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Globally, more than 70% of people who use Twitter said “taking no action” on misleading altered media would be unacceptable. Respondents were nearly unanimous in their support for Twitter providing additional information or context on Tweets that have this type of media.
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We value increasing ad revenues, but not at expense of platform users’ safety, health of conversation, says Ampen
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“Vast majority of tools and features rolled out are entirely controlled by the users themselves”
Egypt comes in third place after Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in engaging with published Ramadan-related content
Social media websites incite violence, says lawyer
The social media giant says it has closed nearly a quarter of a million accounts with links to terrorism since February. The action follows growing criticism that Islamist extremists are winning a “digital jihad.”
Automated social media accounts – bots – have become part of our political communication. Bot armies can influence online discourse and pick fights with users. But are all bots bad? Thomas Baerthlein reports from London.
After using social media to publicly quash the coup, Turkey’s government is cracking down on news sites and purging state institutions again. Here is how censorship works in the country – and how Turks react to it.
The US election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is increasingly being fought on social media platforms like Twitter where the candidates boast millions of followers. But not all of them are human – or benign.
The father of a victim of the “Islamic State” (IS) is suing the companies, claiming they empower terror groups. DW talks with an expert about what role these platforms play in the spread of terrorism.
Death threats against German parliamentarians on social media in Turkey are raising concerns. Experts looking at threats and hate speech in Turkey, say this mob mentality is part of the dominant political culture.
Major Internet companies Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and YouTube have teamed up with the European Commission to combat the spread of hate speech online. They agreed to tackle flagged posts or videos within 24 hours.
Merely 14 hours before the dual terror attacks in Brussels, a Belgian police Twitter account posted an image of the man who would soon become a suspect in the airport bombings: Najim Laachraoui.
It has become an essential part of the Internet: The popular microblogging platform Twitter turns 10 on March 21, 2016. From politics to entertainment, here are some of the tweets that made it big.
We plan to increase presence on the local and regional levels, says Shaghalni CEO
Twitter has changed its rules of conduct to prevent users from harassing and intimidating others through “abusive behavior and hateful conduct.” The online service now plans to suspend users who engage in such practices.
Micro-blogging site updated rules for sending and receiving Direct Message four months ago