From the monthly archives:

May 2017

Twitter has been one of Donald Trump's key tools ever since he started running for president, so it's no surprise that his account is closely followed by millions of users, and his every tweet is parsed for intelligence about his intentions. More recently, however, attention has focused on the fact that Trump's already large Twitter…
Looking back on her failed election campaign, former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton said she takes responsibility for every political decision she made, but "that's not why I lost," she told attendees at the Code conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. In addition to press attention focused on her use of a personal email server—which Clinton…
When sportscaster Bill Simmons left ESPN and subsequently started a new publication called The Ringer, in partnership with the blogging platform Medium, it was seen as a huge loss for Disney-owned ESPN. Now, Simmons is on the move again -- this time to Vox Media. Vox CEO Jim Bankoff told the Wall Street Journal he…
In what appears to be a first, a court in Switzerland has fined a man the equivalent of over $4,000 just for clicking the "like" button on what a judge said were defamatory Facebook comments. The comments in question suggested that Erwin Kessler, who runs an animal-rights group, holds racist and anti-Semitic views. The defendant…
If there's one thing you can usually count on with Facebook, it's that any new feature the giant social network introduces will be designed primarily to benefit Facebook, in most cases by getting users to spend more time inside the company's walled garden. That's why an announcement Facebook made on Thursday is unusual. The company…