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    Twitter CEO Elon Musk, in his latest bizarre change to his newly-acquired social media company, announced Thursday that he will grant “amnesty” to suspended Twitter accounts—opening the door for a spike in harassment, hate speech and misinformation, online safety experts say. The billionaire’s decision seemingly came from a poll he posted to his timeline asking Twitter users whether suspended accounts that have not “broken the law” or took part in “egregious spam” should be given a second chance. The yes vote was 72%. “The people have spoken,” Musk tweeted. “Amnesty begins next week. Vox Populi, Vox Dei.” Musk had previously floated the idea of reinstating accounts, but said last month that Twitter would not do so until a new “content moderation council with widely diverse viewpoints” was set in place. He also promised that no “major content decisions or account reinstatements will happen before that council convenes.” It’s unclear whether Twitter’s content moderation team is in place to handle what’s certain to be an influx of hateful comments that breach Twitter guidelines should nearly all suspended accounts...
    Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — New Twitter owner Elon Musk said Thursday that he is granting “amnesty” for suspended accounts, which online safety experts predict will spur a rise in harassment, hate speech and misinformation. The billionaire’s announcement came after he asked in a poll posted to his timeline to vote on reinstatements for accounts that have not “broken the law or engaged in egregious spam.” The yes vote was 72%. “The people have spoken. Amnesty begins next week. Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Musk tweeted using a Latin phrase meaning “the voice of the people, the voice of God.” Musk used the same Latin phrase after posting a similar poll last last weekend before reinstating the account of former President Donald Trump, which Twitter had banned for encouraging the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection. Trump has said he won’t return to Twitter but has not deleted his account. Such online polls are anything but scientific and can easily be influenced by bots. In the month since Musk took over Twitter, groups that monitor the platform for racist, anti-Semitic and other...
    Musk posted a poll on Wednesday asking whether Twitter should grant a mass amnesty to suspended accounts. "Should Twitter offer a general amnesty to suspended accounts, provided that they have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam?" Musk asked. So far, a majority of votes have been cast in favor Musk's proposal. \u201cShould Twitter offer a general amnesty to suspended accounts, provided that they have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam?\u201d — Elon Musk (@Elon Musk) 1669225589
    Musk has agreed with conservative filmmaker and author Dinesh D'Souza that Twitter censorship has been targeting conservatives, but not leftists. "We don’t hear much about Democrats and leftists being let back on Twitter. Why? Because they were never kicked off in the first place. Their lies and misinformation simply escaped all scrutiny. Censorship has been deployed as a one-way operation against conservatives," D'Souza tweeted on Monday, tagging Musk. "Correct," Musk replied on Tuesday. \u201c@DineshDSouza Correct\u201d — Dinesh D'Souza (@Dinesh D'Souza) 1669070209
    Twitter's new 'private information policy,' ostensibly intended to prevent abuse of the platform, has been gamed by right-wing extremists as a tool to attack antifascist researchers. It’s as predictable as the ocean tides: When Twitter or some other social media giant announces a new rule intended to stamp out abuse of its platform, the very people who specialize in that abuse promptly figure out how to game the rules in a way that targets the people who expose their abusiveness both on social media and in the real world. It happened to me back in 2019. True to form, Twitter recently announced a new “private information policy” allowing someone whose photo or video was tweeted without their consent to have it taken down upon request. Within hours, white nationalists and neo-Nazis were openly strategizing how to use the rule to have accounts by researchers and antifascists suspended and their posts removed—and then easily succeeded in doing so. “Beginning today, we will not allow the sharing of private media, such as images or videos of private individuals without their consent,” Twitter...
    Two Twitter accounts associated with the Arizona Senate's audit of the Maricopa County 2020 election were suspended for violating the platform's terms of usage. The accounts @ArizonaAudit and @AuditWarRoom were suspended as of Tuesday. The accounts have operated since the start of the audit in late April. It is not immediately clear who runs the profiles. Twitter said the accounts were permanently suspended for violating the platform's rules on manipulation and spam, according to a company statement obtained by BuzzFeed. The company did not say when the suspensions took effect, however, it appears they occurred Tuesday afternoon. The @ArizonaAudit account maintained nearly 100,000 followers before it was suspended, and it described itself as the official profile of the Senate liaison for the election recount, despite Senate audit liaison Ken Bennett's past refusal to disclose who operated it. ARIZONA SENATE AUDIT LIAISON TO STEP DOWN JUST IN - Twitter has just suspended the official Arizona Audit and Audit War Room accounts. pic.twitter.com/R4hOXqflHa— Disclose.tv ???? (@disclosetv) July 27, 2021 The now-suspended audit account claimed in a May post that "Maricopa County deleted...
    A Twitter account purportedly made by Donald Trump's communications team has been suspended just one day after it was created.  The account, @DJTDesk, was said to have been set up to share statements from the former President which will also be published on his new website - 'From the Desk of Donald J. Trump'. That website, which was launched earlier this week, allows fans to repost Trump's statements to their own Facebook and Twitter feeds.  But while that feature still appears to be active, the @DJTDesk account was suspended Wednesday evening for 'violating Twitter rules', according to reporter Andrew Solender. Trump - who was a prolific user of Twitter and boasted 88 million followers - was suspended from Twitter in January, following the US Capitol riot.   The new @DJTDesk account appeared to be a way to circumvent that ban and allow him to communicate directly with Twitter users. The suspension of the @DJTDesk account comes on the same day that Facebook's Oversight Board upheld a ban on his Facebook and Instagram accounts. A Twitter account purportedly made by Donald...
    Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe has announced he will sue Twitter for defamation, after the social network permanently blocked his account and accused him of operating fake accounts. O'Keefe,  36, had his account closed on Thursday. The day before, he had published another embarrassing clip of a CNN camera director, Charlie Chester, on a Tinder date with an undercover operative discussing his employer's attitudes towards Donald Trump and Matt Gaetz.  Project Veritas, the media watchdog which O'Keefe founded, said it was proof of the network's bias.  Twitter said on Thursday that 'The account you referenced (@JamesOKeefeIII) was permanently suspended for violating the Twitter Rules on manipulation and spam. James O'Keefe, Project Veritas founder, was removed from Twitter on Thursday 'As outlined in our policy on platform manipulation and spam, 'You can't mislead others on Twitter by operating fake accounts,' and 'you can't artificially amplify or disrupt conversations through the use of multiple accounts.'' O'Keefe said he would sue. 'I am suing Twitter for defamation because they said I, James O'Keefe, 'operated fake accounts.'  'This is false,...
    Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe told Fox News Thursday he will sue Twitter for "defamation" after the platform permanently suspended his account over the alleged use of "fake accounts". A Twitter spokesperson told Fox News that O'Keefe was "permanently suspended for violating the Twitter Rules on platform manipulation and spam." "As outlined in our policy on platform manipulation and spam, 'You can’t mislead others on Twitter by operating fake accounts,' and 'you can’t artificially amplify or disrupt conversations through the use of multiple accounts.'" O'Keefe categorically denied Twitter's assertions, demanding the social meda giant point to the "fake accounts" and insisting the claims amount to "libel."  PROJECT VERITAS FOUNDER JAMES O'KEEFE PLANS TO SUE CNN FOR DEFAMATION: 'WE BELIEVE WE CAN WIN' "I am suing Twitter for defamation because they said, I, James O'Keefe, 'operated fake accounts.' This is false, this is defamatory, and they will pay," the Project Veritas founder said in a statement to Fox News. "Section 230 may have protected them before, but it will not protect them from me. The complaint will be filed Monday." Twitter declined to comment...
    Twitter officials say they tracked QAnon for years, as adherents of the conspiracy theory spread misinformation and vitriol on the platform.  While Twitter monitored, collected data and tried to suppress the reach of QAnon accounts, it had stopped short of outright banning them. That changed after the Capitol riot. On January 12, six days after the insurrection, Twitter publicly disclosed it had suspended 70,000 accounts. A Twitter spokesperson now tells CBS News the number has more than doubled — with more than 150,000 accounts suspended for engaging in "sharing harmful QAnon-associated content at scale."  The accounts didn't come from overseas and they weren't "bots" spewing automated falsehoods. The vast majority belonged to Americans and were "real people," though some held multiple accounts, according to senior Twitter officials.  In interviews with CBS News, senior Twitter officials described a yearslong effort to fight domestic conspiracy theories. They said they adapted similar strategies previously used to combat international terrorism and child sexual exploitation. They recounted how for months before January 6 they limited the visibility of QAnon-associated accounts — hoping to encourage...
    The Indian government is warning U.S. social media companies to comply with its laws following a dispute with Twitter over accounts it wanted suspended. Indian technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad named Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and WhatsApp in remarks to the nation's Parliament on Thursday. "You will have to follow the Constitution of India, you will have to abide by the laws of India," he said. India requested that Twitter crack down on about 1,100 accounts and posts, according to Reuters. The South Asia country took particular issue with accounts using hashtags with the phrase "farmer genocide," a reference to what the government argues is misinformation about recent agricultural reforms some farmers have protested. On Wednesday, Ajay Sawhney, secretary for the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, met virtually with Twitter’s vice president for global public policy, Monique Meche, and deputy general counsel, Jim Baker, the government said in a press release. "Secretary expressed his deep disappointment to Twitter leadership about the manner in which Twitter has unwillingly, grudgingly and with great delay complied with the substantial parts...
    Project Veritas and its co-founder, James O’Keefe, were forced to delete some of their tweets that contained links to a video that briefly shows the home address of a Facebook executive. The organization on Wednesday released a video of reporter Christian Hartsock confronting Facebook Vice President Guy Rosen outside of his home after the social media executive returned from a jog. The video briefly allowed viewers to see the numbers of Rosen’s home address, which Twitter informed Project Veritas in an email was a violation of their rules against posting private information. “You may not publish or post other people’s private information without their express authorization and permission,” the email said, according to The Wrap. “Please note that repeated violations may lead to a permanent suspension of your account,” it adds. O’Keefe told the Wrap in a statement that he was “wrestling” with the decision of whether to delete the tweets, which he apparently did since his Twitter account is no longer suspended. Project Veritas’ account remains suspended as of Thursday afternoon. “What I’m trying to understand is, what about...
    Conservative journalist James O’Keefe and his publication, Project Veritas, had their Twitter accounts briefly suspended on Feb. 11 following allegations of posting private information. O’Keefe and Project Veritas “violated [Twitter] rules against posting private information,” according to documents obtained by the Daily Caller. Their accounts were restored after they deleted the tweets. The offending tweets both link to a 53 second YouTube video titled “Facebook VP of Integrity Guy Rosen Refuses To Comment When Confronted By Veritas Senior Journalist.” In the video, Project Veritas reporter Christian Hartsock attempts to interview Rosen near his home, although Rosen declines to comment. (RELATED: Project Veritas: CNN Manager Says, ‘We’re Totally Left-Leaning… We Don’t Wanna Admit It) In the video, Rosen’s home address number is briefly visible. Project Veritas does not share Rosen’s street name, city, state, or zip code. Project Veritas Media Relations Manager Mario Balaban told the Daily Caller that neither Facebook nor Instagram, who Rosen works for and are the subjects of the video, have flagged the video or suspended the accounts of O’Keefe or Project Veritas. “It’s pretty outrageous that...
    The proposal to regulate social networks presented by the leader of Morena’s bench in the Senate, Ricardo Monreal, wants to dissuade Twitter and Facebook from temporarily canceling or suspending accounts, by fining them up to 89.6 million pesos, thereby seeks to prevent another ‘Trumpazo’ from happening, analysts warned. Experts agreed that the cancellation of the Twitter account of the former president of the United States, Donald Trump and of several profiles related to the president of Mexico, alerted the government about the possibility of this happening in the country. “President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and certain public officials are afraid that, if they were to cancel or suspend Donald Trump’s account, obviously no other account of any other current official or president is safe,” said the analyst Lila Abed. According to the proposed Law, if social networks such as Twitter and Facebook suspend accounts, they will be fined up to 89.6 million pesos, in addition, platforms that have more than one million subscribers would be required to request an operating permit from the Federal Institute. of Telecommunications (IFT). Luis Fernando...
    President Donald Trump’s family and aides reportedly could potentially face suspension from Twitter if they use their accounts to get around a ban on Trump from the social media platform. In booting the president off Twitter after the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol siege by Trump supporters, officials said his posts could pose "the risk of further incitement of violence." Trump has since communicated through official White House communications and speeches. But Newsweek reported Thursday the president’s adult children and aides, who still have active Twitter accounts, also will need to be cautious. "If we have a reason to believe hes using other accounts for the purposes of evading the suspension, the accounts could face permanent suspension under our ban evasion policy," a Twitter spokesperson told Newsweek. The policy is publicly available and was last updated in October 2020, according to Twitter. It is clear about attempts by other account holders to get around a suspension. "If an account has been permanently suspended for severe violations of the Twitter Rules, Twitter reserves the right to also permanently suspend any other account...
    SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle-based Amazon.com, Inc. has asked a federal judge to deny a request to reinstate the cloud-service account for conservative social media network Parler, claiming Parler shrugged off police violence content on its site before and after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Amazon’s lawyers made the claim on Tuesday, a day after Parler on Monday filed a lawsuit against Amazon claiming a breach of contract and antitrust violation after its account was suspended and effectively removed from the internet, The Seattle Times reported. The lawsuit claims Amazon colluded with Twitter to “kill Parler’s business — at the very time it is set to skyrocket,” the complaint said. Amazon’s attorneys, Ambika Doran and Alonzo Wickers, said there was no merit to Parler’s claims and that the case centered on Parler’s “demonstrated unwillingness” to remove content that threatens public safety. Amazon argued that the lack of content moderation led to a “steady increase” in violent content, a violation of its terms of service. Amazon said Parler contracted with the company in 2018 and agreed not to host harmful content....
    SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle-based Amazon.com, Inc. has asked a federal judge to deny a request to reinstate the cloud-service account for conservative social media network Parler, claiming Parler shrugged off police violence content on its site before and after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Amazon’s lawyers made the claim on Tuesday, a day after Parler on Monday filed a lawsuit against Amazon claiming a breach of contract and antitrust violation after its account was suspended and effectively removed from the internet, The Seattle Times reported. The lawsuit claims Amazon colluded with Twitter to “kill Parler’s business — at the very time it is set to skyrocket,” the complaint said. Amazon’s attorneys, Ambika Doran and Alonzo Wickers, said there was no merit to Parler’s claims and that the case centered on Parler’s “demonstrated unwillingness” to remove content that threatens public safety. Amazon argued that the lack of content moderation led to a “steady increase” in violent content, a violation of its terms of service. Amazon said Parler contracted with the company in 2018 and agreed not to host...
    Donald Trump made what appeared to be a failed attempt to evade his permanent ban from Twitter, and in doing so may have sunk his campaign’s account as well. On Friday, the social media company announced that it had permanently banned Trump for multiple rules violations. The action came days after the president was accused of encouraging violence at a rally where he continued to press unfounded claims of voter fraud. After Trump encouraged the crowd to march to the U.S. Capitol, a large group of them surrounded and stormed the building in a siege that left five people dead, including a police officer who was reportedly bludgeoned. “After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” the company said in a statement, via CNN. “In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action.” Not long after the...
    (CNN)Twitter has recently suspended a slew of fake accounts pretending to be Black supporters of President Donald Trump. Many have tweeted this identical phrase: "YES IM BLACK AND IM VOTING FOR TRUMP."A Twitter spokesperson told CNN the accounts violated rules against platform manipulation and spam, which ban users from tweeting to "artificially amplify or suppress information," among other activities. It's not clear who's creating these accounts or their intended purpose, CNN senior business writer Donie O'Sullivan, whose coverage includes technology and politics, told Don Lemon on Tuesday. The number of accounts also was unclear -- CNN reached out to Twitter to confirm the number and is waiting to hear back.But the fake accounts are the latest attempt at misinformation related to the 2020 presidential election -- this time -- in the form of fake Trump supporters.A fake account was using a real man's imageRead MoreOne of the suspended accounts belonged to a user named "Gary Ray," who described himself as "probably the best meat eater in the world." The account was slim on personal details. His location was set to...
    Twitter has suspended a number of fake accounts purporting to be owned by black supporters of US President Donald Trump. The social media giant said the accounts broke its rules on spam and platform manipulation. Many of the accounts used identical language, including the phrase: "YES IM BLACK AND IM VOTING FOR TRUMP!!!" Twitter has not specified the number of accounts suspended so far or the source of them. It said it was continuing to investigate the activity and may suspend additional accounts if they were found to be violating its policies. The investigation was first reported by the Washington Post newspaper. Darren Linvill, a social media disinformation researcher at Clemson University, found more than two dozen such accounts, which had generated some 265,000 retweets or Twitter mentions. A really simple guide to the US election Why we might have to wait for the US election results How is Donald Trump doing in the polls? Some of the accounts used photos of black men that had appeared in news articles. Several had tens of thousands of followers....
    Reuters October 13, 2020 0 Comments Twitter Inc on Tuesday said it had suspended a number of accounts that claimed to be owned by Black supporters of President Donald Trump and his re-election campaign, saying the accounts broke its rules on spam and platform manipulation. “Our teams are working diligently to investigate this activity and will take action in line with the Twitter Rules if Tweets are found to be in violation,” a spokeswoman for the social media company said. A review by Reuters of some of the suspended accounts showed they often used images of real people that did not match their names and posted identical language in their messages, including the phrase: “YES IM BLACK AND IM VOTING FOR TRUMP!!!” The accounts sometimes claimed to be owned by military veterans or members of law enforcement. Darren Linvill, a social media disinformation researcher at Clemson University who said he had been tracking the accounts since Saturday, found more than two dozen accounts that collectively had 265,000 retweets or Twitter mentions. He said the accounts ranged in size but...
    By Jack Stubbs | Reuters Twitter Inc on Tuesday said it had suspended a number of accounts that claimed to be owned by Black supporters of President Donald Trump and his re-election campaign, saying the accounts broke its rules on spam and platform manipulation. “Our teams are working diligently to investigate this activity and will take action in line with the Twitter Rules if Tweets are found to be in violation,” said a spokeswoman for the social media company. Darren Linvill, a social media disinformation researcher at Clemson University who said he had been tracking the accounts since Saturday, found more than two dozen accounts which had collectively had 265,000 retweets or Twitter mentions. He said the accounts ranged in size but some had gained tens of thousands of followers. A review of some of the suspended accounts showed they often used images of real people that did not match their name and posted identical language in their messages, including the phrase: “YES IM BLACK AND IM VOTING FOR TRUMP!!!” Some had attracted thousands of followers before they were...
    Pro-Trump pundit Bill Mitchell has been permanently suspended by Twitter for violating the social media company’s policy on using multiple accounts to evade account suspensions. As a host of his own YouTube program, “YourVoice America,” Mitchell has promoted far-right QAnon conspiracy theories and routinely lavished President Donald Trump with praise, even going so far as to compare the president to biblical figures. The president has returned the favor by retweeting Mitchell more than once. In a statement to Mediaite, a Twitter spokesperson said Mitchell’s account had “been permanently suspended for violating the Twitter Rules by using one account to evade the suspension of another account.” Earlier this summer, Mitchell announced that he had set up a new social media account on the rival platform, Parler, after a wave of conservatives expressed outrage at Twitter for slapping a warning label on some of Trump’s tweets. Mitchell later praised the responses he got on his new social media alternative. “If my engagement on Twitter was equivalent to my engagement on Parler, every tweet would have 600,000 impressions,” Mitchell wrote on Twitter on June 30. “So yeah, Parler engagement...
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