Category Archives: News

False Articles Plaguing the Swedish Election

A study by the Oxford Internet Institute revealed that one in three news articles that are shared on the micro-blogging site about Sweden’s 2018 election was from junk news websites which deliberately publish false articles and misleading information. Similar ratio was observed in 2016 US Presidential Elections The study examined around 275,000 tweets about Sweden’s […]

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Twitter to Bring Status Indicators and Threaded Replies

Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s CEO, hinted recently that Twitter might get some interesting updates designed to help users follow Twitter conversation threads more easily and know who among their followers is online. The two features may come out soon Dorsey introduced the idea by tweeting: “Playing with some new Twitter features: presence (who else is on […]

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RKN Global on: Join Twitter Before 13? You May Be Blocked

Users who signed up before age 13 could be banned According to Twitter, the ban will apply whether the users added their birth dates to their profiles later or provided their date of birth at the time of signing up. The news site Motherboard reports that Twitter has opted to ban users whose provided birth […]

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Facebook is the Newest Blockchain Player

Earlier this year, stating that blockchain reward tokens are often associated with deceptive or misleading promotional practices, Facebook announced that it will ban all advertising for cryptocurrencies. Recently, however, the CEO of the social network launched a blockchain division. In addition to this, there are a few reports of Facebook planning to create its own […]

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Twitter Saw Millions of Anti-Semitic Tweets in 2017: ADL Report

The spread of hate speech has not ceased on the micro-blogging giant. According to a report by the Anti-Defamation League, Twitter saw over 4.2 million anti-Semitic tweets last year (between 29 January 2017 and 28 January 2018). The report, which was released recently, noted that millions of anti-Semitic tweets were shared or re-shared on the […]

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