Twitter is less safe due to Elon Musk’s management style, says former top official

CNN Business — Twitter owner Elon Musk’s dictatorial management style risks driving the company headlong into unforced business blunders, content moderation disasters and the degradation of core platform features that help keep vulnerable users safe, according to a former top Twitter official who led the company’s content moderation before abruptly resigning this month. The social … Read more

A look back at Elon Musk’s chaotic first month at Twitter

CNN — Sunday officially marks one month since the world’s richest man took the helm at Twitter. In that time, Elon Musk initiated mass layoffs and gave remaining staffers a cryptic ultimatum, reinstated the accounts of controversial figures including former President Donald Trump, and launched – then punted – a plan to charge for Twitter’s … Read more

What Were Elon Musk’s Lenders Thinking?

When, earlier this year, Elon Musk went looking for financing for his bid to take over Twitter, he had little trouble finding institutions willing to give him the money he needed. Morgan Stanley took the lead and organized a syndicate of banks—including Bank of America and Barclays—that committed to lending Musk $13 billion. The whole … Read more

Elon Musk has upended Twitter’s business. Here’s how he could fix it

new York CNN Business — Much of Twitter’s ad sales team has been fired or pushed out. Large companies from General Mills to Macy’s have paused advertising on the platform, with more potentially following suit after new owner Elon Musk’s decision to restore the account of former President Donald Trump and other controversial figures. And … Read more

Truth Social parent Trump Media’s merger with DWAC officially delayed

This illustration photo shows Donald Trump’s new social media app Truth Social’s logo on a smartphone in Los Angeles, February 21, 2022. Chris Delmas | AFP | Getty Images Digital World Acquisition Corp., the blank check company that plans to take Trump Media and Technology Group and its Truth Social platform public, said Tuesday that … Read more

Musk: ‘People Have Spoken; Trump Will Be Reinstated; Vox Populi, Vox Dei’

Elon Musk tweeted Saturday night that “the people have spoken. Trump will be reinstated.” The news came after a Musk poll on Twitter poll found a 51.8% majority supporting bring Trump back on Twitter. Former President Donald Trump, who has vowed never to return after he was banned after Jan. 6, has yet to make … Read more

Elon Musk Says Twitter Shadowbans Are the New Law of the Land

Elon Musk is now Twitter’s judge, jury, and executioner—with complete leeway to enact his version of “free speech” on the flailing platform. image: gizmodo Things are really going off the rails at Twitter, as Elon Musk pushes forward in a hostile takeover that seems liable to ensure he’s eventually the only one left at the … Read more

How Apple’s Privacy Setting Helped TikTok Fight Facebook

photo: Ascannio (Shutterstock) In April, 2021, Apple dropped a nuclear bomb on the world of online advertising. The company rolled out a new iPhone privacy setting called App Tracking Transparency, or ATT, that shows you, an iPhone user, a popup asking if you want to “Allow this app to track your activity across other companies’ … Read more

How Apple’s Privacy Setting Helped TikTok Fight Facebook

photo: Ascannio (Shutterstock) In April, 2021, Apple dropped a nuclear bomb on the world of online advertising. The company rolled out a new iPhone privacy setting called App Tracking Transparency, or ATT, that shows you, an iPhone user, a popup asking if you want to “Allow this app to track your activity across other companies’ … Read more