Twitter resolves issues with accounts locked by mistake
on 23rd of Sep 2020 Twitter reported two problems for users early Wednesday afternoon, with a delay in tweets showing up on timelines as well as accounts being locked “by mistake.” “We’re seeing a number of accounts that
Thailand takes first legal action against Facebook, Twitter over content
on 23rd of Sep 2020 Thailand began legal action on Thursday against Facebook and Twitter for ignoring requests to take down content, in its first such move against major internet firms. The digital ministry filed legal c
Twitter to investigate racial bias in its picture
on 23rd of Sep 2020 Twitter says it’s investigating why its picture-cropping algorithm sometimes prefers white faces to Black ones.
Twitter investigating racial bias after users noticed the platform sometimes prefers White faces
(Sep 2020) Twitter says it’s investigating why its picture-cropping algorithm sometimes prefers White faces to Black ones after users alerted the company to the issue.
Twitter users say the platform crops out Black faces
(Sep 2020) Doctoral student Colin Madland tweeted last week that he recently posted a photo of his face alongside a Black colleague on Twitter and that the platform cropped the photo preview
Twitter to start testing voice DMs
on 23rd of Sep 2020 After rolling out audio tweets for iOS in June, Twitter is now experimenting with the idea of letting people record and send voice messages through direct messages. Alex Ackerman-Greenberg, product
Twitter resurfaces Costco co-founder’s alleged threat over food deal: ‘Absolutely losing my mind’
on 23rd of Sep 2020 A resurfaced interaction between Costco’s co-founder and CEO has sent Twitter into hysterics and turned the co-founder into an icon. According to a Mental Floss article from 2018, current Costco
Twitter apologises for ‘racist’ image
(Sep 2020) Users highlight examples of feature automatically focusing on white faces over black ones
Twitter is investigating after anecdotal data suggested its picture
(Sep 2020) Users began to notice that the algorithm behind Twitter’s automatic cropping tool appeared to be systematically favoring White faces.
Twitter and Zoom’s algorithmic bias issues
(Sep 2020) Both Zoom and Twitter found themselves under fire this weekend for their respective issues with algorithmic bias. On Zoom, it’s an issue with the video conferencing service’s virtual backgrounds and