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Discussions of "fake news" and misinformation.
Former Twitter exec: People skipping their 'vegetables' with social media news
Discussions about "fake news" have dominated headlines and led companies such as Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and Alphabet Inc. to unveil a variety of approaches to moderating content on their platforms. S&P Global Market Intelligence talked with Adam Sharp — who served as Twitter’s head of news, government and elections until December 2016 and is currently a consultant and speaker — about how news is distributed on social media.
U.S. Congress tangles with Facebook, other social media firms over Russia probe
“Twitter has likely not released all potentially relevant data to congressional investigators in part because of their policy requiring a court order and their track record of defending user privacy by fighting such requests,” Adam Sharp, former head of news and government at Twitter, said in an interview.
Twitter Bars Ads From Russian Outlets Ahead Of Congressional Hearings
Twitter said it would donate its estimated $1.9 million in advertising revenue since 2011 from RT to fund external research on how Twitter is used in elections, including abuse of the platform as a tool to automatically disseminate misinformation. The planned donation marks a shift in the company’s willingness to investigate Russia’s influence. “Like most companies, these platforms have little reason to support or encourage research that paints them in a negative light,” says Adam Sharp, Twitter’s former head of government, news and elections.
Russian trolls and American thinking
Big Tech was on the defensive this week on Capitol Hill. Twitter, Facebook, and Google held back their famous CEO's and sent their lawyers to be grilled by members of both parties. But Republicans and Democrats may have learned more than expected. Russian disinformation is aimed at creating social upheaval not just at partisan politics. Adam Sharp joins KCRW's To The Point to discuss.