GOP Posts Fake George Washington Quote On Twitter, Nabbed By Media Fact Checker

It was quickly shot down by a CNN reporter. The GOP tweeted on Friday: “Let freedom be free.” It added a quote allegedly from Washington saying: “It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.” But CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski … Read more

Half of Twitter’s top advertisers appear to leave platform within a month of Musk’s takeover, report says

The few weeks since Elon Musk took the reins of Twitter have been filled with chaos – including a launch, takedown and relaunch of premium services as well as the unbanning of controversial figures. And this week, a new report showcases the impact the management change may be having on the social media giant’s finances. … Read more

Senior Dublin-based Twitter executive secures injunction preventing her dismissal

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Elon Musk says Twitter verification will re-launch next week

Elon Musk is taking another stab at verifying Twitter accounts, the social media company’s new owner announced on Friday. The revamped check system is the latest change the billionaire Tesla CEO has made to Twitter as he overhauls its policies and practices after buying the platform last month for $44 billion. “Sorry for the delay, … Read more

Twitter Users, Experts Raise Concerns Over Elon Musk’s ‘Amnesty’ Plan

There are new concerns after Twitter owner Elon Musk said he will grant “amnesty” to users who were kicked off the platform for various reasons, including the use of threats and hate speech. Musk added that he will also once again sell Twitter verified check marks to user accounts starting next week. “The amnesty program … Read more

Things Former Twitter Employees Said About Elon Musk That Got Them Fired

Rule No. 1 of working at Twitter? Do not insult the chief twit. Here are things that former employees said about Elon Musk that immediately got them fired. “Elon was so nice. I really enjoyed our first meeting, and I’m looking forward to working with him on future projects.” “Elon was so nice. I really … Read more

EU Expresses Concern Over Layoffs As Twitter Closes Its Brussels Office

Since Elon Musk tookover, About half of the workforce has been laid off from Twitter. San Francisco:  Twitter’s decision to shut down its Brussels office and the laying off of thousands of employees are drawing concerns on whether the company can comply with new tough European Union rules against illegal online content, EU justice chief … Read more

Elon Musk granting ‘amnesty’ to suspended Twitter accounts

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Elon Musk says he is granting

New Twitter owner Elon Musk said Thursday that he is granting “amnesty” for suspended accounts, which online safety experts predict will spur a rise in harassment, hate speech and misinformation. The billionaire’s announcement came after he asked in a poll posted to his timeline to vote on reinstatements for accounts that have not “broken the … Read more

Twitter and other social media sites slipped on removing hate speech in 2022, EU review says

Twitter took longer to review hateful content and removed less of it in 2022 compared with the previous year, according to European Union data released Thursday. The EU figures were published as part of an annual evaluation of online platforms’ compliance with the 27-nation bloc’s code of conduct on disinformation. Twitter wasn’t alone — most other tech … Read more

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