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Twitter Says Social-Distancing Will Likely Mean Giving AI Much More Control Over Regulating User Content

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Twitter said Monday night that social-distancing policies might require the social media company to rely heavily on artificial intelligence to regulate user content. “To support social distancing and working from home, we need to work differently and rely more on automated systems to help enforce our rules,” Twitter wrote in a tweet addressing how the company is preparing to address ...

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Twitter Nixes Sheriff Clarke’s Coronavirus Tweets, Leaves Up Chinese Official’s Tweet Blaming US For Virus Outbreak

Twitter removed tweets from Sheriff David Clarke that mention coronavirus, yet the company has still not taken action against a Chinese official’s tweet suggesting the US is behind the virus outbreak. Clarke posted three tweets that have since been nuked, one encouraging people to “get back to reasonableness” and “stop buying toilet paper,” while another appeared to compare coronavirus to ...

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Twitter Refuses To Remove Chinese Official’s Tweet Suggesting US Army Introduced Virus Into Wuhan

A Chinese official’s tweets suggesting the U.S. army is responsible for injecting coronavirus into Wuhan, China will not be removed, a Twitter spokesman told the Daily Caller News Foundation. A tweet from Chinese politician Lijian Zhao suggesting the United States is trying to keep secret a plan to inject the virus into China “does not violate the Twitter Rules,” a ...

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REPORT: DNC Asked Twitter To Label Trump Campaign’s Video ‘Manipulated Media’ On Behalf Of Biden Team

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The Democratic Party asked Twitter to do something about a heavily edited video the Trump reelection campaign produced of former Vice President Joe Biden, The Daily Beast reported Tuesday. The Democratic National Committee flagged the video on behalf of the former vice president, whose campaign is using members of the press to act as fact-checkers, the report noted, citing DNC ...

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Trump Campaign, Tech Analysts Scrutinize Twitter’s ‘Manipulated Media’ Label After Biden Video Flap

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign pushed back Monday against Twitter’s decision to call out the team for deceptively editing a video of former Vice President Joe Biden. White House social media director Dan Scavino thrashed Twitter early Monday morning for labelling the video an example of “manipulated media.” Scavino and Trump’s digital director, Gary Coby, criticized the platform while tech ...

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REPORT: Pro-Trump Activist Billionaire Buys A Giant Stake In Twitter, Seeks To Replace Jack Dorsey

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A Republican donor purchased a major stake in Twitter with the intention of pushing out CEO Jack Dorsey, who the billionaire believes is too distracted with other ventures, Bloomberg News reported Friday. Activist investor Elliott Management wants to make changes at the social media company, the report notes, citing sources familiar with the matter. Paul Singer, the billionaire behind Elliot, ...

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Twitter Is Suspending 70 Pro-Bloomberg Sock Puppet Accounts For Using Russian-Style Trolling

Twitter started suspending 70 pro-Bloomberg accounts Friday for violating policies the company created after investigators found Russia trolled voters ahead of the 2016 election. The accounts violated rules against creating multiple accounts to copy and paste content promoting former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Twitter told the Los Angeles Times. Twitter also said they broke rules against “coordinating with ...

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Pelosi Tries And Fails To Badger Facebook, Twitter Into Nixing An Edited Video Of Her SOTU Speech Rip

Facebook and Twitter are refusing to bow to requests from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to nix an edited video of the California Democrat tearing up President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech. The edited video was posted on both social media platforms after the Tuesday night SOTU in which Pelosi can be seen ripping to shreds copies of the ...

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Twitter Responds After Obama-Era State Dept Official Demands Company Nix Trump’s Tweets On Iran

Twitter is refusing to pull down President Donald Trump’s tweet threatening future strikes against Iran despite calls from an Obama-era official to do something about the president’s account. “The Tweets are not in violation of the Twitter Rules,” Twitter spokeswoman Katie Rosborough said Monday in a statement to the Daily Caller News Foundation. She was referring to a Jan. 4 ...

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Here’s Twitter’s Plan To Create A World Where Censoring Conservatives Is Unnecessary

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey proposed a plan Wednesday night that could potentially make moderating the giant company’s enormous platform a relic of the past. The tech giant is spearheading a coalition of researchers to construct an open and decentralized network that would, if successful, make Twitter one of several clients for the standard. Dorsey, for his part, said the network ...

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Echo Chamber: Twitter Is Changing Policy To Allow Users To Hide Replies

Twitter announced a new policy Thursday that will allow accounts to hide replies from trolls who are either trying to derail conversation or post irrelevant information. The massive social media platform initially beta-tested the policy in Canada in July before ultimately allowing every user to take part. Twitter laid out the details in a blog post Thursday, adding that the ...

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Twitter Addresses Deepfakes Months After Media Pundits Melted Down Over Doctored Pelosi Video

Twitter explained Monday how it will address the type of deepfake videos that caused a media firestorm for Facebook in May when an internet troll manipulated footage of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The company announced in a blog post that it will begin placing a notice next to tweets that share video content that looks real but is actually highly ...

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Google Considers Political Ad Policy Change As Democrats Worry About Potential Backlash

Google and Facebook are considering a change to their political ad policies that would alter micro-targeting, a form of advertising that allows organizations to tailor advertisements for specific groups. Google might change political ad policies related to what type of audiences ad buyers can target on the company’s platform, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing employees who are familiar ...

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Zuckerberg Takes A Free Speech Approach to Ad Content While Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Drops The Hammer

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey decided Wednesday to ban all political ads heading into the 2020 election even as his counterpart at Facebook defended a move to exempt politicians from fact checks. Dorsey noted in a long thread that politicians’ ability to use Twitter to target audiences through ads is different from advertising on broadcast TV or other television platforms. Politicians ...

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