Twitter bans Congressional candidate after racist image

Twitter is continuing to act on its promise to fight hate speech, however imperfectly. The site has banned Wisconsin Congressional candidate Paul Nehlen after he posted a racist image that placed the face of Cheddar Man (a dark-skinned British ances…
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Kendrick Lamar bans all cameras during his latest tour

You've likely heard of big-name musicians banning smartphones at concerts, but Kendrick Lamar is taking things one step further. The superstar isn't allowing any cameras during the European stint of his latest tour, including pro photographers. Yes…
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Reddit bans Deepfakes community that made AI-generated celebrity porn


Reddit is no longer tolerating the bizarre Deepfakes trend that shaped up on its platform: the company has banned the controversial forum that churned out heaps of fake celebrity porn entirely generated by an AI. In addition to the main Deepfakes subreddit which attracted more than 90,000 subscribers, the “front page of the internet” has also banned its NSFW sibling – Deepfakes_NSFW – which focused specifically on smut montages. Both subreddits were closed on February 7. “This community has been banned,” reads a message on both forums. “This subreddit was banned due to a violation of our content polict, specifically our…

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Twitter bans notorious Bitfinex and Tether critic Bitfinex’ed


Twitter has officially suspended Bitfinex’ed – a notorious internet sleuth who has long speculated that popular exchange desk Bitfinex has quietly been printing its dollar-pegged Tether digital tokens out of thin air, a move that could lead to the collapse of Bitcoin and perhaps even the entire market. In an email to TNW, Bitifinex’ed said that Twitter has yet to clarify the reasons for the suspension. “This account has been suspended,” the message reads, linking to a page detailing some of the most common reasons for suspensions – including spam, compromised accounts, and abusive behavior. It is worth noting that in addition…

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France bans smartphone use in cars even when you pull over

Road deaths have been on the rise lately in France and with nothing much else to pin it on, authorities are going after scofflaw drivers who text or call. It's now illegal to hold your phone on public roads even when you're pulled over to the side of…
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