To fix the problem of deepfakes we must treat the cause, not the symptoms | Matt Beard

Once technology is released, its like herding cats. Why do we continue to let the tech sector manage its own mess? We havent yet seen a clear frontrunner emerge as the Democratic candidate for the 2020 US election. But Ive been interested in another race the race to see which buzzword is going to be a pivotal issue in political reporting, hot takes and the general political introspection that elections bring. In 2016 it was fake news. Deepfake is shoring …

Twitter wont ruin the world. But constraining democracy would | Kenan Malik

Tech empowering people was once seen as a good thing. Why do some now fear it? Has the retweet ruined the world? Chris Wetherell, the software developer who built Twitters retweet button, 2019 report on news consumption in Britain. It showed the continuing trend of young people abandoning TV news as a source of information. Those over 65 watch 33 minutes of TV news a day. For those aged 16 to 24 that figure falls to just two minutes. Almost …

The Inside Story of Twitter’s New Redesign

In January, on the heels of @realDonaldTrump’s second year in office, shortly after Elon Musk had been fined $20 million and Kevin Hart’s Oscar-hosting gig had been canceled because of controversial tweets, and weeks following Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's return from a 10-day silent meditation trip to Myanmar, about which he praised the food and the beauty of the monasteries but neglected to mention the ongoing regional genocide, Twitter made it clear that some things were about to change. Just …

Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner review social media storm lit up

Jasmine Lee-Joness play follows an online battle about the Instagram star and tackles racism, misogyny and colourism The lights are still dead when this play opens. A wrapped-up body is dragged on stage and dumped in a grave. This is not the outright murder it seems but the acting out of a digital fantasy. The imagined victim is the titular celebrity. Her virtual killer is Cleo (Danielle Vitalis), who has created a Twitterstorm with threatening messages suggesting ways to kill …

#KimOhNo: Be Grateful That Kim Kardashian Is Bad at Puns

It’s a Kimergency, y’all: Kim Kardashian has named a line of shapewear Kimono. Japanese kimonos are nothing like full-body fat flatteners. They’re imbued with cultural significance that Kardashian is ignoring for the purposes of a confusing pun. They’re no less than the sixth victim of Kim Kardashian’s kwest to kapitalize on kultures not her own. Naturally, people are pissed. You can watch the roast sizzle over at #KimOhNo, which is both a rallying cry for informed discussion about cultural appropriation …

Trump violated US constitution by blocking critics on Twitter, federal court rules

First amendment calls for more speech, rather than less, on matters of public concern, federal appeals court says President Donald Trump cant ban critics from his Twitter account, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday, saying the first amendment calls for more speech, rather than less, on matters of public concern. The second US circuit court of appeals in Manhattan upheld a lower court judge who said Trump violates the constitution when he blocks critics. The irony in all of …

22 Sassiest Responses To Homophobe Comparing Being Straight During Pride Month To Being A Jew In Nazi Germany

They say that the best way to respond to hate is with love. True, but in these days of anonymous internet trolling there might be an even better option: sarcastic mockery. The latest trend among alt-right types these days is to present themselves as some kind of victim; where is my straight pride parade? Why don’t I get a white history month? What about an international men’s day? Completely missing the point that our entire social structure is skewed heavily …

Guy Takes His Grandpa And Uncle To Get Their Hearing Aids Done, Tweets Hilarious Adventures On The Way

As we get older we start to deteriorate a little – things like eyesight and hearing are often the first to go. Although the ravages of time are unavoidable, we have invented ways to at least mitigate our senior shortcomings; glasses and hearing aids have become essential kit for many older folk. But with age comes stubbornness, and some people have trouble accepting their weaknesses. This is where the family needs to step in and give a little push! Image …

Womans Garlic Peeling Hack Goes Viral And People Regret The Time They Wasted Doing It The Wrong Way

Garlic is a true culinary superstar. A staple in cuisines all over the world, the stinking rose adds a powerful punch to your favorite dishes, while at the same time providing a whole host of powerful health benefits. Could you imagine a guacamole or pasta sauce without it? Sure, it can leave you a little on the pungent side, which some people will notice more than others, but who cares? Crush those bad boys up and get your stink on! …

It’s not a robocall: Elizabeth Warren calls supporters to talk issues

The Massachusetts senator has been calling donors to her campaign out of the blue this week, to ask about the issues that concern them Elizabeth Warren supporters who notice a strange phone call coming in from a 617 area code may want to pick up the phone for a change, as the Massachusetts senator has been calling donors to her campaign out of the blue this week. For most candidates, call time means calling wealthy donors and asking for money. …