Daily Crunch: Twitter tightens security ahead of election 2020/09/17 22:36:30 TechCrunch
Twitter takes preemptive steps to avoid election-related hacks, we check out the new Apple Watches and Facebook launches new business tools. This is your Daily Crunch for September 17, 2020. The big story: Twitter tightens security ahead of election Twitter said today that “high-profile, election-related” accounts in the United States will be receiving notifications telling […]
Twitter public policy director decamps for Biden transition team 2020/09/17 21:36:00 POLITICO
Twitter public policy director Carlos Monje's exact position on the transition team was not immediately clear.
Twitter beefs up security on big-name accounts ahead of US election 2020/09/17 19:51:16 New York Post
Twitter is beefing up its security ahead of November’s US presidential election — a bid to avoid another debacle like the bitcoin scam earlier this year, which saw the accounts of Joe Biden and Barack Obama get hijacked by hackers. “As we learn from the experience of past security incidents and implement changes, we’re also…
Twitter flags Trump tweet for false and 'misleading statement' on mail-in voting – live 2020/09/17 17:09:08 The Guardian
Twitter adds label to president’s tweet falsely claiming election result may never accurately be determined
Warning label added to Trump tweet over potential mail-in voting disinformation 2020/09/17 16:50:00 The Hill
Twitter added a label directing users to information about “safe and secure” mail-in voting methods to a tweet posted by President Trump Thursday morning attacking vote-by-mail.
San Francisco's Sea Cliff neighborhood, where Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey owns $30 million worth of homes, is a parade of oceanside mansions. Here's what it's like inside. 2020/09/05 20:42:00 Business Insider
Summary List Placement On the northwest corner of San Francisco lies the exclusive neighborhood of Sea Cliff. It was founded in 1913 as one of the city's residence parks, or makeshift suburbs. It's become one of San Francisco's most elite residential areas housing prominent figures, including Twitter and Square founder and billionaire Jack Dorsey. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories . If you need a reminder of San Francisco's multifaceted landscape, go to Sea Cliff. As the name implies, it's a neighborhood built on, and in some parts into, a cliff overlooking the expansive Pacific Ocean. It's on the opposite side of the city center, away from the hustle and bustle — you'll get a hefty whiff of salt and brush of sea breeze by merely wandering its streets. Notable residents that have at one point owned property here include actors Robin Williams, Sharon Stone with then-husband Phil Bronstein — who was the executive editor for the San Francisco Examiner — Cheech Marin, and Eugene Levy; musicians Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane and Kirk Hammett of Metallica, prominent photographer Ansel Adams , and Bay Area tech bigwigs like Twitter and Square founder and CEO and billionaire Jack Dorsey, who reportedly paid a collective $30 million for two homes next door to each other, both nestled into a cliffside overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Facebook takes down pages for right-wing group Patriot Prayer after one member died in a Portland altercation 2020/09/05 18:16:22 Business Insider
Summary List Placement In a move to counteract "violent social militias," Facebook said it took down multiple pages that had belonged to right-wing group Patriot Prayer and founder Joey Gibson. Patriot Prayer is a far-right group based in the Pacific Northwest region that frequently hosts pro-Trump rallies. The group received national attention this week after one of its members was killed during a protest last Saturday in Portland, Oregon. The member, Aaron "Jay" Danielson, was shot during a confrontation between Black Lives Matter activists and pro-Trump supporters. Patriot Prayer rallies frequently feature appearances by members of the Proud Boys , an antigovernment extremist organization that was designated a hate group by the nonprofit Southern Poverty Law Center. Gibson, a right-wing activist who leads the group, has been organizing pro-Trump rallies in multiple U.S. cities since 2016 . Supporters usually come armed to the rallies, which generally attract a lot of attention from counter-protesters.
A Giant Bank Sold Apple, AT&T, and Twitter Stock. Here’s What It Bought. - TECHTELEGRAPH 2020/09/05 11:28:29 Techtelegraph
Text size Toronto-Dominion Bank subsidiaries lowered overall investments in Apple, AT&T, and Twitter stock in the second quarter. The bank also materially raised its stake in ride-hailing giant Uber. Greg Baker/AFP via Getty Images One of Canada’s largest banks made some major changes in its U.S.-traded investments in the second quarter. Toronto-Dominion Bank subsidiaries sold […]
A Giant Bank Sold Apple, AT&T, and Twitter Stock. Here’s What It Bought. 2020/09/05 11:00:00 Barron's
Toronto-Dominion Bank subsidiaries lowered overall investments in Apple, AT&T, and Twitter stock in the second quarter. The bank also materially raised its stake in ride-hailing giant Uber.
Facebook's election week ad ban is 'a PR stunt' that won't stop disinformation but could hurt down-ballot candidates, digital campaign strategists say 2020/09/04 21:58:29 Business Insider
Summary List Placement Facebook's decision to ban new campaign advertising ahead of Election Day has left digital campaign strategists irritated and exasperated. The ad ban is a mere public relations gimmick that would do little to stop disinformation on the social network, operatives who specialize in targeting voters online told Insider. And they fear it could hurt down-ballot candidates for whom the final days towards November 3 are crucial when voters start paying closer attention to local races. Facebook announced the changes on Thursday saying the new rule would help combat disinformation closer to Election Day. But the social network leaves a huge window for the kind of disinformation the platform says it's trying to protect against to reach voters anyway. The ad ban would take effect weeks after millions of people have already voted by mail, and critics say it would be too little too late. "This is a PR stunt to distract from Facebook's miserable record for allowing really dangerous information to flourish on their platforms," said Eli Kaplan, a founder of the Democratic digital firm Rising Tide Interactive.
Social media giants Facebook and Twitter take action against Trump misinformation online 2020/08/06 06:02:04 TheJournal IE
Facebook removed a post from the president while Twitter blocked a Trump campaign account.
Facebook and Twitter sanction Trump for post claiming kids are ‘virtually immune’ to coronavirus 2020/08/06 04:45:37 POLITICO Europe
The social media giants said the posts violated their policies on misinformation.
Facebook, Twitter pull Donald Trump posts over coronavirus misinformation 2020/08/06 04:39:00 The Financial Express
The post contained a video clip, from an interview with Fox & Friends earlier in the day, in which Trump claimed that children are "almost immune" to COVID-19.
Facebook and Twitter removed a Trump video for Covid misinfo — and it revealed something about Fox News 2020/08/06 04:30:48 CNN
Facebook and Twitter took action against President Trump and his campaign Wednesday night over a video posted in which he falsely claimed that children are "almost immune" to the coronavirus.