New research shows that antisemitic posts surged as the ‘free speech absolutist’ took over the social media giant. And it has settled at a higher level since.
Over the past few years, most big media organisations have updated their social media rules.
Twitter and Meta are looking to make money from protecting users’ identities. This raises questions about collective security, people understanding what they’re paying for and who remains vulnerable.
Signalling theory tells us lots about the way paid-for verification has disrupted the blue tick system.
The explosive viral spread of the grainy but dramatic footage shows the limits of mainstream media ethics.
Justices are weighing the arguments in two cases that have the potential of changing the way social media platforms operate.
Here are the trends on the cusp of transforming the online world.
Twitter was blocked in Turkey for about 12 hours at the height of rescue and relief efforts in the aftermath of a massive earthquake, severely hampering a vital tool for disaster response.
Twitter has long allowed anyone to access its data about who tweeted what and when. This has been a boon to research, from public health to criminology. The new fees put that research at risk.
‘Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.’ It’s often misunderstood, by many Americans. A constitutional scholar explains what it really boils down to.
Women need better protection from online hate and misogyny, both while using social media and when working for technology companies.
A ten-point plan for taking the social media platform into new territory.
Some believe Musk’s attentions have been divided since he bought Twitter in 2022.
A key piece of federal law, Section 230, has been credited with fostering the internet and allowing misinformation and hate speech to flourish. Here’s how it could be reformed.
While other social media giants are floundering, this one is doing rather well.
The intersection of content management, misinformation, aggregated data about human behavior and crowdsourcing shows how fragile Twitter is and what would be lost with the platform’s demise.
Nearly 60% of Twitter users want him gone as CEO, but who should take over?
Disabled Twitter users will be cut off from opportunities to tell their stories and collaborate internationally.
The US government regulates many industries, but social media companies don’t neatly fit existing regulatory templates. Systems that deliver energy may be the closest analog.
If Elon Musk’s aggressive management style proves to be successful for Twitter, it could result in other business leaders following suit and turning to unhealthy leadership practices.