The leaders of France and New Zealand joined with the world’s biggest online platforms in pledging to help curb the internet’s role in spreading hate speech and incitement to violence. At a summit in Paris Wednesday, representatives from Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet, committed to use and develop rules, algorithms and direct intervention to curb the uploading, promotion, amplification and distribution of violent extremism on social media platforms. The initiative calls for hate speech to be “immediately and permanently” taken down, though isn’t legally binding. French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, were joined by leaders from the UK, Canada, Jordan, Indonesia and others to approve the push they dubbed the “Christchurch Call.” The US abstained from a formal endorsement of the agreement due to concerns about restricting free speech, but said it agreed in principle. The call comes after the March 15 … [Read more...] about Twitter, Facebook join global pledge to fight hate speech online
MANILA — A few were left wondering who Arabella de Leon was after the name ranked among the top trends on Twitter on Tuesday night. But many, too, have long been anticipating her "arrival" after nearly four months, and the wait finally bore fruit that evening. Arabella de Leon is the birth name of Angel Locsin's character in the hit action-drama "The General's Daughter." She is the daughter of the titular general Marcial (Albert Martinez) and his wife Corazon (Eula Valdez), but was stolen as a baby and raised to be an assassin by the couple's rivals Tiago (Tirso Cruz III) and Amelia (Janice de Belen). Watch more in iWant or TFC.tv She grew up believing she was Tiago and Amelia's daughter, Diana Guerrero. Trained to become a double agent in the Army under the guise of Rhian Bonifacio, her ultimate goal was to kill Marcial, her actual father. When that opportunity finally presented itself — after a tumultuous journey of blindly following then rebelling against Tiago — … [Read more...] about News Who is Arabella de Leon and why did she trend on Twitter?
Twitter has launched an upgrade that allows users to add media such as photos, videos or GIFs in retweets. Previously, users were only able to add text comments to retweets. The new feature is available on iOs, Android and Twitter´s mobile website, although it is yet to be available on the desktop version. Read also: Twitter testing tweet reply moderation feature To retweet with photos, videos or GIFs, users can choose the retweet with the comment option and the particular media type from the toolbar. The Verge reported that Twitter found designing the new service difficult, as initially “it was challenging for people to quickly understand all the content in a Retweet with media”. The initial layout was “two large tweets stacked on top of each other”. The solution was created by showing the original tweet in a smaller and indented box, and users’ own media are shown in full width. (sop/wng) … [Read more...] about Twitter users can now retweet with photos, videos or GIFs
WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump fired off dozens of retweets from purported firefighters, their families and acquaintances on Wednesday (May 1) in his latest assault on Joe Biden, the newest Democratic candidate for the 2020 presidential nomination.Trump unleashed the firestorm two days after the country's largest union of firefighters endorsed Biden, the former vice president and current frontrunner in the race to become the Democratic Party's nominee for president.Trump began his tirade at dawn by quoting a personality from the Fox News Channel, Dan Bongino, who said he knew no firefighters who would vote for Biden."I've done more for Firefighters than this dues sucking union will ever do, and I get paid ZERO!" Trump wrote, reiterating a complaint about unions.As president, Trump receives a salary, but has said he donates it to various agencies and causes.He followed the complaint by retweeting nearly 60 accounts who responded to Bongino by either criticizing Biden or … [Read more...] about Trump sets Twitter ablaze after firefighters union backs Biden
Business A federal judge on Tuesday approved a deal struck between Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over Musk's use of Twitter, a court filing showed. 01 May 2019 08:50AM Bookmark NEW YORK: A federal judge on Tuesday approved a deal struck between Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over Musk's use of Twitter, a court filing showed.U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan approved the deal worked out on Friday that settled the dispute in which the SEC had sought to find Musk in contempt of a securities fraud settlement last year.Earlier this month, Nathan had ordered the parties to work out an arrangement between themselves.The new deal lays out in more detail what types of statements by Musk must be reviewed by Tesla's legal counsel before publication, such as financial statements, previously unreported production or delivery numbers, and other topics.Regulators had … [Read more...] about Judge approves Musk, SEC agreement over Twitter use by CEO