Twitter wants to make easier for researchers to analyze tweets

Twitter has a trove of data from public tweets. James Martin/CNET For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. Twitter said Tuesday it’s releasing new tools to make it easier for academic researchers who want to analyze the social network’s data to study a variety of topics including […]

YouTube says it’s removed 500,000 COVID-19 misinformation videos

YouTube said it’s clamped down on COVID-19 misinformation. Seth Rosenblatt/CNET YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki on Tuesday said the platform has removed more than half a million videos that contain misinformation about COVID-19 since February.¬† The Google-owned video...

TikTok vulnerability left users’ private information exposed

TikTok has patched a vulnerability that left users open to having personal information scraped. Angela Lang/CNET A vulnerability identified in the popular video-sharing app TikTok exposed users to having personal information scraped from their profile, including their...