From the outset of this weekend’s Israel-Hamas conflict, graphic footage of abductions and military operations have spread like wildfire on social media platforms, including X, formerly known as Twitter. Disinformation on the platform has made it harder for users to assess what’s going on in the region.
A legion of Twitter bots pumped the price of crypto tokens traded by Sam Bankman-Fried’s quant trading firm Alameda Research shortly after FTX listed the tokens, according to a report from Network Contagion Research Institute (NCRI).
Rampant bot activity on Twitter helped pump the price of FTX-listed and Alameda Research-traded cryptocurrency, a new study found. Researchers at the Network Contagion Research Institute also found that bot activity and price action significantly increased after X Corp. CTO Elon Musk shared Tweets about two altcoins.
Bot accounts and tweets from Twitter owner Elon Musk amplified the prices of FTX-listed cryptocurrencies, according to a Network Contagion Research Institute study published Wednesday, which took a close look at the sort of spam accounts that Musk recently claimed have been mostly tamed.
According to new research conducted as a joint effort by the Ruderman Family Foundation and the Network Contagion Research Institute and presented at the Knesset Caucus for Israel-American Jewry Relations, such antisemitic and anti-Zionist social media discourse has effects on real-world events.
A lie will fly around the whole world while the truth is getting its boots on.” The true origin of this timeless aphorism — often attributed to Mark Twain — is disputed, the simple lesson it teaches is unquestionable. And in an era of social media algorithms and worldwide connectivity through the internet, it is just as applicable to hatred as it is dishonesty, and the results can be violent and dangerous.
Fake accounts part of a loose and informal effort by far-right nationalists in Spain to use social media to stir up anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant fervor and to undermine faith in Spain’s multicultural democracy. In some cases, they exploit Twitter’s loose rules to spread hateful messages and threats of violence, while in others they pose as Muslims as a way to disparage actual followers of Islam.
Last month, for several long days, many in the American Jewish community were gripped with fear over a neo-Nazi organized “National Day of Hate.” Jewish leaders and law enforcement officials urged community members to be vigilant after a little-known white nationalist group announced plans for a day of antisemitic action on February 25.
New research to be released later this month by the misinformation tracker Network Contagion Research Institute suggests a connection between real-world incidents and variations of the word “groomer,” often aimed at gays and suggesting that they are adults bent on seducing children.
Boundless, a new group combating Jew-hatred, and the Network Contagion Research Institute, which specializes in cyber-social threat-identification and forecasting, traced the online discourse that emerged during the last major flare up in fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza in May of 2021 to understand the impact here in the United States.
Twitter Inc removed a feature in the past few days that promoted suicide prevention hotlines and other safety resources to users looking up certain content, according to two people familiar with the matter who said it was ordered by new owner Elon Musk.
Kanye West threw more gasoline on his bonfire of controversy by tweeting the N-word, not long after his friend Twitter owner Elon Musk attempted to assuage advertisers on Twitter as companies pull their advertising amid fears the platform would descend into chaos.
Social media platforms have historically had a hard time neutralizing the threat of hate speech before it leads to real-world violence. Now, researchers at the Network Contagion Research Institute and the Rutgers University Center for Critical Intelligence Studies are warning that mass layoffs, especially at social media platforms like Twitter and Meta, are leaving the door wide open to a growing phenomenon called “cyber-swarms.”
Twitter’s head of safety and integrity said 300 users posted over 50,000 tweets with a “particular slur” in 48 hours. Research showed the use of N-word on Twitter rose by nearly 500% after the takeover deal closed.
The prevalence of Twitter hashtags related to self-harm has increased about 500 percent in the past year, despite many of those posts violating the platform’s policy on the subject, according to a new report.
A tirade recorded at a California Taco Bell punctuated a string of discriminatory incidents this month aimed at Indian Americans and Hindu temples, deepening concerns that “Hinduphobia” is on the rise.