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Ben Collins / NBC News:
Twitter confirms it is testing bright labels beneath lies and misinfo posted by politicians and public figures, and points-based “community badges” for users   —  A leaked demo features bright red and orange badges for tweets that have been deemed “harmfully misleading.”
Feb 20, 2020, 2:05 PMIn context
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Twitter announces a “continue thread” option, a new feature that links tweets together while they are being composed   —  Twitter is rolling out a new feature that makes it easier to thread multiple tweets together.  With this change, you can now link tweets together while you compose them.
Feb 19, 2020, 8:55 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed News:
Inside the FBI's complaint against two ex-Twitter employees who allegedly accessed personal info of thousands of users on behalf of Saudi Arabia for $300K+   —  Ali Alzabarah was panicked.  His heart raced as he drove home from Twitter's San Francisco headquarters in the early evening on Dec. 2, 2015.
Feb 19, 2020, 3:25 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
Twitter acquires Chroma Labs, which makes tools for video and photo creation, will split team across product, design, and engineering, shut down Chroma Stories   —  - Company builds photo, video-editing features for social media  — Chroma will join Twitter to work on ‘conversations’ products
Feb 18, 2020, 9:40 PMIn context
Associated Press:
Moscow court fines Twitter and Facebook ~$63K for refusing to store data on Russian citizens inside Russia, the largest such fine issued under internet use laws   —  MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Moscow fined Twitter and Facebook 4 million rubles each Thursday for refusing to store the personal data …
Feb 13, 2020, 3:05 PMIn context
Kyle Wilson / VICE:
A bot called Lsjbot is responsible for 24M out of 29.5M edits and 99.2% of articles for Wikipedia Cebuano edition; all but 5 of the top 35 editors are also bots   —  Kyle Wilson is an administrator on the English Wikipedia and a global user renamer .  He does not receive payment …
Feb 13, 2020, 4:20 AMIn context
Marty Johnson / The Hill:
Twitter launches new tool to combat misinformation on the US Census; a prompt will point users searching for Census-related keywords to the official Census site   —  Twitter on Tuesday unveiled its plan aimed at minimizing the spread of misinformation about the 2020 census.
Feb 11, 2020, 8:30 PMIn context
Adam Satariano / New York Times:
Profile of Ben Nimmo, a founder of Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab, who helped pioneer investigations into online disinformation   —  Ben Nimmo helped pioneer disinformation investigations.  His work is now more urgent as misleading internet tactics spread.
Feb 10, 2020, 9:00 AMIn context
Jay Peters / The Verge:
A group calling itself OurMine briefly compromised Facebook's Twitter and Instagram accounts, seemingly via a third-party service called Khoros   —  OurMine is taking credit for the hacks  —  Several of Facebook's Twitter and Instagram accounts were hijacked this evening …
Feb 7, 2020, 7:23 PMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Vox:
Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Twitter workers contributed ~$270K to the Bernie Sanders campaign, more than any other presidential candidate, in Q4 2019   —  Sanders, an avowed democratic socialist, has been highly critical of tech companies.  Their employees don't seem to mind.
Feb 7, 2020, 2:20 AMIn context

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