Twitter

extremism

Support for Trump Is the Single Greatest Factor Uniting the 'Alt-Right' on Twitter

The Trump presidency united far-right extremists and led to a proliferation of Twitter users who self-identify as “alt-right,” according to a new study.
Caroline Haskins
10 hours ago
weird internet

Twitter Is Spamming Users With Unexplained Notifications And Everyone Is Losing Their Minds

Twitter is sending out strange notifications to users, and no one knows what's going on.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
a day ago
algorithms

An AI Analyzed My Twitter Feed and Discovered I’m a Shithead

DeepSense says it can analyze tweets to see if someone is a good employee. I'm going to need to make better tweets.
Derek Mead
9.21.18
scams

The Skinny Tea Scammer that Stole a Cam Model’s Photos Is Respawning

Just as Twitter suspended one fake scam account for impersonation, more started popping up.
Samantha Cole
9.20.18
scams

A Viral Tweet Stole Fetish Model's Photos, Told Fake Domestic Abuse Story to Sell Skinny Tea

Twitter suspended the account, but not until it got 77,000 retweets and 330,000 likes.
Samantha Cole
9.18.18
SURVEILLANCE

Massachusetts Police Accidentally Tweet Evidence They’re Monitoring Left-Wing Activists

The tweet was meant to share information about the gas leak explosions, but revealed bookmarks for left-wing and Black rights Facebook groups.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.17.18
Trump

Trump Attacks Rigorous Science By Denying Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria Death Toll

The researchers found that nearly 3,000 people had died during and following the hurricane who wouldn’t have otherwise died
Kaleigh Rogers
9.13.18
STOP PHISHING

This Twitter Bot Will Tell You if a Login Page is Phishing

@isthisphish takes submissions from users, then generates a report on how suspicious the domain seems to be.
Joseph Cox
9.13.18
cat out of the bag

Manafort's Daughter's Lawyers Pressured Twitter to Delete Links to Hacked Text Messages

In July, a freedom of information activist dumped an unredacted cache of text messages allegedly hacked from Manafort's daughter's phone.
Joseph Cox
9.10.18
one job

Journalists Are Not Social Media Platforms’ Unpaid Content Moderators

During a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Wednesday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted how much the platform relies on reports from journalists on to counter offending content on the site.
Jason Koebler
Joseph Cox
9.5.18
Internet

Social Media Is a Weapon of War. How We Use It Is Up to Us

"'Win' the internet, [and] you can win silly feuds, elections, and deadly serious battles."
David Axe
9.4.18
beef alert

Amazon Is Beefing With Bernie Sanders Over Its Treatment of Employees

The company’s response conveniently left out any mention of temp workers, which makes up 40 percent of the US workforce.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.30.18