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The new crisis misinformation policy will apply in situations that present "a widespread threat to life" and result in tougher moderation standards across the Twitter platform. On Thursday, Twitter announced a new policy for dealing with misinformation during a period of crisis, establishing new standards for gating or blocking the promotion of certain tweets if they are seen as spreading misinformation. “Content

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How the Buffalo shooting livestream went viral

Years after the Christchurch mosque attacks, content moderation following racist attacks remains a problem for platforms. The Buffalo killer’s Twitch stream was cut short quickly but spread to Facebook, Twitter, Streamable, and TikTok. When a gunman pulled into the parking lot at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday in a racist attack targeting a Black community, his camera was already rolling. CNN reports that a livestream on Twitch recorded from the suspect’s

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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 duels with Twitter CEO over expanse of spam and bots on micro-blogging platform

Parag explained that fighting spam is not as easy as some expect. Agarwal claimed that fighting spam isincredibly dynamic. The Twitter deal seems to be a gift that keeps giving, but not for the folks at Twitter, or so it seems. After more than a month of announcing a takeover with a $44-billion deal, Elon Musk and his offering stands on slippery grounds. Last

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

Elon Musk has put a condition on the Twitter buyout deal. Musk said that Twitter needs to prove its bot claims for the deal to go through. Tesla CEO Elon Musk earlier this week put the Twitter deal “temporarily on hold.” In a tweet announcing the news, Musk had revealed that the deal had been put on hold owing to pending details supporting calculating on fake

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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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Jeff Bezos is not a poster

Jeff Bezos seems to lack a basic understanding of how Twitter works. He’s tweeting about PowerPoint on a platform where there is no incentive to be reasonable. Friends, I’ve had alerts on for Jeff Bezos’ tweets for a while now, and after some consideration, I’m afraid I have to conclude that this man cannot post. I am, in fact, finding it difficult to believe how bad he is at posting. It’s

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Elon Musk says Twitter’s algorithms are manipulating users: Here’s how you can fix it

Elon Musk has claimed that Twitter's algorithms manipulate users. He has also suggested an easy guide on how users can avoid getting manipulated. Elon Musk has been vocal about the changes that he wants to see on Twitter ever since he announced that that he had acquired a 9.2% stake in the micro-blogging platform. First, the self-proclaimed ‘free-speech absolutist’

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Norman Reedus says a Death Stranding sequel is in development

In an interview with Leo magazine, Norman Reedus explained that a sequel to Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding is in development. We’ve known for some time that enigmatic game director Hideo Kojima was working on a new project, but there hasn’t been much indication as to what it might be. Now, however, it looks like we know after actor Norman Reedus let it slip in an

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Hulu is offering three months of service for $3

Hulu is celebrating National Streaming Day — a totally real holiday — with a promotion offering its ad-supported service for $1 per month for three months. That’s a savings of about $18 to binge a whole bunch of TV shows and movies. Did you know that today is National Streaming Day? Don’t worry if you forgot to get your significant other a gift or a card, we all forget these made-up-sounding days. What actually matters for these superfluous holidays is when there’s a

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