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Twitter Kicks Off Companywide Responsible Machine Learning Initiative

Twitter is reining in the machines. The social network detailed its companywide Responsible Machine Learning initiative last week, saying that it is based on the following pillars: Taking responsibility for algorithmic decisions. Equity and fairness of outcomes. Transparency about decisions and how Twitter arrived at them. Enabling agency and algorithmic choice. Director of software engineering...
Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Social Pro Daily


Apple will welcome Parler, the Twitter alternative favored by conservatives, back on its app store

Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Apple will allow Parler back on its app store after the app changed its moderation policies. It was banned from app stores due to faulty content reviewing processes after the Capitol siege. Parler is favored among the right and is billed as a Twitter alternative committed to free speech. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ap...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Utah, Politics, News, Congress, Colorado, US, Trends, Social Media, Washington Dc, House, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump


Facebook now lets users export posts and notes to Google Docs, Blogger and WordPress.com

Facebook today announced a new feature that will allow users to export their Facebook posts and notes to a number of third-party services. Although the company has long since offered tools that let you download the information you’ve posted to Facebook, the tool launching today offers a more practical way of saving that data — by allowing you to export your notes and posts to popular services like Google Docs, Blogger, or WordPress.com. Facebook users will find this latest feature under the “You...
Tags: Google, Social, Startups, Facebook, Twitter, Wordpress, Social Media, Google Photos, Blogger, Google-docs, Ftc, Data Portability, Facebook Data Portability, Facebook Information, Data Transfer Project, Koofr


Twitter is partly down, with some users saying they're unable to log into the site

Sattalat phukkum/Shutterstock Some Twitter users reported being unable to log into the site on Saturday morning. See more stories on Insider's business page. Twitter appeared to be partly down Saturday, with some users unable to log into the site.Twitter also had problems on Friday night across the East Coast of the US. It tweeted at the time that people may have problem loading the site, and that it was "working on fixing a problem."-Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) April 17, 2021 ...
Tags: Twitter, News, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, East Coast, Outage, Tech Insider, Grace Dean, Weekend BI UK, Downdector, Twitter Grace Dean Twitter


Chrissy Teigen is back on Twitter, proving how difficult it is to quit the platform

Chrissy Teigen. Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Chrissy Teigen rejoined Twitter on Friday after a three-week hiatus. She's among several celebrities and moguls who have publicly quit and returned to the platform. Research shows that these apps become addicting because they create feelings of "social well-being." See more stories on Insider's business page. Chrissy Teigen has logged back on. The model, TV personality, and cookbook author tweeted on Friday that...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Senate, Trends, Social Media, Analysis, Kanye West, Harvard, John, Ashton Kutcher, Chrissy Teigen, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Alec Baldwin, Dorsey, Lizzo


Photo-sharing is back: how social media has framed the pandemic

Pictures of pubs and haircuts as UK Covid restrictions eased highlight how our digital lives have changedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThey have flooded in recent days on to Twitter and Facebook, or been shared in excited texts and WhatsApps: photographs of beaming friends and colleagues, delightedly capturing the moment they could at last down a pub garden pint, or have a haircut, or receive a long-awaited vaccine.As Britain has begun to ease Covid restrictions and...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, England, Media, Instagram, Social Media, UK News, Whatsapp, Britain, Digital Media, Coronavirus, UK Covid


Facebook faces ‘mass action’ lawsuit in Europe over 2019 breach

Facebook is to be sued in Europe over the major leak of user data that dates back to 2019 but which only came to light recently after information on 533M+ accounts was found posted for free download on a hacker forum. Today Digital Rights Ireland (DRI) announced it’s commencing a “mass action” to sue Facebook, citing the right to monetary compensation for breaches of personal data that’s set out in the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Article 82 of the GDPR provides fo...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Europe, Lawsuit, Privacy, US, Social Media, Tech, Eu, European Union, Ireland, Personal Data, Data Protection, Litigation


Horseshoe Theory, Now on the Blockchain

Republicans whining about how social media moderators are violating their inalienable right to lucrative follower counts have found an ally in Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Science, Pinterest, Supreme Court, Social Media, David Cameron, Snapchat, Software, Nick Clegg, Computing, Donald Trump, Twitch, Operating Systems


Twitter advertises jobs in Ghana as it prepares to open first Africa office

Recruitment marks significant step in social media company’s plans to establish presence on continentTwitter has announced it will recruit 11 people in Ghana, the company’s first hires on the African continent, and that it is looking into opening an office there.The social media company joins Facebook and other tech companies moving into Africa. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Technology, Media, Internet, Africa, Social Media, World news, Ghana, Africa Continue


Trump's plan to start his own social media platform is doomed to failure, say experts

Business Insider Donald Trump's new social media network is likely to struggle. Getty Trump's plan to start a new social media network is highly unlikely to succeed, experts have told Insider. The former president is reportedly planning a new platform to recover the audience he lost after being kicked off Twitter. But Trump will struggle, experts believe, with any new platform likely to struggle financially. See more stories on Insider's business page. Donald Trump&#...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, White House, Trends, Social Media, Analysis, Gop, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Miller, Trump, Peter, Twitter Facebook Instagram, Harvard Business School, Jason Miller


Reddit's Reportedly Cooking Up Its Own Clubhouse-Like Voice Chat Feature

Rumor has it the front page of the internet may be the latest online platform cooking up a social audio feature a la the voice-only chat app Clubhouse.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Social Media, Software, Computing, Reddit, Gizmodo, Clubhouse, World Wide Web, Wikis, Mobile Applications, Google Allo, Bytedance, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet


A room with a view: the Twitter account that spent a year staring into people’s homes

As the pandemic forced us inside and online, Room Rater was one Twitter account giving doomscrollers a well-needed levity break. A year on, co-founder Claude Taylor explains how he plans to keep goingWith its stately lamp and verdant window view, Hillary Clinton’s “Zoom room” is nicer than most. So when Room Rater – a Twitter account which scores the video conference backgrounds of high-profile figures – gave it nine out of 10 last spring, Clinton took her disappointment to social media: “I’ll k...
Tags: Twitter, Fashion, Technology, Internet, Social Media, Life and style, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Meryl Streep, Boris Johnson, Interiors, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Clinton, Zoom, Rater


Twitter Launches Pro-Democracy Emoji for 'Milk Tea Alliance' in Asia

Twitter launched a new emoji early Thursday that will appear anytime a user tweets the hashtag #MilkTeaAlliance. The so-called Milk Tea Alliance refers to the pro-democracy movement in Asia that has been organized, at least in part, through actions online.Read more...
Tags: Drinks, Facebook, Asia, Twitter, Politics, Science, Social Media, Software, Computing, Myanmar, Emoji, Internet Culture, Pro, Milk Tea, Milk Tea Alliance, War Conflict




Donald Trump's Twitter suspension will prevent the National Archives from preserving his account on the platform

Former President Donald Trump. Getty Twitter will not let the US National Archives preserve Trump's tweets on his banned personal account. Twitter said it is because "we permanently suspended @realDonaldTrump" in January. The NARA still has a copy of tweets from that account and intends to publish them off the platform. See more stories on Insider's business page. Twitter will not be allowing former President Donald Trump's personal account and its thousands of tweets to be arc...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, News, White House, Politico, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Donald Trump, National Archives, Trump, Nara, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Tech Insider


Twitter said to have held acquisition talks with Clubhouse on potential $4B deal

Twitter held talks with Clubhouse around a potential acquisition of the live drop-in audio networking platform, with a deal value somewhere around $4 billion, according to a report from Bloomberg. TechCrunch has also confirmed the discussions took place from a source familiar with the conversations. While the talks occurred over the past several months, they’re no longer taking place, though the reason they ended isn’t known according to the report. It’s also worth noting that just a few days ag...
Tags: Startups, TC, Apps, Twitter, Social Media, Tech, Bloomberg, Software, Monetization, Computing, M&a, Freeware, Internet Culture, Social Network, Operating Systems, Clubhouse


Clubhouse Reportedly Thinks It's Worth $4 Billion Now

Clubhouse, which led a round of investment in January at a reported valuation of around $1 billion, now believes it is worth four times that, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Social Media, Linkedin, Bloomberg, Software, Computing, Andreessen Horowitz, Freeware, Bloomberg LP, Operating Systems, Clubhouse, Business Finance, Bytedance, Universal Windows Platform Apps


Facebook Sure Seems Desperate To Pass This Latest Data Breach Off As Old News For Some Reason

In the aftermath of bombshell reports of a massive data breach that may have compromised the personal information of as many as 533 million users, Facebook has committed absolutely to trying to spin the leak as old news, no big deal, definitely nothing to see here, no need to even think about this too much at all,…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Data Breach, Software, Computing, Data Protection, Operating Systems, General Data Protection Regulation, Mike Clark, Internet Privacy, Andy Stone, Liz Bourgeois, Universal Windows Platform Apps


We Are Social’s Tuesday Tweakup #44

Instagram launches Remix on ReelsLast week we reported on Snap’s next moves in developing a Remix feature. Well, it looks as though Instagram is also following suit, releasing the feature on Reels. Remix lets you record your Reels video alongside a video from another user, similar to TikTok’s Duets feature. Remix on Instagram is already in public testing, so a lucky few may have already gained access. To use the new feature, tap on the three-dot menu on a Reel and select the new “Remix this Reel...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, Instagram, Microsoft, Audio, Digital, Social Media, Seo, Linkedin, Mashup, Career Coach, Clubhouse, Social News, GLAAD, Social Platforms


Clarence Thomas plays a poor devil’s advocate in floating First Amendment limits for tech companies

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas flaunted a dangerous ignorance regarding matters digital in an opinion published today. In attempting to explain the legal difficulties of social media platforms, particularly those arising from Twitter’s ban of Trump, he makes an ill-informed, bordering on bizarre, argument as to why such companies may need their First Amendment rights curtailed. There are several points on which Thomas seems to willfully misconstrue or misunderstand the issues. The first i...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Lawsuit, Fcc, Supreme Court, Opinion, Government, Social Media, Tech, Donald Trump, First Amendment, Srinivasan, Trump


Supreme Court tosses ruling that said Trump blocking Twitter critics was unconstitutional

The Supreme Court has vacated a previous ruling that found former President Trump violated the First Amendment by blocking his Twitter foes. The ruling was upheld by a Manhattan federal appeals court in 2019, which deemed Trump’s actions unconstitutional. The court found that because Trump used Twitter to “conduct official business” and interact with the public that his decision to block users ran afoul of the First Amendment. “… The First Amendment does not permit a public official who utilizes...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Supreme Court, Congress, Government, Social Media, Tech, Mit, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Trump, Thomas, Clarence Thomas, Ginni Thomas


Who needs Twitter? Trump wishes happy Easter to 'radical left crazies'

Ex-president marks holy day with brief, abusive statementTrump ‘money bomb’ raised millions from unwitting donorsDonald Trump is reportedly working on a social media platform of his own, after being banned from Twitter and Facebook for inciting the Capitol riot. Related: Dominion: will one Canadian company bring down Trump's empire of disinformation? Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Technology, Media, Republicans, Social Media, Life and style, World news, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Easter, Trump


Hacker Publishes Phone Numbers and Other Data of 533 Million Facebook Users for Free

If you have a Facebook account, you should probably be keeping your guard up in the near future. A new report states that a hacker has posted the private information, including phone numbers, birthdays, and locations, of more than 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries online for free. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Social Media, Software, Computing, Telegram, Operating Systems, Data Breaches, Internet Privacy, Cambridge Analytica, Liz Bourgeois, Hudson Rock, Alon Gal, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology Internet


What are Twitter Newsletters? How you can sign up to grow your Twitter following and monetize your content

Twitter Newsletters is a platform that lets users create and publish paid for free newsletters. PeopleImages/Getty Images Twitter Newsletters is a new tool that lets you design, schedule, and publish newsletters. Once you've published a Twitter newsletter, you can share it on social media, and decide whether you'd like to charge readers money for it. To start a newsletter, you just need to sign up for a Revue account and link it to your Twitter profile. Visit Insider's Tech Ref...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Trends, Social Media, Vox Media, Chicago Sun Times, Facebook Instagram, Newsletters, Substack, Tech Insider, Revue, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Twitter accounts


A leaked Amazon document reveals what its army of warehouse workers are and aren't allowed to say on social media

Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images Amazon's army of warehouse employees trained to defend the company on Twitter is at it again. The employee accounts follow a standard format, and tend to resurface amid negative press coverage. A newly leaked Amazon document reveals what the workers are and aren't allowed to discuss. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Amazon's army of warehouse workers paid to be on Twitter is notorious for showing up in conversations wi...
Tags: Amazon, Twitter, Marketing, Trends, Social Media, Public Relations, Pr, Retail, Warehouse, Veritas, Fc, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider, Bessemer Alabama, GETTY IMAGES Amazon, Intercept Amazon


Facebook reportedly removed a video interview with Donald Trump for violating its ban on the former president

Then-US President Donald Trump on September 23, 2020. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Facebook has removed a video featuring an interview with Trump that his daughter-in-law posted. Lara Trump said Facebook wrote in an email that the video violates its current ban on Trump. Facebook banned Trump on January 7 after the insurrection at the US Capitol. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook has removed a video that featured an interview with former President Donald Trump b...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Cnbc, Trump, Facebook Page, Trump Twitter, Eric Trump


‘Voltswagen’ confirmed as April Fool, Nike’s ‘Satan shoe’ lawsuit has implications for retailers: Wednesday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters.    Yes, 'Voltswagen' was an April Fool Volkswagen’s hype around renaming itself “Voltswagen” in the U.S.  was nothing more than an elaborate April Fools’ Day joke; but not everyone is finding it hilarious. ...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Advertising, Digital, Nike, Spain, Brooklyn, Vw, New York Times, Nba, Volkswagen, Usa Today, Nickelodeon, Northwestern University, McDonald, Schultz


Facebook gets a C – Startup rates the ‘ethics’ of social media platforms, targets asset managers

By now you’ve probably heard of ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) ratings for companies, or ratings for their carbon footprint. Well, now a UK company has come up with a way of rating the ‘ethics’ social media companies.     EthicsGrade is an ESG ratings agency, focusing on AI governance. Headed up Charles Radclyffe, the former head of AI at Fidelity, it uses AI-driven models to create a more complete picture of the ESG of organizations, harnessing Natural Language Processing to automate t...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Twitter, Europe, UK, Technology, Microsoft, Finance, US, Articles, Social Media, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, United States, United Kingdom, Governance


LinkedIn Also Has a Clubhouse Rival in the Works Now

The latest platform dipping its toes into the tepid waters of the “social audio experience” is LinkedIn, which confirmed on Tuesday that it’s developing an audio networking integration for its app that will rival the existing voice-only chat app Clubhouse.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Microsoft, Social Media, Linkedin, Software, Recruitment, Telegram, Operating Systems, Clubhouse, Mobile Applications, Instant Messaging Clients, Alessandro Paluzzi, Social Networking Services


US military account's gibberish tweet prompts viral mystery

People joked it could be nuclear code but real explanation is every social media manager’s nightmareThe perils of working from home while managing the social media account of a major military power have been thrown into sharp relief after the US Strategic Command tweeted a confusing string of gibberish.Thirteen mysterious characters long, the tweet – “;l;;gmlzxssaw” – prompted some on social media to jokingly suggest it was confidential information – for example a password or a nuclear launch co...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Media, Internet, US, Social Media, World news, US news, US military, Working From Home, US Strategic Command



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