Twitter double standards:
Men are such disgusting despicable pigs. Ok with twitter!✅
Women are such disgusting despicable pigs. Hate crime, censor! ❌ pic.twitter.com/o19Sig1QPg
— Stan (@StanM3) January 19, 2018
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A former Twitter engineer intimated that the social media giant acts on requests from foreign governments to ban users, reveals undercover footage from Project Veritas released Wednesday as part of a series of covert stings on the company revealing atrocious abuses of privacy by Twitter employees.
Carefully choosing his words, former Twitter engineer Conrado Mirando conveys to an undercover Project Veritas journalist that the company works with countries such as China and Iran to censor users upon request.
In one segment of the video, the undercover journalist asks “Does the Chinese government or anybody, like, do you think they call Twitter and be, like, ‘You need to ban anyone that’s on Twitter that’s from China’?”
Miranda pauses, smiles, and coyly says “I cannot disclose that information.”
“All your illegitimate wives and, like, all the girls you’ve been f*cking around with, they’re are on my server now… I’m going to send it to your wife, she’s going use it in your divorce.”
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🆘‼😂💦 #Germany: #Merkel's Justice Minister #HeikoMaas (SPD) and responsible for the censorship law #NetzDG tweeted in 2014: "Meeting with Turkish Minister of Justice: Blocking of Twitter & Facebook is not our understanding of freedom of expression." Haha! Exactly my humor! pic.twitter.com/TETZIp7AOn
— Onlinemagazin (@OnlineMagazin) January 7, 2018
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A German satirical magazine’s Twitter account was blocked after it parodied anti-Muslim comments in what the national journalists’ association said showed the downside of a new law against online hate speech.
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Brian Gerrish and Mike Robinson with the last UK Column News of 2017. We will be back on Wednesday 3 January. We would like to wish our viewers a fantastic Christmas and New Year and we hope to see you in 2018.
START – House of Commons inquiry into online hate (of politicians?)…
08:39 – The Guardian: disgraceful ‘propaganda’ article
10:42 – Meet the Guardian journalist responsible: Olivia Solon
13:31 – How the Guardian propaganda piece is crafted
22:00 – Guardian: advertising for AI company who profit from misery
25:12 – Aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is leaking…
29:15 – Aircraft: 14th F35 delivered…to the desert
30:14 – ‘Britain’s record on job creation is second to none…’
32:59 – Steel industry opportunities in Britain…
37:02 – Standing up for real journalism in 2017
Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO
Twitter will begin suspending accounts which engage in “hateful conduct” or affiliate with organizations which “use or promote violence against civilians to further their causes” both on and off the platform, following a November announcement. The new rules apply to whatever Twitter deems “hateful,” including “hateful images or symbols in your profile image or profile header.”
Moreover, Twitter will officially begin restricting “trending” content, to wit:
At times, we may prevent certain content from trending.
While many conservative Twitter users have suffered unfair account suspensions, mysterious drops in retweets and likes on controversial tweets, overnight drops in follower count, and unexplained disappearances of trending topics which paint liberals in a bad light, Twitter’s new rules effectively allow the social media giant to openly engage in censorship without repercussion.
Via Twitter Help Center:
England creates its very own police thought crime unit to patrol the internet. https://t.co/1a5utCmOth
— Alois Irlmaier (@AloisIrlmaier) December 17, 2017
In perhaps the most intrusive move of social media platforms’ efforts signal as much virtue as possible and appease their potentially-regulating government overlords, Twitter has announced that it is cracking down on what it defines at hate-speech and not just by looking at its own site.
In what amounts to a major shift in Twitter policy, Mashable’s Kerry Flynn reports that the company announced on Friday that it will be monitoring user’s behavior “on and off the platform” and will suspend a user’s account if they affiliate with violent organizations, according to an update to Twitter’s Help Center on Friday.
Twitter will be using cookies to determine if you have gone to a site that they do not like and then ban you for it. (screenshot 2 and 3)
— Brett MacDonald (@TweetBrettMac) November 18, 2017
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Update: WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange has a question for Twitter…
However, explicit calls for my (and Snowden’s) assassination are just fine:https://t.co/LankUBdLks
— Julian Assange ???? (@JulianAssange) October 29, 2017
… then there is this…
Twitter banned Roger Stone after he used some foul language & verbally attacked a CNN anchor. But this genius is still around. Weird. pic.twitter.com/A0InFdwIfx
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) October 29, 2017
And it’s not just Assange: prominent liberal commentator, and Stone critic, Yashar Ali dedicated a thread to the matter Saturday evening.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has slammed the decision by Twitter to ban all ads from the accounts of Russian media outlets RT and Sputnik on its platform.
Maria Zakharova has said that Twitter’s ban on all ads from Sputnik and RT is another aggressive step, prompted by the pressure from US intelligence services, aimed at blocking the activities of Russian media.
“There will of course be measures taken in response,” said Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova following the announcement of the ban.
Lawmakers with the Senate Intelligence Committee have said that Twitter never informed them that they pitched Twitter to RT as an ad platform, particularly for promotions regarding 2016 presidential election. This news comes just hours after Twitter announced that they will no longer be running ads from RT or Sputnik.
A spokesperson for Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), the ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told reporters on Thursday that the upper echelon of Twitter never mentioned to him that they made a pitch deck to persuade RT to advertise on Twitter during the election.
H/t reader kevin a.
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