This game uses troll tactics to teach critical thinking – gpgmail

[ad_1] The best medicine against online disinformation is an informed society that’s thinking critically. The problem is there are no shortcuts to universal education. Enter Finnish Public Broadcasting Company, Yle, which is hoping to harness the engagement power of gamification to accelerate awareness and understanding of troll tactics and help more people spot malicious Internet […]

Tech startups want to destigmatize sex – gpgmail

[ad_1] Sex, despite being one of the most fundamental human experiences, is still one of those businesses that some advertisers reject, banks are hesitant to financially support and some investors don’t want to fund. Given how sex is such a huge part of our lives, it’s no surprise founders are looking to capitalize on the […]

Reps from DHS, the FBI and the ODNI met with tech companies at Facebook to talk election security – gpgmail

[ad_1] Representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Homeland Security met with counterparts at tech companies including Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter to discuss election security, Facebook confirmed. “The purpose was to build on previous discussions and further strengthen strategic collaboration regarding the […]

Google says China used YouTube to meddle in Hong Kong protests – gpgmail

[ad_1] Google has disabled 210 YouTube accounts after it said China used the video platform to sow discord among protesters in Hong Kong. The search giant, which owns YouTube, followed in the footsteps of Twitter and Facebook, which earlier this week said China had used their social media sites to spread misinformation and discord among […]

Twitter blocks state-controlled media outlets from advertising on its social network – gpgmail

[ad_1] Twitter is now blocking state-run media outlets from advertising on its platform. The new policy was announced just hours after the company identified an information operation involving hundreds of accounts linked to China as part of an effort to “sow political discord” around events in Hong Kong after weeks of protests in the region. […]

Twitter is blocked in China, but its state news agency is buying promoted tweets to portray Hong Kong protestors as violent – gpgmail

[ad_1] Twitter is being criticized for running promoted tweets by China’s largest state news agency that paint pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong as violent, even though the rallies, including one that drew an estimated 1.7 million people this weekend, have been described as mostly peaceful by international media. Promoted tweets from China Xinhua News, the […]

Twitter to test a new filter for spam and abuse in the Direct Message inbox – gpgmail

[ad_1] Twitter is testing a new way to filter unwanted messages from your Direct Message inbox. Today, Twitter allows users to set their Direct Message inbox as being open to receiving messages from anyone, but this can invite a lot of unwanted messages, including abuse. While one solution is to adjust your settings so only […]

Twitter leads $100M round in top Indian regional social media platform ShareChat – gpgmail

[ad_1] Is there room for another social media platform? ShareChat, a four-year-old social network in India that serves tens of million of people in regional languages, just answered that question with a $100 million financing round led by global giant Twitter . Other than Twitter, TrustBridge Partners, and existing investors Shunwei Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, […]

Twitter tests ways for users to follow and snooze specific topics – gpgmail

[ad_1] You may soon be able to organize Twitter’s web of hashtags and handles in a smarter way, that is if the company can pull off its ambitious new rethinking of the app’s timelines. The company isn’t getting rid of the process of a following users but at a press event in SF, company execs […]