Twitter will allow people to tip their favourite content creators with bitcoin and will launch a fund to pay some users who host audio chat rooms on its Spaces feature.
In the face of criticism, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey early this year promised a different mentality. So far, there’s little to show for it.
Ethiopia has begun developing its own social media platform to rival Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, though it does not plan to block the global services.
The decision to embrace, rather than reject, the trappings of the 21st century went on to become a key to the movement’s survival and eventual retaking of the landlocked central Asian nation.
Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg may be making big plans in the cryptocurrency space, but Vitalik Buterin doesn’t see them as likely to gain much traction.
Reddit will raise up to $700-million in a fundraising round, cashing in on a jump in its influence in the financial world to triple its valuation to over $10-billion.
Square, the payments firm of Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, will purchase “buy now, pay later” pioneer Afterpay for $29-billion, creating a global transactions giant.
Big technology companies in the US are making vaccination mandatory for on-campus employees, as the highly infectious Delta Covid-19 variant drives a resurgence in cases.
In terms of the Cybercrimes Act, messages that threaten destruction to an individual’s person or property are criminal offences. However, the legislation does not yet have a commencement date. By Ahmore Burger-Smidt.
A wave of online racism aimed at some of England’s black soccer players has highlighted how social media companies’ content moderation systems are failing to monitor the use of emojis.