Half of Twitter’s top advertisers appear to leave the platform within a month of Musk’s takeover, report says

Half of Twitter’s top advertisers appear to leave the platform within a month of Musk’s takeover, report says

The few weeks since Elon Musk took the reins of Twitter have been filled with chaos – including a launch, takedown spirit relaunch of premium services as well as the unbanning of controversial figures. And this week, a new report showcases the impact the management change may be having on the social media giant’s finances. … Read more

‘Moment marketing’ with meaning | Business Standard Column

‘Moment marketing’ with meaning |  Business Standard Column

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Musk says granting ‘amnesty’ to suspended Twitter accounts

Musk says granting ‘amnesty’ to suspended Twitter accounts

SAN FRANCISCO — New Twitter owner Elon Musk said Thursday that he is granting “amnesty” for suspended accounts, which online safety experts predict will spur a rise in harassment, hate speech and misinformation. The billionaire’s announcement came after he asked in a poll posted to his timeline to vote on reinstatements for accounts that have … Read more

Elon Musk says he is granting “amnesty” to suspended Twitter accounts

Elon Musk says he is granting “amnesty” to suspended Twitter accounts

New Twitter owner Elon Musk said Thursday that he is granting “amnesty” for suspended accounts, which online safety experts predict will spur a rise in harassment, hate speech and misinformation. The billionaire’s announcement came after he asked in a poll posted to his timeline to vote on reinstatements for accounts that have not “broken the … Read more

Twitter and other social media sites slipped on removing hate speech in 2022, EU review says

Twitter and other social media sites slipped on removing hate speech in 2022, EU review says

Twitter took longer to review hateful content and removed less of it in 2022 compared with the previous year, according to European Union data released Thursday. The EU figures were published as part of an annual evaluation of online platforms’ compliance with the 27-nation bloc’s code of conduct on disinformation. Twitter wasn’t alone — most … Read more

Truth Social Is Rising as the Anti-Mastodon

Truth Social Is Rising as the Anti-Mastodon

Then there’s Mastodon’s code. As Truth Social was under development in 2021, the Software Freedom Conservancy accused it of violating a free and open source software licensing agreement for taking Mastodon’s code. Anyone can use Mastodon’s code, but they must make the source code public. Truth Social called its code “proprietary,” which violated the licensing … Read more

Workers at Apple iPhone factory in China beaten in COVID protest

Workers at Apple iPhone factory in China beaten in COVID protest

Employees at the world’s biggest Apple iPhone factory were beaten and detained in protests over pay amid anti-virus controls, according to witnesses and videos on social media Wednesday, as tensions mount over Chinese efforts to combat a renewed rise in infections. Videos that they said were filmed at the factory in the central city of … Read more

How to Get Started on Hive Social

How to Get Started on Hive Social

People Wanted alternative social networks long before Elon Musk bought Twitter and went full chaos mode. From BeReal to Gas, multiple new options enjoyed breakout moments as legacy platforms sputtered. The hunt for a viable Twitter alternative sped up after most people on Twitter’s staff were laid off or chose to leave. One social platform … Read more

Here’s Proof Hate Speech Is More Viral on Elon Musk’s Twitter

Here’s Proof Hate Speech Is More Viral on Elon Musk’s Twitter

Elon Musk reactivated Donald Trump’s Twitter account last weekend, reversing a ban imposed in January 2021 after his posts were deemed to have incited violence at the US Capitol. Trump has not started using his account again, but social media researchers have warned for months that his return could bring a wave of division and … Read more