Twitter tests labeling and correcting misleading tweets from politicians

Twitter is testing a new feature that — if implemented — will prominently flag misleading tweets from politicians and other public figures, according to NBC News. As seen below, the feature adds red and orange badges to tweets the company has deeme… Source: https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/20/twitter-tests-labeling-misleading-tweets/ Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with you. The […]

Twitter makes it easier to thread your new tweets with older ones

You no longer have to go digging through your tweets to reply to one with an update. Twitter has added a feature that makes it easier to connect an in-progress tweet to an earlier post. When you’re writing your latest missive, you’ll just have to p… Source: https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/19/twitter-easier-replies-to-your-own-tweets/ Proactive Computing found this story and shared […]

AG Barr criticizes Trump’s tweets on Stone: He should stop, his tweets ‘make it impossible for me to do my job’

Aww, the sycophant is sick of it. Today, impeached president Donald Trump’s manifestly corrupt personal attorney general Bill Barr said in an interview with ABC News, “The president has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case,” but that Trump should stop tweeting about the Justice Department because the president’s tweets “make it […]

Twitter doesn’t want to call its users ‘users’ anymore

Twitter has announced that, at least in its public documents, it’s going to stop calling the people who use its platform “users.” It’s “an effort to demonstrate more empathy for the people who use Twitter,” explains the company’s most recent financia… Source: https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/06/twitter-q4-2019/ Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with you. The Article […]

Twitter will label deepfakes and other ‘manipulated media’

As election season heats up, Twitter revealed its plan for fighting deepfakes and other deceptive video. The company said that, beginning March 5, it will start to add warning labels to tweets that contain videos with “synthetic and manipulated media,” and that it will remove them entirely when they are likely to “cause serious harm.” […]

Twitter’s new reply layout for iOS makes conversations easier to follow

Twitter threads can sometimes be a bit confusing to follow, especially if your account is public and anybody can reply. Now, the social network has started rolling out a feature that could help make them easier to parse and could ensure that you won’… Source: https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/01/twitter-new-reply-layout-ios/ Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with […]

Twitter will let you report posts aimed at suppressing voters

Twitter is rolling out another tool meant to protect the 2020 US election. Today, it announced that during “key moments” of the election users will be able to report misleading information about how to participate in an election or other civic event…. Source: https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/30/twitter-2020-election-report-misinformation/ Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. […]

Trump tweeted so hard during his impeachment trial he broke a record

If you were to glance regularly at Donald Trump’s Twitter feed, you could be fooled into the thinking the guy’s got too much time on his hands. Pretty much every day marks a fresh tweetstorm in Trump-land, but Wednesday — the second day of the president’s impeachment trial — he took things to a whole […]

How to Build Alternative, Better, Social Media Feeds

If you can scroll through your social media feeds without coming across at least a handful of posts you’d rather not have seen, consider yourself in the minority. Most of us deal with this on a near-daily basis. But mass unfollowing people—friends, colleagues, family members—isn’t always an option. We’re here to tell… Read more… Source: […]