Tag: Jack Dorsey

Twitter CEO says tweet editing is achievable, but the company ‘can’t just rush it out’

It seems Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has been feeling the pressure to launch a tweet editing feature on Twitter more than usual lately — even Kim Kardashian is using her sway to gain some in-person petitioning time. At a recent press event in New Delhi, he finally broke his silence on the feature, talking about […]

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Homeless ballot prop opposed by billionaire tech CEOs is winning in San Francisco

San Francisco voters appear to have ratified Proposition C, an initiative to increase taxes on businesses earning more than $50 million in gross annual receipts to provide services for homeless people. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, 59.9 percent of ballots cast voted yes on C while 40.1 percent voted […]

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Healthy Conversation? Twitter Takes No Action as Louis Farrakhan Calls Jews ‘Termites’

Racist and anti-semite hate preacher Louis Farrakhan referred to Jews as “termites” on Twitter earlier today. Twitter has said it will do nothing. Earlier today, Farrakhan tweeted that he is “not anti-semite” but “anti-termite,” posting a link to a video where he makes the same remark, along with a comment calling his Jewish critics “stupid.” I’m […]

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Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Doesn’t Know What #OnHere Means

Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey testifies during a House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing about Twitter’s transparency and accountability, on Capitol Hill, September 5, 2018 in Washington, DC.Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) A funny thing happens when white people attempt to co-opt black slang while simultaneously misinterpreting what […]

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Bokhari: Twitter Aids Left-Wing Extremists While Banning Conservatives

While Democrat lawmakers squealed about a “right-wing conspiracy theory” at Jack Dorsey’s testimony on social media censorship Wednesday, Republicans rolled out a laundry list of examples of Twitter’s bias against conservative users. One example stood out: the verification process. Verification was initially intended to confirm the authenticity of an account. As Dorsey himself explained, it originated during […]

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Twitter Briefed Establishment Media Ahead of Alex Jones Blacklisting

Twitter appears to have notified a number of establishment media publications ahead of its permanent ban of Alex Jones, while neglecting to inform conservative media. A tweet from CNN’s Oliver Darcy was published at 4:45 p.m. eastern time, coinciding precisely with Twitter publicly announcing the ban. CNN could not have written the article beforehand unless Twitter […]

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5 Great Moments from Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s House Hearing

During his hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Wednesday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey faced a wide spectrum of questioning from conservatives. He was pressed hard on several different points. Breitbart News has gathered together six of our favorite exchanges. 1) Jack Dorsey admits Twitter is part of the “public square” Dorsey repeatedly described […]

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WSJ: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Personally Decides Who Gets Blacklisted

The Wall Street Journal published an article recently outlining the efforts Twitter has made to crack down on “bad actors” on its platform, including the personal involvement of CEO Jack Dorsey in deciding who gets blacklisted. An article published in the Wall Street Journal titled “Inside Twitter’s Long, Slow Struggle to Police Bad Actors,” outlines how Twitter […]

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CNN: Trump Spreading ‘False’ Censorship Claim, ‘Hate Speech’ Bans Not Ideological

In an article published Friday, CNN reporter Oliver Darcy declared that claims of social media censorship of conservative voices are simply “false.” “President Donald Trump on Friday morning claimed in a tweet that social media companies are ‘silencing millions of people,’ exacerbating a longstanding paranoia from conservatives who have for years erroneously accused social media […]

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: Company Bias ‘Left-Leaning’ but Enforcement Is Fair

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted during an interview on Saturday that his company holds a “left-leaning” bias, but claims that the company’s enforcement of its rules if fair and not based on ideology. “We need to constantly show that we are not adding our own bias, which I fully admit is left, is more left-leaning,” […]

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Twitter Verifies Sarah Jeong Without Making Her Delete Racist Posts

Twitter has verified the account of recent New York Times editorial board hire Sarah Jeong, despite the fact that her wide variety of racist posts remains on the platform. Some of the posts still present on Twitter liken “Dumbass fucking white people” to “dogs,” refer to white people as “groveling goblins,” and claim white people smell […]

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Alex Jones is so eager to stay on Twitter he’s attempting to follow its rules

Apparently this is what taking “the super high road” looks like.Image: Brian Blanco/Epa/REX/Shutterstock By Rachel Kraus2018-08-11 19:40:55 UTC Belching human smokestack Alex Jones is scrubbing his Twitter accounts for their most overt violations of Twitter’s Terms of Service.  On Thursday, CNN published a list of InfoWars and Jones tweets that contained fun content like individual […]

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Exclusive: Kevin McCarthy Calls on Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to Testify as Conservatives ‘Slammed by Censorship’

GOP House leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has called on Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to testify in front of Congress on the topic of shadowbanning and censorship on social media. GOP House leader Kevin McCarthy sent a letter to Greg Walden, the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, in which McCarthy requested that Twitter […]

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Twitter is partnering with academics to curb hate speech, polarized discourse

Twitter is providing support to two groups of academics looking to study the prevalence of some of the social platform’s most problematic content — as well as how Twitter can make people more open to different viewpoints. In March, Twitter put out a request for proposals, asking academics what kind of metrics the company should […]

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Twitter stock drops 20.5% a day after Facebook suffers worst one-day drop in history

Twitter’s stock closed 20.5% on Friday after the company announced it lost 1 million active users. More user loss is predicted. Twitter also announced that its revenue is up 24 percent this year, and the company posted a record profit of $100 million. Turns out Kremlin bots and MAGA Nazis are profitable. It’s been a […]

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Twitter: ‘You May Have to Do More Work to Find’ People That Definitely Aren’t Shadowbanned

Twitter denied engaging in any kind of shadow banning Thursday in a written statement where Twitter went on to admit it actually does hide users’ content without their knowledge, and to an extreme degree. The third paragraph of the statement reads: We do not shadow ban. You are always able to see the tweets from […]

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Twitter: It’s Not a ‘Shadow Ban’ Unless You’re the Only One Who Sees Your Posts

Following recent reports from both conservative and left-wing media relating to the phenomenon of the shadowbanning of conservatives on its platform, Twitter has published a response which attempts to redefine exactly what shadowbanning is. Shadowbanning is the act of limiting the tweets that can be seen from a particular user, meaning that a shadowbanned user […]

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Twitter may finally be testing an edit button

SAY THAT IT’S SO, JACK!!Image: Johnny Nunez/WireImage By Rachel Kraus2018-07-27 14:57:30 UTC Holy Kim Kardashian! Have The People’s Twitter prayers been answered? According to ProPublica reporter Logan Jaffe, it looks like… wait for it… Twitter may be testing an EDIT BUTTON. A tweet edit function is one of the most requested features on Twitter — requests […]

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Twitter vows to continue spam fight despite negative impact on user numbers

Twitter has no intention of easing up on its fight against spam users and other factors that jeopardize the “health” of its service, despite the approach costing it three million in ‘lost’ monthly active users. Investor panic sent Twitter’s stock price down by nearly 20 percent in early trading today following its latest financial report. […]

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The Twitter ‘Shadow Banning’ Controversy Is All Bad Faith

Conservatives have spent years arguing that tech platforms are biased against them and suppressing their voices. On Wednesday, they appeared to get some damning proof. Vice News reported that Twitter was “shadow banning” prominent Republicans, meaning Twitter had effectively limited their visibility to the public. This is how Vice’s Alex Thompson described the situation: The […]

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Is Twitter Good Now?

At the beginning of March, twelve years after Twitter was founded and seventeen months after it helped swing a presidential election, the social network’s founder and CEO, Jack Dorsey, told everyone he was sorry for pretty much everything. “We love instant, public, global messaging and conversation. It’s what Twitter is and it’s why we’re here,” […]

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