Elizabeth Culliford

Recent articles by Elizabeth Culliford

Facebook buys GIF website Giphy to integrate with Instagram

Facebook buys GIF website Giphy to integrate with Instagram

Popular website for making and sharing animated images.
May 18 2020 12:47AM
Facebook names first members of oversight board that can overrule Zuckerberg

Facebook names first members of oversight board that can overrule Zuckerberg

Will include a former PM, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and constitutional law experts.
May 7 2020 6:49AM
Twitter tests telling users their tweet replies may be offensive

Twitter tests telling users their tweet replies may be offensive

In an effort to clean up conversations on the social media platform.
May 6 2020 6:54AM
Twitter opens up data for researchers to study COVID-19 tweets

Twitter opens up data for researchers to study COVID-19 tweets

Real-time data stream of tens of millions of daily public tweets.
Apr 30 2020 6:28AM
YouTube expands fact-check feature to US during coronavirus pandemic

YouTube expands fact-check feature to US during coronavirus pandemic

Addressing misinformation on virus and other topics.
Apr 29 2020 12:49PM
Twitter allows Trump COVID-19 disinfectant videos, blocks '#InjectDisinfectant'

Twitter allows Trump COVID-19 disinfectant videos, blocks '#InjectDisinfectant'

A wish for treatment, not a literal call for people to inject disinfectant.
Apr 27 2020 6:39AM
Facebook gets rid of 'pseudoscience' ad-targeting

Facebook gets rid of 'pseudoscience' ad-targeting

Social media giant culls category to curb COVID-19 misinformation.
Apr 24 2020 1:44PM
Twitter debuts 'manipulated media' label on clip of Biden retweeted by Trump

Twitter debuts 'manipulated media' label on clip of Biden retweeted by Trump

Posted on Saturday by White House social media director Dan Scavino.
Mar 10 2020 6:42AM
Twitter suspends group of pro-Bloomberg accounts over 'platform manipulation'

Twitter suspends group of pro-Bloomberg accounts over 'platform manipulation'

"Coordinating with or compensating others to engage in artificial engagement."
Feb 24 2020 6:45AM
Paid social media influencers dip toes in US 2020 election

Paid social media influencers dip toes in US 2020 election

Campaigns look to local, 'authentic' promoters.
Feb 12 2020 2:00PM
Twitter notches first US$1 billion quarterly revenue, beating estimates

Twitter notches first US$1 billion quarterly revenue, beating estimates

Amid efforts to make its platform more user-friendly.
Feb 7 2020 6:19AM
Democrats release tips for US election campaigns to fight online disinformation

Democrats release tips for US election campaigns to fight online disinformation

Teams should be responsible for monitoring online disinformation about their candidate.
Dec 18 2019 6:44AM
Democrats release tips for US election campaigns to fight online disinformation

Democrats release tips for US election campaigns to fight online disinformation

Social media giants "come up short" on issue.
Dec 17 2019 1:11PM
Facebook pledges US$130m to content oversight board

Facebook pledges US$130m to content oversight board

Funding for six years of operations.
Dec 16 2019 1:00PM
Facebook delays naming oversight board members until 2020

Facebook delays naming oversight board members until 2020

'Unforeseen complexities' delay member selection.
Dec 13 2019 12:10PM
Thousands of UK political ads missing from Facebook archive searches

Thousands of UK political ads missing from Facebook archive searches

Facebook unsure why campaign transparency data missing.
Dec 11 2019 1:20PM
Twitter makes global changes to comply with privacy laws

Twitter makes global changes to comply with privacy laws

To give users more information about what data advertisers might receive.
Dec 3 2019 7:00AM
Google bars elections ads from using political leanings, voter data

Google bars elections ads from using political leanings, voter data

Curtails ability of advertisers to segment and target.
Nov 21 2019 12:48PM
Activist Sharpton takes Facebook ad concerns to Zuckerberg's home

Activist Sharpton takes Facebook ad concerns to Zuckerberg's home

"No-holds-barred meeting" with Zuckerberg over decision not to fact-check.
Nov 6 2019 6:58AM
Facebook announces new steps to clamp down on misinformation ahead of 2020 election

Facebook announces new steps to clamp down on misinformation ahead of 2020 election

To combat misinformation and voter suppression .
Oct 22 2019 6:56AM

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