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Now even YouPorn has banned Alex Jones, but he’s still on Twitter

Streaming adult video site YouPorn, announced today that it has banned Alex Jones from its platform, following actions against the conspiracy-monger by tech companies including Apple, Facebook, YouTube and Spotify—but notably, not Twitter. Before you go “wtf,” there were indeed (non-porn) videos with Alex Jones in them on YouPorn (people often take advantage of relatively lax copyright policing on various ...

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French feminists spark Twitter war after call to ban ‘sexist’ postcards

Twitter erupted after a group of French feminists launched a campaign to ban postcards featuring scantily clad women which they say are “sexist” and promote a “culture of rape”. The Femmes Solidaires (Women’s Solidarity), which has about 30,000 members, has called out the postcards, claiming they depict women only as “sex objects” to “be consumed and thrown away under the ...

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Censorship or justice? Twitter debate rages over tech giants’ simultaneous InfoWars ban

Twitter is on fire with debate over almost simultaneous decisions by Facebook, Apple, YouTube and Spotify to take action against controversial right-wing YouTube host Alex Jones’ and his InfoWars channel citing “hate speech”. InfoWars Editor-at-large Paul Joseph Watson tweeted on Monday that Facebook had “permanently banned” the outlets page for “unspecified” hate speech and described the move as setting a “chilling ...

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Duo Security researchers’ Twitter ‘bot or not’ study unearths crypto botnet

A team of researchers at Duo Security has unearthed a sophisticated botnet operating on Twitter — and being used to spread a cryptocurrency scam. The botnet was discovered during the course of a wider research project to create and publish a methodology for identifying Twitter account automation — to help support further research into bots and how they operate. The ...

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Elon Musk shares meme video of Hitler ‘Shorting Tesla Stock’ on Twitter

Elon Musk has shared a popular meme video of Adolf Hitler from “Downfall” movie, freaking out about shorting Tesla stock. Some followers laughed out loud, while others warned that the tweet may put the tech tycoon in hot water. In the mock video Hitler, played by German actor Bruno Ganz, appears outraged by the fact the demand for Tesla 3 ...

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NRA says it may no longer exist as non-profit due to Cuomo's onslaught, Twitter erupts

A recent lawsuit filed by the National Rifle Organization (NRA) argues that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s crusade may force it to cease to exist as a nonprofit. The news sparked a frenzy on Twitter. The amended version of the lawsuit, originally filed by the NRA in May, was released in full by Rolling Stone. It was claimed that the ...

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Democrat & Nazi policies ‘heavily aligned’: Donald Trump Jr sparks wrath of Twitter

Donald Trump Jr has come under fire for equating the Democrats’ platform and that of the Nazi party in an attempt to dismiss the concerns of “kids in dreadlocks running around screaming about fascism” in the US. Trump made the remarks at the premiere of Dinesh D’Souza’s new film, ‘Death of a Nation: Plantation Politics and the Making of the ...

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House majority leader calls for Twitter CEO to be grilled over ‘shadow banning’ of Republicans

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has requested a public hearing that would see Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testifying on Twitter’s “filtering and censorship practices” that have “disproportionally” affected conservatives. In a letter to Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden, McCarthy expressed his concerns over “revelations that some media companies are filtering the information that their users can see.” In ...

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Guardians of the Galaxy cast pen letter in support of James Gunn, Twitter erupts (again)

The cast of Guardians of the Galaxy have published a letter in support of director James Gunn, who was fired by Disney earlier this month after a series of old tweets about rape and pedophilia reemerged, prompting public outrage. Gunn’s past tweets, thousands of which have since been deleted, were highlighted on Twitter by conservative commentators Mike Cernovich and Jack ...

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Twitter turns to academics to improve conversational health on the platform

Twitter is partnering with two groups of academic researchers to figure out how to measure the health of conversations happening on the platform. It’s all part of the company’s continuing long game for social relevance. Despite the fact that it lost 1 million users, the company also posted $ 100 million in profit during last week’s earnings. But neither of ...

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