Masters of the Universe

Twitter Is Sharing Revenue with Conservative Influencers and WashPo’s Taylor Lorenz Is Furious

Twitter recently announced its decision to share advertising revenue with content creators on its platform. However, there have been accusations of bias relating to the first beneficiaries of this new initiative, including conservative influencers like Benny Johnson and Ashley St. Clair. Writing for the Washington Post, notoriously report Taylor Lorenz, who has been banned by Twitter for doxxing, claims that “So far, many of the influencers who have publicly revealed that they’re part of the program are prominent figures on the right.” 

Dan Neil and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk attend Tribeca Talks After The Movie: 'Revenge of the Electric Car' during the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival at the SVA Theater on April 23, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Getty Images)

Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter Clone Threads Suffers Drop in Engagement After Initial Surge at Launch

Threads, the new social media platform launched by Mark Zuckerberg as a rival to Twitter, has experienced a significant drop in user engagement and growth following a record-breaking debut. Analysts have published data showing a 25 percent dropoff in daily users and a 50 percent drop in the time spent on Facebook’s latest platform. Elon Musk has been quick to use his own Twitter platform to point out that Zuckerberg’s Twitter clone appears to be faltering.

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Don’t Throw Stones: Tesla Launches Internal Investigation of Project to Build a Glass House for Elon Musk

Elon Musk’s Tesla has launched an internal investigation over a secretive directive known as “Project 42,” which involved plans for a unique glass building in Austin, Texas. The project was internally described as a house for the company’s CEO, Elon Musk. Now the company’s board is investigating whether the company misused resources to build Musk a glass mansion despite his claims of couch surfing at the homes of friends.

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Tech Explainer: How to Disable 3 of Google’s Main Ways of Tracking Your Every Move

Google and the other Silicon Valley Masters of the Universe have built their empires based on surveillance capitalism — the practice of sucking up every detail of users’ private lives for use in targeted advertising. Although data collection goes hand-in-hand with the use of modern technology, there are some things we can do to slow down Google’s ability to track our every move. In this article we’ll give you easy steps to shut down three of Google’s most common trackers.

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Report: Ukraine Intelligence Coordinated with FBI to Censor Americans on Social Media

A new report from the House Judiciary Committee indicates that an effort against “Russian disinformation” on social media platforms, spearheaded by the FBI and Ukrainian intelligence officials, resulted in the censorship of Americans’ accounts. In one case, the FBI and Ukrainian intelligence effort flagged  an account run by the U.S. State Department for censorship, but it was ultimately not taken down.

US President Joe Biden, left, shakes hands with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at Mariinsky Palace during an unannounced visit in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 20, 2023. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)

Cloudflare CEO: Twitter Traffic ‘Tanking’ as Zuckerberg’s Threads Surpasses 100 Million Users

The CEO of Cloudflare, a critical internet infrastructure company, took to Elon Musk’s Twitter recently to point out that the platform’s traffic is “tanking.” The supposed drop in Twitter traffic comes at the same time as significant growth for Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter Clone, Threads. Facebook’s new text-based platform has enjoyed a surge in popularity, amassing over 100 million sign-ups within a week of its launch.

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‘Zuck Is a Cuck:’ Elon Musk Challenges Mark Zuckerberg to a ‘Dick Measuring Contest’ as Slapfight over ‘Threads’ Rages On

Tech titans Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have found themselves embroiled in a deepening public feud. The rivalry, which has played out in the public eye, was sparked by the launch of Threads, a new social media platform developed by Zuckerberg’s Facebook (now known as Meta) as a “sanely run” Twitter clone. In his latest salvo, Musk accused Zuckerberg of being a cuck and challenged him to a “literal dick measuring contest.”

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Elon Musk’s Twitter Sues Law Firm that Prior Management Used to Force Buyout

Elon Musk’s Twitter has filed a lawsuit against prominent law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, and Katz, alleging that the firm charged an excessive and unwarranted fee for its services during Twitter’s privatization process. The law firm billed Twitter $90 million for its successful efforts to force Musk to follow through on his commitment to take the company private.

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Comrade Elon: Musk’s Tesla Pledges to Uphold ‘Core Socialist Values’ for Communist China

Elon Musk’s Tesla has pledged to uphold “core socialist values” and compete fairly in China’s fast growing car market. Musk’s latest agreement with the communist government comes of the heels of his praise for the country’s AI researchers. Musk praised the “wisdom and determination” of Chinese AI researchers despite the country’s hostile stance towards the United States.

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Masters of the Universe: Google Says It Will Scrape Everything Posted Online to Train AI

Google has announced that it now reserves the right to scrape virtually all content posted online to enhance its AI tools. The internet giant’s privacy policy now doesn’t just describe how the Masters of the Universe will use all your personal data in its products to generate ad revenue, but also explains it considers the entire internet fair game for its relentless data collection systems.

Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Chrome, speaks at Google's annual developer conference, Google I/O, in San Francisco on 28 June 2012