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How an Online Attack ‘Brought Twitter to Its Knees’

New York Times
The New York Times Presents: ‘The Teenager Who Hacked Twitter’ Producer/Director John PappasReporters Kate Conger and Nathaniel Popper It seemed like an inside job. Some of the world’s most famous and powerful people had been hacked on Twitter. The accounts of Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and......

144 Of The Funniest Tweets From Dads On Twitter

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The dads of Twitter have some of the funniest stories and belly-aching jokes to share with us from their everyday family lives. So we here at We thought it’d be the perfect way to brighten up your day. You’re bound to relate to a lot of these parenting posts if......

Customer Service Workers Share Their Worst Customer Encounters That Broke Them In A Viral Twitter Thread (92 Posts)

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The customer service industry is not for the faint-hearted, and yet most Americans, 107.8 million people, work in private service-providing industries. 16.7 million of them work in the leisure and hospitality sectors, meaning they handle customers’ orders on a daily basis. And if you’ve ever worked in a restaurant of some......

Big Tech’s free speech suppression is dangerous information warfare: Devine

NYPost
Miranda Devine It may just have been the fact that they were beamed in virtually to the hearing room, but our billionaire Big Tech overlords looked more cyborg than human when they testified before a Senate committee Tuesday. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, 43, in funereal black, with a castaway beard......

Facebook and Twitter defend election safeguards and moderation practices before the Senate

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jack Dorsey, Chief Executive Officer of Twitter, testifies remotely as Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., looks on during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “Breaking the News: Censorship, Suppression, and the 2020 Election”, in Washington, U.S., November 17, 2020. Bill Clark......

Facebook and Twitter CEOs face Senate questions on election measures

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing Tuesday to question Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on their companies’ actions around the 2020 presidential election. The two social media leaders testified via video at the hearing,......

How Twitter and Facebook plan to handle Trump’s accounts when he leaves office.

New York Times
Many world leaders generally have wider latitude on Twitter and Facebook because their comments and posts are regarded as political speech that is in the realm of public interest. But what will happen to President Trump’s accounts on the social media platforms when he leaves office? At Tuesday’s hearing, Jack......

Lawmakers drill down on how Facebook and Twitter moderate content.

New York Times
At Tuesday’s hearing on social media and misinformation, much of the discussion focused on the minutiae of how Facebook and Twitter carry out the process of moderating the billions of pieces of content regularly posted to their networks. Both Democrats and Republicans zeroed in on the issue, according to a......

‘Release the Kraken,’ a catchphrase for unfounded conspiracy theory, trends on Twitter.

New York Times
A catchphrase winking at an unfounded voter fraud conspiracy in the presidential election trended on Twitter on Tuesday morning as President Trump’s allies continued to contest the outcome of the election, which has been called for Joseph R. Biden Jr. The phrase, “Release the Kraken,” appeared on Twitter’s trending topics......

GOP senators berate Facebook, Twitter CEOs, who say they did the best they could during election

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Brian Contreras The CEOs of Twitter and Facebook defended their efforts to reduce the spread of online disinformation about the presidential election and the integrity of the U.S. voting system Tuesday as they faced an onslaught of criticism from......

Disappearing Tweets? Twitter Now Has a Feature for That

New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — First Snapchat did it. Then Instagram and Facebook jumped in. Now Twitter is joining in, too. On Tuesday, Twitter said it would introduce a feature called Fleets, allowing users to post ephemeral photos or text that will automatically disappear after 24 hours. Fleets, a name that refers......

Twitter is rolling out competitors to Instagram, Snapchat and Clubhouse

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey gestures while interacting with students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi on November 12, 2018. Prakash Singh | AFP | Getty Images Twitter on Tuesday launched Fleets, its competitor to......

Isaiah Washington Reignites Grey’s Anatomy Drama By Calling Out Katherine Heigl on Twitter – E! Online

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Grey’s Anatomy alum Isaiah Washington has ignited his drama with former co-star Katherine Heigl. On Monday, Nov. 16, the actor took to Twitter with a message directed at the… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click......

This Dad’s An Electrician In A Zoo And Here’s How He Spent His Morning With A Bunch Of Meerkats

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There’s no doubt that among everyone’s extensive lists of absolutely adorable animals, meerkats would be at the top. And if they aren’t yet, they will be soon! Twitter user Lucy (@doodlingglass), with whom We got in touch, has shared some pictures of the adorable conditions her dad works under—namely, that......

Twitter says it labeled 0.2% of all election-related tweets as disputed.

New York Times
Twitter said on Thursday that it labeled as disputed 300,000 tweets related to the presidential election, or 0.2 percent of the total number of messages about the event, even as some users continued sharing misleading information about the outcome. The disclosure made Twitter the first major social media platform to......

Fact-Checked on Facebook and Twitter, Conservatives Switch Their Apps

New York Times
Corey Adam, a political comedian from Minneapolis, joined a mass social media switcheroo last week. That was when Mr. Adam, 39, a conservative and libertarian, watched Twitter and Facebook add labels to social media posts from President Trump and other Republicans who falsely claimed he had won the election. Many......

Here’s how Biden will work with Big Tech

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Over the last four years, some of America’s most prominent technology companies have found themselves squarely in the crosshairs of President Donald Trump. Now industry bellwethers such as Amazon, Apple and Facebook are weighing what kind of reception they......

Fact-Checked on Facebook and Twitter, Conservatives Switch Their Apps

New York Times
Corey Adam, a political comedian from Minneapolis, joined a mass social media switcheroo last week. That was when Mr. Adam, 39, a conservative and libertarian, watched Twitter and Facebook add labels to social media posts from President Trump and other Republicans who falsely claimed he had won the election. Many......

Joe Biden’s Dogs Have Twitter And Instagram Accounts And The Content Is Wholesome

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If there’s anything as soul-soothing as our new POTUS these days, it must be the DOTUS. Meet Biden’s first pets-elect, two impawsibly cute German shepherds, Champ and Major, who are bringing fur and fun back to the White House after Trump’s dog-free administration. The Bidens got Champ as a puppy......

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