Twitter made an algorithm-curated feed the default for users on iPhones and other Apple mobile devices, and introduced a feature that allows them to swipe horizontally to see the alternative, a reverse-chronological timeline. The default “For You” tab includes recommended tweets from accounts that users don’t follow that the algorithm predicts the person would be interested in. The...
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Ban It, Divest It or Regulate It? Washington Looks for an Answer to TikTok
Hi, welcome to your Weekend!Interesting dinner table discussion this week: My 13-year-old daughter, hearing about Nancy Scola’s cover story on TikTok’s war in Washington, offered her prediction for what would happen if the U.S. took the drastic step of banning the app.“Every teenager in America would refuse to come out of their rooms,” she said. “They’d be so mad. They just wouldn’t go out...
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