New York will investigate social media companies related to Buffalo mass shooting. The suspect was previously involuntarily hospitalized by the state police for a psychiatric evaluation; they found nothing. But social media companies should be able to evaluate you from your online postings? Hmmmm.
Russia is not planning to block Alphabet Inc’s YouTube, the minister for digital development said on Tuesday, acknowledging that such a move would likely see Russian users suffer and should therefore be avoided. Source: Russia says it’s not planning to block YouTube or cut itself off from internet | Reuters
“Journalists” now pretend they commit journalism by creating a story out of anonymous person’s online rants. Every day we can see fake news stories like this. At best, this is blogging – if even that. It certainly is not journalism.
Really? Nina Jankowicz says that “verified” Twitter users should be able to edit other users’ tweets if they believe they are misleading. Source: Nina Jankowicz says verified Twitter users should ‘edit’ tweets
The White House issues a bizarre official tweet saying that when Biden took office, January 20, 2021, “no vaccine was available”. This is bizarre on multiple levels. Unfortunately, it leads many of us to conclude that all political speech is disinformation, all the time.
WHO says Musk has a responsibility to ensure that Twitter only has factual health information. But take a look at some of the things WHO posted on Twittter …
In an inconsistent twist, Twitter staff are said to be distraught that Musk will undo censorship features they implemented (but denied they had implemented). What?
Twitter was just acquired by Elon Musk. The company, fearful of retribution by staff, has locked down the source code to prevent sabotage by employees. What does that say about the company culture?
Facebook gives a bizarre “fact check”.
VICE News confirmed that someone unknown (possibly Russia’s government?) has been paying TikTok social media influencers to spread untrue lies as propaganda messaging on TikTok.