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Today β€” October 20th 2018Your RSS feeds

Hey, Facebook, Don’t Make Journalists Do Your Work

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

Social platforms have a responsibility to address misinformation as a systemic problem, instead of reacting to case after case.

Yesterday β€” October 19th 2018Your RSS feeds

In Liberal San Francisco, Tech Leaders Brawl Over Tax Proposal to Aid Homeless

By KATE CONGER

Jack Dorsey of Twitter and Marc Benioff of Salesforce, among others, are sparring over a Nov. 6 ballot initiative that would impose new corporate taxes.

β€˜Corrupt Chris’ and β€˜Two-Faced Tammy’: Candidates Try Their Best Trump Impressions

By KEVIN ROOSE

Candidates have learned what Mr. Trump and his digital campaign gurus figured out in 2016: visceral anger travels further than inspirational messages.

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Twitter publishes tweet trove from Russia, Iran trolling campaigns

By Georgi Gotev

Twitter published a trove of some 10 million tweets that it said are potentially the product of state-backed operations by Russia and Iran, shedding new light on the scale and nature of misinformation campaigns mounted by the two nations.

Louis Farrakhan won't be suspended by Twitter despite anti-Semitic tweet

By Elizabeth Zwirz

Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam leader who in a recent tweet said he was not prejudiced against Jewish people but rather he was “anti-Termite,” will reportedly not be removed from Twitter as a result.

Louis Farrakhan won't be suspended by Twitter despite anti-Semitic tweet

By Elizabeth Zwirz

Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam leader who in a recent tweet said he was not prejudiced against Jewish people but rather he was “anti-Termite,” will reportedly not be removed from Twitter as a result.

Twitter's release of 10 million Russian, Iranian influence campaign tweets shows US vulnerability

By Christopher Carbone

Twitter released on Wednesday an archive of more than 10 million tweets originating in Russia and Iran, demonstrating efforts to capitalize on existing American vulnerabilities by targeting both ends of the political spectrum and sowing division. 

Jack Dorsey says we should 'always question' Twitter, does not want freedom of expression 'weaponized'

By Christopher Carbone

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is open to making major changes to the platform he co-founded 12 years ago in an effort to make what has become the world's public square a safer place for healthy conversations. 

EU code of practice on fake news: Tech giants sign the dotted line

By Samuel Stolton

Tech giants including Facebook, Google, Twitter and Mozilla have submitted plans to the European Commission outlining how they will abide by a code of practice against fake news, amid opposition on the proposals from a multistakeholder forum.

Top tech CEOs bicker over chronic homelessness

By Neal Colgrass

Two of the world's top tech CEOs disagree about how to ease homelessness in San Francisco—a city where extreme wealth glitters alongside roughly 7,500 living on the streets, the Guardian reports.

Made and Distributed in the U.S.A.: Online Disinformation

By SHEERA FRENKEL

Ahead of the midterm elections, false and divisive messages on social media — once the specialty of Russian-linked operatives — are now increasingly being created and spread by Americans.

A Mom’s #HimToo Tweet Ignites a Viral Meme, and Her Embarrassed Son Clarifies

By SANDRA E. GARCIA

Pieter Hanson, a 32-year-old Navy veteran, entered a firestorm when his mother tweeted that he “won’t go on solo dates due to the current climate of false sexual accusations.”

Disinformation crackdown: Tech giants commit to EU code of practice

By Samuel Stolton

A group of tech giants including Google, Facebook and Mozilla have agreed to abide by landmark new standards set out by the European Commission in the battle against the dissemination of fake news across the EU.

Twitter bug may have exposed direct messages

Twitter on Friday announced it has fixed a bug affecting one of its APIs that may have sent users' private direct messages and protected tweets to third-party developers who were not meant to receive them.

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