The High Cost of Living Your Life Online

The High Cost of Living Your Life Online

To pray online is to be constantly exposed. While it may seem normal, it’s a level of exposure we’ve never dealt with before as human beings. We’re posting on Twitter, and people we’ve never met are responding with their thoughts and criticisms. People are looking at your latest Instagram selfie. They’re literally swiping on your … Read more

Instagram’s algorithm officially listed as the cause of death in a court case in the UK- Technology News, Firstpost

Instagram’s algorithm officially listed as the cause of death in a court case in the UK- Technology News, Firstpost

FP StaffOct 03, 2022 13:39:02 IST Meta-owned Instagram has often faced the allegation that the platform has been detrimental to the mental health of many young adults and teenagers, and that it doesn’t do enough in terms of ensuring that people in certain age brackets get certain kinds of posts in their feeds. Now, Instagram … Read more

In Uncovered an Army of Fake Men on Hinge

In Uncovered an Army of Fake Men on Hinge

Whaling also said that many of the company’s apps ask users to take profile photos within the app itself, so that automated tools can compare the images with the person’s already-uploaded photos. In theory, this provides evidence that a person is who they say they are. But this Photo Verification feature isn’t yet available on … Read more

Platform’s Twitter Blue handle sends out the first edited tweet – Technology News, Firstpost

Platform’s Twitter Blue handle sends out the first edited tweet – Technology News, Firstpost

FP StaffSep 30, 2022 10:09:12 IST After years of users requesting and at times demanding an option to edit their posts, Twitter has finally launched the edit button. Twitter Blue sent out a test tweet, writing, “this is a test to make sure the edit button works, we’ll let you know how it goes.” Twitter … Read more

Google Borrows From TikTok to Keep Gen Z Searching

Google Borrows From TikTok to Keep Gen Z Searching

In July, the Google executive who oversees the company’s lucrative and dominant search engine made a surprising admission. Younger users were diverting questions that would once have naturally flowed to the iconic search box to social networks, Prabhakar Raghavan said at a Forbes conference. Take the example of where to go for lunch: Google’s studies … Read more

The Quest to Find Twitter’s Elusive Bot Team

The Quest to Find Twitter’s Elusive Bot Team

I turn my attention to Dublin, where I find Fabian (not his real name), a former moderator who, until earlier this year, worked for Twitter via the outsourcing company CPL. Unlike another moderator I’ve spoken to who worked for Twitter, he remembers seeing accounts the company had internally labeled as “suspicious.” He doesn’t know who—or … Read more

Tech Companies Are Reconsidering an Old Enemy

Tech Companies Are Reconsidering an Old Enemy

As the midterm election season kicks into high gear, platforms across the web will begin rolling out enhanced protections to guard against digital threats to the democratic process. While every platform has different policies and approaches—from warnings and educational reminders at the top of news feeds to limitations on replies and reposts—a common strategy lies … Read more

I Love Twitter Bots and I Cannot Lie

I Love Twitter Bots and I Cannot Lie

“I love bots” feels like a controversial statement now, given the rise of troll farms deploying them and the proliferation of egg accounts spreading bad information or engaging in harassment. Even if you set aside, say, their use by state actors to engage in digital political warfare, some bots are just annoying, spamming links to … Read more

‘Grotesque’ Russian disinfo campaign mimics Western news websites to sow dissent – ​​POLITICO

‘Grotesque’ Russian disinfo campaign mimics Western news websites to sow dissent – ​​POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article In Germany, news magazine Der Spiegel warned about natural gas shortages. In the United Kingdom, the Guardian, another media outlet, raised doubts about Russian war crimes in Ukraine. In Italy, Ansa, a leading news agency, criticized Kyiv’s storage of much-needed grain. These news stories were all promoted extensively … Read more

Fresh accusations of violence against women divide France’s left – POLITICO

Fresh accusations of violence against women divide France’s left – POLITICO

Another head has rolled on the French left. Julien Bayou is no longer co-president of the green group in France’s National Assembly or national secretary of the Green party, where he has been an important figure since 2013, after being accused of psychological abuse against his former partner. The Green party — Europe Écologie les … Read more