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Twitter investigates racial bias in image previews

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image copyrightUS Gov image captionOne user found that Twitter seemed to favour showing Mitch McConnell’s face over Barack Obama’s Twitter is investigating after users discovered its picture-cropping algorithm sometimes prefers white faces to black ones. Users noticed when two photos – one of a black face the other of a......
BBC USA

Twitter beefs up security for US election candidates

BBC
image copyrightGetty Images image captionDemocratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s account was compromised in June Twitter has automatically activated extra account protection for politicians and key figures in the forthcoming US election. A select group of election-related accounts will have to make immediate changes to improve their security. Twitter was the......
ESPN

Man United frustrated by transfer-hungry Twitter users

ESPN
Manchester United transfer news features in this week’s ESPN’s Insider Notebook. Plus: Why Arsenal fans had to wait so long for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s contract renewal. Jump to: Arsenal fans’ wait for Aubameyang | Real Madrid plot project Mbappe | Suarez rejected record MLS payday | La Liga’s football gaffe a......
Politico.com

Twitter public policy director decamps for Biden transition team

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Some background: This is not Monje’s first foray into presidential transition politics. He previously served as the director of agency review on the team that prepared in vain for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s administration. He also helped usher the......
In the News

CBC Shares 1984 Video Of Keanu Reeves Reporting On Teddy Bears, The Internet Falls In Love With Him Even More

IA
Keanu Reeves is one of the most loved people on the internet. You know what, scratch that, he’s one of the most loved people in the whole world. Period. Well, brace yourself, the lovable Keanu Reeves has just become even more lovable as CBC shared an old-school video where he......
Politico.com

Trump shares doctored video of Biden with ‘manipulated media’ Twitter tag

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here But in the edited video retweeted by the president — which Twitter labeled as “manipulated media” — the song played by Biden is the 1988 protest rap “F— tha Police” by the hip hop group N.W.A. “What is this all......
In the News

Malaysian Man Finds Photo And Video Selfies ‘Taken’ By A Wild Monkey After Recovering His Lost Phone

IA
Losing a phone is quite an awful experience. Not only are you now somewhat disconnected from the rest of the world and your routine is compromised, but you’re also having that near-heart attack feeling worrying about who might get their hands on all of your precious photos and videos (and......
In the News

People Are Sharing How Amazon ‘Hides’ Their Deliveries In A Hilarious Twitter Thread

IA
Couriers often get a bad rap. If a package gets damaged or even worse, stolen, it’s usually the delivery driver who gets the blame. But judging from a picture Danielle McPherson recently tweeted, some of them might not even be trying! When she came home, Danielle found her Amazon package......
BBC - Business

Google and Twitter to block election misinformation

BBC
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54100002 Image copyright Getty Images Google and Twitter have said they are clamping down further on misinformation online ahead of the US elections. Messaging platforms expect a flood of false claims and misleading posts ahead of the November vote. Twitter said it plans to more aggressively label and remove election-related......
CNBC Business

Twitter to remove or label tweets intended to undermine U.S. election

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Twitter CEO and Co Founder, Jack Dorsey addresses students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), on November 12, 2018 in New Delhi, India. Amal KS | Hindustan Times | Getty Images Twitter on Thursday announced a new policy to......
In the News

Woman On Twitter Ends Up Marrying A Guy Who Advised Her To Look For A Man On Twitter 3 Years Ago And She Thought It Was Ridiculous

IA
Here’s a question—was there ever a thing that you believed in and were totally sure about, but then life decided to prove you wrong? I think we all could name at least a few of those things. For instance, for twenty years of my life straight, I was completely sure......
ESPN

NBA Twitter reacts to OG Anunoby’s Game 3 buzzer-beater

ESPN
After playing three of their starters 40-plus minutes and fighting for their playoff survival, the Toronto Raptors were staring a 3-0 deficit to the Boston Celtics in the face and were down to their final second. Make that a half second. Kemba Walker, who finished the game with 29 points,......
CNBC Business

Twitter slaps warning labels on Trump tweets that suggest voting twice

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Donald Trump is seen tapping the screen on a mobile phone at the approximate time a tweet was released from his Twitter account, during a roundtable discussion on the reopening of small businesses in the State Dining Room at......
In the News

Twitter User Says Teachers Shouldn’t Force Anxious Students To Present In Front Of The Class, Sparks A Heated Discussion

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Remember the times you had to present on some topic or a book in front of your class? You know, those ten to twenty minutes of unease, fear and worry that something will go wrong or that someone will trample your vulnerable public presentation with a question you can’t answer......
BBC USA

Facebook and Twitter ‘dismantle Russian network’

BBC
Image copyright Reuters Facebook says it has dismantled a small network of accounts and pages that were part of a Russian influence operation. The company said the campaign was linked to Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA), an organisation close to the Russian government and accused of interference in the 2016......
Politico.com

Twitter forces Democratic candidate to delete post flouting voter suppression rules

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here What happened: In response to a Twitter user who wished Hernandez luck in her race and said they have “relatives in Texas who are tRump supporters” [sic], the official @LizForTX8 account wrote: “Thank you! And remind all of your Trump......
Technology

Twitter Hack May Have Had Another Mastermind: A 16-Year-Old

New York Times
When authorities arrested Graham Ivan Clark, who they said was the “mastermind” of the recent Twitter hack that ensnared Kanye West, Bill Gates and others, one detail that stood out was his age: He was only 17. Now authorities have homed in on another person who appears to have played......
Technology

Twitter to Add Context to Trending Topics

New York Times
Twitter said Tuesday that it would add more context to topics that trend on its service, an effort to clean up a feature that has often been used to amplify hate and disinformation. The change comes as Twitter and other social media companies struggle to respond to disinformation surrounding the......

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