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Twitter crops out black people
Published in AI
Thursday, 20 May 2021 11:23

Twitter crops out black people


AI is racist

Twitter’s image-cropping algorithm appears to have a problem with race and tends to delete  black people from the frame.

Trump administration tried to silence comedy Twitter account
Published in News


Thou shalt not mock the elite

Donald Trump's administration used the Justice Department to silence a twitter blogger who was mocking one of his chums and then used a legal gag to stop people talking about it.

Amazon used fake Twitter accounts
Published in News
Thursday, 01 April 2021 11:18

Amazon used fake Twitter accounts


To pretend workers did not want a union

Online bookseller Amazon has been accused of dirty tricks in its fight to stop its workers from forming a union.

Big Tech not that keen to reopen offices
Published in News
Thursday, 25 March 2021 09:51

Big Tech not that keen to reopen offices


Not until after summer

San Francisco's largest technology companies, including Twitter and Google plan to keep their offices largely closed for months more despite the government allowing them on Tuesday to be opened in a limited capacity.

Twitter bans Memphis
Published in News
Monday, 15 March 2021 10:54

Twitter bans Memphis


Elvis and King Menes unamused

For some reason, Twitter has been automatically banning anyone who uses the name Memphis in their tweets for 12 hours.

Twitter reads Trump the riot act
Published in News
Thursday, 07 January 2021 10:55

Twitter reads Trump the riot act


Suspends Twitter account for creating violence

Following riots in the US capital, Twitter has locked President Trump's Twitter account for 12 hours and forced the removal of three offending tweets. It also warned it could suspend his account permanently.

Trump to lose Twitter privileges
Published in News
Monday, 09 November 2020 13:32

Trump to lose Twitter privileges


He will have the same rights as any other conspiracy nut

US President Donald Trump will lose Twitter privileges he enjoys as a world leader when President Elect Joe Biden takes office on 20 January, 2021.

Twitter gives David Icke a red card
Published in News
Thursday, 05 November 2020 11:22

Twitter gives David Icke a red card


Looks like the lizards finally got the former goalkeeper

Twitter has banned the account of British conspiracy theorist David Icke who believes that the world is run by lizards and that 5G was used to spread the pandemic.

Twitter hides Trump claim of victory
Published in News
Wednesday, 04 November 2020 11:52

Twitter hides Trump claim of victory


Also said that you can't claim your opponents are trying to steal the election

Twitter has hidden and labelled a claim by Donald Trump in which he claimed his opponents "are trying to steal the election" and limited users' ability to like and reply to the post.

Twitter cracks down on QAnon
Published in News
Wednesday, 22 July 2020 12:19

Twitter cracks down on QAnon

 

Suspends accounts

Twitter is to permanently suspend accounts that violate its policies while tweeting about QAnon, a fringe group that claims “deep-state” traitors are plotting against President Donald Trump.