Tag Archives: Twitter

18Sep/23

Prominent dark sides and hidden agendas of social media moderators

Mon, Sep 18 — It is important to note that not all social media moderators are motivated by these dark sides and hidden agendas. Many moderators are genuinely trying to create a safe and welcoming environment for users. However, the power that social media moderators wield means that it is important to be aware of the potential for abuse. Continue reading

31Aug/23

Moderators could be liable to lawsuits if they fail to protect privacy and data protection

Aug.31, 2023 /Internet/ — Moderators could be liable to lawsuits if they fail to protect privacy and data protection. The European Union’s Digital Services Act (DSA) aims to create a safer online environment for users by holding online platforms more accountable for the content they host. Under the DSA, moderators will be required to take steps to remove illegal content, such as hate speech and child sexual abuse material, from their platforms more quickly. They will also be required to be more transparent about how they moderate content and to give users more control over their data. Continue reading

31Jul/23

The end of Twitter – how Elon Musk’s rebrand to X could foster the platform’s dark side

Leslie Hallam, Lancaster University

Alas, poor Twitter; we knew it well. Or, at least, we thought we did. Despite never occupying more than 10% of social media’s online presence, western audiences are very aware of the platform. That’s not least because of the way that the mass media echoes and amplifies the controversies and outrage born on Twitter.

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13May/23

Who is Linda Yaccarino? Here is what we know

Linda Yaccarino is a media executive who has spent the past 12 years at NBCUniversal, where she most recently served as chairman of global advertising and partnerships. She is widely respected in the advertising industry for her ability to build relationships with brands and create innovative marketing campaigns. In 2021, she was named by AdAge as one of the most powerful women in media. Continue reading

29Apr/23

Bluesky will enable AI to interact with humans in a social way.

28 April 2023 /Internet/– Bluesky is an open-source, decentralized social media protocol being developed by a team of engineers and designers led by Jay Graber. The project was announced in 2019 by Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and former CEO of Twitter, who is also a founding member of Bluesky.

Bluesky is a Web 3 project. Web 3 is the next generation of the internet, built on blockchain technology. It is designed to be more decentralized, secure, and transparent than the current web. Continue reading

02Dec/22

Black Twitter shaped the platform, but its future lies elsewhere

keisha bruce, UCL

From cartoon memes to cancel culture, hashtag activism and “new” languages, it’s undeniable that Black Twitter has shaped much of today’s internet culture.

“Black Twitter” describes a digital gathering of culturally connected Black people who use Twitter to discuss matters related to Black communities. These cultural conversations and inside jokes have resulted in new trends, digital behaviour and changes in the platform’s digital tools.

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29Oct/22

Elon Musk takes Twitter private – here’s what that means for the company and its chances of success

Elon Musk has said he intends to complete his purchase of Twitter after earlier trying to wriggle out of the deal.
Patrick Pleul/Pool via AP

Erik Gordon, University of Michigan

Elon Musk has finally completed his US$44 billion deal to acquire Twitter and take it private.

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02Sep/22

Saudi snitching app turns citizens into social media police

  • Saudi government apps seen encouraging citizen spies
  • Apps needed for greater efficiency, authorities say
  • Digital vigilantism on the rise worldwide

By Nazih Osseiran

BEIRUT, Sept 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A Saudi app that lets ordinary people “play the role of a police officer” may have alerted authorities to the tweets of a student whose sentencing to 34 years in jail has drawn international condemnation.
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15Aug/22

Nearly 70% of Premier League footballers are abused on Twitter – we used an AI to sift through millions of tweets

Bertie Vidgen, Alan Turing Institute and Angus Redlarski Williams, Alan Turing Institute

As the new Premier League football season gets underway, a few things are certain. There will be goals, drama and excitement, and unfortunately, players will be subjected to vile abuse on social media.

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