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Twitter drafts a deepfake policy that would label and warn, but not always remove, manipulated media

Twitter drafts a deepfake policy that would label and warn, but not always remove, manipulated media Twitter last month said it was introducing a new policy to help fight deepfakes and other “manipulated media” that involve photos, videos or audio that’s been significantly altered to change its original meaning or purpose, or […]

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I ran digital ads for a presidential campaign, and Twitter is right to ban them

I ran digital ads for a presidential campaign, and Twitter is right to ban them Aaron Bartnick Contributor Share on Twitter Aaron Bartnick (@AaronBartnick) served as Digital Director for Congressman Seth Moulton’s presidential campaign. He is currently completing graduate studies at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. As the digital director for […]

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Daily Crunch: Former Twitter employees charged with spying

Daily Crunch: Former Twitter employees charged with spying The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Saudi Arabia reportedly recruited Twitter employees to steal personal data […]

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Saudi Arabia reportedly recruited Twitter employees to steal personal data of activists

Saudi Arabia reportedly recruited Twitter employees to steal personal data of activists Saudi Arabian officials allegedly paid at least two employees of Twitter to access personal information on users the government there was interested in, according to recently unsealed court documents. Those users were warned of the attempt in 2015, but the […]

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Twitter suspends accounts affiliated with Hamas and Hezbollah

Twitter suspends accounts affiliated with Hamas and Hezbollah Twitter suspended several accounts affiliated with Hamas and Hezbollah over the weekend after being repeatedly asked to do so by a bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives. The lawmakers—Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), Tom Reed (R-NY), Max Rose (D-NY) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)—criticized the company for allowing […]

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Airbnb to ban ‘party houses’ in wake of Halloween shooting that left 5 dead

Airbnb to ban ‘party houses’ in wake of Halloween shooting that left 5 dead Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said Saturday the company will ban “party houses” and take other steps to safeguard hosts and guests after five people died at a Halloween party hosted at California home that was rented on the […]

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Daily Crunch: Twitter is banning political ads

Daily Crunch: Twitter is banning political ads The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Jack Dorsey says Twitter will ban all political ads Arguing that […]

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Twitter says government demands for user data continue to rise

Twitter says government demands for user data continue to rise Twitter says the number of government demands for user data are at a record high. In its latest transparency report covering the six-months between January and June, the social media giant said it received 7,300 demands for user data, up by 6% […]

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Twitter banning political ads is the right thing to do, so it will be attacked mercilessly

Twitter banning political ads is the right thing to do, so it will be attacked mercilessly Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey announced abruptly — though the timing was certainly not accidental — that the platform would soon disallow any and all political advertising. This is the right thing to do, but […]

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Zuckerberg defends political ads that will be 0.5% of 2020 revenue

Zuckerberg defends political ads that will be 0.5% of 2020 revenue As Jack Dorsey announced his company Twitter would drop all political ads, Facebook CEO Zuckerberg doubled-down on his policy of refusing to fact check politicians’ ads. “At times of social tension there has often been an urge to pull back on […]

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