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It’s election day again in the US, and Twitter is still home to bots, liars and Russian networks

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It’s the one-year anniversary of the US presidential election, in which social media companies were weaponized by Russian government-linked accounts trying to influence the vote. One of those social media platforms, Twitter, today seems pretty much like the same ludicrous yet addictive mish-mash of righteous indignation, pithy jokes, culture wars, and breaking news that it Read More

A Twitter employee celebrated their last day by deleting Donald Trump’s account

2 weeks ago 7ring Comments Off on A Twitter employee celebrated their last day by deleting Donald Trump’s account
For 11 minutes, Donald Trump’s Twitter account disappeared from the internet. A Twitter employee marked their final day at the company yesterday by taking the US president’s profile offline. The platform was able to restore it shortly thereafter, including all followers and previous tweets. It initially blamed the disappearance on “human error.” A few hours Read More