TED 2019: Jack Dorsey Is Captain of the Twittanic

TED 2019: Jack Dorsey Is Captain of the Twittanic

It’s been more than a year since Jack Dorsey publicly committed to “fixing” Twitter, which the CEO himself admits is toxic and full of problems he didn't anticipate.

Twitter Will Let Users Hide Replies to Fight Toxic Comments

Twitter Will Let Users Hide Replies to Fight Toxic Comments

Twitter Will Let Users Hide Replies to Fight Toxic Comments Alyssa Foote Last March, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted that, despite the company’s intentions, Twitter wasn’t the best at encouraging productive or meaningful conversations among users.

What Infowars' Alex Jones and Voldemort Have in Common

What Infowars' Alex Jones and Voldemort Have in Common

We’re dealing with three ideas that are structurally in tension: that hate speech, harassment, false accusations, and baseless conspiracies (like antivaccination claims) cause real harm; that free speech is a crucial value; and that it’s necessary to deal with algorithmic amplification and attention-­gamers.Legislators, courts, users, and the platforms themselves have to be involved.

Races to Watch on Election Night 2018

Races to Watch on Election Night 2018

For Republicans, it’s an opportunity to press forward on reforms to healthcare and tax policy that evaded them in the first two years of the Trump presidency.This election also comes at a critical time for the tech industry, when members of both parties are beginning to challenge the dominance of companies like Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple.

San Francisco Tech Billionaires Go to War over Homelessness

San Francisco Tech Billionaires Go to War over Homelessness

In fact, no one will go on the record saying “Screw homeless people, I don’t want to pay any taxes.” But several of the city’s prominent elected officials—all touting solid liberal credentials—oppose Prop C.

How That Magical Jack Dorsey–Alex Jones Photo Happened

How That Magical Jack Dorsey–Alex Jones Photo Happened

"It's a rare thing to be alone on an island with such a dramatic scene developing in front of you," Mahaskey says.His photograph records a tight web of figures, their gestures and expressions so intense as to seem exaggerated, like those of characters in a play.

How to Watch Twitter and Facebook Testify Before Congress Wednesday

How to Watch Twitter and Facebook Testify Before Congress Wednesday

You can watch a stream of that one here:The morning session will ostensibly focus on foreign efforts to interfere in US democracy, but if past is prologue, the executives will likely end up fielding a range of questions about everything from Russian influence campaigns to perceptions of bias against conservatives.Expect Sandberg's answers to echo Zuckerberg's from a few months ago as well, although hopefully she won't have to get back to them on quite as much.