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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey criticised for 'tone deaf' Myanmar tweets

Twitter’s chief executive has been criticised for promoting Myanmar as a tourist destination despite widespread allegations of human rights abuses in the country. In a series of tweets, Jack Dorsey said he had travelled to northern Myanmar last month for a meditation retreat. “The people are full of joy and the food is amazing,” he […]

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Every single person who uses Twitter should regularly delete their old tweets – here's how to do it

Just go to your settings in Twitter, visit “Your Twitter data,” and at the very bottom, you’ll see a big button that says “Request data.” It might take awhile, but you’ll eventually get an email from Twitter with a big ol’ ZIP file full of old tweets. Let’s block ads! (Why?) Business Insider India

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Barack Obama Beats Donald Trump In Twitter 2018 Showdown

Former President Barack Obama features high in Twitter’s most “liked” and quoted tweets of 2018. President Donald Trump doesn’t. But the incumbent in the White House did scoop the title of “most tweeted about political figure” in the U.S. in the social media platform’s annual roundup, which it released Wednesday. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, […]

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The Evolution of Ev: The creator of Twitter, Blogger, and Medium has a plan to fix the mess he made of the internet

Diarmuid Greene/Web Summit via Sportsfile; Samantha Lee/Business InsiderEv Williams’ evolution. Ev Williams invented Blogger in 1999, Twitter in 2006, and Medium in 2012. In many ways he created the digital content ocean we’re swimming in today. But Williams believes social media has become toxic. “I’ve pretty much weaned myself off of being addicted to social […]

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Twitter Says It Is Ready for the Midterms, but Rogue Accounts Aren’t Letting Up

Twitter Says It Is Ready for the Midterms, but Rogue Accounts Aren’t Letting Up Image“We are more prepared than we have ever been” ahead of the midterm elections, said Del Harvey, Twitter’s head of trust and safety.CreditCreditTamir Kalifa for The New York Times By Kate Conger and Adam Satariano Nov. 5, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — […]

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Another Windows 0-day flaw has been published on Twitter

https://t.co/1Of8EsOW8z Here’s a low quality bug that is a pain to exploit.. still unpatched. I’m done with all this anyway. Probably going to get into problems because of being broke now.. but whatever. — SandboxEscaper (@SandboxEscaper) October 23, 2018 SandboxEscaper, a researcher who back in August tweeted out a Windows privilege escalation bug, has published […]

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Authors’ viral Twitter thread is now a horror film starring Alyson Hannigan

Enlarge / Chuck (Alyson Hannigan) offers timely advice to summer camp counselor Sam (Fran Kranz) who finds himself dealing with a crazed killer. Curmudgeon Inc Last July, Twitter denizens relished a hilarious improvisational thread between fantasy authors Chuck Wendig and Sam Sykes, in which the latter was a summer camp counselor in the midst of […]

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Google, Facebook, Twitter face EU fines over extremist posts

Google, Facebook and Twitter must remove extremist content within an hour or face hefty fines, the European Commission’s president has said. In his annual State of the Union address to the European Parliament, Jean-Claude Juncker said an hour was a “decisive time window”. Net firms had been given three months in March to show they […]

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Twitter bans Alex Jones and Infowars for abusive behaviour

Twitter says it has permanently suspended the accounts of Alex Jones and his Infowars website. It made the move after a number of tweets that violated Twitter’s abusive behaviour policy, the company said. A number of tech giants, including YouTube and Facebook, deleted the right-wing conspiracy theorist’s content last month, citing hate speech. The radio […]

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Twitter: Algorithms were not always impartial

Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey has told US lawmakers the company’s algorithms have not always been “impartial”. He said the platform “unfairly” reduced the visibility of 600,000 accounts, including some members of Congress. But he was unable to immediately say whether a majority of them were Republican, Democratic or otherwise. Mr Dorsey is being questioned […]

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Facebook and Twitter Have a Message for Lawmakers: We’re Trying

Facebook and Twitter Have a Message for Lawmakers: We’re Trying ImageSheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer.CreditCreditDrew Angerer/Getty Images By Cecilia Kang and Sheera Frenkel Sept. 4, 2018 WASHINGTON — For months, Facebook, Twitter and Google have grappled with criticism over the misuse of their services by foreign operatives and the disproportionate influence their platforms have […]

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Twitter Has Finally Taken Action Against Alex Jones, But Only For 7 Days

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was suspended from Twitter for a week after urging his viewers to get their “battle rifles” ready in a video posted to his personal account. The comments, posted last Thursday, violated Twitter’s rules banning the incitement of violence. For the next seven days, Jones won’t be able to tweet or retweet, […]

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Twitter suspends Alex Jones for urging people to keep “battle rifles” ready

Enlarge / Alex Jones. Oli Scarff/Getty Images After holding out for a few weeks, Twitter joined the chorus of social media and tech giants that have punished conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for questionable content. Twitter suspended Jones from his account on Tuesday after he tweeted out a link to a video in which he calls […]

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Twitter Bans Proud Boys' Accounts Before Unite The Right 2 Rally

Twitter won’t ban far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, but it is going after another group of extremists for its hate speech: Proud Boys. The company on Friday suspended both the group’s main account, @ProudBoysUSA, and the group’s founder Gavin McInnes, a co-founder of Vice Media, from its platform and its video-streaming network Periscope. Other Proud […]

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Justice Department argues Trump could block anyone he wants on Twitter, not obliged to let people 'piggyback' on his tweets

REUTERS/Mark KauzlarichDonald Trump speaks at a campaign stop in Spencer, Iowa December 5, 2015. The Justice Department said it appealed a “fundamentally misconceived” ruling in which President Donald Trump was found to have violated the US Constitution by blocking Twitter users from his account. The DOJ argued Trump’s account belongs to him “in his personal […]