Tag: RIP Twitter

On Twitter, Conspiracy Theories, and Information Cascades

Feminist Frequency

On February 9th, Twitter announced the formation of a council made up of over 40 organizations, of which Feminist Frequency is one. These organizations are not involved in micromanaging Twitter on a daily basis or making decisions with regards to action taken against accounts or tweets, but rather, have been assembled to consult with Twitter generally about how to best navigate the challenges of allowing freedom of expression while also fighting abuse. In the days since the announcement, a wild conspiracy has formed that presents me as an Orwellian villain with the power to control what others can and can’t say on Twitter, despite the fact that, again, Feminist Frequency is just one of more than 40 organizations on a council that also includes groups like GLAAD and the National Network to End Domestic Violence.

Blog posts have been written, video rants have been filmed, and hundreds of tweets have been…

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Algorithmic Timeline Spawns the #RIPTwitter Hashtag (Plus the Embattled Company Hosts Zoe & Anita)

The new Twitter timeline that’s coming down the pike has set the service on fire.

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