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Twitter tests labels, community moderation for lies by public figures

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc said on Thursday that it was testing a new community moderation approach that would enable users to identify misleading information posted by politicians and public figures and add brightly colored labels under those tweets. FILE PHOTO: The Twitter logo and binary cyber codes are seen in this illustration taken November 26, […]

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Twitter Banned Zero Hedge For Doxing A Chinese Scientist It Falsely Accused Of Creating Coronavirus

Barcroft Media / Getty Images People gather quilts on the roof of a building in Wuhan, China, Jan. 30. A popular pro-Trump website has released the personal information of a scientist from Wuhan, China, falsely accusing them of creating the coronavirus as a bioweapon, in a plot it said is the real-life version of the […]

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Lib Dem news: Ousted leader Jo Swinson humiliated after posting final Twitter message | UK | News

She was criticised after promising her legion of followers that “there will be a way out of this nationalist surge”. Ms Swinson starkly admitted, however, it was a “huge job”. The ex-Lib Dem boss was ousted in the recent general election, losing her seat in Scotland to the Scottish National Party. Her last message read: […]

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Meet Zhao Lijian, The Chinese Diplomat Who Got Promoted For Trolling The US On Twitter

BEIJING — The most interesting diplomat in the world these days may well be Zhao Lijian, the combative, bombastic, frankly Trumpy voice of the People’s Republic of China on Twitter. Zhao was in fine form this Thanksgiving weekend, offering an eight-part tweetstorm on American racism, tweeting at one point that the US was merely suffering […]

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Kellyanne Conway’s husband mocks her on Twitter while slamming Trump over impeachment scandal

A prominent Washington attorney married to White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway seemingly mocked his wife in a tweet that also derided Donald Trump over the impeachment inquiry against him. George Conway, a frequent critic of the president, appeared to publicly hit out at his wife on Monday afternoon for the first time since she […]

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Google pens Twitter ode to Scarborough after depicting it as a semi-collapsed house

Despite what you might think, Google says it actually loves Scarborough. A week ago, the tech giant sparked outrage among Torontonians when users discovered that a cursory search of the word “Scarborough” in Google led to a sad photo of a semi-collapsed house. The company promptly removed the photo, and on Tuesday, Google Canada posted […]

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