A new report calls for safeguards to reduce the dangers posed by misinformation, online extremism, and social media manipulation.
“When you send a text, you can’t really take it back,” the Twitter CEO says. “We wanted to preserve that vibe and that feeling in the early days.”
Kayvon Beykpour, Twitter’s head of product, admits the platform can still incentivize toxic behavior. In a WIRED Q&A, he explains how he wants to fix it.
Fake followers. Fake news. Foreign influence operations. The last decade revealed that much of what’s online is not as it seems.
Some farmers have discovered that online stardom can be more lucrative than their crops or livestock.
The CEO tweeted that he’s hiring a team to develop open source standards for decentralized social networks. His hope: It will spawn better ways to combat hate and harassment.
Instagram has helped blur the lines between personal branding and personal life—such as by encouraging people to turn their profiles into businesses.
The professional networking site won’t police misinformation generally, he says, to avoid inserting itself into messy user debates about the truth.