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Twitter suspends 70 accounts promoting presidential wannabe Mike Bloomberg

Twitter suspends 70 accounts promoting presidential wannabe Mike Bloomberg

Technology
Twitter has suspended around 70 accounts for attempting to manipulate the platform in support of Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg.Mike Bloomberg, the world's 12th richest person and the former mayor of New York, is the latest entry in the race to be the Democratic presidential candidate. He qualified to appear in a campaign debate alongside rivals including Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg after spending an unparalleled amount of money, which he has put up himself without doing any fundraising, to gain public attention. :: Listen to Divided States on Apple podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Spreaker"We took enforcement action on about 70 accounts, which includes a combination of permanent suspensions and account challenges to verify ownership," a Twitter spokeswoman c...
UK politicians could see lies flagged by Twitter

UK politicians could see lies flagged by Twitter

Technology
UK politicians could face having bright red and orange badges added beneath their tweets if they post lies and misinformation.Twitter is exploring ways to address misinformation, with one option including flagging tweets as "harmfully misleading" and providing corrections underneath. NBC News was sent a leaked demonstration of how the new feature would work and published mock-ups of how it would look. Image: A mock-up of the possible new measures to counter misleading tweets Using examples from US politicians, tweets flagged as "harmfully misleading" would be accompanied by the message: "Twitter Community reports have identified this tweet as violating Community Policy on Harmfully Misleading Information."This tweet's visibility will ...
Microsoft, Twitter and Walmart want to help you get a job in tech — without racking up student loans

Microsoft, Twitter and Walmart want to help you get a job in tech — without racking up student loans

Finance
Ryan Reed became a technical support specialist at IBM after graduating last year from the tech firm's apprenticeship program. Photo credit: IBM.Ryan Reed was having a tough time.The 38-year-old, a resident of Raleigh, North Carolina, had been trying for months to land a job in technology, a passion dating to his days as a second-grader disassembling flashlights for fun.But the former firefighter, who'd suffered a career-ending back injury, didn't have a college degree — a formidable roadblock in the industry. With five kids to support, he couldn't afford to go back to school.Luck was on Reed's side, though. In 2018, he found — and landed — a paid apprenticeship as part of a new program at IBM, and was recently hired full-time.A growing push among tech firms to hire, pay and train apprenti
Facebook, Tiktok, Twitter tackle coronavirus fake news

Facebook, Tiktok, Twitter tackle coronavirus fake news

Technology
Social media networks are taking steps to address false information about the coronavirus on their sites.Facebook, Twitter and Tiktok are among the firms working to provide links to accurate information.The number of posts containing misinformation about the spread and alleged cures for the coronavirus has soared. So far more than 250 people have died as a result of the outbreak and cases have been reported in 22 countries.The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the coronavirus a public health emergency.Most social media networks have rules banning the posting of hateful or defamatory information. But following a backlash against firms such as Facebook and Twitter for allowing fake news to spread during the 2016 US presidential election, networks...

Transfer news and gossip LIVE: Bruno Fernandes teases Man United fans on Twitter, Inter in London for Eriksen and Giroud talks

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]The transfer window is now open and we will keep you across all the big news, rumours and gossip throughout January. Tune into talkSPORT for the very latest news and expert reaction from former managers, players and top pundits and follow our live rolling blog below… Top stories on talkSPORT.com Premier League done deals: Every […] talkSPORT