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Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Technologist who predicted “fake news”, Aviv Ovadya, and other experts warn new AI-powered tools to manipulate perception could erode people's trust in reality   —  In mid-2016, Aviv Ovadya realized there was something fundamentally wrong with the internet — so wrong that he abandoned his work and sounded an alarm.
Feb 11, 2018, 10:20 PMIn context
BuzzFeed:
How scammers impersonating Twitter celebrities con people via fake giveaways, asking for small bitcoin, ether amounts, promising to send back several times more   —  And they're using automated networks of bot accounts to do it.  —  What do @Eilon_Musk, @ElonMuski, @EloonMusk, @Elonn_Musk, and @Alon_Musk have in common?
Feb 11, 2018, 1:20 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Twitter again disputes claims from a Project Veritas undercover video aimed at the company, saying “We do not proactively review DMs. Period.”   —  “We do not proactively review DMs.  Period.”  —  On Monday, conservative activist and filmmaker James O'Keefe published undercover footage …
Jan 15, 2018, 9:45 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Some Facebook ex-staffers think Twitter-inspired 2013 shift to display more news was a failed experiment, as time spent on FB has declined the past two years   —  Getty Images / John Paczkowski, BuzzFeed News  —  When news broke on Thursday evening of Facebook's dramatic overhaul of its News Feed …
Jan 13, 2018, 4:40 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Prompted by the “de-badging” of Milo Yiannopoulos, internal emails show confusion among Twitter execs over user verification policies and meaning of the badge   —  Emails suggest that verification was never quite what Twitter said it was and that the company was aware it served …
Dec 19, 2017, 5:00 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
YouTubers posting disturbing videos about kids earned hundreds of thousands of dollars from ads, say they chased a trend that YouTube's algorithm drove   —  According to estimates, accounts shut down for potential child endangerment content could've been netting over $500,000 a month.
Dec 11, 2017, 1:10 PMIn context
BuzzFeed:
YouTube says moderation team will have 10K+ people by end of 2018, up 25% according to sources, and pledges new ads approach to curb child exploitation problem   —  The company plans to have over 10,000 content moderators on staff by the end of 2018, YouTube CEO, Susan Wojcicki said.
Dec 5, 2017, 12:15 AMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
YouTube's search autofill found to surface disturbing results like “how to have s*x with your kids”, which YouTube says it quickly removed and is investigating   —  Dozens of users have reported that a YouTube search for “how to have” is auto-completing with pedophiliac phrases.
Nov 26, 2017, 11:15 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
YouTube details steps it's taking in ongoing effort to clamp down on videos that exploit children, will ramp up removal of offensive material, halt monetization   —  Across YouTube, an unsettling trend has emerged: Accounts are publishing disturbing and exploitative videos aimed …
Nov 22, 2017, 3:25 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Big tech's recent gaffes, on top of concerns over election interference, misinformation, and its unprecedented influence, further erode trust in the sector   —  Mark Zuckerberg's virtual reality tour of Puerto Rico in October.  —  Facebook Live  —  Since summer's end …
Nov 18, 2017, 6:00 PMIn context

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