Twitter Places Warning on Trump Minneapolis Tweet, Saying It Glorified Violence

ImagePresident Trump on Thursday signed an executive order meant to limit social media companies’ legal protections against liability claims.Credit…Doug Mills/The New York TimesWASHINGTON — President Trump raged against Twitter on Friday morning after the social media company a..

Google Rescinds Offers to Thousands of Contract Workers

OAKLAND, Calif. — Google, facing an advertising slump caused by the pandemic, has rescinded offers to several thousand people who had agreed to work at the company as temporary and contract workers.
“We’re slowing our pace of hiring and investment, and are not bringing on as many..

The President Versus Twitter and Social Media

As a teen in the early 2000s, I spent a lot of time on online message boards. They were funny, chaotic places where my fellow nerds and I spent hours arguing about everything under the sun: sports, music, video games, the latest episode of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”
No matter th..

Trump’s Order on Social Media Could Harm One Person in Particular: Donald Trump

WASHINGTON — President Trump, who built his political career on the power of a flame-throwing Twitter account, has now gone to war with Twitter, angered that it would presume to fact-check his messages. But the punishment he is threatening could force social media companies to cr..

Defying Trump, Twitter Doubles Down on Labeling Tweets

OAKLAND, Calif. — Twitter continued to add new fact-checking labels to hundreds of tweets, even as the Trump administration issued an executive order to curtail the legal protections that shield social media companies from liability for the content posted on their platforms.
Twit..

A.C.L.U. Accuses Clearview AI of Privacy ‘Nightmare Scenario’

The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday sued the facial recognition start-up Clearview AI, which claims to have helped hundreds of law enforcement agencies use online photos to solve crimes, accusing the company of “unlawful, privacy-destroying surveillance activities.”
In..

Twitter Comes Under Attack From Trump’s Supporters

OAKLAND, Calif. — Not long after Twitter added a warning label to two of President Trump’s tweets on Tuesday, his supporters swung into action.
On Twitter, Mr. Trump’s adherents targeted one of the company’s executives for old tweets in which he had criticized the president and o..

Oh No, Here Comes the Transportation Hellscape

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Is it possible the pandemic will turn the usual urban gridlock into a hellscape?
If people continue to be wary about their safety on buses, trains and subways, and commuters who can affor..

Space Out and Explore the Universe Without Leaving Home

After almost nine years of astronauts hitching rides off the planet, Americans are finally traveling on their own rockets again with this week’s NASA-SpaceX launch of crew to the International Space Station. And with Perseverance, another NASA rover vehicle, headed to Mars this s..

Canadian Court to Rule on Extradition of Huawei Executive to United States

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — It has been one of the biggest legal dramas in recent Canadian memory: whether a senior executive of the Chinese technology giant Huawei can be extradited to the United States on sweeping fraud charges.
On Wednesday the case will reach a crucial poin..