Oprah, Is That You? On Social Media, the Answer Is Often No.

Oprah, Is That You? On Social Media, the Answer Is Often No.

To get a way of the size of the issue, The New York Times commissioned an evaluation to tally the variety of impersonators throughout social media for the 10 most adopted individuals on Instagram, together with Beyoncé and Taylor Swift. The evaluation, performed by Social Impostor, a agency that protects celebrities’ names on-line, discovered almost […]

Twitter is Suspending More Than One Million Accounts Per Day in Latest Purge

Twitter is Suspending More Than One Million Accounts Per Day in Latest Purge

In this picture illustration, a thumbprint is displayed on a cell phone as the brand for the Twitter social media community is projected onto a display on August 09, 2017 in London, England.Photo: Getty Apparently sick of being criticized by everybody from US Congress to Seth Rogan for not doing sufficient to purge its platform […]

Twitter reportedly suspended 70 million faux accounts in May and June

Twitter’s more and more aggressive purges had been already alarming some customers; In February, the platform assured that it was wiping out bots, not silencing conservatives. But the corporate has additionally taken the chance to liquidate retweet-spamming accounts as a way to promote extra real interplay. While at the moment’s revelations are extra about controlling […]

Employee Uprisings Sweep Many Tech Companies. Not Twitter.

Employee Uprisings Sweep Many Tech Companies. Not Twitter.

Perhaps. But at what price to the world? “You have a platform that’s damaging people on a regular basis, and it’s being used to target groups of people on a regular basis,” stated Leslie Miley, an engineer who left Twitter in 2015 after he stated he became disillusioned with what he noticed as the corporate’s […]

In a Fox-Inspired Tweetstorm, Trump Offers a Medley of Falsehoods and Misstatements

In a Fox-Inspired Tweetstorm, Trump Offers a Medley of Falsehoods and Misstatements

WASHINGTON — The string of insults, misstatements, exaggerations and outright falsehoods emanating from the White House started simply after dawn. In the area of some hours, President Trump on Tuesday took credit score for averting a war with North Korea, charged with out proof that President Barack Obama had secretly granted citizenship to 1000’s of […]

Remembering Obama and Hoping to Win Again

Remembering Obama and Hoping to Win Again

YES WE (STILL) CAN Politics within the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump By Dan Pfeiffer 286 pp. Twelve. $28. For liberals, progressives and Democrats, the yr and a half since Donald Trump was inaugurated as president has been a debilitating emotional curler coaster trip. The president’s withdrawal from the Paris local weather accord, the […]

World domination, phase two: Facebook ponders its own cryptocurrency

Facebook and Twitter introduce new instruments concerning advert transparency

Social media web sites, notably Facebook, have confronted just lately got here beneath hearth with reference to their privateness and promoting insurance policies. Facebook, particularly, was closely scrutinized for the political adverts it ran through the 2016 presidential election. Some commentators accused the corporate of not doing a ok job of vetting the adverts or offering […]

How Facebook and Twitter’s new ad transparency tools fall short

How Facebook and Twitter’s new advert transparency instruments fall brief

Users can now see extra info than ever earlier than about how advertisers are utilizing a number of the largest social media platforms, due to advert transparency instruments launched earlier this week by Facebook and Twitter. But simply because customers have extra info doesn’t imply it’s simple for them to parse. As a refresher, the […]