Category Archives: Twitter Under Fire

Jack Dorsey on Elon Musk’s X takeover and why he was right about free speech

Jack Dorsey on Elon Musk’s X takeover and why he was right about free speech Graeme Hanna Tech Journalist   Jack Dorsey has insisted the course of action taken by Elon Musk on X has been necessary in the pursuit of free speech. In a wide-ranging interview with Pirate Wires, the man who co-founded Twitter … Continue reading Jack Dorsey on Elon Musk’s X takeover and why he was right about free speech

Confidential Brazilian court orders against ‘digital militias’ on X released by U.S. congressional committee

April 19, 2024 Confidential Brazilian court orders against ‘digital militias’ on X released by U.S. congressional committee The court orders have called for a suspension of approximately 150 X accounts. BY Associated Press A U.S. congressional committee released confidential Brazilian court orders to suspend accounts on the social media platform X, offering a glimpse into decisions … Continue reading Confidential Brazilian court orders against ‘digital militias’ on X released by U.S. congressional committee

Pakistan banned X over political instability. A top official is demanding its immediate return

April 19, 2024 Pakistan banned X over political instability. A top official is demanding its immediate return Millions of people use X in Pakistan, and Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party relies on it especially heavily. BY Associated Press An important ally of Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif demanded the government lift a two-month-old ban on the social … Continue reading Pakistan banned X over political instability. A top official is demanding its immediate return

Elon Musk responds to companies that pulled ads from X: ‘Go fuck yourself’

Elon Musk responds to companies that pulled ads from X: ‘Go fuck yourself’ X CEO and former advertising executive Linda Yaccarino reportedly sat “stone-faced” during the tirade. Karissa Bell   Thu, Nov 30, 2023 Slaven Vlasic via Getty Images Elon Musk, facing the fact that an already financially-precarious X could be poised to lose another … Continue reading Elon Musk responds to companies that pulled ads from X: ‘Go fuck yourself’

From free speech to paid speech the: implications of X’s pay to reply

From free speech to paid speech the: implications of X’s pay to reply Radek Zielinski / Oct 10, 2023   X, the platform formerly known as Twitter and now under the direction of billionaire Elon Musk, has unveiled its latest controversial feature: allowing users to restrict replies to their posts only from verified accounts. As … Continue reading From free speech to paid speech the: implications of X’s pay to reply

Twitter’s rebrand to X could worsen its legal and financial problems

Twitter CEO teases banking and payment plans in memo about X rebrand   Karissa Bell   @karissabe   Twitter’s rebrand to X is officially underway, and CEO Linda Yaccarino has offered some new clues about what it may mean for the company. In a memo reported by CNBC, Yaccarino suggested that payments and banking features … Continue reading Twitter’s rebrand to X could worsen its legal and financial problems

Twitter’s head of brand safety and ad quality has left the company

Twitter’s head of safety and content moderation has left the company   Mariella Moon   @mariella_moon Twitter has lost another head of trust and safety after Elon Musk purchased the company last year. According to Reuters, Ella Irwin, the website’s top executive for content moderation has resigned. Fortune has also reported earlier that her company … Continue reading Twitter’s head of brand safety and ad quality has left the company

US adults are spending less time on Twitter since Elon Musk took over

Karissa Bell   @karissabe There’s never really been a shortage of reasons to spend less time on Twitter. Even before Elon Musk’s chaotic takeover, the platform was long plagued by misinformation, hate speech, harassment and other ills that made it less than welcoming. There’s never been a better time to quit Twitter. The Elon Musk-induced … Continue reading US adults are spending less time on Twitter since Elon Musk took over

Twitter Ex-employees say he’s ‘constitutionally incapable’ of turning things around.

  By Chris Stokel-Walker April 14, 2023 Exactly one year ago, Elon Musk shocked the tech world by putting in a bid to buy Twitter for $44 billion. In signature Musk fashion, that figure worked out at $54.20 a share.  That offer led, months later, to an actual acquisition, and eventually to the situation we’re … Continue reading Twitter Ex-employees say he’s ‘constitutionally incapable’ of turning things around.