reposting of an old Stratechery article, Rebuilding the World Technology Destroyed. Then, why Twitter is an essential antidote to Facebook and must be preserved.
Corporate sharks are circling around the platform we love. But there is another way: shared ownership, where the community takes control
Yesterday I came across this Reuters article by Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi: In insurance Big Data could lower rates for optimistic tweeters. The title employs a common marketing rule. Frame bad news a…
How social media is being weaponized across the world
For nearly its entire existence, Twitter has not just tolerated abuse and hate speech — it’s virtually been optimized to accommodate it. With public backlash at an all-time high and growth stagnati...
Instagram announces anti-harassment tools, overtaking Twitter
A revolution in politics is under way, and it is being fought 140 characters at a time. Gaby Hinsliff reports on how Twitter is fuelling a political race to the bottom
Klokkenluidersite Wikileaks zegt een eigen Twitter-concurrent op te willen zetten, nadat het sociale netwerk diverse prominente accounts heeft verwijderd in verband met belediging.
The chief executive of the company reached out to her.