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Heres how to kick nazis off your Twitter right now

While you wait for Twitter to roll out “more aggressive” rules regarding hate speech, which CEO Jack Dorsey promised are coming within “weeks” as of late Friday, here’s a quick workaround to kick nazis off of your Twitter feed right now: Go to the ‘Settings and privacy’ page and under

Twitter users join 24hr boycott to protest online harassment

A number of Twitter users are joining in a 24 hour boycott of the platform today, organized around the hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter, to draw attention to online harassment on social media, including how women’s voices are silenced by bullying and abuse. If you can't join #WomenBoycottTwitter b/c of

Googles probe into Russian disinformation finds ad buys, report claims

Google has uncovered evidence that Russian operatives exploited its platforms in an attempt to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election, according to the Washington Post. It says tens of thousands of dollars were spent on ads by Russian agents who were aiming to spread disinformation across Google’s products — including

Dont press send The new rules for good writing in the 21st century

Entertain, dont be afraid of a bit of filth, but be cautious with your XXXs the essential guide to getting your message across while avoiding the pitfalls of communicationLetters of complaint The person who gets your letter will seldom be the one who wronged you. At least to start

Russia-Financed Facebook Ads Had Diverse Targets

Russia-financed Facebook ads turned over to congressional panels show that Democratic strongholds like California, New York and Maryland were targeted along with the battleground states of Wisconsin and Michigan, according to a Republican official on the House Intelligence Committee.The broad range of issues addressed in the ads, including the Black Lives

Facebook Says 10 Million People Saw Russia-Linked Advertisements

said earlier Monday that it provided congressional investigators with information on 3,000 ads linked to Russia and would be hiring an extra 1,000 people to review ads that run on its services. The move came two weeks after Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg announced an overhaul to the rules around

The sorrow of Biz Stone

A friend of mine wakes up every morning and reports every single instance of crass, homophobic, and racist behavior she sees on Twitter. She sees it as her duty, an ordering of things in an unordered stream. Her efforts are quixotic at best because when she wakes up and

Thinking about the social cost of technology

Every time I call my mum for a chat there’s usually a point on the phone call where she’ll hesitate and then, apologizing in advance, bring up her latest technological conundrum. An email she’s received from her email provider warning that she needs to upgrade the operating system of

Even more US adults now getting news from social media, says Pew

New research by Pew suggests there has been another increase in the proportion of U.S. adults getting news via social media platforms. In May last year the researcher reported that 62 per cent of American adults were obtaining news from tech platforms, saying 18 per cent were doing so