Wednesday Trivia: A high school student created a fake 2020 candidate. Twitter verified it

Trivia Night

Andrew Walz calls himself a “proven business leader” and a “passionate advocate for students.” Walz, a Republican from Rhode Island, is running for Congress with the tagline, “Let’s make change in Washington together,” or so his Twitter account claimed. Earlier this month, Walz’s account received a coveted blue checkmark from Twitter as part of the … [Read more…]

Software Failures: Facebook bug revealed employees’ identities to suspected terrorist groups

A software bug exposed the identities of more than 1,000 Facebook moderators to users of the site who belonged to groups being monitored for posting inappropriate content, including promoting terrorism or hate speech, according to a report from the Guardian. The security breach sent at least one person, a contractor for Facebook’s counterterrorism department, into hiding … [Read more…]