Jason Kessler

The Ugly Business Of Defending Free Speech In 2017

Hate groups want to hijack the First Amendment. Clay Hansen is determined to protect it.<p>CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. ― From the outside, the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression looks like the idyllic Southern home you never had. Located on a grassy hill, the white building with …

Art

Twitter Says What You Do Offline Could Cost You Your 'Verified' Blue Checkmark

Amid recent backlash over issuing verification to white supremacists, Twitter has updated its guidelines for verified accounts.<p>Twitter has faced outcry over the years as a result of its murky, case-by-case criteria for suspending users’ accounts. Everything from copyright infringement to violations …

Rose McGowan

Twitter Lets Person Who Posted 'I Hate White People' Keep Verified Blue Checkmark

Despite a sweeping removal of the authenticating “blue check mark” from members of the alt-right last week, Twitter has decided to allow a …

Conservative View

Inside the U. of Virginia's Response to a Chaotic White-Supremacist Rally

Edu Bayer, New York Times, Redux<p>Three months ago, the world was stunned by scenes of white nationalists marching with torches onto the U. of Virginia …

Policing

Pakistan Defence's verified Twitter account suspended over photoshopped picture of Indian student

Pakistan Defence, going by the Twitter handle @defencepk, touts itself as the largest digital forum devoted to Pakistan's military.<p>Twitter has …

India

Twitter to Begin Using ‘Blue Check’ Status As a ‘Big Brother’ Weapon?

The growth in online censorship by tech titans Facebook, Twitter, and Google's search and YouTube platform is one of the most under-reported stories …

Social Media

Big Tech Cannot Stop Shooting Itself In The Foot

Trust, arguably more than ever, is Silicon Valley’s most coveted feature now. And blunders coming from tech’s biggest companies now feel more unsettling.<p>Since summer’s end, Silicon Valley’s biggest tech companies have been embroiled in an endless series of missteps and mini scandals.<p>In early …

Silicon Valley

After User Outcry, Twitter Un-Verifies Accounts Of Famous White Nationalists

“We will continue to review and take action ...”<p>Exactly a year after Twitter temporarily suspended the account of National Policy Institute president …

Social Media

Twitter Has a Chance to Solve Two Problems at Once

Why won't they take it?<p>Twitter's existential problem with fake anonymous accounts would seem like an especially difficult one to solve. But a separate controversy holds the key to a holistic solution. It's a rare chance for a company to solve two major challenges in one fell swoop -- if only …

Business

INTERVIEW: Talib Kweli Talks Twitter Beef With Online Racists

Brooklyn-rapper <b>Talib Kweli Greene</b> was locked out of his account on Twitter after refusing to delete the contact information of a Texas lawyer, who at …

Social Media

The Guardian view on Twitter’s blue ticks: a conflict of interest

Social media companies must accept that their duties to democracy rival their commercial incentives<p>In the early days of the digital revolution, it seemed the old hierarchies might be eliminated. The lone blogger could challenge the media giant. The idealism did not last long. Old corporates learned …

Opinion

Facebook has been fighting fake news for nearly a year. But it won’t say if it's working.

Mother Jones illustration<p>Just hours after the mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas earlier this month, conspiracy theories …

Liberal View

Amazon won’t be bundling TV channels; Airbnb steps up for disabled home access

<b>A “Bundle” of Nothing:</b> Skinny bundles — slimmed-down packages of TV channels offered over the internet, without the need for a cable or satellite TV …

Smart TV

White Nationalist Rally Organizer Loses Twitter Verification

<b>CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) —</b> The organizer of the violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has lost his verified status on …

Social Media

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Lots of stuff on a variety of fronts today, so let's get to it.<p>Twitter still has a verifiable problem<p>Twitter rolled out a series of changes on …

Tiffany & Co

Far-right personalities around the world are feeling the impact of Twitter's new verification policy

Twitter has changed its verified profiles policy, saying it will strip the blue checkmark from accounts that don't follow the new guidelines.<p>And its …

Richard Spencer

Twitter to revoke "verified" status from accounts violating rules

After pausing new account verifications last week, Twitter said on Wednesday that it will begin to review verified accounts and revoke the status …

Richard Spencer

Data Sheet—Nvidia's CEO Is Just Getting Started at the Firm He Co-Founded 24 Years Ago

NEWSWORTHY<p><b>Less neutral.</b> Federal regulators are moving forward with plans to gut their <b>2015 net neutrality rules</b>. Trump-appointed Federal …

Tech Industry

Twitter still has a verifiable problem

Twitter rolled out a series of changes on Wednesday to its verified accounts program aimed at addressing who is eligible to get the coveted blue …

Richard Spencer

Twitter Cracks Down on Verified Accounts With Stricter Policy

Twitter Inc. updated its policies for removing the verification of a user’s identity, saying it can pull the blue check mark at any time without …

Business

Bob Lutz on the Future of the Automobile, Uber and Lyft Ban Rider, Twitter’s Verification Mess

<b>To read this daily update you must be a subscriber</b> (Current members login here.)<p>Daily Update<p>$10 per month or $100 per year<p>Daily update with news and …

Sayfullo Saipov

Newsy: To Change Its Verification Program, Twitter Is Revoking Checkmarks

video.other<p>Hulu<p>Now-unverified users include far-right activists Laura Loomer, Richard Spencer and Jason Kessler.<p>https://www.hulu.com/watch/1174064

Entertainment

Water Cooler 11/16/2017 Open Thread; Twitter Going Twilight Zone ?; When Al Franken Attacks; The Weinstein Tax

<b>Twitter Now Doing Political Comedy</b><p>It never ceases to amaze me how few people actually ask what happens next ? Twitter is today’s example of a company …

Conservative View

Falling for the joke: the risk of using Twitter as a news source

The BBC was left red-faced after quoting a parody account in its Zimbabwe coverage, exposing the danger of journalists relying on social media<p>The trouble that the BBC got itself into on Wednesday morning, when both online and on air it referred to tweets from a parody Zanu PF account, illustrate …

ZANU-PF

Twitter warns it may strip users of their 'verified' status as it rethinks who qualifies

• <b>Twitter is reviewing all of its verified accounts and plans to remove verification from accounts that don't adhere to its new rules.</b>• <b><br>Verified badges won't be given to any accounts until Twitter completely revamps its verification program.</b>• <b><br>The company was met with backlash recently for verifying the</b> …

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These are the eight ways Twitter can punish you for nasty tweets or messages

There are a lot of options besides suspension.<p>Twitter hasn’t always been clear about why it punishes its users — as a formal policy, the company refuses to comment about individual users, and its rules have historically been vague.<p>That was until recently, when Twitter rewrote its user guidelines to …

Richard Spencer

Bloomberg Is Starting A '24-Hour Social News Network' Based On Twitter

Twitter has not exactly survived the last few months with a sterling reputation, in between continued controversy over its failure to adequately …

Technology (Australia)

Talib Kweli On Twitter’s Harassment Problem And How To Fix It

The musician and activist had his Twitter account locked after an exchange with a harasser. Now, he just wants Twitter to make things right.<p>Earlier this month, the Twitter account of musician, activist, and avid tweeter Talib Kweli was locked following an exchange he had with an extremist Texas …

Social Media

Twitter's problem is hate, not verification

<b>(CNN) —</b> This week, Twitter stopped verifying accounts after public outcry that the company had bestowed a coveted blue check mark next to the Twitter handle of the white supremacist Jason Kessler. But, in an effort to resolve a public relations disaster, the company is trying to solve the wrong …

Opinion

The business wrap: Markets rebound as Sensex crosses 33,000-mark, and six other top stories

Other headlines: Apple agreed to create an anti-spam mobile app for the Indian government, and a study found that Indian firms created over 1 lakh …

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