Category Archives: Twitter

Durham police officer disciplined for tweets bashing Islam faces demotion

What landed Cain in hot water was a tweet in March of 2016 in which he made a comment about a photo posted by a Toronto police officer, said Khehra. Cain responded to the picture — a number of police employees, including a woman with brown skin, posed to mark International Women’s Day — by commenting, “Push the brown girl to the front #photo#op#diversity points.”


Report: Twitter to Start Sanctioning Users for Their Offline Behavior

Twitter will start sanctioning users for their offline behavior starting Saturday, according to a report.

According to the Verge, “What’s new is that Twitter now plans to do at least some monitoring of verified users’ offline behavior as well, to determine whether it is consistent with its rules.”

Next, you will have to sign an oath.


Why Is Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Allowing ‘Verified’ Users to ‘Promote Hate’ Against White People?

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey decided to ban alt-right personality Baked Alaska on Wednesday and removed “verification” check marks from Richard Spencer, James Allsup, Jason Kessler, “Wife With A Purpose,” Tommy Robinson, Laura Loomer and other right-wing personalities, ostensibly for “promoting hate.”


Twitter pushes out Islamic state supporters, but shift may hinder counterterrorism, study finds

Although Twitter was once the preferred platform of the Islamic State group, the social network’s counter-extremism policies – including content removal – contributed to a decline in activity by IS supporters. New research from the George Washington University’s Program on Extremism indicates the company’s efforts may have been effective, but further analysis suggests IS’s fight on Twitter is far from over.

To examine how IS evolved online, the Program on Extremism conducted a study of 845,646 tweets by 1,782 English-language pro-IS accounts from Feb. 15, 2016, to May 1, 2017. In “Digital Decay,” a report analyzing the dataset, program research fellow Audrey Alexander concludes Twitter’s policies hinder IS sympathizers on the platform, but argues that counter-IS practitioners should not overstate the impact of these measures in the broader fight against the organization online.

I won’t say “I told you so” but I want to.


Here Are Twitter’s Latest Rules For Fighting Hate And Abuse

The most hated man in social media

On Friday CEO Jack Dorsey announced plans to act more aggressively. Twitter will introduce new rules around unwanted sexual advances, nonconsensual nudity, hate symbols, violent groups, and tweets that glorify violence, he tweeted. To add a sense of urgency, the company is holding daily meetings on the issue.


Report: Google, Facebook, Twitter ‘Scrambling’ to Stop Regulation

According to Bloomberg, “Google summoned about 200 policy staff from around the world last month for a debate on whether the company’s size has made it too attractive as a target for government regulators,” while “Twitter executives have been in frequent contact with Congressional committees,” and “Facebook has hired two crisis PR firms.”


Twitter Moves to Silence All Criticism of Islam

Remember Google’s old motto, “Don’t be evil”? It sounds so ironic now, with the social media giants all rushing to implement Sharia blasphemy restrictions and choke off all criticism of Islam. Twitter is working so hard to do this that it should adopt a new motto: “Be evil.”

Twitter certainly lives by that motto. It lets stand open death threats against me. It censors content to suit Iran’s Islamic authorities. It has flagged as “hateful” tweets stating the fact that Islam is not a religion of peace and reporting accurately about anti-Semitic statements by an imam. It has let Islamic State accounts stand while banning those of people who report terrorists. It has shadowbanned my account, preventing thousands of readers from seeing Jihad Watch posts.