The Register: Twitter, Reddit and pals super unhappy US visa hopefuls have to declare their online handles to Uncle Sam

The Register: Twitter, Reddit and pals super unhappy US visa hopefuls have to declare their online handles to Uncle Sam. “Twitter, Reddit, and the Internet Association on Thursday filed a legal brief in support of a challenge to the US State Department’s policy of requiring visa applicants to disclose their social media handles and profiles.”

Fast Company: This new Twitter bot has Asian front-line workers responding directly to COVID-19 racism

Fast Company: This new Twitter bot has Asian front-line workers responding directly to COVID-19 racism. “The First Responder Twitter Bot responds to COVID-19-inspired racist tweets with videos that aim both to educate the perpetrators and uplift Asian front-line workers. It also responds to those tweeting in support of Asians, with tips on how to be first responders to racism when you witness it in person.”

Slate: What Twitter Should Have Done Differently From the Very Beginning

Slate: What Twitter Should Have Done Differently From the Very Beginning. “In order to understand how a private company largely built on the idea of freedom of expression has found itself embroiled in a national free speech controversy, I spoke with Blaine Cook, Twitter’s former lead developer, who worked at the company from 2006, during its founding, through 2008. During the course of our conversation, which has been edited and condensed for clarity, we discussed Twitter’s founding principles, the importance of moderating online communities, and Cook’s take on the company’s latest move.”

Lifehacker: How to Schedule Tweets on Twitter’s Website

Lifehacker: How to Schedule Tweets on Twitter’s Website. “Twitter finally added the ability to schedule tweets from its website. People have requested this feature for the better part of a decade, and you can now schedule all of your brilliant thoughts and witticisms throughout the day instead of just posting them at weird hours of the night. Though Twitter’s tweet scheduler is pretty straightforward, it does blend in a bit with the normal Twitter UI, so you might not even notice it’s there at first.”

How to find quoted replies and retweets on Twitter: Try this 10-second trick (CNET)

CNET: How to find quoted replies and retweets on Twitter: Try this 10-second trick. “You can tag a bot like Quoted Replies in a reply to the original tweet, which will then generate a link, but that means you have to let everyone know you’re lurking around a particular tweet. Not ideal. While there are other ways to get the job done, here’s one of the easiest ways to search and find all of the quoted replies and retweets for a particular tweet.”

Washington Post: Twitter labels Trump’s tweets with a fact check for the first time

Washington Post: Twitter labels Trump’s tweets with a fact check for the first time. “The move, which escalates tensions between Washington and Silicon Valley in an election year, was made in response to two Trump tweets over the past 24 hours. The tweets falsely claimed that mail-in ballots are fraudulent. Twitter’s label says, ‘Get the facts about mail-in ballots,’ and redirects users to news articles about Trump’s unsubstantiated claim.”

CNET: More harm than good? Twitter struggles to label misleading COVID-19 tweets

CNET: More harm than good? Twitter struggles to label misleading COVID-19 tweets. “Automated technology that Twitter began using this month to label tweets containing coronavirus misinformation is making mistakes, raising concerns about the company’s reliance on artificial intelligence to review content.”