Twitter algorithm amplifies right-leaning politics more than left, internal study finds

While 90% of Republicans might believe that social media platforms censor political viewpoints, according to Pew Research Center, a new study from Twitter points to the opposite. The study, published Thursday, was conducted by a team at Twitter TWTR, -4.50% that analyzed millions of tweets from April 1, 2020 to Aug. 15, 2020. The researchers… Continue reading Twitter algorithm amplifies right-leaning politics more than left, internal study finds

AP debunks Twitter post that misrepresented Mass. report on vaccinated COVID-19 deaths – Boston News, Weather, Sports

CLAIM: Massachusetts reports that 45% of COVID-19 deaths in the state “last week” were among fully vaccinated people. AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. The online post included data from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for the week ending Oct. 9 that shows 45 newly reported deaths among vaccinated people in the state — not that 45% of all… Continue reading AP debunks Twitter post that misrepresented Mass. report on vaccinated COVID-19 deaths – Boston News, Weather, Sports

Jennifer Aniston Sparked an Instagram Debate Over Which of Her Iconic Hairstyles Is the Best

Jennifer-Aniston-Hairstyles-GettyImages-1069278038 Getty Images Jennifer Aniston has long been a hair inspiration — seriously, who could forget when “the Rachel” first made its TV debut on Friends back in 1994. And while she has rocked a bevy of different styles over the years — blonde, brunette, with bangs or without — it’s clear from her recent… Continue reading Jennifer Aniston Sparked an Instagram Debate Over Which of Her Iconic Hairstyles Is the Best

Finally, Facebook can say it’s not the most toxic social network | Marina Hyde

By rights, these should really be what we might euphemise as Donald Trump’s “hidden years”. Though he might not have been expected to descend immediately to full late-era Howard Hughes – four-inch fingernails and tissue boxes on his feet – the aesthetics of this third act in Trump’s American life felt promisingly tragicomic. The 45th… Continue reading Finally, Facebook can say it’s not the most toxic social network | Marina Hyde

Right-wing elected officials’ content amplified by Twitter algorithm

Twitter has released a new study that says its algorithm amplifies right-leaning news content and tweets from the political right. The study was meant to track whether the platform’s recommendation algorithms amplify political content at all, according to Twitter Director of Software Engineering Rumman Chowdhury and Staff Machine Learning Researcher Luca Belli.  The two explained… Continue reading Right-wing elected officials’ content amplified by Twitter algorithm

Dionne Warwick Just Destroyed Hulu on Twitter

Legendary singer Dionne Warwick obliterates Hulu for placing ads in programs on the streaming platform’s ad-free tier. R&B and soul music sensation Dionne Warwick took streaming giant Hulu to task over the platform’s ad-free tier. The situation began when Warwick posted an engaging tweet asking for any and all brands to share a response. “Even the… Continue reading Dionne Warwick Just Destroyed Hulu on Twitter

Twitter research shows its algorithms boost tweets from the right

Sarah Tew/CNET Twitter says its own research shows that its algorithms amplify tweets from the political right more than they do those from the left. In a blog post released Thursday, Twitter says the research shows that tweets from right-leaning politicians and groups both receive more amplification than those from their left-leaning counterparts. In addition,… Continue reading Twitter research shows its algorithms boost tweets from the right

Increase in artificial intelligence mentions

Mentions of artificial intelligence within the filings of companies in the railway industry rose 64% between the first and second quarters of 2021. In total, the frequency of sentences related to artificial intelligence between July 2020 and June 2021 was 137% increase than in 2016 when GlobalData, from whom our data for this article is… Continue reading Increase in artificial intelligence mentions

CNN torched for ’embarrassing’ statement on Joe Rogan: Sounds like an ‘advocacy group,’ not a news network

CNN has renewed criticism of its journalistic ethics after issuing a blistering statement in response to podcast giant Joe Rogan.  Last week, CNN remained silent as Rogan accused the liberal network of “lying” over its coverage of his use of ivermectin after he announced he tested positive for COVID, a treatment its anchors repeatedly characterized… Continue reading CNN torched for ’embarrassing’ statement on Joe Rogan: Sounds like an ‘advocacy group,’ not a news network

Teacher calls parents ‘terrorists’ in viral song video, Internet demands her sacking

A teacher has gone viral on the internet after she sang a bizarre song, calling parents “terrorists”. The teacher, whose identity is not known, apparently posted the video on TikTok, which was then reshared on Twitter by the handle @libsoftiktok. The 26-second clip showed the woman clapping and making faces as she sang, “Here’s your… Continue reading Teacher calls parents ‘terrorists’ in viral song video, Internet demands her sacking

Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson top LinkedIn list for growing cities for entrepreneurs

The Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson area is among America’s fastest-growing smaller metropolitan areas for entrepreneurs, according to LinkedIn, the business and employment-oriented online service. © MATT BURKHARTT/Staff A view down a mostly empty but typically busy Falls Street in downtown Greenville Friday, March 27, 2020. Ranked by metropolitan areas with fewer than 1 million LinkedIn members, LinkedIn compared company-formation rates… Continue reading Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson top LinkedIn list for growing cities for entrepreneurs

Kidscreen » Archive » How TikTok changes the publishing game

Forget whatever you think you know about the greatest rivalries of all time, because nothing compares to the fervor with which tweens and teens debated the merits of Team Edward vs. Team Jacob. Stephenie Meyer’s young adult fantasy Twilight hit shelves in 2005, with another book rolling out annually for the next three years. By… Continue reading Kidscreen » Archive » How TikTok changes the publishing game

Frank Reich Twitter Sentiment: Week 6 vs. Texans

Despite a 31-3 win, Colts fans were not happy throughout the game with either the performance of head coach Frank Reich or defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus. The first issues with Reich were the limited carries he gave superstar running back Jonathan Taylor in the first half, as the Colts finished the second quarter with just… Continue reading Frank Reich Twitter Sentiment: Week 6 vs. Texans

Twitter admits bias in algorithm for rightwing politicians and news outlets | Twitter

Twitter has admitted it amplifies more tweets from rightwing politicians and news outlets than content from leftwing sources. The social media platform examined tweets from elected officials in seven countries – the UK, US, Canada, France, Germany, Spain and Japan. It also studied whether political content from news organisations was amplified on Twitter, focusing primarily… Continue reading Twitter admits bias in algorithm for rightwing politicians and news outlets | Twitter

SC notice to Twitter official on UP’s plea in communally sensitive case

The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from former Twitter Managing Director Manish Maheshwari on an appeal of the Uttar Pradesh government against the Karnataka High Court’s decision to quash a notice seeking his personal appearance as part of the probe into a communally sensitive video uploaded by a user on the… Continue reading SC notice to Twitter official on UP’s plea in communally sensitive case

Twitter accounts tied to China lied that COVID came from Maine lobsters

Twitter accounts linked to China were discovered spreading misinformation about the origins of COVID-19, such as lies that the virus came from a shipment of Maine lobsters to Wuhan. Only on AP: China’s role in COVID disinformation Click to expand UP NEXT Oxford researcher Marcel Schliebs first noticed the misinformation campaign when he saw a tweet from Zha Liyou,… Continue reading Twitter accounts tied to China lied that COVID came from Maine lobsters