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In France, School Lessons Ask: Which Twitter Post Should You Trust?

Supported by In France, School Lessons Ask: Which Twitter Post Should You Trust? Image Sandra Laffont, a journalist who helps train teenagers to recognize online misinformation, led a recent workshop at Collège Henri Barbusse near Lyon, France.CreditCreditMatthew Avignone for The New York Times By Adam Satariano and Elian Peltier Dec. ...

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Twitter Bars Alex Jones and Infowars, Citing Harassing Messages

Twitter Bars Alex Jones and Infowars, Citing Harassing Messages Image Twitter said Alex Jones had posted new messages that violated its policies.CreditCreditTom Brenner for The New York Times By Kate Conger and Jack Nicas Sept. 6, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — Apple, Facebook and Google’s YouTube mostly barred Alex Jones, the ...

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Republicans Accuse Twitter of Bias Against Conservatives

Republicans Accuse Twitter of Bias Against Conservatives Image Jack Dorsey, the chief executive of Twitter. He live-tweeted his remarks from the hearing.CreditCreditEric Thayer for The New York Times By Cecilia Kang and Sheera Frenkel Sept. 5, 2018 WASHINGTON — Republicans accused Twitter of being biased against conservatives on Wednesday, drawing ...

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Battling Fake Accounts, Twitter to Slash Millions of Followers

Battling Fake Accounts, Twitter to Slash Millions of Followers Image Twitter plans to start removing questionable accounts from users’ follower numbers on Thursday, reducing the total follower count on the platform by about 6 percent.CreditJeff Chiu/Associated Press By Nicholas Confessore and Gabriel J.X. Dance July 11, 2018 Twitter will begin ...

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Why Women (and Men) Are Marching Today, According to Twitter Data

This weekend, potentially 200,000 people—mostly women, and many sporting pink #pussyhats—will descend on Washington, DC for the Women’s March on January 21st. What initially began as a Facebook event has morphed into a cultural moment, a juxtaposition of the previous day’s inauguration of America’s 45th president, Donald Trump. Heather Whaling ...

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For Election Day Chatter, Twitter Ruled Social Media

By MIKE ISAAC and SYDNEY EMBER November 8, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — At around 5 a.m. Tuesday on the East Coast, the first signs of presidential chatter started stirring on Twitter, then quickly began to mushroom. In the ensuing hours, Twitter’s 100 or so staff members working on the company’s Election Day efforts woke ...

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