90% of ‘Active’ Twitter Users Spread Falsehoods During Disasters: Study

Nearly 90 percent of Twitter’s ‘active’ users tend to spread falsehoods in the case of public emergencies or disasters, a study of more than 20,000 tweets has found. The researchers found that 86-91 percent of the users spread false news, either by retweeting or liking the original post. Five to 9 percent sought to confirm the […]

Pornhub, Reddit, Twitter Crack Down on AI-Generated ‘Deepfake’ Porn

HIGHLIGHTS Pornhub has considered deepfakes as “nonconsensual” Pornhub will remove deepfake content as soon as it is made aware of it Reddit has already banned r/deepfakes subreddit Pornhub is set to ban fake porn videos that are created using artificial intelligence (AI) efforts, commonly known as ‘deepfakes’. The porn site, which gets 75 million daily visits […]

Twitter Says ‘Technical Error’ in Android App Affected Video Ad Campaigns

Twitter Says ‘Technical Error’ in Android App Affected Video Ad Campaigns Twitter has said that it recently discovered a technical error due to a product update to Android clients that impacted some video ad campaigns from November 7 to December 12. “The issue has been fixed but we wanted to share more details on what […]

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Says Tweet Editing Feature ‘Definitely Needed’ but Implementation Is Complicated

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Says Tweet Editing Feature ‘Definitely Needed’ but Implementation Is Complicated HIGHLIGHTS Jack Dorsey asked users what changes they wanted in Twitter for 2017 Dorsey unsure about time limitation on the editing feature Dorsey hinted that the feature might be made available for everyone It’s the end of the year and Twitter […]

Twitter Chief for China Quits, Hails Its Performance

HIGHLIGHTS Kathy Chen was appointed in April as general manager for the China region Twitter is inaccessible in mainland China Twitter’s advertising base in the China had grown almost 400 percent Twitter’s manager for China, whose appointment just eight months ago sparked controversy, has announced her resignation but welcomed the growing number of Chinese advertisers […]

WikiLeaks Proposes Tracking Verified Twitter Users’ Homes, Families and Finances

WikiLeaks Proposes Tracking Verified Twitter Users’ Homes, Families and Finances WikiLeaks wants to start building a list of verified Twitter users that will include highly sensitive and personal information about their families, their finances and their housing situations. “We are thinking of making an online database with all ‘verified’ twitter accounts & their family/job/financial/housing relationships,” […]

Spending time on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook can have positive mental health benefits

0:00 / 0:00 5 Justin Bieber Returns with New Instagram Account Staff writersNews Corp Australia Network SOCIAL media has been linked to depression in young adults, but recent research shows spending time on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook can be beneficial. According to a study conducted by the University of Melbourne, social media can help people […]

Twitter Adds Live Broadcast Feature to iOS and Android Apps

The new Go Live on Twitter (NYSE:TWTR)  is here. Just announced, the new feature looks to simplify the way you can broadcast live video straight from Twitter. This announcement comes as Vine is shutting down and Periscope is establishing itself as a live broadcasting alternative for Twitter after it purchased the company in 2015. Now You Can […]

8 Twitter Scheduling Tools to Change Your Life

Scheduling your tweets is a semi-contentious subject for some who are very active on Twitter. Some say you should be present when you tweet; no scheduling. Others know you can’t be on Twitter constantly or you won’t get anything else done. This post is to help those who know that automation tools make it possible […]