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June 01, 2022 T&S Newsletter

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I tried to read all my app privacy policies. It was 1 million words

Washington Post | May 31, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

Twitter simplified its privacy policy earlier this month, encouraging us to read it by turning parts into a video game. Yes, a game — it’s called the Twitter Data Dash.

In it, you use keyboard arrows to take a dog named Data to the park while dodging cat ads and battling trolls, meanwhile learning about Twitter’s new 4,500-word privacy policy.

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Democrats up pressure on Silicon Valley to safeguard abortion data

Washington Post | May 31, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

Democratic lawmakers are dialing up calls for tech giants like Apple and Google to protect user data related to abortions amid mounting fears that the anticipated reversal of Roe v. Wade could turn that information into a powerful surveillance tool for law enforcement.

The trend highlights how — without a federal data privacy law in place — Democrats in Washington have limited tools at their disposal to try to prevent tech companies from scooping up and sharing sensitive health information with authorities in GOP-led states.

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Social Media Is Hurting Kids, but a Fix May Be on Horizon

Daily Signal | May 31, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

While Big Tech menaces many levels of society, how it is impacting the next generation of citizens is of particular consequence.

Social media’s deleterious effects on teens and preteens the world over are well known by now. In April, The Atlantic cited social media as a major factor in rising rates of depression in American youth. A March study by Cambridge University revealed a direct relationship between social media use and life satisfaction in adolescence.

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Warning over viral ‘iPhone hacks’ to catch cheating partner

NY Post | May 31, 2022

Company Listed: TikTok

Viral TikTok videos that encourage people to secretly stalk their partners using their iPhones have been branded “appalling” by experts.

Speaking to the Sun, domestic abuse charities said the clips, which rack up millions of views, are putting people’s lives in danger.

The videos are allowed to spread on the platform unchecked despite TikTok prohibiting content that encourages stalking.

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T&S Policies & Regulations

Regulatory news and policy decisions impacting the T&S ecosystem.

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Twitter Adds New Option to Pin Tweets Within Communities

Social Media Manager | May 31, 2022

Company Listed: Twitter

Twitter has added a new way to spark more engagement within Communities, with the ability for Community admins to now pin tweets at the top of a Community tab.

As you can see in this example, Twitter Community mods will now have a new ‘Pin to Community Timeline’ option on any Community tweet, which will then keep that tweet at the top of the Community feed, essentially serving as a conversation prompt or notice.

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Supreme Court blocks Texas social media law that tech companies warned would allow hateful content to run rampant

The Guardian | May 31, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

The US supreme court temporarily blocked a Texas law that would bar social media companies from removing user posts based on their “viewpoint”, as lower courts battle over whether it would violate first amendment rights.

In a 5-4 decision, the justices granted a request from two technology industry groups that have argued the Republican-backed measure would turn platforms into “havens of the vilest expression imaginable”.

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After a mass shooting: Examining the role of media coverage

Colorodo | May 31, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

Such headlines have dominated the news in 2022, with at least 213 mass shootings already on the books less than five months into the year.

With each comes complicated questions for journalists: How much should they focus on the perpetrator versus the victims? How, if at all, should they reference the hate-filled tomes that inspired the crime? How can they cover the story without harming loved ones or inspiring copycats?

“There is a real tension point between what kind of media coverage best serves impacted communities and what kind of coverage best serves the public in a right-to-know or need-to-know way,” said Elizabeth Skewes, an associate professor of journalism and media studies at CU Boulder who studies media coverage of mass shootings.

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T&S Careers & Jobs

T&S jobs posted recently, often within the last 24 hours, looking for top talent.

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Data Analyst, Payments, Trust and Safety

Google | Mountain View, CA

Posted: June 01, 2022

  • 1 year of experience in Analytics, Banking, Consulting, FinTech, or E-commerce field.

  • Experience in analytics and/or consulting, with experience in data analysis.

  • Experience in querying languages (e.g., SQL, MySQL, MapReduce, or Hadoop).

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or equivalent practical experience.

  • 10 years of experience in program management and leading cross-functional technical programs.

Senior Counsel, Trust & Safety

TikTok | Seattle, WA

Posted: June 01, 2022

  • Bachelor’s degree plus Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school

  • Member in good standing of the California, Washington or New York bar

  • 15+ years of legal experience as a licensed attorney, including experience in a product counseling, product regulatory or technology-focused practice

  • Strong analytical, communication, and client interaction skills.

  • Expertise in privacy, machine learning, intellectual property, and other legal domains germane to counseling the Trust & Safety organization in the development of a complex and regulated social media and entertainment platform.

Senior Business Program Manager - Trust & Safety

Twitch | San Francisco, CA

Posted: June 01, 2022

  • 4+ years of experience in business management, finance, or product/program management with a track record of increasing scope of roles and responsibilities.

  • Relevant experience with engineering environments working on rhythm-of-business activities, business operations, business management, finance, or other similar environments.