Twitter downloads peak amid Black Lives Matter protests
Twitter has experienced a major increase in usage and mobile app downloads since the protests broke out over the murder of George Floyd last week, according to TechCrunch.While news sites and channels are reasonable resources for getting updates on the Black Lives Matter movement and the respective protests rippling across the US, social media platforms are far faster at delivering information on what's happening in the world in real time -- and instead of select material being provided by companies or big media, it's being shared by the public. For this reason, Twitter has seen a significant ...
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Israel's State Twitter knocks tweet calling Jesus 'Palestinian'
Israel's State Twitter account knocked a tweet by the popular @TheTweetOfGod, after the satirical Twitter account tweeted a traditional drawing of Jesus with the text "Privilege doesn't get much whiter than making a Roman-era Palestinian look like this.""God: Jesus was a Palestinian. Jesus: Hey Dad, remember when you gave that speech about Jewish values at my Bar Mitzvah?" tweeted the Israeli State Twitter account in reply to the @TheTweetOfGod's tweet.According to Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, @TheTweetOfGod responded with "TheTweetOfGod: Jesus wasn't actually fair-skinned. Israel's Twitter account: He...
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Israel disputes Jesus' Palestinian origin in exchange with satirical Twitter account
Israel's official Twitter account has disputed a popular satirical profile's assertion ofJesus' Palestinian background in a Twitter exchange on Wednesday.The comedy Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod - which satirises God's would-be critiques of mortal affairs - has posted an image of the commonly-depicted fair-skinned Jesus captioned: "Privilege doesn't get much whiter than making a Roman-era Palestinian look like this."Israel's official Twitter account, which is managed by the state's foreign ministry, replied: "God: Jesus was a Palestinian. Jesus: Hey Dad, remember when you gave that speech abo...
Searching 'racist' on Twitter brings up Trump as top result
Washington (AFP) - US President Donald Trump appears as the first result of suggested accounts when users type "racist" into Twitter's people search, it emerged Wednesday. The result, reported by the British news outlet The Independent and verified by AFP, highlights the intense discord around the president.Trump has more than 80 million followers, although there is much dispute about how many of them are genuine, active human Twitter users.Analysts said the news suggests Trump opponents, more than critics of any other Twitter account, have been labeling him as racist, although the social medi...
Twitter takes action against Trump’s posts, Facebook defends
Whitney Tilson’s email to investors discussing Donald Trump’s inflammatory posts, Twitter, Facebook, and free speech.Q1 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreTwitter Takes Action Against Trump's Posts2) The most interesting issue in the business world right now is how the big social media companies are responding to the increasing scrutiny they're under for the content that's posted on their sites.Until recently, all of them allowed pretty much anything, using the legal shield of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. But then Twitter (TWTR) broke ranks, taking action against a ...
Twitter Hides GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz’s Tweet To ‘Hunt Down’ Antifa Due To ‘Glorification Of Violence’
Twitter marked Rep. Matt Gaetz‘s (R-Florida) tweet a “glorification of violence” after he suggested Americans “hunt down” Antifia members, comparing them to “terrorists.”Shortly after Twitter censored the tweet, Gaetz followed up with a new post, tweeting:Twitter censored the tweet similarly to President Donald Trump‘s tweet last week when he wrote “when looting starts, shooting starts.” After the George Floyd protests against police violence went on for a few days, Trump called for more force in handling the demonstrations, referring to protestors as “thugs.”In his tweet, Gaetz referenced Tru...