Twitter

tech-power

Amazon’s Creepy Twitter PR Army is Growing

Amazon now has dozens of apparent employees tweeting about how much they love the company. But even former employees are suspicious of the accounts.
Edward Ongweso Jr
Joseph Cox
3 days ago
In Moderation

Facebook and YouTube Are Failing to Detect Terrorist Content in Arabic

"Jihadists are aware that Arabic, in addition to considering it a sacred language, provides a linguistic firewall which their adversaries find difficult to penetrate."
Moustafa Ayad
8.9.19
Mitch McConnell

Twitter Threw Mitch McConnell In Twitter Jail at the Worst Possible Time

The Senate majority leader was temporarily frozen out of Twitter, and he's using it as proof of Big Tech's supposed bias against conservatives.
David Uberti
8.8.19
Electoral politics

This Font Is Made of Ridiculously Gerrymandered Congressional Districts

The font is called Ugly Gerry and serves as a fun reminder that our political system is fundamentally dysfunctional.
Edward Ongweso Jr
8.2.19
food news

The US Government Is Using Pineapple Pizza to Explain Russian Political Interference

We asked an online disinformation expert why the controversial dish is an apt metaphor for how trolls are messing with our country.
Jelisa Castrodale
7.26.19
NYPD

Internal Documents Show Why the NYPD Tries to Be 'Funny' Online

Documents obtained by Motherboard show that NYPD social media officers are explicitly instructed to “be funny” in order to “build trust” on official social media channels.
Caroline Haskins
7.22.19
Donald Trump

Trump Says if You Don’t Love America, Leave it. Newsflash: He's Been Bashing the U.S. for Years.

"If you're not happy in the U.S., if you're complaining all the time, very simply, you can leave. You can leave right now."
Ben Craw
Oliver Noble
7.20.19
politics

Trump Invites Fringe Social Media Company Popular With Nazis to the White House

Minds.com was invited to a social media summit (featuring several far-right figures), but not Facebook and Twitter.
Ben Makuch
7.10.19
DIY

Facebook and Twitter Suck, So Here's How to Make Your Own Social Media Network

Artist and programmer Darius Kazemi has created a guide to running small social network sites.
Nicole Carpenter
7.9.19
Internet

Our 'Hot Girl Summer' Is a Sweaty Mess, but at Least We Can Enjoy the Memes

Sunburned? Sticky? Filled with existential dread? These memes might help you feel less alone.
Drew Schwartz
7.9.19
tech-power

Trump Can’t Block People He Doesn't Like on Twitter, Appeals Court Says

A federal appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling that President Trump cannot silence people on Twitter without violating the First Amendment.
Sarah Emerson
7.9.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Pakistani Politician Praises Pilot for Narrow Escape...in 'GTA V'

"Narrow escape of an aircraft which could have ended in a great disaster. Miraculous save by the pilot’s presence of mind."
Shamani Joshi
7.9.19
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