Tag: Twitter

5 ways AI can be an ally for human rights over the next decade

Today we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the The Universal Declaration of Human Rights by examining the positive ways artificial intelligence will affect humanity in the next decade. Also, we ate an entire cake by ourselves. There’s very little chance AI will rise up and become sentient any time soon. […]

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Rex Tillerson Calls the President a Dumbass. Trump Calls Tillerson a Lazy Bitch

Rex Tillerson delivers remarks after being sworn in as 69th secretary of state as President Donald Trump looks on beneath a painting of populist President Andrew Jackson in the Oval Office of the White House on February 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. Tillerson was confirmed by the Senate earlier in […]

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Twitter for Android gets around to adding new video controls, tweet client indicators

The official Android Twitter client seems to be taking inspiration from other apps with a batch of new features appearing for some users. Like many third-party apps, it’s now showing which client tweets originated from, and there are YouTube-style video playback controls that skip forward or back a few seconds with a tap on the […]

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‘Life Size 2’ Was Cringey, But the Live Tweets Were Hilarious

In 2000, Tyra Banks and a young Lindsay Lohan made Disney Channel Movie magic in Life Size, where Banks plays a Barbie-like doll who comes to life to help Lohan cope with her mother’s death and come out of her shell. Eighteen years later, Banks made the bold move to […]

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Instapundit’ Glenn Harlan Reynolds: ‘Why I Deleted My Twitter Account’

Glenn Harlan Reynolds, the law professor behind popular political blog Instapundit, published an article in USA Today, Monday, explaining why he decided to delete his Twitter account which had over 100,000 followers. In his article, titled “Why I deleted my popular Twitter account,” Reynolds claimed the social network has become a “breeding ground for thoughtlessness […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Claps Back at Some Unemployed Windbag Named Mike Huckabee

Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a new type of politician. She’s young, motivated, didn’t come up through the traditional political ranks and she’s not here for the fuck shit. Not. Ever. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (which is the same as me calling myself “former Bunker […]

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Twitter’s Caste Problem

On Nov. 13, Jack Dorsey, the chief executive of Twitter, met with several female journalists and activists in New Delhi to talk about online safety in India. Female journalists and activists from religious and cultural minorities face relentless harassment and abuse on Mr. Dorsey’s platform. The meeting with Mr. Dorsey […]

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Can You Like the Person You Love to Hate?

BARI WEISS: Everything sucks. That’s the overwhelming feeling I get when I spend too much time on Twitter. It makes me feel anxious and angry and amped up. And that’s on a day when I’m not even trending as a Very Bad Person. This fall I read Jaron Lanier’s book […]

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ProBeat: Twitter’s biggest mistake was giving Donald Trump a pass

Twitter’s stock took a hit yesterday after news resurfaced that Fox News had not tweeted for three weeks. The publication stopped tweeting after activists posted news host Tucker Carlson’s home address on Twitter, which reportedly did not remove it in a timely fashion. Also yesterday, an alt-right activist handcuffed herself […]

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Alt-right activist handcuffs herself to Twitter NYC office after being banned [Update]: She’s been freed from her handcuffs

I love Twitter. Earlier today I wrote about the joy of reading a debate, between some of the finest minds in the field of AI, held entirely via Tweet. Now I’m watching conspiracy theorist and – as is the opinion of the author and not necessarily his employer – outright […]

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President Trump Shares Image of Political Opponents Behind Bars

On Wednesday morning, President Trump shared an image on his Twitter account containing several of his political opponents behind bars and questioning why they are not under investigation for “treason.” The image, which was retweeted from a pro-Trump Twitter account, depicts many of those he has criticized in the past. Among those included were former […]

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Instagram is rolling out alternative text descriptions for visually impaired users

Instagram announced today that it is adding two new features for visually impaired users of its photo and video-sharing service. The first is “automatic alternative text” that will give audio descriptions of photos that users come across in Feed, Explore, and Profile. The description will be based on a list […]

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Blacklisted Feminist: Saying Men Aren’t Women Used to Be ‘Banal,’ Today It’s ‘Heresy’

Meghan Murphy, a prominent feminist who was recently banned from Twitter for stating that men aren’t women, wrote an article for Quillette on Wednesday explaining how formerly “banal” facts have become “heresy — akin to terrorist speech.” Murphy, who accused Twitter of “censoring basic facts and silencing people,” was permanently suspended from the social network last […]

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Here’s why low-credibility news seems to dominate Twitter

With the entire world seemingly up in arms over “fake news,” you’d think it would have been wiped out by now. Yet low-credibility content continues to thrive on social media thanks to the disproportionately influential effect that social media bots have on humans. A team of researchers from Indiana University […]

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Bokhari: The Real ‘Voter Suppression’ in 2018 Came from Big Tech

After virtually every election, Democrats go-to explanation for why they didn’t win X state or Y district is “voter suppression.” The midterms were no different — but the complaint was particularly egregious, given that it occurred on the back of outright election meddling from Silicon Valley. “Voter suppression may have made the difference for Republicans […]

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