"We've taken action in the interest of preventing others from being inspired to commit violent acts, but have kept the Tweet on Twitter because it is important that the public still be able to see the Tweet given its relevance to ongoing matters of public importance,” Twitter said in the following tweet. … [Read more...] about Twitter slaps a ‘public interest notice’ on Trump’s tweet for ‘glorifying violence’
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Normally any tweet that glorifies violence would be deleted from the platform in its entirety. However, Trump’s tweet was instead only hidden because there is an exception to this policy that says “In very rare instances, we may decide that content is worthy of a public-interest exception if there is a more attenuated connection to actual violence, or if Twitter is the only source of the information.” … [Read more...] about Twitter hides Trump’s latest tweet about George Floyd because it ‘glorifies violence’
What could be different about Twitter’s design intervention? Take the flag Twitter used on that Trump ballot tweet: “Get the facts about mail-in ballots.” This is one line of text, six words with an exclamation point icon in front that don’t go so far as to actually say “the above message is demonstrably false.” The message is actually hard to notice because the text is rendered in a substantially smaller font size than the tweet itself. It’s the visual equivalent of Trump shouting at a teleprompter, and an intern in the back of the room whispering, “sir, that message may need a correction.” … [Read more...] about Hush, Trump. Twitter is going easy on you.
Twitter now allows users to schedule tweets from the main web app. The microblogging site has been experimenting on the feature since November and is only now bringing it to the web app. Those who did not have access to the feature earlier would have to turn to TweetDeck or other third-party services that support the feature to schedule tweets. … [Read more...] about Twitter now allows users to schedule tweets on web app
But while Congress has shown an interest in reforming Section 230 in recent years, that hasn’t extended to repealing it all together. Wyden believes that an angry spat between a president and a social network can’t be the catalyst for a thoughtful conversation about reforming Section 230. It would only lead to a politically charged debate in which conservatives might try to push extreme policy positions into law. … [Read more...] about Trump’s new executive order is a ‘mugging of the First Amendment,’ says Sen. Wyden