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Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland has now been removed from more of his TV shows after being fired from Adult Swim hit.
A 24-year-old finance YouTuber told his followers they should be able to easily afford a $200,000 car: 'Literally pocket change'
Sebastian Ghiorghiu said $200,000 was "pocket change" and anyone who couldn't afford a Lamborghinis should have a "serious discussion with yourself."
Elon Musk says he can’t fix Twitter ‘overnight while still running Tesla and SpaceX,’ after reports the platform blocked a BBC documentary critical of India PM Modi
Twitter's reported blocking of links to a new BBC documentary on Modi is an early test of how Musk's social media platform will respond to global regulation.
- The Hill
Twitter has suspended the account of white supremacist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes less than 24 hours after his reinstatement on the platform. Fuentes posted a picture of his suspended account on Telegram on Wednesday morning, with the caption, “Well it was fun while it lasted.” The 24-year-old leader of the “America First” movement had…
A study finds which U.S states are homes to the fastest-talking people in the nation and by its surprise, New York didn't come in at the top of the list.
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The decision by Facebook's parent company to soon reinstate Donald Trump's account comes at a critical moment for the former president as he tries to build campaign momentum for a return to the White House. Reclaiming his social media megaphone could open an important new stream of revenue for the 2024 contest’s only declared candidate, whose campaign has faced criticism for its lackluster launch. Trump is considering a return to Twitter, as well, rejoining both of the social media giants that he used to great effect to widely and personally connect with his supporters in previous campaigning.
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The scammers used the account to promote a fake token and NFT sale to over a million followers.
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk is reportedly exploring using up to $3 billion in new fundraising to offset the cost of his Twitter acquisition.
- Fox News
Some mothers have been sharing TikTok videos of themselves doing or getting their makeup professionally done before they deliver their babies.
- Fox Business
Twitter head Elon Musk said he changed his handle Wednesday and was prevented from changing it back.
After inking its OpenAI deal, Shutterstock rolls out a generative AI toolkit to create images based on text prompts
When Shutterstock and OpenAI announced a partnership to help develop OpenAI's Dall-E 2 artificial intelligence image-generating platform with Shutterstock libraries to train and feed the algorithm, the stock photo and media giant also hinted that it would soon be bringing its own generative AI tools to users. Customers of Shutterstock's Creative Flow online design platform will now be able to create images based on text prompts, powered by OpenAI and Dall-E 2. Key to the feature -- which does not appear to have a brand name as such -- is that Shutterstock says the images are "ready for licensing" right after they're made.
Two years ago, Donald Trump encouraged a band of his political supporters to storm the US Capitol building and disrupt the presidential election certification process. Five people died during the riot, including a US Capitol police officer. Trump egged on his supporters with the help of his wildly popular social media accounts.
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Facebook parent Meta said Wednesday it will restore former President Donald Trump 's personal account in the coming weeks, ending a two-year suspension it imposed in the wake of the Jan. 6 insurrection. “The public should be able to hear what their politicians are saying — the good, the bad and the ugly — so that they can make informed choices at the ballot box,” wrote Nick Clegg, Meta’s vice president of global affairs. Clegg added that when there is a “clear risk” to real-world harm, Meta will intervene.
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STORY: Facebook parent Meta says it’s reinstating the accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump on the platform as well as Instagram in the coming weeks. He was kicked off the platforms for two years, after what the company called “praise for people engaged in violence” at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021. In a Wednesday (January 25) blog post, Meta claims “new guardrails” were added to deter “repeat offenses”. Its president of global affairs Nick Clegg said Trump will face “heightened penalties”, in light of his violations. If he breaks Meta’s Community Standards again, it could result in a new suspension ranging from one month to two years, depending on the severity. The restoration of Trump’s accounts comes after he announced he would run for president in 2024. With 34 million followers on Facebook and 23 million on Instagram, the platforms could provide a boost for Trump in terms of political outreach and fundraising, but it isn’t clear whether, or how, the former president intends to rejoin them. He's preferred to use his own platform, Truth Social, to reach out to followers. Since Trump regained his Twitter account, he hasn’t sent out any new tweets on what was once his social media of choice. In days and weeks following the Capitol Hill violence, Twitter, Meta, and YouTube made unprecedented moves blocking Trump’s accounts, as they decided such moves outweighed the risk of potential further incitement to violence. Meta’s blog post also suggested it may reactivate other suspended accounts, including those sanctioned for their role in the January 6 unrest. Meta’s decision on Trump’s accounts drew sharp rebuke from civil rights advocates. NAACP President Derrick Johnson called it “quite astonishing” and that it “does nothing to restore any sense of trust among those fleeing” the social media giant that he claimed is losing popularity.
Amid declining ad revenue and advertiser exits, Twitter announced today that it has teamed up with ad-tech companies DoubleVerify and Integral Ad Science (IAS) to tell advertisers if their ad is placed around inappropriate content. The program, available first for U.S.-based advertising campaigns, allows brands to analyze the content adjacent to— primarily tweets above and belove the ad — all types of ads, including promoted tweets. Now, Twitter says brands running their ad campaigns will have insights into what kind of tweets are appearing around their ads and the reason behind that.
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Meta says it will reinstate former President Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts two years after they were suspended in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Mike Isaac, a technology correspondent for The New York Times, joins Errol Barnett and Lana Zak to explain what's behind the decision.
That weird, wild era in American history officially died on TK DATE.
Take, for example, Meta Platforms breakout social media site Facebook. Employees at Meta's third-party content moderation contractor Sama spend hours filtering videos and reading posts containing incredibly sensitive materials, including racism, sexual violence, animal cruelty, drug use, child abuse, and more. Nairobi-based subcontractor Sama and Meta have been in litigation for nearly a year over some egregious labor disputes.
An investigation by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) found that by participating in Meta's offline conversions program Home Depot shared the e-receipts that included encoded email addresses and purchase information. The regulator added that the home goods chain stopped sharing customer information with Meta in October 2022, which was among the recommendations made by OPC, until the company is able to implement measures to ensure valid consent. Home Depot and Meta did not immediately respond to Reuters requests for comment.
Storm damage pictures and videos posted on social media