Before a hearing scheduled for Wednesday, Democratic members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee asked cable companies what they did to combat “the spread of misinformation.”
The 70-year old social commentator and humorist doesn’t have a smartphone. That doesn’t stop her from having a take on big tech (and everything else).
Companies inspired by the cryptocurrency are creating social networks, storing online content and hosting websites without any central authority.
Jack Dorsey, the chief executive, had reservations about locking the president’s account. But the calls for violence that his tweets provoked were too overwhelming.
Human rights groups and activists have spent years urging the companies to do more to remove content that encouraged violence.
Tech giants were right to ban the president. We still need to break them up.
The ability of a handful of people to control our public discourse has never been more obvious.
He is running out of places to post.
The moves came after critics and even some allies of the social media companies said they had failed to prevent the misinformation that led to chaos on Wednesday.
Critics and even some allies of companies like Twitter and Facebook say they have failed to prevent the misinformation that led to chaos on Wednesday.
The executives, who have now testified several times in recent years, will most likely face some new questions about how they handled the election.
Republican senators accused the leaders of Twitter, Facebook and Google of censorship. Democrats denounced that as posturing.
Their animosity is likely to be on full display at a hearing on Wednesday with the leaders of Facebook, Google and Twitter.
And why conservatives fear the creep of authoritarianism, too.
Conservatives said they would subpoena the chief executives of the social networks, which had blocked an unsubstantiated New York Post article.
The platform is trying to address growing concern that falsehoods could lead to instability. Most of the changes will start on Oct. 20.
The social network’s C.E.O. has plans to improve the platform. But will the changes be enough?
Even some basic questions about how an array of Twitter’s most popular accounts were taken over remain unanswered.
Small businesses say the Twitter chief’s other company is holding on to 30 percent of their customers’ payments during the pandemic.
Shows of support from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube don’t address the way those platforms have been weaponized by racists and partisan provocateurs.
The day marks the anniversary of when slaves in Galveston, Texas, first learned of their freedom on June 19, 1865.
The Facebook chief executive doubles down on a flawed defense of a company policy that allows Trump to post dangerous comments.
Trump, Twitter and the society-crushing pursuit of monetized rage.
Inside the company, one faction wanted Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s chief, to take a hard line against the president’s tweets while another urged him to remain hands-off.
The companies have similar policies on the limits of what they allow users to post. But Facebook is more permissive when the user is President Trump.
President Trump’s taking aim at Twitter for fact-checking his tweets is part of a long tradition upheld by aggrieved internet trolls. The stakes are high.
Twitter continued fact-checking posts even as President Trump threatened to limit protections for social media companies.
The president’s innuendo about the death of a congressional staffer in 2001 could lead to a costly court judgment against him.
The social media platform finally decided on Tuesday not to let the president behave with impunity.
Social media and journalists alike amplify the president’s lies and propaganda.
President Trump has pushed a conspiracy theory about the death of Lori Klausutis, who worked for Joe Scarborough. Her husband wrote to Twitter’s C.E.O. asking that the false tweets be removed.
The president is spreading a vile conspiracy theory on the platform. Maybe Twitter should finally hold him to its rules.
The move is a stark change from an office-centric culture. But there’s a catch: Salaries are likely to change to match local costs of living.