Should I delete my tweets ?If those ideas find their way onto the main platform, we might see a version of Twitter that's a little less about viral rage and a little more about talking to people you like.
That, of course, also makes Tumblr the antithesis of other social media hubs like Facebook and Twitter and Reddit.
Through the API, the services can delete all your terrible 2009-era takes, says Fayssal Martani, creator of Tweet Archive Eraser.Richard West, creator of TweetDelete, says Twitter appears to limit services like his to deleting roughly 3,200 likes.
If such AI tools are entrusted with the power to police content online, they have the potential to suppress legitimate speech and censor the use of specific words, particularly by vulnerable groups.
The highly ambiguous law is tailored to address conversations that inspire purchases or sway votes, but it fails to carefully define what constitutes “influenc[ing] a vote in an election.” Is sharing legitimate news stories or voting locations a form of “influence?” After all, not all online automated accounts are malign; some are simply news or information dissemination services, while others are created by artists.
Today on the Gadget Lab podcast, Arielle, Mike, and Lauren discuss the changes Twitter has made, and how the company continues to grapple with its ongoing existential crisis.
Why, just last week Trump hosted a social network conference—held in the East Wing of the White House no less—where the president and the assembled right-wing pot-stirrers made loud noises about the alleged bias that platforms like Twitter and Facebook have against conservatives.
“A lot of these problems have been exacerbated by the tech boom, from affordability and gentrification to homelessness and gridlock on our streets,” says Supervisor Gordon Mar, sponsor of the IPO tax proposal.
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“I can see why the platforms would be hesitant,” says Ben Nimmo, a senior fellow of the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab. People who followed IRA or other state-sponsored accounts may have been manipulated, but they weren’t breaking the law or even violating Twitter’s terms of service.
Public officials whose tweets are restricted for violating the platform’s rules will not be notified directly, nor will they have an opportunity to appeal the decision, Twitter confirmed.“There won't be any appeals and there won't be any communication to the user, however, it [the restriction] will be noticed very quickly,” the spokesperson said, chuckling.
Last August, researchers from the threat intelligence firm FireEye uncovered a vast social media influence campaign, conducted by a network of inauthentic news outlets and fake personas with ties to Iran.
Log in to your Twitter, go into your account settings, then scroll to the bottom and click “Deactivate my account.” After that, you’ll be prompted to enter your password, and once you do so your account will be deactivated.
The discussions organized by Avaaz served as a counterpoint to all that pressure, as individual victims of online harassment campaigns came forward to tell tech companies exactly how they’ve been hurt by the hate and hoaxes that have festered on their platforms.
If the Trump administration believes that the President's own Twitter account can't infringe on people's free speech rights, then it seems dubious at best to claim that a privately-owned company with no ties to the government can, Citron says.
As expected, Marvel's latest movie broke nearly every box office record imaginable this past weekend, bringing in some $350 in North America and $1.2 billion total worldwide. According to Twitter, approximately 7.8 million tweets sent about last night's Battle of Winterfell episode of Game of Thrones.
What Happened: With all the important matters needing his attention, perhaps it's a good thing that President Trump spent part of last week meeting with the man responsible for his—and everyone's!—favorite social media platform, Twitter.
Elon's Court-Approved Twitter-Sitter, Measles in LA, and More News. The dust has finally settled on Tesla CEO Elon Musk's battle with the SEC, LA is under quarantine, and the US is falling behind in SIM-swap hacking. Elon Musk is getting a stricter Twitter-sitter.
In the new settlement, Musk and the SEC set stricter and more specific terms for Musk’s official Twitter babysitter, who Musk agreed would be “an experienced securities lawyer employed by the Company.” The latest settlement does not include any financial penalty.
On Wednesday, Pew Research released a report that compares Twitter users to the rest of the US population. Pew surveyed a nationally representative sample of 2,791 adult Twitter users about everything from their income and education to their thoughts on issues like race and immigration.
Twitter policy head Vijaya Gadde notified employees Tuesday that their boss was supposed to meet with Trump in a 30-minute, closed-door meeting later that afternoon, according to a company email reviewed by WIRED.Louise Matsakis covers cybersecurity, internet law, and online culture for WIRED.
Speaking of that candidate, Buttigieg and his fellow Democrats all have a long way to go if they want to catch up: Not only did President Trump's campaign raise more money than every Democrat last quarter, but last month on Twitter, he earned ten times more interactions than even Mayor Pete.
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.
The TED Conference, which has taken place annually since 1990, was founded on the principle that spreading ideas from passionate people can change the world. I will be attending all the TED talks.