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A recent study by Soroush Vosoughi, Deb Roy, and Sinan Aral looked at news stories distributed on Twitter from 2006 through 2017 , and found that false stories diffused “significantly farther, faster, deeper, and more broadly than the truth in all categories of information”, reaching people six times faster than true stories. This effect [...]

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Last week, the Trump Administration acknowledged in a legal filing that the President has been blocking users on Twitter for criticizing him or his policies. The filing was part of a stipulation in an ongoing lawsuit brought by The Knight Institute for the First Amendment. The Institute has been assisting a group of [...]

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Tweet Typos and the Presidential Records Act

On January 30, 2017 By epiepenburg

Our country tis of thee,

Sweet land of liberty,

Of thee I tweet

On the first day of his presidency, the newly-inaugurated Donald Trump tweeted out from his personal account @realDonaldTrump (using a reportedly unprotected Android phone): “I am honered to serve you, the great American People, as your 45th President of the United States!” [...]

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Anonymous Declares Cyber War on ISIS

On November 25, 2015 By ckring

The world may have gained another ally in the fight against ISIS since the attacks that shook Paris, and the rest of the world on November 13, 2015. The “hacktavist” group Anonymous declared war on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (“ISIS”) in a series of videos. ISIS utilizes social media like Twitter and [...]

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Tweet Trimming

On September 30, 2015 By Robyn Taylor

What does the number 140 mean to you? It may mean nothing, or, for all you Twitter followers, it may be the annoying limit that forces you to truncate tweets. One way Twitter has helped facilitate this 140 character count is by using Twitter link shorteners. These shorteners reduce the length of posted links. [...]

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On July 29, 2015, actor James Woods, care of his attorney Michael Weinsten (Lavely & Singer), filed a complaint in the Superior Court of California for Los Angeles County for defamation and false light invasion privacy against Twitter user “Abe List” and multiple other Doe defendants who, the complaint alleges, “may be held [...]

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In the past few years, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has received numerous trademark applications for phrases created from political and social movements. Currently, the USPTO is considering two trademark applications for “Je Suis Charlie,” a phrase created in response to the terrorist attack on the French satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, in [...]

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With the advent of digital music and streaming platforms, recording artists must think outside the box to make a living. With free streaming services taking the lead in how young listeners (legally) consume music, artists have watched their income from music sales shrink substantially. While an artist can see a whole $8 in revenue from [...]

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If #AlexfromTarget Heads to Court

On November 17, 2014 By Lauren Ostberg

Before November 2, Alex Lee (Alex LaBeouf?) was a Texas teenager who happened to work at Target. Today, he is #alexfromtarget, a meme, and a microcelebrity with nearly 750,000 twitter followers. It is difficult to account for the precise mechanism that made Alex, or any meme, go viral. According to most [...]

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Last year, an interesting report by Gady Epstein for The Economist offered social, political, commercial, technical, and international perspectives on the muddled past, present and future of Chinese internet censorship. Its publication led the China Digital Times to refer to China’s internet connections, the third-most-restrictive in the world Continue Reading