Sunday, January 29, 2023

Tag: Twitter

‘Deeply sinister’: emails reveal Big Pharma pushed Twitter to silence vaccine...

"At a time when online mobilizations were one of the few forms of protest available to the public, Twitter was seemingly asked to shield the powerful from criticism," said one campaigner. "That should worry all those who care about accountability."

Does Elon Musk have a right to destroy Twitter?

Do we really think that the super-wealthy should be allowed to control so much wealth and wield so much influence?

Elon Musk plans to profit from Twitter, not create a town...

His acquisition of Twitter, a powerful opinion platform, as a private company also further cements his power.

‘Elon, there are rules’: EU says Twitter must comply with new...

"If [Twitter] does not comply with our law there are sanctions—6% of the revenue and, if they continue, banned from operating in Europe."

What is a public forum?

How a platform operates should not depend upon whether it is owned by a private company or not.

The spread of global hate

Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter helped right-wing populists take power. Can they now help rein them in?

Trump tweets another t*rd

Can you see where we’re headed? Down a slippery slope to where true liberty dies.

Tribe Thumps Trump’s Tweet

Trump uses tweets as a means of keeping his image out in the public without paying a dime.

President rages as Twitter labels White House disinformation

Trump has come to depend on his Twitter feed as a way to circumvent the press and directly share his unfiltered thoughts with the public.

Should Facebook and Twitter stop Trump’s lies?

If they are unwilling to protect the public against powerful lies, they shouldn’t have so much power to spread them to begin with.

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US follows Germany’s lead to send battle tanks to Ukraine

The U.S. agreed to send 31 tanks, and Germany agreed to 14.

Simply PFAS: Lawsuit claims ‘all natural’ orange juice brand contains toxic forever chemicals

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are a growing concern because of the many health impacts associated with exposure and their tendency to persist in the human body for months to years and in the environment for thousands of years.

What can the United States bring to the peace table for Ukraine?

The United States bears its share of responsibility for this crisis that is destroying Ukraine and placing the world in "unprecedented danger," as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' new Doomsday Clock statement calls it.

Why union workers are a first line of defense to protect Social Security

Is the Republican plan to move the goalposts on those already paying into Social Security going to force younger Americans to work themselves into the grave?