What goes on in the Twitter shadows.
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.
SpaceX’s Starlink service is slowly arriving in Africa, starting with Nigeria and Rwanda.
Internet access opens up the world in many ways.
It’s now pay to play if you want access to Twitter’s data.
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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.
A protection that is, at least in this Philadelphia park, carved in stone.
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‘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.
Proponents of mining in space often point to the potential benefits for Earth and its people. But this research casts doubt on many of them.
You’ve probably heard of the drug semaglutide or Ozempic, the diabetes medication being used for weight loss. So what are the risks and benefits? And who should have access to it?
A way out?
A ten-point plan for taking the social media platform into new territory.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at the opening of Tesla’s ‘Gigafactory’ in Gruenheide near Berlin, Germany on March 22 2022.
Some believe Musk’s attentions have been divided since he bought Twitter in 2022.
Social media regulation – and the future of Section 230 – are top of mind for many in Congress.
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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.
It’s safe to say that Elon Musk has transformed Twitter.
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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.
Elon Musk, CEO of Twitter (for now).
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Nearly 60% of Twitter users want him gone as CEO, but who should take over?
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Disabled Twitter users will be cut off from opportunities to tell their stories and collaborate internationally.
Is the law coming for Twitter, Meta and other social media outlets?
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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.
Elon Musk’s cold, impersonal approach to management treats employees like cogs in a machine instead of human beings.
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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.
The restraints on COVID-19 misinformation on Twitter are off.
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A wealth of research on social media shows that COVID-19 misinformation is damaging to public health.
Elon Musk’s personal Twitter account is often cause for controversy.
Elon Musk has a habit of making up words – but his use of language holds more clues to his ambitions than his tongue-in-cheek tweets may suggest.
#blacktwitter helped mobilize social protests against police brutality across the country, like this one in New York City in July 2020.
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Black Twitter is often the preferred forum for candid and authentic Black-centered discussions on police brutality. Without it, holding police accountable may become even more difficult.
Powered by hydrogen gas, fuel cell vehicles produce only water as a tailpipe emission.
Hydrogen cars were heralded as an avenue towards universal green motoring, but progress has stalled in recent years.
Radical change at Twitter shows how quickly strategies and values can shift in Big Tech. New Zealand needs to be less reliant on overseas solutions for its own digital infrastructure plans.