Bill Gates brushes off Parler as platform for people into ‘crazy stuff’

Bill Gates brushes off Parler as platform for people into ‘crazy stuff’

by WorldTribune Staff, November 20, 2020 It’s no surprise that those who support censoring free speech are annoyed by new platforms which defend it. Parler, which made its debut just two years ago, is currently among the most-downloaded apps on both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store in the U.S. SensorTower reported that […]

TWEXIT: Twitter fact-checks Trump, sparks revolution

TWEXIT: Twitter fact-checks Trump, sparks revolution

FPI / May 28, 2020 The Twexit has begun. Having censored conservative voices for years, Twitter “removed any remaining doubt” as to its “rigid leftwing ideology” in its “fact checking” of President Donald Trump by leftist media outlets CNN and The Washington Post, said John Matze, CEO of the new Parler app. Twitter labeled two […]

Not smart enough to know ‘we are dumb’: Study charts decline in literacy, intellectual curiosity

Not smart enough to know ‘we are dumb’: Study charts decline in literacy, intellectual curiosity

by WorldTribune Staff, May 28, 2019 “Observe the habits of travelers. In subway cars, on airplanes, and on buses, passengers once passed the time by reading newspapers, magazines, and books. Now they check social media, play video games, and text,” a columnist noted. The current environment “reflects a less literate, intellectually-curious population. In many ways, […]

Lighten up: Survey finds lots of ‘unfriending’ going on; Democrats 47 percent ‘more rage-happy’

Lighten up: Survey finds lots of ‘unfriending’ going on; Democrats 47 percent ‘more rage-happy’

by WorldTribune Staff, April 8, 2019 The unfriend button is taking a pounding as political rage spreads like wildfire on social media, a networking and privacy firm said. A survey for Comparitech found that nearly 52 percent of social media users have wiped friends over political arguments. Overall, 44 percent unfriended somebody with opposite political […]

Silencing Trump: Facebook blocks White House social media director

Silencing Trump: Facebook blocks White House social media director

by WorldTribune Staff, March 19, 2019 Facebook is blocking the White House digital director whose unofficial mandate is to do an end run on a media establishment propagating non-stop negative coverage of his boss. On March 18, White House social media director Dan Scavino Jr. was temporarily blocked from making public Facebook comments. President Donald […]

Corporate culture at Facebook likened to ‘cult’

Corporate culture at Facebook likened to ‘cult’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 11, 2019 Facebook has created a “cult-like” environment where workers are discouraged from dissent and pretend to always act as if “everything is fine,” a former employee said in a sentiment echoed by other former employees. The social media behemoth presses employees to place the company above all else in their […]

Closed Silicon Valley summit addresses ‘election protection’ weeks before midterms

Closed Silicon Valley summit addresses ‘election protection’ weeks before midterms

by WorldTribune Staff, August 24, 2018 A dozen of the largest U.S. tech companies sent representatives to a private meeting on Aug. 24 to discuss how to handle warring political digital media strategies ahead of the 2018 midterms. Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, invited the companies, which include Google, Microsoft, and Snapchat, to […]

Former Facebook VP haunted by guilt; His children ‘aren’t allowed to use that s—t’

Former Facebook VP haunted by guilt; His children ‘aren’t allowed to use that s—t’

by WorldTribune Staff, December 11, 2017 A former vice president at Facebook said he feels “tremendous guilt” about helping to create the Internet behemoth and recommends people take a “hard break” from social media. Chamath Palihapitiya, who joined Facebook in 2007 and became its vice president for user growth, told an audience at Stanford Graduate […]

Cross-eyed in Teheran: Iranians say Twitter ban stops them from countering Saudi hashtag assault

Cross-eyed in Teheran: Iranians say Twitter ban stops them from countering Saudi hashtag assault

by WorldTribune Staff, July 27, 2016 Flustered by an onslaught of Iran bashing on Twitter by Saudis, Iranians are demanding the ban on the social media giant in the Islamic republic be lifted so they can launch a hashtag blitz of their own. “Saudi’s media war against Iran on Twitter has peaked such that Iran, […]