A small number of prolific U.S. Twitter users create the majority of tweets, and that extends to Twitter discussions around politics, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center out today. Building on an earlier study, which discovered that 10% of users created 80% of tweets from U.S. adults, the organization today says that just 6% of U.S. adults on Twitter account for 73% of tweets about national politics. Though your experience on…"Just 6% of US adults on Twitter account for 73% of political tweets… and they disapprove of Trump"
The ex-presidential candidate confirms using the account “Pierre Delecto”, telling a reporter: “C’est moi”. BBC World news: Source link"Mitt Romney's secret Twitter account Pierre Delecto revealed"
A site used by the white supremacist group had sought cash to fund rallies and mail campaigns. BBC News Source link"Ku Klux Klan donation account suspended by PayPal"
Friday afternoon, Jack Dorsey’s 4.2 million Twitter followers got an unpleasant surprise. A group of vandals had gained access to the account, and used that access to blast out a stream of offensive messages and plugs for their group’s discord channel. Within 15 minutes, the account was back under control and the group was banned from Discord, but the incident was a reminder of the serious vulnerabilities in even the highest-profile accounts, and just how…"The frighteningly simple technique that hijacked Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account"
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account was hacked on Friday afternoon by a group that calls itself the Chuckle Squad. The hackers tweeted racial slurs, antisemitic messages and at least one Holocaust denial from Dorsey’s account. Some offensive tweets were up for about 10 minutes, though not long after the hack began, those tweets were already being deleted, and they’re all gone now. We’re aware that @jack was compromised and investigating what happened. — Twitter…"Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s account was hacked"
A hacker has compromised Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account. A stream of rogue tweets — including racial slurs — were posted to the Twitter chief executive’s own Twitter account just after 3:30pm ET. One of the tweets posted a Twitter handle for someone who purported to take credit for the account takeover. That account was quickly suspended. Dorsey has more than 4.21 million followers. Twitter spokesperson Ebony Turner said the company was investigating. The company also tweeted…"A hacker has compromised Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account"
Twitter recently took down a covert network of nearly 1,000 accounts it says are tied to the Chinese government. Many, but not all, of the accounts attacked pro-Democracy protesters in Hong Kong. CNN news: Source link"How a hacked American nightclub Twitter account was implicated in China's information war"
Graphic by William Joel / The Verge Struggling theater subscription service MoviePass reportedly resorted to extreme tactics to prevent users from taking advantage of core features, according to a new report from Business Insider. In particular, the report highlights a strategy the company used to keep users from bankrupting it, by changing account passwords to prevent ticket purchases that might cost it money it didn’t have. Business Insider’s report looks at how Ted Farnsworth, CEO…"MoviePass reportedly changed account passwords to prevent users from seeing films"
BitChute YouTube has terminated the account of a 14-year-old creator who is known for hateful, anti-Muslim videos after a recent video seemed to call for violence against gay people, BuzzFeed News reports. The 12-minute video, called “Pride and Prejudice,” came from far-right YouTuber Soph. It focused on the LGBTQ community and included a line of threats at the end of the video. The video also asked viewers to blame Soph in “your manifesto,” a reference…"YouTube removes account of far-right creator Soph for hate speech"
Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Tired of Facebook too? We’ve got a guide for that. Oh, and Instagram? Yep, here’s how to delete that too. What, and Twitter? Here’s all you need to know. And Snapchat. Social platforms like YouTube walk a fine line between being handy and consuming your whole life. Whether your…"Here’s how to delete or temporarily hide your YouTube account"