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Facebook’s quarterly community standards enforcement report is a revealing document, if you actually want to understand the business of regulating platforms Today, let’s talk about Facebook’s latest effort to make the platform more comprehensible to outsiders — and how its findings inform our current, seemingly endless debate over whether you can have a social network and free speech, too. Start

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Elon Musk’s latest stunt: calling on the SEC to investigate Twitter’s user numbers

Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition is apparently on hold, pending proof he’ll accept about what impact bots have on its daily active user numbers. And, now, he’s pretending to call in the SEC. So does Elon Musk want to buy Twitter or not? This morning, the company’s prospective new owner insisted (in a tweet, of course) that the $44 billion deal he’d agreed to “cannot move forward” until he sees the proof he’s looking for about

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Elon Musk says Twitter deal ‘cannot move forward’ until it proves bot numbers

Elon Musk has said fake and spam accounts could make up over 20 percent of Twitter’s users, and said the $44 billion deal to acquire the social media company "cannot move forward" until Twitter proves its accuracy. Elon Musk has reiterated his claim that fake and spam accounts could make up more than 20 percent of Twitter’s users, saying the deal to acquire the social media company “cannot move forward” until Twitter proves the accuracy of its much lower

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On Buffalo, Elon Musk’s silence is deafening

In the wake of the Buffalo, New York mass shooting, self-proclaimed free speech advocate Elon Musk has issued no comment, even as Twitter faces real-time decisions over how to moderate the sharing of video from the shooting and links to the killer’s manifesto. On May 14th, social media platforms found themselves scrambling to deal with a livestream video of a white supremacist terror attack. Yet the man who has been the nation’s loudest commentator on content moderation had nothing to say. Under Elon

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Twitter’s CEO and Elon Musk are beefing over bot counts

After a tweet from Elon Musk said his deal to buy Twitter is "temporarily on hold," company CEO Parag Agrawal is defending its calculations, saying internal reports show bot activity is "well under" its 5 percent mDAU estimate. Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal is pushing back against Elon Musk’s concerns around spam and bots on the platform, saying that Musk’s suggestion to measure the problem by performing a random sampling of 100 accounts wouldn’t work. “Our actual

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Twitter shares plummet as Musk raises new doubts about acquisition

After Musk tweeted that the Twitter acquisition was "on hold," financial analysts aren’t sure the buyout will go ahead as planned. Twitter shares plummeted Friday after new doubts about whether Elon Musk’s planned $44 billion acquisition of the platform would go through. The share price dropped more than 10 percent at market open, trading as much as 14 points below the

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Elon Musk says Twitter deal ‘on hold’ after spam/fake account report

Elon Musk has said that his deal to buy Twitter is ‘temporarily on hold,’ after the social network said that spam and false accounts accounted for fewer than 5 percent of its daily users. It’s not the first time there’s been uncertainty about Twitter’s user numbers. Elon Musk says his deal to buy Twitter is “temporarily on hold” after the social network reported that false or spam accounts comprised less than 5 percent of its 226 million monetizable daily active users. The Tesla CEO, who offered to buy

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Elon Musk: ‘I guess I would’ reverse Donald Trump’s Twitter ban

Elon Musk said that he doesn’t own Twitter yet, so it’s not for sure, but that if he owns the company, "I guess I would" lift its permaban on Donald Trump. One of the questions about Elon Musk’s pending purchase of Twitter is what will happen to Donald Trump. The former president’s account was banned on January 8th, 2021, “due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” while Jack Dorsey

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Elon Musk says he’s ‘very much on the same page’ as the EU on social media laws

Future Twitter owner and Tesla billionaire Elon Musk appeared in a video with EU Commissioner Thierry Breton to reiterate his support for the Digital Services Act. Tesla billionaire and future Twitter owner Elon Musk says he’s “very much on the same page” as the European Union about the Digital Services Act, a package of web platform regulations. Musk appeared in a short video alongside EU Commissioner

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OnePlus Nord 2T arrives with 80W fast charging and a midrange price

OnePlus is officially announcing a trio of more affordable devices for Europe today: the OnePlus Nord 2T, the Nord CE 2 Lite, and the Nord Buds true wireless headphones. They’ll be on sale in the UK on May 24th. OnePlus is officially announcing a trio of more affordable devices for Europe today: the OnePlus Nord 2T, the Nord CE 2 Lite, and the Nord Buds true wireless headphones. The Nord 2T starts at £369 (€399) and is best thought of as a souped-up

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Samsung will charge $500 to put your face on its fridge

Samsung is adding a new customization option to its range of Bespoke fridge freezers: print any image or photo you like on your unit’s doors for $250 a panel. The feature launches later this year. Samsung is adding a new and extremely exploitable customization option to its line of Bespoke refrigerators. Sling the company $500 and you can have any photo or image you like printed on the unit’s double doors. You could choose a favorite piece

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