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.
We often trust corporate logos and symbols without necessarily understanding the legal statutes that govern them.
Elon Musk allowing verification badges to simply be bought by anyone is an example of how powerful and misguided trust in logos can be.
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Change management never quite goes according to plan. But it’s hard to figure out if Elon Musk even has a plan.
Since its founding in 2006, Twitter has become one of the largest digital datasets of a record of human history.
Over the past 16 years, Twitter has amassed an incredible amount of user-generated data which contains a detailed and extensive record of cultural moments. Musk’s takeover threatens these archives.
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With the World Cup under way (bringing in more traffic) and more than 1,000 employees having reportedly resigned, concerns for the platform’s future are warranted.
Since its beginnings in 2006, Twitter has grown into one of the most important social networks in the world.
Elon Musk’s chaotic takeover of Twitter reveals what we like and need from social media.
Twitter users have been shitposting on the social media site to challenge Elon Musk’s takeover of the platform.
Elon Musk’s new paid verification program resulted in the widespread use of parody accounts by shitposters on the social media platform.
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Musk’s autistic traits and history of being bullied might help explain why he appears combative on social media
Elon Musk brought a sink to work on his first day as Twitter’s CEO, to let his new role ‘sink in.’
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The country’s reliance on ‘at-will’ employment means that companies face few restrictions when they want to downsize their workforces.
Mastodon appears to be the most viable alternative to Twitter.
Mastodon is open-source software that enables a decentralized social media network. It operates differently from the corporate-owned social media platforms we have become accustomed to.
Mastodon’s decentralized network could be leveraged as a model for future social media.
With Twitter users considering a relocation to the decentralized social media network Mastodon, there’s an opportunity for the CBC to lead the way in re-imagining online futures for Canadians.
Tesla Billionaire Elon Musk acquired social media platform Twitter in October 2022.
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As a growing wave of tech companies announce job cuts, more employees are being informed by email or video call.
It’s not clear what will happen to the safety features that come with Twitter verification.
Moderating content is a box that still needs to be ticked.
While Musk’s first steps as Twitter owner don’t inspire confidence, the platform continues to retain its original content moderation policies (for now).
The turmoil inside Twitter headquarters is sparking discussion of a mass exodus of users. What will happen if there is a rush to the exits?
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The communities that call Twitter home might decide to pack their bags. If they do, they are unlikely to be able to completely reconstitute themselves elsewhere.