Twitter users flood #ProudBoys hashtag with gay pride images

World Oct 5, 2020

Twitter users flood #ProudBoys hashtag with gay pride images

Twitter users are flooding the #ProudBoys hashtag on social media with images of LGBTQ pride, displacing posts made by neo-Nazis and white supremacists using the tag. Proud Boys, a far-right group founded in 2016, calls itself a "white chauvinist" organization but is considered a hate ...

Misinformation spikes as Trump confirms COVID-19 diagnosis

World / Politics | FOCUS Oct 3, 2020

Misinformation spikes as Trump confirms COVID-19 diagnosis

News Friday that President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19 sparked an explosion of rumors, misinformation and conspiracy theories that in a matter of hours littered the social media feeds of many Americans. Tweets shared thousands of times claimed ...

Twitter probes alleged racial bias in image cropping feature

World Sep 22, 2020

Twitter probes alleged racial bias in image cropping feature

Social media giant Twitter said Monday it would investigate its image-cropping function after users complained it favored white faces over Black ones. The image preview feature of Twitter's mobile app automatically crops pictures that are too big to fit on the screen, selecting which parts ...