Buckle Up, Zuck, Now Joe Biden Is Gonna Petition the Heck Out of You

In January 2020, former vice president and likely Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden went off on Facebook, saying it should lose its Section 230 immunity from lawsuits for user-generated content and CEO Mark Zuckerberg should be held personally liable in civil and maybe even criminal court. On Thursday, Biden’s…Read more……

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Twitter shuts down huge Chinese network with a coronavirus bent

Hey, maybe you were arguing with a bot after all. 
On Thursday, Twitter reveled an effort to dismantle three separate “state-linked information operations” that, according to the San Francisco-based social media company, worked to spread misinformation and attack political dissidents. One such effort, allegedly run by the People’s Republic of China, reportedly focused on how the Chinese government dealt with the coronavirus.
So reports the New York Times, which notes that the 173,750 government-affiliated accounts removed by Twitter highlighted the PRC’s — presumably positive — handling of the virus. Twitter, for its part, was less specific as to what the massive network was up to before it was banned.  Read more…More about Twitter, Social Media, Coronavirus, Tech, and Social Media Companies

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Twitter test asks you to open an article before you share it

Twitter is about to deal with one of the greatest threats to meaningful discussions on the internet: people who forward articles they haven’t even read. It’s starting an Android test that asks you if you’d like to open an article you’re about to retw… …

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