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Twitter Is a Megaphone for ‘Sudden Death’ Vaccine Conspiracies

[ad_1] Graham led research in November and early December that found Covid misinformation surged on Twitter after the platform lifted its ban on misleading health information. Since January 1, new analysis…

The TikTok That Will Be the Great Unsolved Mystery of This Era

[ad_1] The Monitor is a weekly column devoted to everything happening in the WIRED world of culture, from movies to memes, TV to Twitter. It’s so stupid it’s perfect for…

The Gas Stove Culture Wars Have Begun

[ad_1] A new way to show your political affiliation may be emerging, and it’s close to home. So close, you’ll find it in your kitchen.  A debate over gas stoves…

Twitter Data Leak: What the Exposure of 200 Million User Emails Means for You

[ad_1] After reports at the end of 2022 that hackers were selling data stolen from 400 million Twitter users, researchers now say that a widely circulated trove of email addresses…

Twitter Promised Them Severance. They Got Nothing

[ad_1] Shortly after taking over Twitter, Elon Musk laid off around 50 percent of the company’s staff. On the same day, he tweeted that all those laid off would receive three months…

Can’t Decide What to Do About Twitter? Here Are Some Options

[ad_1] Not everyone is impressed with Mastodon. Some call it clunky and slow, some in the security world say it’s far from perfect, and because different servers may be run differently, there’s no…

Is It 2023 Yet? | WIRED

[ad_1] Michael Calore: In one word? Lauren Goode: I’ll give you a phrase. Michael Calore: Elon Musk. Lauren Goode: Oh, really? It’s like a proper noun. Michael Calore: Yeah. Lauren…

Twitter Is No Longer a Creative Haven

[ad_1] WIRED has written frequently of late about Elon Musk’s Twitter, so forgive me for coming back to it—but for those of us as terminally online as I am, let…

Mastodon Is Hurtling Toward a Tipping Point

[ad_1] Rodti MacLeary started a Mastodon instance, mas.to, in 2019. By early November 2022, it had amassed around 35,000 users. But since Elon Musk bought Twitter and unleashed one chaotic decision after another, people have signed up…

Elon Musk and the Dangers of Censoring Real-Time Flight Trackers

[ad_1] I woke up Friday morning to the message I’d been expecting: “Your account, @Justin_Ling has been locked for violating the Twitter Rules.” Below was the offending tweet: a link to…

Mastodon Features That Twitter Should Steal (but Won’t)

[ad_1] Any platform that supports free speech should have a content warning system pretty much like the one Mastodon offers. I bet Musk won’t implement it, though, because his snowflake…

No One on Twitter Is Safe From Elon Musk

[ad_1] Musk changed his tune this week after he alleged a “crazy stalker” followed a car carrying his young son. Questions about the incident remain, and it’s not clear how…

Trump’s Twitter Ban Was Unfair, but Not for the Reason You Think

[ad_1] In January 2021, after former US president Donald Trump tweeted in support of an insurrection on the Capitol, his account was frozen and he was locked out. But across…

Let Twitter Devolve Into Porn

[ad_1] “I am mad for it to be in contact with me,” Walt Whitman wrote, of what he called “life’s atmosphere.” No doubt he also meant contact with the bodies…

The Trumpification of Elon Musk

[ad_1] Around the time Donald Trump was inaugurated in 2017, I said to colleagues in the newsroom where I worked at the time that we shouldn’t cover everything he said…

Twitter Blue Explained: What Is It? How Much Does It Cost?

[ad_1] Twitter is ready for you to hand over some cash, whether it’s subscribing to the relaunched Twitter Blue service or buying one of the blue bird statues from its San Francisco…

For Black Folks, Digital Migration Is Nothing New 

[ad_1] Among Black folks, on the occasion of being invited to an event, a common question is, “Who gone be there?” In other words, the essential question for determining whether…

The Uncanny Valley of Twitter’s 2022 Trends

[ad_1] When it comes to explaining the internet, tech writer Brian Feldman has a singular approach. He’s spent significant time investigating the roots of that one early viral video where…

Transparency For Thee, But Not For Me

[ad_1] In short, no one’s tweets were unfindable to the public without the poster knowing about it: If they were suspended or banned, naturally they’d be aware. De-amplification—affecting a person’s ranking…

Elon Musk’s Twitter Is Making Meta Look Smart

[ad_1] It was the first day of April 2022, and I was sitting in a law firm’s midtown Manhattan conference room at a meeting of Meta’s Oversight Board, the independent body…

Elon Musk’s Twitter Files Are a Feast for Conspiracy Theorists

[ad_1] Liz Crokin, a popular QAnon influencer who boasts more than 100,000 followers on Telegram and hundreds of paid subscribers on Substack, wrote on Telegram that the emails implicate Dorsey…

Ex-Twitter Employees Plan to ‘Bombard’ Company With Legal Claims

[ad_1] Just a month after Twitter’s new CEO, Elon Musk, oversaw massive staff layoffs, former Twitter employees have announced that they’re filing suit over the company’s severance policies. In a…

Elon Musk’s Twitter Isn’t Ready for the Next Natural Disaster

[ad_1] Robert Mardini, the director general of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), says that the organization has its own trends analysis unit that uses software to monitor…

The Twitter Files Revealed One Thing: Elon Musk Is Trapped

[ad_1] Moderating social media platforms is hard. Just ask the former Twitter employees whose decision to block a 2020 New York Post story about Joe Biden’s son Hunter was picked over yesterday in tweets…

It’s the End of Trending

[ad_1] The Monitor is a weekly column devoted to everything happening in the WIRED world of culture, from movies to memes, TV to Twitter. Earlier this week, as everyone opened…