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A hacker used Twitter’s own ‘admin’ tool to spread cryptocurrency scam
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A hacker used Twitter’s own ‘admin’ tool to spread cryptocurrency scam

A hacker allegedly behind a spate of Twitter account hacks on Wednesday gained access to a Twitter “admin” tool on the company’s network that allowed them to hijack high-profile Twitter accounts to spread a cryptocurrency scam, according to a person with direct knowledge of the incident. The account hijacks hit some of the most prominent…

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Twitter’s new reply blockers could let Trump hide critics
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Twitter’s new reply blockers could let Trump hide critics

What if politicians could only display Twitter replies from their supporters while stopping everyone else from adding their analysis to the conversation? That’s the risk of Twitter’s upcoming Conversation Participants tool it’s about to start testing that lets you choose if you want replies from everyone, only those your follow or mention or no one.…

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Twitter’s political ads ban is a distraction from the real problem with platforms
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Twitter’s political ads ban is a distraction from the real problem with platforms

Sometimes it feels as if Internet platforms are turning everything upside down, from politics to publishing, culture to commerce, and of course swapping truth for lies. This week’s bizarro reversal was the vista of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, a tech CEO famed for being entirely behind the moral curve of understanding what his product is platforming…

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Twitter’s Shadowbanning to Face Day in Court as Devin Nunes Sues Social Media Giant
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Twitter’s Shadowbanning to Face Day in Court as Devin Nunes Sues Social Media Giant

Twitter’s practice of shadowbanning conservatives will face a courtroom for the first time next week, as Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) sues the company and several others in a lawsuit headed to a courtroom in Northern Virginia next Friday. Shadowbanning, a practice common amongst Silicon Valley companies, greatly limits the visibility of a user’s posts —…

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