executive order to limit the powers of social media. Then he took to Twitter again, this time in response to protests over the murder of George Floyd. Trump quoted former Miami police chief Walter Headley, “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” To any student, or heck, five-second Googler of history, it’s clear that Headley’s 1968 message was a threat against African Americans, and it incited days of race riots. In siding with Headley, Trump gave his blessing for police brutality against a particular race of people, along with who knows what other violent behaviors. … [Read more...] about Hush, Trump. Twitter is going easy on you.
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If you can remember back that far, a husband presents his wife with the gift of a tech-enabled stationary bike, and she proceeds to document her journey embarking on the interactive fitness platform. The reaction was so sudden and divided that even Ryan Reynolds jumped in and put Peloton Wife in an Aviation Gin response ad. … [Read more...] about Peloton goes from marketing punchline to ESPN programming with new ‘All-Stars Ride’
Other platforms may be less proactive. After the 2016 election and a bruising Congressional inquiry into Facebook’s ability to control its social network, the site amassed a team of fact-checkers to flag false information (though not to take it down). Political ads, however, have an exemption when it comes to fact-checking. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sees policing political information as fundamentally different from health content. In a conversation with journalists in March, he explained his perspective on this issue: “There are broadly trusted authorities . . . [that] can arbitrate which claims are conspiracy theories or hoaxes and what’s trustworthy and what’s not, which makes this a very different dynamic than trying to be referee of political speech.” He reiterated that sentiment this week when he told Fox News that he didn’t think tech platforms should be “arbiters of truth,” an apparent dig at Twitter’s decision to flag … [Read more...] about As health misinformation and politics collide, social networks face a choice
The new structure now has the pilots having a fixed gross salary, like a senior captain gets Rs 1.25 lakh a month. The rest of the pay depends on the flying hours. The amount increases with the flying hours. If a senior pilot flies up to 10 hours, then he will get Rs 2,400 per hour. That increases to Rs 14,400 per hour for the range of 61 to 70 hours of flying. … [Read more...] about GoAir revises pay of senior pilots, some may see a salary cut of 65 percent
As an investor in early-stage technology startups, I’m excited by the possibility of seeing something new. We’re often reluctant to look seriously at companies in the social networking space because competing with the incumbents seems virtually impossible. But Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Snap aren’t going to be able to convert their business models overnight. They’re going to spend a few years fighting this issue in Congress and in the courts. And they’re going to do everything possible to prove that they’re not monopolistic and don’t deserve antitrust scrutiny and regulation, which will limit their willingness to squash innovation. … [Read more...] about Trump vs. Twitter: Is there a silver lining in the Section 230 fight?