Category: Twitter

These are Elon Musk’s top podcasts

Elon Musk considers himself a history buff. Anna Webber/Variety/Getty Images Elon Musk shared some of his favorite podcasts and audiobooks on a recent livestream. He said he’s “a big history guy” and named several including “The Explorers” and “Hardcore History.” Here’s the full list of recommendations he shared. Elon Musk recently shared some of his favorite podcasts, and —spoiler alert — they’re mostly on the subject…

Vlad’s online bot army spewing fake quotes from Lionel Messi, Jennifer Aniston & other celebs in new propaganda campaign

PARANOID Putin’s online bots are shamefully spewing out fake celebrity quotes blasting the West in an attempt to defend the war in Ukraine. Stars like Sir Elton John, Lionel Messi and Jennifer Aniston have all been pictured with a chilling pro-Russian quote in a disastrous attempt to sway the public opinion on the conflict. Bot Blocker/Agentstvo/e2w Kremlin-affiliated bots within the ‘Dvoinik’ network have launched a…

Elon Musk vows to BAN iPhones from his companies and signals looming AI tech war after Apple announces ChatGPT tie-up

ELON MUSK is ready to ban iPhones and Mac computers from his company after tech rival Apple announced plans to use OpenAI. The billionaire owner of X (formerly known as Twitter) and Tesla said Apple products would not be welcomed at his company if Apple paired with OpenAI‘s ChatGPT. Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer of SpaceX and Tesla and owner of X, formerly known as…

Stop letting governments request social media censorship in secret

Governments around the world routinely request global social media and search platforms to remove content. This can be a positive thing if the content in question is clearly harmful. But it can be nefarious if the content is simply inconvenient or disagreeable to a government’s viewpoint on a particular current news topic. Unfortunately, when governments around the world request or demand censorship, they do so…

IDF refutes claim Israeli soldiers have been ‘captured’ by Hamas during intense fighting in Gaza refugee camp

ISRAEL has rubbished claims by Hamas that the terror group kidnapped IDF soldiers inside Gaza on Sunday. A spokesperson for Hamas released a disturbing video claiming to have snatched the soldiers in Jabalia, northern Gaza. Getty Palestinians in Jabalia, northern Gaza, where Hamas say they kidnapped the IDF troops[/caption] Just three minutes after the video was shared on Telegram, Israel jumped to correct the record….

Massive QUEUE on Mount Everest could have triggered ice collapse that left Brit climber & sherpa missing feared dead

MASSIVE queues up the world’s biggest mountain could have led to the disappearance of a Brit climber, it has been claimed. Footage appears to show hundreds of climbers slowly making their way up the Hillary Step, a nearly vertical rock face near the top of Mount Everest at around 26,000 feet. @everester.raj / Instagram Hundreds of climbers can be seen making a painfully slow way up the…

X should bring back stars, not hide ‘Likes’

Elon Musk’s X is preparing to make “Likes” private on the social network, in a change that could potentially confuse users over the difference between something they’ve favorited and something they’ve bookmarked. According to new posts by company employees, the decision to hide “Likes” is meant to incentivize engagement, by allowing people to favorite content […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Jack Dorsey doesn’t think that Twitter is ‘the closest form of global consciousness’ anymore

Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey. Joe Raedle via Getty Images Jack Dorsey used to think that Twitter was “the closest form of global consciousness.” But not anymore. The platform’s co-founder and ex-CEO thinks AI has taken its place.  “They have far more access to public and private thoughts and questions,” he said. X, formerly Twitter, isn’t the “closest form of global consciousness” anymore,…

‘Right place right time’ say viewers after girl captures most incredible video yet of stunning meteor over Portugal

INCREDIBLE footage captured a dazzling blue comet fly over the head of a young girl in Portugal. The teen, who was in the “right place at the right time”, looks up in awe at the amazing display as it soars overhead. Twitter / @itsme_urstruly The blue comet flies above the girls head in incredible footage shared online[/caption] Twitter / @itsme_urstruly The teen witnessed a rare…

Outta Pocket! Rod Wave Gets Spicy With Social Media User Who Asked About His Daily Mood 

It looks like Rod Wave is getting tired of social media users’ comments about him. The ‘Turks & Caicos’ rapper had some words for a fan who reacted to one of his posts on X, formerly known as Twitter. RELATED: BREAKING: Rod Wave Arrested In Florida  Rod Wave shared a post on X that was filled with several broken heart emojis. The post led to…

Moment rescuers cheer as survivor is pulled from rubble FIVE days after building collapsed in South Africa killing 13

THIS is the heart-wrenching moment rescuers applaud as a survivor is carried out from underneath rubble after being trapped for five days. Tiler, Gabriel Guambe, was pulled out of the wreckage alive after a building collapsed in South Africa, killing 13. twitter/@ewnupdates Emergency services have rescued a survivor of the George Building collapse in South Africa[/caption] Alan Winde/X The survivor is Gabriel Guambe who is…

Jack Dorsey said Twitter’s board ‘has always been a problem’ and that he plotted his exit from the firm because...

Jack Dorsey creator, co-founder, and Chairman of Twitter and co-founder & CEO of Square, speaks during the crypto-currency conference Bitcoin 2021 Convention at the Mana Convention Center in Miami, Florida, on June 4, 2021. MARCO BELLO/AFP via Getty Images Jack Dorsey said Twitter’s board — and its activist investor — prompted him to plan an exit from the firm. “I was happy to see it…

The ex-Twitter director who went ‘hardcore’ for Elon Musk and slept on the floor of X’s office is now working...

Elon Musk (left), Esther Crawford (center), and Mark Zuckerberg (right). Steve Granitz/FilmMagic via Getty Images; Robert Cowherd; Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Former Twitter director Esther Crawford says she has joined Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta. Crawford was one of Elon Musk’s top lieutenants at Twitter after he took over the company. She went viral for embracing Musk’s hardcore work culture before getting laid off just…

Mysterious fireball trailing sparks lights up sky over China ‘travelling 1,000 miles’ before breaking up & vanishing

A MYSTERIOUS blazing fireball lit up the sky in China before it shattered and vanished. Shocking footage captured by residents of Beijing showed the strange object falling from the night sky before breaking into smaller pieces as it got closer to the ground. An unknown luminous object appeared in the night sky of ChinaAsiaWire The mysterious ball of fire lit up the sky before breaking…

Elon Musk is waging war on multiple fronts — and now Australia is in the firing line

Elon Musk. Anna Webber/Variety/Getty Images Elon Musk is clashing with multiple governments around the world. His ownership of X/Twitter has pulled him into a new sphere of global politics. Musk has been in public spats with Brazil’s Supreme Court and the Australian government this year. Elon Musk is well known for his public spats. The world’s fourth-richest person rarely shies away from face-offs with other prominent…

Watch terrifying moment builders caught up in Copenhagen fire flee realising spire is about to collapse

THIS is the nail-biting moment builders caught up in the Copenhagen fire run for their lives as they realise the spire is about to collapse. Footage shows scaffolders – who were working on the building opposite – panic as it dawns on them they’re in danger of becoming trapped. Video footage shows the terrifying moment builders were caught up in the Copenhagen fire Reuters The…

DoubleVerify Apologizes for Misreporting X/Twitter’s Brand-Safety Rates for More Than Four Months

DoubleVerify, which provides brand-safety measurement ratings for digital platforms to major advertisers, incorrectly displayed X’s Brand Safety Rate — a measure of how frequently ads appeared adjacent to content that met advertiser-approved criteria — on the DoubleVerify dashboard for nearly five months. From Oct. 24, 2023, to March 14, 2024, DoubleVerify’s dashboard provided the wrong […] Go to Source

Elon Musk plans to charge new X users to enable posting

Elon Musk is planning to charge new X users a small fee to enable posting on the social network and to curb the bot problem. In reply to an X account that posted about changes on X’s website, Musk said charging a small fee to new accounts was the “only way” to stop the “onslaught […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

ShareChat’s valuation drops below $2 billion in new funding

Social media startup ShareChat’s valuation has cratered below $2 billion from nearly $5 billion in a new funding round, a source familiar with the situation told TechCrunch, marking a steep decline for the nine-year-old Indian startup that boasts over 400 million users in the South Asian market. The Bengaluru-based startup, which operates a popular social […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

X is removing ability to hide checkmarks for premium users

Last year, Elon Musk-owned social network X rolled out a feature for paid users to hide their checkmarks from others. Now, the company is sending notifications to users saying that the feature will go away soon. Just like a lot of decisions taken by X, there is no definite timeline as to when the hide […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Elon Musk’s go-to lawyer is facing possible sanctions over his behavior in the Tesla CEO’s deposition

Elon Musk’s attorney, Alex Spiro, was the focus of an opposing lawyer’s motion seeking sanctions. Arturo Holmes/Getty Images and Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Alex Spiro faces potential sanctions over his behavior during Elon Musk’s deposition. An opposing lawyer accused Spiro, Musk’s go-to attorney, of acting “astonishingly unprofessional.” The deposition is part of a lawsuit accusing Musk of falsely linking a man to a neo-Nazi group. Alex Spiro,…

People online took less than 24 hours to find a man accused of ghosting his pregnant wife. The law seems...

Internet sleuths can find almost anyone (stock image). Sean Anthony Eddy/Getty Images Internet sleuths took less than 24 hours to find a man who seemingly ghosted his family. It reveals a culture of online justice, where individuals who’ve wronged others are hunted down. Experts warn that digital justice can overstep, yet legal rulings seem to support the practice. It’s been a big week for internet…

British TV chef Charles Withers ‘ghosts’ wife and kids for a year after changing name & vanishing ‘without a trace’

A BRITISH chef has been accused of “ghosting” his wife and two children after changing his name and vanishing “without a trace”. Ashley McGuire was left heartbroken after she claims TV star lover Charles Withers abandoned their family a year ago – only for him to be found in 24-hours by part-time social media detectives. Ashley McGuire has claimed her TV star lover Charles Withers…

Tesla’s reign as EV king is fizzling, so Elon Musk has his sights set on a new goal — turning...

Elon Musk renamed Twitter as X. Getty Images Tesla’s stock is down over 10% in the last year, and Elon Musk’s net worth has also fallen. As Tesla struggles, Musk appears to be fortifying his other businesses. Lately, social media platform X has begun to look more like regular old Twitter. Tesla has been losing its luster this year as EV demand wanes and pressures…

Elon Musk just found someone else to fight with

X owner Elon Musk Nathan Howard/Getty Images Elon Musk is clashing with a Supreme Court judge in Brazil. Justice Alexandre de Moraes ordered X to block accounts he’s investigating over alleged misinformation. Musk said X would not comply — so de Moraes has opened a separate investigation into Musk. Another day, another feud for Elon Musk. A clash between Musk and a Brazilian Supreme Court…

China will use AI and deepfake propaganda to influence US elections & sow chaos across America, Microsoft warns

CHINA will attempt to disrupt the upcoming US presidential elections using artificial intelligence to stoke chaos in Washington, Microsoft has warned. The tech giant said China will leverage generative AI technology to flood the internet with synthetic media in a bid to influence the elections. Getty Chinese cyber terrorists will disrupt the US elections using AI[/caption] AFP Xi Jinping’s cyber groups and bot army will…

Help. I got my Twitter blue check back — and I don’t know what to do.

Twitter’s blue check mark is back for some people, but not everyone is happy. aprott Some users have been re-verified on X for being a “notable” account and given a blue check. This seems to be for users who have over 2,500 paid verified followers. But does it seem uncool? Wednesday night, something odd happened to me on Twitter/X. An alert popped up in my notifications:…

X is giving blue checks to influential users (which is what blue checks were supposed to be all along)

X is giving free blue checks to users who have more than 2500 “verified” followers (or, people that subscribe to X Premium). So, basically this means that if you are a popular poster, you will get a blue check. This also means that these lucky people are frantically posting to make it clear that they […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Why it’s already too late to stop the AI apocalypse

The algorithms that undergird our digital lives are increasingly making questionable decisions that enrich the powerful and wreck the lives of average people. Claire Merchlinsky for BI Imagine you’re a hedge-fund manager who’s trying to gain an edge. To maximize returns, you decide to install the latest technology that allows a computer to interpret the changing winds of the market and make thousands of orders…