fav buzzfeed story is when we started investigations in 2014 & @alexcampbell sat next to us we laughed at shit online while he dutifully called public officials in small towns having to spell & describe that the “internet website” did news. & then he helped free a woman from jail
that was before news employees move to a separate floor, too. so like within 15 feet from each other you had like people breaking the internet with quizzes, me yelling about flappy bird or some shit, and ppl filing public records requests to try and solve deep injustices
anyhow that’s prob when i realized the best people who do this work are the ones who’re pretty unconcerned with how it’s classified by others (especially on here). they’re just dogged and humble and work their asses off to do something they can be proud of.
Apple's browser had a 'Siri Suggested Website' feature that was autocompleting and surfacing pizzagate videos and links to conspiracy/fake news sites. https://t.co/UUpKutoEkX
It looks like this 'Siri Suggested' widget is still surfacing conspiracy stuff as of this moment...this goes to an Obama birther story pic.twitter.com/8e0UZZ9hk6
hey, more fun autocomplete site recommendations from safari! this one is an infowars one that pops up when you search "is fluoride" pic.twitter.com/fvHb2H4ES9
A bit of context on how Twitter likely justifies taking action now (and not for other harassing behavior). As execs told me last month, they didn't ban Jones months ago because they said (until around August) ppl weren't reporting Jones' account pic.twitter.com/H6E7ryZuIG
Twitter likely sees this decision as being consistent with its rules (despite the fact that many have complained about Jones' behavior on the platform for years). In August, when deplatforming Jones gained momentum, Twitter will argue it did not want to appear reactive by banning
Nor, it appears, did they want to ban him retroactively for old violations (which is why when CNN and others provided old examples of violating tweets, they issued Jones a warning/made him delete the tweets).