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May 10, 2022 T&S Newsletter

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T&S Early Warning News

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Musk says he will ban Twitter spam bots, but he has been a beneficiary

Washington Post | May 09, 2022

Company Listed: Twitter

Elon Musk has promised to clean up Twitter by showing the world why it boosts some tweets above others and purging it of automated accounts that noisily promote get-rich-quick schemes, products and politicians.

“If our Twitter bid succeeds, we will defeat the spam bots or die trying!” Musk tweeted April 21. “If someone is operating a bot and troll army, then I am definitely their enemy,” he said at the Met gala last weekend.

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Twitter’s top lawyer long weighed safety and free speech. Then Elon Musk called her out.

Washington Post | May 09, 2022

Company Listed: Twitter

Vijaya Gadde came reluctantly to the decision that cemented her reputation on the right as Twitter’s “chief censor.” For years, the company’s top lawyer had resisted calls to boot then-President Donald Trump from his favorite social media platform.

Even after a violent pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, Gadde explained during an emotional virtual company town hall on Jan. 8 that Trump hadn’t broken enough of Twitter’s rules against glorification of violence to merit a permanent ban of his account.

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Brandon Williams condemns abuse and criticises incorrect media reports

United in Focus | May 09, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

Brandon Williams has had a largely positive season out on loan at Norwich City, playing regularly in the Premier League. He is the only one of Manchester United’s 16 loan players to be doing so.

But it all turned rather sour this weekend, after Norwich’s 4-0 home defeat to West Ham.

Williams’ own words tells his account of what took place after the game.

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T&S Policies & Regulations

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

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Clearview AI to stop selling facial recognition tool to private firms

Washington Post | May 09, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

A facial recognition company whose massive database has been used to identify Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine has agreed to stop its sales to private companies in the United States as part of a landmark settlement reining in a technology criticized as threatening Americans’ privacy rights.

The settlement, filed Monday in federal court in Illinois, marks the most significant court action yet against Clearview AI, a company known for downloading billions of people’s photos from social networks and other websites to build a face-search database sold to law enforcement.

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China enacts strict livestreaming regulation to protect minors

Shine | May 09, 2022

Company Listed: Social Media

China upgraded strict livestreaming-industry regulation over the weekend, including rules that forbid minors under the age of 16 to tip livestreamers or perform themselves.

The new regulation, which aims to protect underaged users, won't influence the booming Chinese livestreaming industry with features like virtual reality (VR) and Metaverse.

Meanwhile, major players including Douyin, the Chinese equivalent of TikTok, took measures to protect young users as early as a year ago.

Under the new rules, minors cannot tip livestreamers by buying virtual gifts.

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Elon Musk says relaxing content rules on Twitter will boost free speech, but research shows otherwise

Fast Company | May 10, 2022

Company Listed: Twitter

Elon Musk’s accepted bid to purchase Twitter has triggered a lot of debate about what it means for the future of the social media platform, which plays an important role in determining the news and information many people–especially Americans—are exposed to.

Musk has said he wants to make Twitter an arena for free speech. It’s not clear what that will mean, and his statements have fueled speculation among both supporters and detractors.

As a corporation, Twitter can regulate speech on its platform as it chooses. There are bills being considered in the U.S. Congress and by the European Union that address social media regulation, but these are about transparency, accountability, illegal harmful content and protecting users’ rights, rather than regulating speech.

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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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Manager of Trust and Safety (Content Moderation)

Robinhood | United States

Posted: May 10, 2022

  • Minimum of 7 years of proven experience in Content Moderation and/or Customer Support in a technology firm.

  • Experience scaling teams across multiple workflows and various channels of support.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Outstanding leadership skills.

  • Highly flexible and adaptable to meet the evolving needs of a high-growth, fast paced organization.

Operations Manager, Trust & Safety

TikTok | Mountain View, CA, USA

Posted: May 10, 2022

  • 5 to 7 years of experience in operations management, user support operations, user experience, BPO, etc.

  • You demonstrate Operational Excellence experience and focus on continuous improvement by re-engineering site level processes as needed (i.e.

  • Passionate about people engagement, with strong interpersonal and communication skills to engage with cross-functional teams and senior leadership independently on behalf of our Global Head of Safety Support and Team.

  • Executive level verbal and written communication as well as strong data visualization, reporting and presentation skills.

  • Demonstrated strong project management skills and thought leadership - drive effective OKR setting and management.