NEW YORK — Twitter’s decision to permanently ban conspiracy-slinger Alex Jones shows it’s serious about enforcing its policy against abuse. But it has a long way to go. Along with Facebook and other tech companies, Twitter sees promise in using artificial intelligence to rid its service of objectionable posts, photos and videos. To this end, … Continue reading NEW YORK | Twitter’s Alex Jones ban: Blip in sea of abuse?
WASHINGTON — Top executives at Facebook and Twitter are set to appear before Congress next week as lawmakers continue probing efforts by Russia and other countries to influence social media platforms and meddle in U.S. elections. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg are scheduled to testify Wednesday before the Senate … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Facebook, Twitter execs to appear before Congress
NEW YORK — Twitter plunged before the opening bell Friday on weak user numbers, a day after a historic rout at Facebook. Twitter, like other social media platforms, says it’s putting its platform over user growth. That leaves investors seemingly unable to value what the biggest companies in the sector, which rely on their potential … Continue reading NEW YORK | Bad week in social media gets worse; Twitter hammered
NEW YORK — Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. The figure highlights the company’s newly aggressive stance against malicious or suspicious accounts in the wake of Russian disinformation efforts during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. Last week, Twitter … Continue reading NEW YORK | APNewsBreak: Twitter suspended 58 million accounts in 4Q
BURBANK, Calif./January 12, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will be leaving the board of The Walt Disney Co. Neither executive will stand for re-election at the company’s annual meeting in March. A Disney spokesperson says it has become “increasingly difficult for them to avoid conflicts relating to board … Continue reading Sandberg, Dorsey to leave the Disney board