Elon Musk’s claims are objectively inaccurate, legally insufficient: Twitter

Twitter has filed a detailed response to Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s countersuit against the microblogging platform, saying his claims are “truly inaccurate, legally insufficient and commercially irrelevant.” According to Musk, Twitter tricked him into signing a $44 billion merger deal. That story is as farfetched and contrary to fact as it sounds. And it is … Read more

YouTube to Twitter, Tech Companies Take Down Mass Shooters’ Accounts, But It’s Not Enough

Users are quick to spread videos and images analyzing and celebrating shooters, and risk inspiring future attacks. Mass shootings like the one that occurred on July 4 near Chicago typically trigger a chain of procedures all too common at tech companies: discovering the attacker’s online presence, capturing potentially incriminating posts, and promptly shutting down their … Read more

SPORTS AGENDA: Wigan players are paid late for the second month in a row

When he’s not hosting flashy, impromptu Q&A sessions on Twitter and criticizing journalists for bringing to light the ridiculous decision to hand the World Cup over to Qatar, Wigan Athletic owner Talal Al Hammad might want to fix the player salaries. Diary was informed that the Bahraini businessman paid the wages at the end of … Read more

Did Elon Musk make a Donald Trump with tweets?

Elon Musk, the richest person in the world can move markets, confuse, distract and offend with a single tweet. Through repetition, diversion, and schoolyard taunting, Elon Musk can move markets, confuse, distract, and offend with a single tweet, largely reminiscent of the tactics of former President Donald Trump. Their shared approach to online communication and … Read more

Is the Meta to Scrap CrowdTangle tool used to keep misinformation under control?

Researchers who rely on CrowdTangle to find the worst social media content are concerned about what happens when it disappears. On May 17, as several states held their primary elections, Jesse Littlewood searched the internet using a tool called CrowdTangle to spot the false narratives he knew could change perceptions of the results: damaging stories … Read more