Ars Technica: Twitter says Musk’s spam analysis used tool that called his own account a bot

Ars Technica: Twitter says Musk’s spam analysis used tool that called his own account a bot. “Twitter yesterday slammed Elon Musk’s response to the company’s lawsuit in a 127-page filing in the Delaware Court of Chancery that says Musk’s claims are “contradicted by the evidence and common sense.” Twitter’s court filing also said Musk’s spam analysis relied on a tool that once called his own Twitter account a likely bot.”

CNN: Elon Musk’s legal team has publicly filed its official response to Twitter’s lawsuit

CNN: Elon Musk’s legal team has publicly filed its official response to Twitter’s lawsuit. “Elon Musk’s legal team on Friday made public its official response to Twitter’s lawsuit attempting to force him to complete their $44 billion acquisition deal. In the answer to Twitter’s complaint, which includes counter-claims against the company, Musk’s team attempts to refute the company’s allegations that the Tesla CEO is unjustly trying to exit the deal.”

The Guardian: From celebrity jets to Pelosi’s Taiwan trip, flight trackers are the sleeper hit of the summer

The Guardian: From celebrity jets to Pelosi’s Taiwan trip, flight trackers are the sleeper hit of the summer. “Want to watch a top-secret government flight live? Track a drug kingpin’s movements in real time? Or know how much Taylor Swift’s jets are polluting the air? They’re all streaming live on the sleeper hit of the summer: online flight trackers.”

Newswise: UTSW researchers document “infodemic” of false information on COVID-19 in first year of pandemic

Newswise: UTSW researchers document “infodemic” of false information on COVID-19 in first year of pandemic. “The researchers used a Twitter scraping tool called Twint to collect English-language tweets including #scamdemic or #plandemic. After eliminating retweets, replies, and duplicate tweets, they found that 40,081 users tweeted 227,067 times using the selected hashtags. While Twitter suspended one-fifth of the users associated with the tweets, 80% of them were left to post and repeat misinformation (defined as false information not intended to harm) and disinformation (false information that carries an intent to harm).”

WIRED: Retweets Ruined Twitter. Here’s How to Get Rid of Them

WIRED: Retweets Ruined Twitter. Here’s How to Get Rid of Them. “Glance at the trending section right now—I’m sure half of it is ‘someone said something stupid/offensive/wrong and people are mad,’ or some variation on that. I, for one, think Twitter would be a better place without retweets, so I figured out how to not see retweets anymore. It made my timeline a lot calmer, and my life less stressful. Here’s how you can do it, too.”

Yale Insights: Is Elon Musk Right about the Bot Problem on Twitter?

Yale Insights: Is Elon Musk Right about the Bot Problem on Twitter?. “When he announced that he was buying Twitter, Elon Musk said his goals included ‘defeating the spam bots.’ Two months later, he withdrew his offer, claiming that the company had failed to make data on bots available to him. We asked Prof. Tauhid Zaman, who has studied the impact of bots, how much they skew the experience of Twitter users.”

Twitter Spaces: A Live Audio Guide for Marketers (Social Media Examiner)

Social Media Examiner: Twitter Spaces: A Live Audio Guide for Marketers. “Plan to launch your own Twitter space? Wondering how it all works? In this article, you’ll get a complete primer for Twitter Spaces so you can master everything from hosting and joining to promoting and analyzing audio events.” If you want to market with it, fine, but putting that aside this is a thorough overview of how Twitter Spaces works.

Texas McCombs: Tweeting Their Way to Higher Pay

Texas McCombs: Tweeting Their Way to Higher Pay. “In a recent study, Texas McCombs professor of information, risk, and operations management Andrew Whinston found that savvy executive candidates such as CEOs and CIOs who modestly — but frequently — tout their knowledge, expertise, and skills on Twitter were 32% more likely to attract higher-paying job offers after interviews.”

NiemanLab: Two new bots can help newsrooms prioritize accessibility and alt text

NiemanLab: Two new bots can help newsrooms prioritize accessibility and alt text. “The Objective recently spoke with Patrick Garvin about his Accessibility Awareness and Alt Text Awareness Twitter bots that provide information on web accessibility and encourage the use of alt text, respectively. With more than a decade of experience in visual journalism, user experience, and front-end development, Garvin shares how prioritizing accessibility is possible for all newsroom employees, not just tech staff.”