Casey Newton

Casey Newton

@CaseyNewton

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I write @platformer, a publication about big tech and democracy. | casey@platformer.news | instagram: @crumbler

San Francisco
Joined on August 27, 2009
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Ben Smith
3 hours ago

Trump Wants Back on Facebook. This Star-Studded Jury Might Let Him. https://t.co/BSh4HBpqti

Highly unusual — in the best possible way — for a social app to talk about trust and safety investments *and* creator monetization in a Series B fundraising post. It’s all easier said than done, but glad Clubhouse is taking both more seriously over time. https://t.co/TChPWoehbb

There are a lot of good reasons to use Twitter, but the best is probably to fight an endless war of attrition against your least generous critics

“Hide self view” in Zoom makes me feel 100 percent more present in any conversation and has generally improved my pandemic quality of life since I started doing it regularly

Quoted @Alex_Danco

New post: The Michael Scott Theory of Social Class. A new rule, which states: The higher you ascend the ladder of the Educated Gentry class, the more you become Michael Scott. https://t.co/AtRxQWCRyh

The thesis of this post is that the people who take Twitter the most seriously are all Michael Scott and it is true and has ruined my life https://t.co/WR63Mc36UT

Tech platforms have become the new town square and the foundation of political speech. What could possibly go wrong? My California Sun conversation with long time tech journalist and @platformer author @CaseyNewton  https://t.co/Usnx1i91EH  @mmcphate https://t.co/eFXZvgOnQV

Tech platforms have become the new town square and the foundation of political speech. What could possibly go wrong? My California Sun conversation with long time tech journalist and @platformer author @CaseyNewton https://t.co/Usnx1i91EH @mmcphate https://t.co/eFXZvgOnQV

I wrote about Facebook, the Oversight Board, and the problem of legitimacy https://t.co/KznDNFda1y https://t.co/IHUp7yIGSP

I wrote about Facebook, the Oversight Board, and the problem of legitimacy https://t.co/KznDNFda1y https://t.co/IHUp7yIGSP

Telegram is officially having a moment: up 90M users in 20 days https://t.co/Y27t5p5Lu5

Telegram is officially having a moment: up 90M users in 20 days https://t.co/Y27t5p5Lu5

I talked to my friends at @voxdotcom about the Big Lie and the trouble it poses for platforms https://t.co/5OdTvw3QEs

Another consideration: only one of the five board members randomly assigned to this panel is required to be American. Trump’s fate could be decided by four people from other countries

An extremely amusing development that will come later in this case is that Trump is allowed to submit a statement about why he should be able to use Facebook again. Will he????

Quoted @OversightBoard

The Oversight Board has accepted a case from Facebook to examine their decision to indefinitely suspend former US President Donald Trump from access to Facebook and Instagram. 1/5 https://t.co/qG6KC6qYDi

This is the moment. Facebook has referred Trump's suspension to the @OversightBoard, an independent global body of freedom of expression experts and will abide by their decision. I've been inside FB following the creation of this Board for the last 2 years. Some thoughts: 1/ https://t.co/zaRdSUD2LJ

Quoted @OversightBoard

The Board expects to begin accepting public comments on this case next week. Sign up to receive alerts on when cases are posted to our website and open for comment 5/5 https://t.co/bVBl7NTxVQ

Should Trump be allowed to use Facebook? Sound off in the comments!! https://t.co/rAHQeEZoTm

The decision of whether Trump returns to Facebook will not be made by Facebook. Instead, it will be left to an international board — and the decision will be binding. It’s a new era.

Quoted @fbnewsroom

We think our decision to suspend former President Trump was right, but we don’t think we should make these calls on our own. Given the significance, we referred this decision to the @OversightBoard. During review, Mr. Trump’s access will remain suspended. https://t.co/CnMa2PYoDq

WOW. cc @evelyndouek https://t.co/6H8Awo5slz

I’ve started referring to my cookies as the peaceful transition of flour

I wrote about the simple pleasure of watching your president defend the truth.
https://t.co/T3SaqNm6DU https://t.co/gCOBcHKn2Y

I wrote about the simple pleasure of watching your president defend the truth. https://t.co/T3SaqNm6DU https://t.co/gCOBcHKn2Y

I think I prefer this approach to Twitter’s, because it affirms the idea that the executive is a branch of government rather than an individual https://t.co/1L3l3t2W2E

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