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Twitter 02 Jun 2020 | 10:00 AM

How Twitter made its own rules for Trump to break

When Twitter slapped a warning label over US President Donald Trump’s tweet Thursday night about riots in Minnesota’s Twin Cities, the company’s official explanation was that the president had violated a rule prohibiting “glorification of violence”. But that justification doesn’t explain why Twitter chose to leave the tweet on the site for people to see, or why it blocked the ability to write replies, or why past tweets seemingly breaking the same rule were allowed to stand unaltered.

TECH 15 May 2019 | 6:00 AM

Macron, Ardern host Paris summit against online extremism

French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand’s premier Jacinda Ardern will on May 15 host other world leaders and leading tech chiefs to launch an ambitious new initiative aimed at curbing extremism online.

TECH 20 Mar 2019 | 10:00 PM

Bethesda dates E3 2019 show, Doom Eternal to feature

With PlayStation and Electronic Arts both opting out of big presentations at E3 2019, the publisher behind Skyrim, Fallout and Doom is setting up for a June 9 showcase.