Will OremusThis lays bare the hypocrisy behind the Trump administration's stance on Section 230.
Even as Trump attacks it via exec order because Twitter fact-checked his tweet, his DOJ is defending it as giving YouTube immunity from a lawsuit by LGBTQ creators.
Will OremusWhen Twitter decided to fact-check a Trump tweet for the first time, it set in motion a chain reaction that could reshape social media and online speech.
I wrote about how the company made that call, who was responsible, and what they expected to happen.
My 5-year-old’s obsession with anime monsters took over our life — and morphed into a homeschooling curriculum.
Will OremusHomeschooling small kids while working full-time is literally impossible, so how are parents getting by?
I wrote about how we ended up completely giving in to our 5yo's Pokemon obsession, and the unexpected upsides of surrender as a survival strategy.
This could make the platform less toxic — and less magical
Will OremusSay goodbye to the reply guys, and hello to the yes men.
I wrote about how Twitter’s new test could make it less of a “hellpit”—unless your version of hell involves powerful people spouting nonsense and not being allowed to point out that they’re wrong.
Exposure notifications and digital contact tracing are two different things. Choosing one or the other could change the course of the pandemic.
Will OremusOne reason Apple and Google’s “contact tracing” project is confusing people is that we’ve all been calling it the wrong thing.
It isn’t really contact tracing. It’s exposure notification.
@carolineha_ explains the difference, and why it matters.
We’re testing new settings that let you choose who can reply to your Tweet and join your conversation.
Will OremusTwitter is testing a new feature that lets you limit who can reply to your tweets. This is very good news for the many users, particularly women and people of color, who can't tweet without triggering a cascade of harassing and condescending "reply guys."
Over the past decade, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Netflix, Apple, and Google have been at the cutting edge of corporate tax avoidance.
Will OremusU.S. tech giants have amassed the greatest concentrations of wealth in modern world history, while masterfully avoiding their fair share of taxes. Hope they're proud of the tens of billions they've hoarded now that the global economy is in shambles.
Will OremusHi, I’ve started a newsletter that pulls out a few of the week’s most interesting tech stories and offers a way of thinking about them in the bigger scheme of things.
It’s called Pattern Matching and you can subscribe here
The company’s internal uprising is unusual in uniting a spectrum of workers
Will OremusAmazon's highly paid office workers are starting to show some solidarity with its struggling warehouse workers, @SarahNEmerson reports.
If that becomes a trend, it's good news for workers & bad news for tech companies' divide-and-conquer labor strategy.