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Jewish, Gay, Russophile? EU DisinfoLab risks probe over abuse of Twitter users’ data

The methodology used by DisinfoLab in their study of ‘Russophiles’ sparked further fury, after raw data showed the Belgian NGO segregating Twitter users over political views – and even noting whether they are “gay” or “Jewish.” The so-called Benalla affair that exposed Emmanuel Macron’s bodyguard not only occupied the political and the media world, but also sent shockwaves across the ...

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Some Infowars tweets vanished today, but Twitter didn’t remove them

A handful of tweets and videos that appear to have been cited in the choice to remove Alex Jones from Facebook and YouTube vanished from Twitter on Thursday after being called out in a CNN piece focused on the company’s hypocrisy. Twitter confirmed to TechCrunch that it did not remove the tweets in question and that someone affiliated with Alex ...

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How did they get it so quickly? Twitter mocks US journalist’s bafflement at t-shirt on Russian TV

A self-styled Russia expert who conspiratorially questioned how a Russian TV host got hold of a controversial t-shirt boasting the phrase “I’d rather be a Russian than a Democrat” found her answer online: probably on Amazon. Julia Davis describes herself as a Russian media analyst on Twitter. Essentially, she watches Russian media and tweets about it, adding a lucrative twist ...

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Twitter says it will not ban Alex Jones and Infowars accounts

The Twitter accounts of Alex Jones and his show Infowars have not been suspended because the conspiracy theorist hasn’t violated the rules of the social network service, company CEO has explained. “We didn’t suspend Alex Jones or Infowars yesterday. We know that’s hard for many but the reason is simple: he hasn’t violated our rules,” Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack ...

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Twitter defends its decision to keep the Alex Jones conspiracy factory around

[Heavy sigh] Twitter is doing that thing again. That thing where it stands by an incoherent policy choice that is only consistent with its long historical record of inconsistency. Late Tuesday, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey took to the platform to defend his company’s choice to keep manic conspiracy theorist and hatemonger Alex Jones and his Infowars empire alive and tweeting. Last ...

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Twitter defends its decision to keep the Alex Jones conspiracy factory around

[Heavy sigh] Twitter is doing that thing again. That thing where it stands by an incoherent policy choice that is only consistent with its long historical record of inconsistency. Late Tuesday, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey took to the platform to defend his company’s choice to keep manic conspiracy theorist and hatemonger Alex Jones and his Infowars empire alive and tweeting. Last ...

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‘Twitter is not our friend’ – Libertarian presidential hopeful on propaganda & censorship

While social media companies technically have the right to censor viewpoints, by doing so they are turning into a propaganda wing of the Democratic Party and should be dumped for alternatives, libertarian Arvin Vohra told RT. “Absolutely none of this is justified,” Vohra told RT, asked about recent suspensions and bans on Twitter that have affected the executive director of ...

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Repost of fake Churchill quote on ‘future fascist’ left gets Texas governor skewered on Twitter

Texas Governor Greg Abbott felt the full wrath of the internet after naively tweeting a 9gag-watermarked meme that called the Antifa “the fascists of the future” and attributed the words to Winston Churchill. Abbott was met with torrents of ridicule and snark after sharing a photo of the former British prime minister, accompanied by one of his many memorable “quotes.” ...

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Republicans left red-faced after website accidentally links to porn Twitter account

The Republican National Committee (RNC) has been left red faced after it emerged that, for months, its website accidentally linked to a porn Twitter account instead of the Maryland Republican Party. READ MORE: Ex-porn star Mia Khalifa to undergo surgery on breast implant ruptured by ice hockey puck The website GOP.com had previously listed the Twitter handle for the Maryland ...

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Twitter suspends Ron Paul Institute executive’s account, one day after Big Tech blocks InfoWars

Several Libertarian figures, including the Ron Paul Institute director, have found their Twitter accounts suspended. It comes after tech giants went after right-wing journalist Alex Jones, banning his show from their platforms. Radio host and editorial director of antiwar.com Scott Horton, former State Department employee and author Peter Van Buren, and Dan McAdams, the executive director of the Ron Paul ...

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