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, […]