Man Int Twitter
Man upgrades to Twitter Blue in show of support
- 3rd July 2023
is fine, cheating is not': Twitter threatens to sue
Meta over rival platform (Sky News Australia YouTube)
Street: Twitter Inc
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Musk's X to hire 100 content moderators in Austin
this year - January 28, 2024
Elon Musk-owned X social media platform announced
a new content moderation push
Musks X is in the process of hiring 100 content
moderators for a new office in Austin, Texas, that
will focus on fighting child abuse online on the social
media platform, an executive said on Saturday.
formerly known as Twitter, announced a new "Trust
and Safety center of excellence" in a blog post
by CEO Linda Yaccarino on Friday. The new initiative
comes as part of the companys efforts to combat
child sexual exploitation (CSE) on the social media
X is not the platform of choice for children and minors
users between 13-17 account for less than 1%
of our daily U.S. users we have made it more
difficult for bad actors to share or engage with CSE
material on X, while simultaneously making it simpler
for our users to report CSE content," Yaccarino
added that the platform is "improving our detection
mechanisms to find more reportable content on the
platform to report to the National Center for Missing
and Exploited Children (NCMEC)."
The post noted that X suspended 12.4 million accounts
for violating the platforms CSE policies in
2023 a dramatic uptick from 2.3 million account
suspensions in 2022.
company also referred 850,000 reports to NCMEC in
2023, including through Xs first ever fully-automated
company said that was over eight times more than what
Twitter referred to NCMEC in 2022 before it was acquired
by the Elon Musk-led ownership group.
Musks 2022 takeover of Twitter, he has faced
criticism for the content moderation policy changes
to the social media site, which caused some advertisers
to reconsider their spending on the platform.
is in the process of hiring content moderation staff
for the new Trust and Safety center of excellence
in Austin, Texas.
team is currently being built," said Joe Benarroch,
Xs head of business operations, about the Austin
office. He added that the goal to fill the positions
by the end of the year is dependent on finding the
The company added that the new Austin facility will
also help X fight other types of harmful social media
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Musk's X receives money transmitter license in Utah
- January 16, 2024
Musk's social media platform X, formerly known as
Twitter, on Monday received a money-transmitter license
from Utah, the 15th U.S. state to grant approval as
the company explores offering payment features.
granted the approval on Friday, according to the Nationwide
Multistate Licensing System & Registry, opens
new tab, an online database.
grants the company the ability similar to PayPal's,
opens new tab Venmo, to facilitate money transfers
and makes way for the company to allow users to send
money to one another.
push into payments could help X diversify its business
beyond digital advertising, which has suffered setbacks
since Musk took ownership.
major advertisers paused their spending or fled the
platform after Musk last year agreed with an X user
who espoused an antisemitic conspiracy theory.
at a New York Times DealBook event later that month,
the billionaire CEO made a profane comment about brands
that had suspended their ads on X.
acquiring Twitter in October 2022, Musk has said he
envisions remodeling the company into the purveyor
of an "everything app" similar to popular
Chinese app WeChat, which lets users send messages
but also hail a taxi or pay merchants.
company received its first state money-transmitter
license in New Hampshire in June last year and also
got approved by Pennsylvania, Arizona, Georgia, Maryland
X, Wires, News and A.I!)
Musk vs Mark Zuckerberg. "The Fight Of The Century"
as per Media Man and TMZ
Musk-Mark Zuckerberg Weight Difference Holding Up
MMA Fight - 23rd June 2023
Zuckerberg Takes Shots At Elon Musk's Twitter As Rival
App, Threads, Debuts (TMZ Sports)
is fine, cheating is not': Twitter threatens to sue
Meta over rival platform (Sky News Australia YouTube)
IRL - Zuck's Threads Faces LAWSUIT For STEALING Twitter
Secrets Says Elon Musk w/Lauren Chen (Timcast IRL)
Musk trains with UFC legend Georges St Pierre, comes
to 'obvious conclusion' - FOX News
says Threads, Instagram's new Twitter-like app, has
30 million users; Elon Musk responds - FOX Business
The New Instagram App Reaches 30 Million Users; Threads,
an Instagram app, has reached 30 million users within
24 hours. Find out more about the new Twitter alternative
from Meta - Search Engine Journal
didnt just block unregistered users, it blocked
Google Search - 3rd July 2023 - Search Engine Land
Google Rankings Plummet Following Actions By Elon
Musk [UPDATED] (Search Engine Journal)
wont be fun but it will give brands a
refuge from Twitter; This is Meta we're talking about
launches rival app Threads how does it stack
up against Twitter? - 6th July 2023 (The Sydney Morning
hits 30 million users a day after launch, putting
Musks Twitter on notice - 7th July 2023 - Yahoo!
is an online social media and social networking service
owned and operated by American company X Corp., the
successor of Twitter, Inc. Twitter users outside the
United States are legally served by the Ireland-based
Twitter International Unlimited Company, which makes
these users subject to Irish and European Union data
Twitter, users post texts, images and videos known
as "tweets". Registered users can tweet,
like, "retweet" tweets, and direct message
(DM) other registered users. Users interact with Twitter
through browser or mobile frontend software, or programmatically
via its application programming interfaces (APIs).
was created by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone,
and Evan Williams in March 2006 and launched in July
of that year. Its former parent company, Twitter,
Inc. was based in San Francisco, California and had
more than 25 offices around the world. By 2012, more
than 100 million users tweeted 340 million tweets
a day, and the service handled an average of 1.6 billion
search queries per day. In 2013, it was one of the
ten most-visited websites and has been described as
"the SMS of the Internet" By the start of
2019, Twitter had more than 330 million monthly active
users. In practice, the vast majority of tweets are
tweeted by a minority of users. In 2020, it was estimated
that approximately 48 million accounts (15% of all
accounts) were fake.
October 27, 2022, business magnate Elon Musk acquired
Twitter for US$44 billion, gaining control of the
platform. Since the acquisition, the platform has
been criticized for facilitating an increase in content
containing hate speech as Musk has emphasized more
free speech. On December 20, 2022, Musk announced
he would step down as CEO once a replacement had been
found. Linda Yaccarino, the former head of ad sales
for NBCUniversal, succeeded Musk as CEO on June 5,
Facebook flag Trump posts, battle spills to social
media - 5th November 2020
and Twitter were both on alert for misinformation
and manipulation efforts around the US election, hoping
to avoid the problems seen in 2016
and Facebook moved Wednesday to curb the reach of
President Donald Trump's posts questioning the vote-counting
process as a battle over the knife-edge US election
spilled into social media.
and Facebook acted after saying the president violated
platform rules in claiming ballot irregularities from
alleged that there had been "surprise ballot
dumps" in states where he had been leading Democrat
Joe Biden in the race for the White House.
action made the comments less visible, and users seeking
to read the post were required to click through a
warning that "some or all of the content shared
in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading."
Twitter spokesperson said the action was taken "in
line with our Civic Integrity Policy," and would
"significantly restrict engagements" with
similar action was taken against an earlier tweet
by the president suggesting the Democratic nominee
was seeking to "steal" the election.
Twitter spokesperson said it took action on a number
of other comments including premature victory claims
by a North Carolina Republican Senate candidate and
one comment contending prematurely that Biden had
votes are still being counted across the country,
our teams continue to take enforcement action on Tweets
that prematurely declare victory or contain misleading
information about the election broadly," Twitter
also added disclaimers to messages by Trump as social
platforms scrambled to respond.
leading social network labeled the posts with a disclaimer
stating that final results may differ from initial
Trump critics said the actions were insufficient.
absolutely need to take down, not just flag with a
weak interstitial (message)," said Jessica Gonzalez
of the activist group Free Press.
down disinformation about our democracy. We're on
the brink here. "
Representative David Cicilline meanwhile called on
Twitter to take stronger action against Trump
President's Twitter account is posting lies and misinformation
at a breathtaking clip," he tweeted. "It
is a threat to our democracy and should be suspended
until all the votes are counted."
Fighting misinformation -
has activated a command center watching the platform
and ready to react to misinformation during the vote.
Election Operations Center will continue monitoring
a range of issues in real time," said a Facebook
activism group Avaaz said its "war room"
was also keeping tabs on Facebook and reported "last-ditch"
Spanish-language misinformation, including posts about
the prospects of a post-election coup or civil war.
Election Integrity Partnership research coalition
said a Google search for swing states turned up a
YouTube video channel that was displaying a fake live
feed of election results.
of people may have been duped into streaming a fake
YouTube video purporting to show election night results,"
the researchers said in a post.
removed the video.
groups at Facebook were being used to share stories
of going to polling places without face masks to "scare
liberals away," according to a post by Kayla
Gogarty of nonprofit watchdog group Media Matters.
platforms have pledged to step up scrutiny of false
election information, including premature claims of
victory, seeking to avoid a repeat of 2016 manipulation
the past days, Facebook and Twitter added disclaimers
to Trump posts calling into question the integrity
of mail-in ballots.
last month updated its policy aiming to prevent efforts
to manipulate or interfere in elections. That calls
for actions against false claims for victory or any
incitement to violence.
has also sought to limit the sharing of videos with
election misinformation. Last month it began adding
information panels to videos about voting by mail.
Facebook said it implemented its policy banning political
ads after the close of polls.
Facebook spokesperson said the goal was "reducing
the chance for confusion or abuse" and that the
ban will likely last about a week.