CBS News: Twitter and other social media sites slipped on removing hate speech in 2022, EU review says

CBS News: Twitter and other social media sites slipped on removing hate speech in 2022, EU review says. Please note this study is from the spring, before Elon Musk. “The EU report, carried out over six weeks in the spring, found Twitter assessed just over half of the notifications it received about illegal hate speech within 24 hours, down from 82% in 2021. In comparison, the amount of flagged material Facebook reviewed within 24 hours fell to 64%, Instagram slipped to 56.9% and YouTube dipped to 83.3%. TikTok came in at 92%, the only company to improve.”

Washington Post: You can now track your ballot online in half of states

Washington Post: You can now track your ballot online in half of states. This is a “Gift Article” and you should be able to read it without paywall for the next week. “Want to make sure your vote counts in these high-stakes midterm elections? Track your ballot online like a UPS delivery. The technology to do that is now available to more than a quarter of all Americans, in part because of investments made for mail-in voting during the coronavirus pandemic.”

Washington Post: The Fetterman-Oz meme campaign, illustrated

Washington Post: The Fetterman-Oz meme campaign, illustrated. “The rivals for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat are turning to uncommon tactics to paint their opponent as unqualified or unfit. Since emerging from the primaries, Democratic nominee John Fetterman has waged a relentless trolling offensive, creating moments that often went viral on social media portraying Republican rival Mehmet Oz as an out-of-state elitist. Oz began countering with his own posts questioning Fetterman’s health and willingness to debate, as well as his policy positions.”

Engadget: Merriam-Webster just yeeted a bunch of internet slang into the dictionary

Engadget: Merriam-Webster just yeeted a bunch of internet slang into the dictionary. “The list of new words includes additions that clearly illustrate how these past years have gone for everyone. ‘Booster dose,’ which became a commonly uttered phrase because of the pandemic, gets its own Merriam-Webster page, so do ‘false positive’ and ‘false negative’ lab test results.”

Search Engine Land: Google helpful content update is now done rolling out

Search Engine Land: Google helpful content update is now done rolling out. “Google has confirmed that the helpful content update is now finished rolling out. The update took 15 days to roll out, starting on August 25, 2022 and ending on September 9, 2022. Google has posted it completed today, September 9th. As a reminder, Google’s helpful content update is a sitewide signal. It targets websites that have a relatively high amount of unsatisfying or unhelpful content, where the content is written for search engines first.”

The Verge: Google announces October 6th event to launch the Pixel Watch, Pixel 7, and new Nest devices

The Verge: Google announces October 6th event to launch the Pixel Watch, Pixel 7, and new Nest devices. “Google has started sending out invites for its fall hardware event, which is set to take place on Thursday, October 6th, at 10AM ET. The event will launch the upcoming Pixel 7 phones, as well as the Pixel Watch — the company showed off both devices at its I/O event earlier this year, announcing they’re coming in the fall.”

Artnet: Two Years Ago, Museums Across the U.S. Promised to Address Diversity and Equity. Here’s Exactly What They Have Done So Far

Artnet: Two Years Ago, Museums Across the U.S. Promised to Address Diversity and Equity. Here’s Exactly What They Have Done So Far. “Museums across the U.S. publicly stated their commitments to work towards dismantling systemic racism, frequently citing intentions to listen to communities, improve hiring practices, support BIPOC staff, re-evaluate workplace culture, offer anti-racism training, and acquire and exhibit work from a more diverse range of artists. Two years on from these calls for action, are museums feeling the same urgency? Or were these promises just platitudes?”

Library of Congress: The 2022 National Book Festival Lineup Reveal!

Library of Congress: The 2022 National Book Festival Lineup Reveal . “The one-day, all-day festival — Saturday, Sept. 3, from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. — will feature more than 120 authors, poets and writers under the theme of ‘Books Bring Us Together.’… Can’t make it? No problem. Events on several of the stages will be livestreamed. Videos of all presentations will be made available on demand shortly after the festival.” I