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…

“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…

‘Russian invasion of Ukraine’ results on Google includes new search features

Google typically updates its search engine results page (SERP) gradually, by testing out new features or updating existing ones. However, the company may roll out more drastic redesigns and new search features under certain circumstances, such as when there is heightened demand for information about a new topic, like there…

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…

Instagram users in Ukraine and Russia

Meta Platforms Inc. today announced that it has made an encrypted direct messaging feature available for Instagram users in Ukraine and Russia.  The company also stated that it’s demoting content from the Facebook pages and Instagram accounts of Russian state-controlled media outlets. Instagram users in Ukraine and Russia now have access to a feature…

News Anchor Suing Facebook, Reddit And Others For Hosting Her Image

Karen Hepp, a female news anchor for Fox 29 in Philadelphia, is claiming that an image of her has been sexualized and used in advertisements without her permission, and is suing websites including FaceBook and Reddit for damages in excess of $ 10 million. She also seeks a court order to force all…