Twitter

Infowars
Infowars

Deplatforming Works

Alex Jones says getting banned by YouTube and Facebook will only make him stronger. The research says that's not true.
Jason Koebler
8.10.18
Twitter
Twitter

Microsoft Demands That Gab Delete Post Calling for 'Eradication of All Jews'

Microsoft has given the alt-right Twitter alternative 48 hours to delete two offending posts before it shuts down the company's cloud server account.
Matthew Gault
8.9.18
liberté
liberté

Let These Rebel Goats on the Loose Cleanse Your Social Media-Addled Brain

We needed this.
Jordan Pearson
8.3.18
shadow ban
shadow ban

Where Did the Concept of 'Shadow Banning' Come From?

It's been called shadow banning, toading, being "sent to coventry," and ghost banning—but where did it actually start?
Samantha Cole
7.31.18
WikiLeaks
WikiLeaks

Activist Publishes 11,000 Private DMs Between Wikileaks and Its Supporters

Emma Best, a freedom of information activist, has published a large cache of Twitter direct messages between Wikileaks and some of its most fervent supporters, including ones showing antisemitic sentiment from Wikileaks.
Joseph Cox
7.30.18
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Hacker Takes Over Pro Wrestler's Twitter Account, Protests Motherboard Investigation of Social Media Account Hacking

A member of OGUSERS hacked the pro wrestler Adam Cole with the goal of selling his Twitter account.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.24.18
cyber
cyber

The Russians Who Allegedly Hacked the DNC Sexted a Playboy Model and 'Bond Girl'

“All I want to do now is look at u again and again.”
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.19.18
MORE THAN PUBLIC
MORE THAN PUBLIC

This Bot Tweets Photos and Names of People Who Bought 'Drugs' on Venmo

Venmo transaction data is public by default. But a programmer has taken that data stream and is tweeting the username and photos of users who buy 'drugs'.
Joseph Cox
7.19.18
Port Out Scam
Port Out Scam

Admin of Forum Where Users Trade Stolen Instagrams: Hacking Is ‘Not Our Problem’

Members of a forum where people trade stolen Instagram and other social media accounts react to Motherboard’s investigation.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.19.18
Facebook
Facebook

Leaked Documents Show Facebook’s ‘Threshold’ for Deleting Pages and Groups

During testimony to lawmakers, Facebook did not provide specifics on the threshold Pages or Groups have to cross before being deleted. Documents obtained by Motherboard layout those limits.
Joseph Cox
7.18.18
Port Out Scam
Port Out Scam

The SIM Hijackers

Meet the hackers who flip seized Instagram handles and cryptocurrency in a shady, buzzing underground market for stolen accounts and usernames. Their victims' weakness? Phone numbers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.17.18
Port Out Scam
Port Out Scam

How to Protect Yourself From SIM Swapping Hacks

Here’s a guide on how to prevent and protect yourself against the threat of hackers taking over your phone number and going after your online accounts.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.17.18