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What It Means if Companies Like Twitter Are ‘Systemically Important’ to Financial Regulators

When I first suggested Systemically Important Social Media Institutions (SISMIs) were the social media parallel to Systemically Important Financial Institutions (SIFIs), I did not expect the theory to be picked up by financial regulators.As it turns out, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) essentially agrees with the argument,

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New York polls crypto firms on security measures after Twitter hack

The New York Department of Financial Services, or NYDFS, has released a lengthy report analyzing the impact of July’s high-profile Twitter hack, which resulted in the theft of over $118,000 worth of Bitcoin (BTC). Far beyond the immediate material impact, the NYDFS states that the incident exposed deep cybersecurity weaknesses of a publicly-traded

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New York Regulator Calls for More Social Media Oversight After Twitter Hack

July’s Twitter hack and ensuing bitcoin scam should impel corporates and even governments into more forcefully counteracting the “weaponization” of social media giants, New York State Department of Financial Services said Wednesday.“The Twitter Hack demonstrates, more than anything, the risk to society when systemically important institutions are left to regulate

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Blockchain may solve Twitter and Facebook’s moderation issues says Aragon exec

Aragon co-founder Luis Cuende told Cryptox that the decentralized technology his company has been developing could find its perfect use case on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. In recent months, content moderation practices employed by global social media platforms have been criticized by people across the political spectrum. Libertarian-leaning

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