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From Tahrir to Trump: how the internet became the dictators' home turf / Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "Tufekci describes how insurgent, democratic movements were early arrivals to the internet, and how clumsy authoritarians' attempts to fight them by shutting the net down only energized their movements. But canny authoritarians mastered the platforms, figuring out how to game their automated algorithms to upvote their messages, and how to game their moderation policies to banish their adversaries."
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Tech is disrupting all before it - even democracy is in its sights | Technology | The G... - 0 views

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    "It was robot accounts that caused "#TrumpWon" to trend after each TV debate and allowed Trump to claim "victory"."
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Twitter deletes 125,000 Isis accounts and expands anti-terror teams | Technology | The ... - 0 views

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    "Twitter has deleted more than 125,000 accounts linked to terrorists since mid-2015, the company announced, offering some of the most detailed insight yet of how Silicon Valley is collaborating with western governments in its fight against Islamic State."
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Unethical uses for public Twitter data - Adrian Short - 0 views

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    "But the bigger problem with things like public tweets is that no-one knows what information can be derived from them, either now or in the future. I write as a data analyst who's done a fair bit of work with this kind of material. What follows are a few techniques that aren't at all obvious to the average Twitter user. They go far beyond reading the surface text (or metadata) of an individual tweet. And these are just some of the techniques currently used to mine this data, ethically or unethically, legally or illegally."
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Turkey blocks use of Twitter after prime minister attacks social media site | World new... - 0 views

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    "Turkey restricted access to Twitter hours after its prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, threatened to "root out" the social media network where wiretapped recordings have been leaked, damaging the government's reputation ahead of local elections."
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Bomb threats made on Twitter to female journalists | Technology | theguardian.com - 0 views

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    "Grace Dent, a columnist for the Independent and former Guardian writer, received the same message as Freeman, which she took a screen grab of. It states: "A BOMB HAS BEEN PLACED OUTSIDE YOUR HOME. IT WILL GO OFF AT EXACTLY 10.47PM ON A TIMER AND TRIGGER DESTROYING EVERYTHING.""
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BBC - Newsbeat - Stephen Fry says British judges don't understand Twitter - 0 views

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    The perfect "People and Machines" Issue maybe ...
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