Twitter bans ads that promote climate change denial and contradict the “scientific consensus”, using the United Nations’ IPCC reports to inform its decisions  

“Twitter is tackling climate denialism as an Earth Day treat. The social media platform announced on Friday that it will now ban ads that spout climate change denial and propaganda. That means blocking ads that are misleading and “contradict the scientific consensus on climate change.” That consensus is underscored by…

According Dubious Research Elon Musk Uses A Twitter Botnet To Pump Stock Prices

Yesterday, LA Times published an article arguing that Twitter botnets helped Elon Musk build the cult of Tesla. Even speculating that Musk may have created or operated these botnets. However, experts were skeptical of the research. The article uses a tool called Botometer to determine what accounts are bots. The…

The LEGO Group and Epic Games Team Up to Build a Place for Kids to Play in the Metaverse

“Epic Games has already outlined ambitious plans for the metaverse and Thursday the “Fortnite” maker announced it intends to build part of it with Lego. Epic and the LEGO Group have entered a long-term partnership to “shape the future of the metaverse” by constructing a digital experience where children can play safely…

After Elon Musk Bought a 9.2% Stake in Twitter The Company Added him to the Board and Limited His Potential Ownership to Under 15%

“Elon Musk’s rocketship ride to Twitter leadership lit its second stage on Tuesday, when CEO Parag Agrawal welcomed the Tesla and SpaceX founder to the social media platform’s board of directors. […] On Monday, news broke that Musk had taken a 9.2% stake in Twitter to become the company’s biggest…

How Advertisers Feel Now That They Can Pursue Class Action Over Facebook Ad Rates

According to Reuters U.S. District Judge James Donato in San Francisco ruled yesterday that a lawsuit accusing Meta (Facebook’s parent company) of deceiving advertisers about “potential reach” of ads may proceed as a class action. The lawsuit was first filed in 2018. Ad agency DZ Reserve and other advertisers accused Facebook of inflating…

“VC” Sunil Paul’s New Startup Doesn’t Understand Contracts

“Only after the contract was fully executed did Spring Free EV’s representative Visrin Vichit-Vadakan, demand I sign an adhesion contract on behalf of Push ROI. The new adhesion contract overwrote some terms of the already executed agreement. Visrin Vichit-Vadakan informed me that Spring Free EV would terminate that executed agreement…

After experiencing outages on Tuesday, Spotify and Discord say their services have been restored

Spotify, Discord and several other sites are beginning to recover after experiencing mass outages Tuesday morning. Users on Twitter said they were unable to access their Spotify accounts and experiencing message failures on their Discord accounts at just before 10 a.m. PT Tuesday morning. According to Down Detector, which tracks website…

YouTube bans Russian media outlets across Europe

Google’s YouTube said Tuesday that it would block Kremlin-backed media outlets RT and Sputnik from Europe following similar bans by Facebook and TikTok. “It’ll take time for our systems to fully ramp up. Our teams continue to monitor the situation around the clock to take swift action,” Google’s video streaming…

Samsung Gaming Hub Will Support for Google Stadia, Nvidia’s GeForce Now, and Utomik Cloud Gaming

“Samsung Electronics today unveiled its newest MICRO LED, Neo QLED and Lifestyle TVs ahead of Consumer Electronics Show 2022. With advancements in picture and sound quality, more screen size options, customizable accessories and an upgraded interface, the 2022 screens bring the vision of ‘Screens Everywhere, Screens for All’ closer to…