COVID, vaccine misinformation ‘spiking’ on Twitter after Elon Musk fires moderators

The volume of COVID misinformation has jumped alarmingly on Twitter, while anti-vaccination networks that had previously been dispersed are already reforming and reorganizing, according to research. Key points: For years, Twitter heavily moderated COVID and anti-vaccine misinformation Within weeks of Elon Musk taking over, this misinformation surged back onto the platform Other research found a … Read more

Peter Kay teases a ‘big announcement’ as he thanks fans for ‘incredible’ Manchester tour shows

Peter Kay has teased a ‘big announcement’ coming for fans on Thursday following the success of his Manchester shows. The funnyman, 49, embarked on a mammoth 110-date tour this month and played to a sell-out crowd in Manchester, 16 miles from his hometown of Bolton. Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Peter – who became emotional … Read more

Viewers of Jamie’s Easy Christmas blast ‘tone deaf’ chef for expensive recipes

Viewers have criticized Jamie Oliver as ‘out of touch’ after the celebrity chef’s Christmas special featured expensive ingredients and lots of oven time amid the cost of living crisis. After Jamie’s Easy Christmas used cuts of meat including duck and beef short ribs, viewers of the Channel 4 program took to Twitter to say that, … Read more

Chrishell Stause slams the People’s Choice Awards for refusing to let her bring partner G Flip

Chrishell Stause has slammed the organizers of the 2022 People’s Choice Awards for refusing to let her bring partner G Flip as a plus one. The Selling Sunset star, 41, took to Twitter on Wednesday following the previous night’s event where she took aim at show bosses for barring the singer, 28, from coming. Making … Read more

House Republicans seek testimony from Twitter employees

CNN — House Republicans say they will seek congressional testimony from top Twitter employees who oversaw the company’s handling of a New York Post report on Hunter Biden’s laptop in public hearings when Republicans officially reclaim control of the House in the next Congress, indicating that probes into digital content moderation will figure prominently. On … Read more

Wednesday’s Jenna Ortega receives backlash for ‘knowingly exposing cast and crew to COVID’ on set

Jenna Ortega is receiving backlash on social media, after admitting to filming her iconic dance scene in Netflix’s Wednesday while exhibiting coronavirus symptoms. After revealing she pushed through intense ‘body aches’ and other telltale signs of COVID-19 until receiving a positive test, the actress, 20, raised questions about the protocols followed on set amid the … Read more

How ex-spies convinced Twitter to censor Hunter Biden emails story

In the immediate wake of the New York Post’s story, James Clapper, Barack Obama’s former director of national intelligence, told CNN that it seemed to be “classic textbook Soviet Russian tradecraft at work” and a “laptop op”. Mr Clapper and 50 other former intelligence chiefs – including John Brennan, Mr Obama’s former CIA director, and … Read more

Elon Musk squares up to Donald Trump over the call to suspend the US Constitution

Elon Musk condemned Donald Trump after the former president called for the “termination” of the US constitution following reports that Twitter censored scandalous stories about President Biden’s son. The world’s richest man was responding to an outburst from Mr. Trump over newly released internal records from Twitterwhich he claims provides further evidence of “fraud and … Read more

ChatGPT: This AI chatbot is dominating social media with its frighteningly good essays

CNN — Imagine if Siri could write you a college essay, or Alexa could spit out a movie review in the style of Shakespeare. OpenAI last week opened up access to ChatGPT, an AI-powered chatbot that interacts with users in an eerily convincing and conversational way. Its ability to provide lengthy, thoughtful and thorough responses … Read more

Elon Musk declares he is not ‘suicidal’ in bizarre Q&A

Elon Musk declared that he is not ‘suicidal’ during another bizarre interview discussing potential retaliation for his ‘Twitter Files’ leaks. The Twitter CEO was quizzed on his personal safety during another Twitter Spaces appearance just 24 hours after releasing internal documents about the platform’s decision to censor the Hunter Biden laptop story. Tech guru Kim … Read more