Social Media's posts - English uPOST

The Only Bad Thing About Fox News' Silent Twitter Protest Is That It Will Eventually End The Only Bad Thing About Fox News' Silent Twitter Protest Is That It Will Eventually End

Imagine, if you will, a world without Fox News. That’s largely been the case on Twitter since Thursday, when many of the network’s official Twitter channels went silent.

Facebook Launches Lasso, Its Short-Form Video Competitor to TikTok Facebook Launches Lasso, Its Short-Form Video Competitor to TikTok

With seemingly little fanfare, Facebook has launched its new app Lasso, a standalone short-form video platform that’s been billed as a competitor to TikTok. According to TechCrunch, the app is Facebook’s attempt at winning over its dwindling demographic of teens.

This Is the Future of Democracy

It’s the 2018 midterms, and today you have your chance to record just how you feel about that. The New York Times has set up a live map of results across the nation, where readers can click one of six emojis (angry, sad, afraid, neutral, happy, and laughing) to have their feelings on the midterms logged for... some…

Facebook Election News Dump: We Banned Some More Stuff, Though What Kind of Stuff Is Unclear Facebook Election News Dump: We Banned Some More Stuff, Though What Kind of Stuff Is Unclear

Facebook, whose handling of the nation’s last major election has become a sprawling, headache-inducing public relations nightmare, has been eagerly touting how much better it plans to do in the future. (Have you heard of its very important and definitely super effective electoral War Room?) Late on Monday, the eve of…

Facebook Says It Has Independently Verified How Much It Bungled Handling of Myanmar Genocide Facebook Says It Has Independently Verified How Much It Bungled Handling of Myanmar Genocide

Facebook, which the United Nations’ top human rights commissioner accused earlier this year of a “slow and ineffective” response to evidence it was fueling state genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, admitted in a blog post on Monday that their own “independent human rights impact assessment” has…

Twitter Takes Down 10,000 Accounts That Discouraged Voting Twitter Takes Down 10,000 Accounts That Discouraged Voting

With the hotly contested midterm elections coming up this Tuesday, Twitter is cracking down on attempts at using the service to dissuade people from showing up at the polls.

Twitter Tests New Button to See the Latest Tweets First Twitter Tests New Button to See the Latest Tweets First

It’s been a week for keeping up with Twitter announcements. Following news of Twitter’s new bot-reporting feature and a report that CEO Jack Dorsey was looking to kill the “like” button, the company announced that it will allow some of its users to disable Twitter’s “best tweets first” feed through a new home-screen…

Influencer Sued for Allegedly Not Influencing Nearly as Hard as He Was Paid To Influencer Sued for Allegedly Not Influencing Nearly as Hard as He Was Paid To

Grown-ish actor and reported onetime Kourtney Kardashian suitor Luka Sabbat is facing down a lawsuit from Snap Inc.’s public relations firm, PR Consulting, for allegedly violating the terms of an “influencer” agreement worth $60,000.

Twitter Rolls Out Feature to Report Bots, Also Anyone You Think Is a Bot Twitter Rolls Out Feature to Report Bots, Also Anyone You Think Is a Bot

Twitter has rolled out another feature intended to cut down on spam and misinformation efforts—adding suspected bots, malicious links, and spammy hashtags to the “suspicious or spam” category users can choose when reporting violations of its terms of service.

Hey, How'd That Facebook 'War Room' Fare During Brazil's Election Season? Oh. Hey, How'd That Facebook 'War Room' Fare During Brazil's Election Season? Oh.

Facebook, the scandal-mired social media giant that has faced enormous criticism for its role in the spread of online propaganda and fake news across the globe, has a War Room it wants everyone to know is tackling that issue head-on. Earlier this month, it touted the War Room’s efforts to clean up a torrent of hoaxes…

Yes, Mr. President. So Revealing Indeed, Mr. President Yes, Mr. President. So Revealing Indeed, Mr. President

Big alert from the president: SICKO HOLLYWOOD LIBS have BANNED his Stephen Colbert interview because of something something something!!!

That Viral Photo of Justin Bieber Eating a Burrito Sideways is Totally Fake

Did you see that photo of Justin Bieber eating a burrito like a corn cob? The photo went viral on Facebook, Twitter, and dozens of news sites. But we’ve got some bad news for you, or good news depending on how you look at it. The photo is totally fake.

Far-Right Site Gab Ditched by Cloud Host Joyent, Suspended by Stripe Amid Synagogue Massacre [Update: GoDaddy Yanks Domain] Far-Right Site Gab Ditched by Cloud Host Joyent, Suspended by Stripe Amid Synagogue Massacre [Update: GoDaddy Yanks Domain]

Gab, the self-declared free speech platform that has welcomed countless neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and various other far-right bigots, had its PayPal accounts terminated on Saturday after authorities named anti-Semite and alleged Gab user Robert Bowers as the suspect in a massacre of at least 11 people at…

Campbell Soup Co. Executive Is Out After Tweeting George Soros Conspiracy Theory Campbell Soup Co. Executive Is Out After Tweeting George Soros Conspiracy Theory

A Campbell Soup Company executive who tweeted about conspiracy theories involving former hedge fund manager George Soros is no longer with the company, a spokesperson confirmed to Gizmodo. Campbell’s vice president of government affairs Kelly Johnston tweeted Monday that Soros’ Open Society Foundations was providing…

PayPal Bans Far-Right Social Network Gab After Anti-Semitic User Kills at Least 11 at Synagogue PayPal Bans Far-Right Social Network Gab After Anti-Semitic User Kills at Least 11 at Synagogue

On Saturday, a firearm-wielding man massacred at least 11 people attending Shabbat services at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood and injured a number of others. The Anti-Defamation League described it as likely the deadliest single attack on the Jewish community in U.S. history.…

Instagram Pulls Milo Yiannopoulos Post Appearing to Praise Mail Bombs Instagram Pulls Milo Yiannopoulos Post Appearing to Praise Mail Bombs

Instagram has pulled from its platform a post by former Breitbart tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos that seemingly praised the apparent pipe bombs sent this week to a number of top Democrats—including former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton—as well as CNN. The post, shared Thursday,…

Mail Bomb Sent to John Brennan Allegedly Had Fake ISIS Flag With Sex Toys, 'Get 'Er Done' on It Mail Bomb Sent to John Brennan Allegedly Had Fake ISIS Flag With Sex Toys, 'Get 'Er Done' on It

All across the country this week, pipe bombs have been showing up in the mail of prominent Democrats and critics of Donald Trump—with NBC News listing former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Rep. Maxine Waters, billionaire philanthropist George…

China's Former Internet Chief, a Censorship Hardliner, Pleads Guilty to Corruption Charges China's Former Internet Chief, a Censorship Hardliner, Pleads Guilty to Corruption Charges

Lu Wei, the former chief of the imposing Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) and one of the primary architects of the mass censorship foisted on China’s estimated 700 million internet users, pleaded guilty this week in Chinese court to taking some 32 million yuan (about $4.6 million) in bribes, the Associated…

Report: Tech-Loving Saudi Prince Suspected in Jamal Khashoggi's Death Has Twitter Troll Army Report: Tech-Loving Saudi Prince Suspected in Jamal Khashoggi's Death Has Twitter Troll Army

Saudi crown prince and heir to the throne Mohammed bin Salman is big on PR. He’s fond of selling himself as a Silicon Valley-style disruptor eager to take Saudi Arabia into the future as a regional tech and logistics hub, trying to ink big deals with international tech giants that could help solidify his claim to the…

WhatsApp Bans 100,000 Accounts Before Brazilian Election, Which Is Still a Real Mess WhatsApp Bans 100,000 Accounts Before Brazilian Election, Which Is Still a Real Mess

Facebook subsidiary and encrypted chat service WhatsApp has banned more than 100,000 accounts ahead of the upcoming federal elections in Brazil, where leftist Workers’ Party candidate Fernando Haddad will face down far-right populist Jair Bolsonaro, Bloomberg reported on Friday.

More Social Media's posts »

Language