Highlights from the Senate Intelligence hearing with Facebook and Twitter

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Another day, another political grilling for social media platform giants. The Senate Intelligence Committee’s fourth hearing took place this morning, with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey present to take questions as bearded wiseman CEO Jack Dorsey (whose experimental word of the month appears to be “cadence” — as in he frequently said […]

Read More...

Heres Twitters position on Alex Jones (and hate-peddling anti-truthers) hint: Its a fudge

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The number of tech platforms taking action against Alex Jones, the far right InfoWars conspiracy theorist and hate speech preacher, has been rising in recent weeks — with bans or partial bans including from Google, Apple and Facebook. However, as we noted earlier, Twitter is not among them. Although it has banned known hate peddlers […]

Read More...

Russia used hundreds of fake accounts to tweet about Brexit, data shows

, , , , , , , , , ,

Researchers discover that accounts run from troll farm in St Petersburg tried to sow discord between Britons Concern about Russian influence in British politics has intensified as it emerged that more than 400 fake Twitter accounts believed to be run from St Petersburg published posts about Brexit. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh identified 419 […]

Read More...