Why does the internet feel so fundamentally broken? Ev Williams, the co-founder of Twitter, Medium and Blogger, gave his two cents while peaking with CNN Money.
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Social media companies need to start being more transparent about their roles in the US presidential election, Sen Mark Warner told reporters today. Twitter will need to explain to Congress how its platform was used by Russian trolls attempting to influence the US presidential election, and Facebook ought to make political ads purchased by fake Russian accounts public, the senator said.
Big fans of the cloud as we are, there's no doubt relying solely on keeping your stuff stored remotely is a risky strategy. Accounts get hacked. Companies fold. And if you don't have backups of your most precious Snapchats and Gmails, then they can disappear in a puff of data center smoke. Here's how to make sure you've got local copies of everything.
Well that's it folks: the season finale has been and gone, the endgame is all set up and we're settling in to wait for a long, long time for the conclusion to this epic. To distract you from the horrifying wait ahead, come in and check out the best reactions, memes and commentary from the season finale: The Dragon And The Wolf.
Twitter shut down anonymous posts on an internal question-and-answer forum last year after an employee anonymously questioned Twitter's support of LGBTQ causes, according to four former and current Twitter employees who spoke with Gizmodo on the condition of anonymity. The decision came after the forum had also been used to question CEO Jack Dorsey's leadership and widespread layoffs at the company.
It is no secret that the screaming Twitter man in charge of the United States and scientists do not get along. Everyone knows this.
Did you have a lot to say about this week's episode of Game Of Thrones (which I'm sure you didn't watch last week, right)? Best episode ever, worst episode ever, I'm pretty sure we can at least agree that it was certainly An Episode. Here's some of the best tweets about the bombshell that was Beyond The Wall.
Cable giant HBO's very embarrassing 2017 has continued to get more embarrassing. Hacker squad OurMine Security Group compromised Game of Thrones' Twitter account, posting a message to its 6 million plus followers saying "Hi, OurMine are here, we are just testing your security."
As if making up for for having to read a civil and restrained statement finally condemning the domestic terrorist attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Donald Trump has gone off the rails on Twitter. In the span of a few hours, the President retweeted a Pizzagater, a meme of a train ploughing into a CNN logo with appendages, and someone calling him a fascist.
This week's episode of Game of Thrones, Eastwatch, was nowhere near as Earth-shattering as last week's long-awaited installment. But that doesn't mean this week didn't a few great moments that left Twitter feeling just a little shook. Here are some of the best reactions the internet at large had to Eastwatch.
Facebook has announced the rollout of Watch, what it is calling "a new platform for shows on Facebook". It's yet another foray by the social media company from the business of distributing other people's content into producing and licensing its own, and differs from its existing video content in that it looks a lot like Netflix or YouTube's apps.
Sophie Turner, best known as Sansa Stark in the hit HBO show Game of Thrones, has a lot of followers on social media. And according to Turner, producers take that kind of thing into consideration when casting different projects. In fact, Turner says that she only got a recent acting gig because she has a large presence on social media.