Thursday, July 29


Casa Blanca, Covid 19, desinformación, Estados Unidos, Facebook, Joe Biden, Noticias, Redes sociales, vacunas

Biden Now Says Facebook Isn’t Killing People | Digital Trends Spanish

A controversy that nobody expected. That's what the series of cross statements between Facebook and the president of the United States, Joe Biden, became. The president criticized the misinformation that exists in the social network about the coronavirus, which was even "killing people." Of course, Mark Zuckerberg's company responded and assured that the deaths associated with the disease were due, among other factors, to the decrease in the vaccination rate in the United States. Over the days, Biden seems to have given some thought to his answer from last week, and now he has toned down his remarks. In fact, in a new press conference he clarified that the platform is not killing people, but that disinformation causes a lot of damage. "Facebook is not killing people, these twelve peop...
Covid 19, desinformación, Facebook, Joe Biden, Noticias, Redes sociales, Salud

COVID-19 and misinformation: Facebook responds to Joe Biden | Digital Trends Spanish

An unexpected controversy has arisen between the president of the United States, Joe Biden and Facebook, after the president affirmed that the social network "is killing people" by allowing the dissemination of disinformation about COVID-19. Faced with this accusation, the platform responded and published a series of data that shows who are responsible for the slowdown in vaccination rates and the increase in cases of infections. "The data shows that 85 percent of Facebook users in the United States have been vaccinated or want to be vaccinated against Covid-19," the company said in a post on its corporate blog signed by Vice President Guy Rosen. “President Biden's goal was for 70 percent of Americans to be vaccinated by July 4. Facebook is not the reason this goal was missed. " The co...
desinformación, Donald Trump, Noticias, Redes sociales, Twitter

When Donald Trump will lose his Twitter privileges | Digital Trends Spanish

The president of the United States, Donald Trump, will lose all his privileges in the social network Twitter, when he hands over his position to the elected president, Joe Biden, on January 20, 2021. This was confirmed by a spokesperson for the micro-messaging platform, who detailed the scope of the treatment that Trump currently receives in his capacity as ruler. Unlike what happens with private citizens, whose messages are deleted when they violate the Twitter rules and policies, certain world leaders receive special treatment. For example, Twitter posts “public interest” notices when certain posts by this select group of users violate community policies. In this way, the platform limits the scope of the messages and, in addition, warns that when they are violating its policies. ...
bloqueo, desinformación, Noticias, Redes sociales, Twitter

These are the main policies violated on Twitter | Digital Trends Spanish

A 47 percent increase saw the number of accounts blocked or suspended for violating Twitter usage policies, the micro-messaging social network revealed. This is established by a transparency report published this Wednesday 19, which compares the events recorded during the second half of 2019 with the immediately previous period. According to Twitter, the rise is explained by the increase in human reviews of possible violations, better reporting tools and more detailed policies on inappropriate behavior. As the report only covers 2019, it does not include data on the coronavirus pandemic, which has presented new challenges over misinformation and conspiracy theories. The next update of the data will cover the period from January to June 2020. Requests for account inform...
desinformación, fakenews, Noticias, Redes sociales, whatsapp

WhatsApp enables function to verify received messages | Digital Trends Spanish

A feature that allows users to directly check the accuracy of messages they receive from their contacts began implementing the messaging application WhatsApp, with the aim of reducing disinformation and the spread of false news. Through this tool, people will have the possibility to upload the message to the browser and search the internet for the information associated with the content. To do this, users must press an available magnifying glass in their conversations and they will receive the following message: Would you like to search this on the internet? The message will be uploaded to Google to search. This is how message verification works on WhatsApp. WhatsApp "If we provide an easy way to search the internet for messages that have been forwarded many times, we ...
desinformación, Donald Trump, Estados Unidos, QAnon, Qué es QAnon, Redes sociales, Tendencias, Teorías de la conspiración

What is QAnon and why technology companies are against it? Digital Trends Spanish

Despite the multiple efforts to combat it, it is a fact that disinformation has an impressive force in the digital world, which ends up impacting the physical world. Examples are abundant, especially in the health emergency that the planet is going through. On this occasion, it is worth talking about a radical movement that promotes different conspiracy theories: what is QAnon? Why are technology companies against you? The last platform to react has been Twitter, which reported this July 2020 that it would start taking radical measures to limit the scope of QAnon content. This action was said to be intended to affect at least 150.00 accounts. What is QAnon? Scott Olson / Getty Images QAnon, which could now be considered a movement, originates in October 2017 on the ...