Tag: Twitter

The People Onscreen Are Fake. The Disinformation Is Real.

Although the usage of deepfakes in the recently discovered pro-China disinformation campaign was ham handed, it opens a new chapter in information warfare. In recent weeks, another video using similar A.I. technology was uncovered online, showing fictitious people who described themselves as Americans, promoting support for the government of Burkina Faso, which faces scrutiny for […]

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Elon Musk’s Hopes That Twitter Blue Can Make Him Money Aren’t Going So Well, With A Comically Low Number Of Subscribers

It’s been a while since Elon Musk made news with Twitter. When the Tesla and SpaceX honcho took over the social media giant, not a few hours went by without him unleashing some chaotic new change. One of them was Twitter Blue, the subscription version of the service that allowed anyone willing to fork over […]

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Musk Pledged to Cleanse Twitter of Child Abuse Content. Is It Working?

Over 120,000 views of a video showing a boy being sexually assaulted. A recommendation engine suggesting that a user follow content related to exploited children. Users continually posting abusive material, delays in taking it down when it is detected and friction with organizations that police it. All since Elon Musk declared that “removing child exploitation is […]

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Trevor Noah’s 2023 Grammys Monologue Was Both Hilarious and Positive

Photo: Kevin Winter (Getty Images) After a high energy opening performance by Latin music superstar Bad Bunny, Trevor Noah—who looked damn good in that white tuxedo jacket—kicked off the 65th Annual Grammy Awards with a monologue where he shouted out all the famous names in the building. CC Off English “My job is to be […]

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Advisory Firm Sues Elon Musk’s Twitter, Saying It Hasn’t Been Paid

The blockbuster technology deal that every adviser on Wall Street clamored to be a part of has proved not to have been so lucrative for at least one advisory firm that worked on it. That firm, Innisfree M&A Incorporated, sued Twitter on Friday in New York State Supreme Court, seeking about $1.9 million in what […]

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Jury Rules for Elon Musk and Tesla in Investor Lawsuit Over Tweets

A jury decided Friday that Elon Musk was not liable for losses suffered by investors after he posted messages on Twitter that he had secured the funding to take Tesla private in 2018. Investors had sued Mr. Musk, Tesla and the company’s board, arguing that Mr. Musk’s statements about his embryonic plan to take the […]

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Elon Musk Says Twitter Will Share Ad Revenue With People Who Pay Him

Arrington went on to attack a government program that hasn’t even happened. “There’s a whole of government assault for all the world to see on an industry: American energy,” he lamented. “And it’s being replaced with this Green New Deal—hundreds of billions of dollars in subsidies, tax credits, grants,” Arrington continued, horrified at the idea […]

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World Stop: Beyoncé Ushers in Black History Month With Official Renaissance World Tour Announcement

Beyoncé attends the Atlantis The Royal Grand Reveal Weekend on January 21, 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photo: Mason Poole/Parkwood Media for Atlantis The Royal (Getty Images) OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOOMG! OK, now that that’s out the way, let me momentarily regain my composure so I can share that Beyoncé has now officially confirmed her 2023 Renaissance […]

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